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Marshall Mid Bluetooth Headphones review

We spent some time with Marshall Headphones’ latest Bluetooth cans, the new Marshal Mid. With warm classic sound and great vintage looks, the Marshall Mid are a treat for your eardrums, and your wallet. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Jaybird X3 Review

  • Much improved audio quality
  • Plenty of gels and ear fins for a great fit
  • Handles sweat well
  • Good battery life
  • App offers customization
  • Uses unique charger you can’t lose
  • Call quality not as good as competitors
  • One-year warranty
Our Score 8

Apple AirPods Review

  • Rock-solid wireless reliability, range
  • Best-in-class battery life
  • Fast, compact charging case
  • Independent earbud operation
  • Replacement parts available
  • Not suitable for fitness activity
  • Average sound quality
  • Expensive replacement parts
Our Score 8

Monster Elements Wireless Over-Ear Review

  • Solid bass that doesn’t get in the way
  • Dynamic and revealing high-end
  • Great battery life
  • Easy connectivity
  • Responsive touch controls
  • Build quality could be better
  • Poor sound isolation
  • No hard case
Our Score 7

Etymotic Research ER4SR Review

  • Vividly clear mids and highs
  • Dynamic and revealing sound stage
  • Excellent passive noise isolation
  • Great variety of accessories and tip choices for…
  • Solid build quality
  • Bass feels restrained on heavier-hitting tracks
  • Can be hard to get a good seal with certain tips
Our Score 7

Etymotic Research ER4XR Review

  • Clear, punchy bass response
  • Dynamic and revealing sound stage
  • Excellent passive noise isolation
  • Great variety of accessories and ear tip choices…
  • Solid build quality
  • Can be tough to get a good seal with certain ear…
Our Score 8

Sol Republic Amps Air Review

  • Case charges your ear buds and phone
  • Good bass response
  • Music playback adapts for one or two ear buds
  • Solid Bluetooth connection
  • Excessive white noise at low volumes
  • Digitalized, tinny upper register
  • May be uncomfortable for smaller ears
Our Score 6

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Review

  • Smaller and lighter
  • Good noise cancellation
  • Slightly improved audio quality
  • Excellent call quality
  • Solid battery life
  • Bass not particularly full
  • Only special edition gets hard-shell case
Our Score 8

NuForce BE Sport 3 Review

  • Firm and consistent fit
  • Good sound quality
  • Plenty of gels and wings
  • Solid battery life
  • Great price
  • No sensors or any extras
  • Neon colors aren’t for everyone
  • Siri and Google Now integration is finicky
Our Score 8