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Nick Woodard

Nick Woodard

Former Digital Trends Contributor


As an A/V Staff Writer at Digital Trends, Nick Woodard covers topics that include 4K HDR TVs, headphones, soundbars, wireless speakers, Dolby Atmos and other 360-degree surround formats and products, streaming services and devices and much more. Before Digital Trends, Nick began his career as a sports writer for two different daily newspapers, where he became a skilled storyteller across various mediums. He’s been a host of a weekly podcast, a featured expert on a weekly live TV show and has covered more than his fair share of high school and college sports. In his spare time, Nick enjoys hiking, mountain biking and spending time with his fiancee and two dogs. Nick grew up in Tracy, CA, has a degree in journalism from Chico State and a participation medal from the 2016 Bidwell Bump mountain bike race.


Amy Adams in Enchanted standing in a fancy white dress, her hair done up and looking worried.

The best Disney movies on Disney+ (November 2022)

Get Enchanted and sing along with Moana! That's just a taste of the fun you can have when watching the best Disney movies on Disney+.
Apple AirPods and Siri.

How to pair Apple AirPods with a Windows PC

Those who prefer to blend brands don't need to worry, because Apple's AirPods can be paired with a Windows PC. Here's how to easily make a Bluetooth connection.

$50 Chromecast with Google TV supports 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos

Google has announced its new Chromecast streaming device, a $50 product featuring a physical remote, an Android TV operating system, and 4K/HDR support.
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Marshall Major IV headphones boast an absurd 80 hours of battery

Marshall has unveiled the $150 Major IV, a pair of wireless headphones that boast at least 80 hours of battery life, as well as a wireless charging feature.
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Adidas RPD-01 Review: Good sound, few features

The Adidas RPD-01 are the company's new workout-centric, in-ear headphones with 12 hours of battery life per charge and an IPX4 weather resistance rating.
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Google’s unreleased Chromecast is already selling at some retailers

The next generation of Google's Chromecast streaming device has been available early in several retail locations ahead of the product's official release.
Yamaha C20A soundbar

Yamaha SR-C20A review: Clear sound in a compact soundbar

With its $180 SR-C20A, Yamaha built a pint-sized soundbar that features the versatility to fit a variety of different applications within your home.
Sennheiser HD 560S headphones.

Sennheiser’s HD 560S headphones aim for budget-conscious audiophiles

Sennheiser announced the HD 560S, a $200 pair of headphones with open-back earcups, a wide frequency range, and a lightweight chassis for extra comfort.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC

JLab Epic Air Sport ANC review: Most valuable workout buds

With industry-leading battery life, good sound, and a great weather-resistance rating, it's hard not to love JLab Audio's Epic Air Sport ANC true wireless buds
KEF LS50 Wireless II.

KEF’s LS50 Wireless II speakers are a gorgeous Sonos alternative for audiophiles

KEF has launched two new pairs of high-end bookshelf speakers -- the $1,500 LS50 Meta, and the $2,500 LS50 Wireless II, a powered alternative to the former.
Adidas RPT-01

The best on-ear headphones for working out

Technically, any pair of headphones can be brought to the gym. But only certain cans will offer the kind of weather resistance and durability needed to survive.
Tribit StormBox Micro speakers

Tribit StormBox Micro review: River-tested, ears-approved

The Tribit StormBox Micro is a pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker that boasts eight hours of battery life, an IP67 weather resistance rating, and exceptional sound.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II gaming headset

Bose says it has made the industry’s first ANC gaming headset

QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset is Bose's first 2-in-1 gaming/lifestyle product, featuring active noise cancellation and 20 hours of wireless battery life.
Yamaha B20a soundbar

Yamaha SR-B20A review: Still good, just less value

The Yamaha SR-B20A combines the exceptional sound quality of the company's successful YAS line with a retooled design. But it's missing some important features.
Sennheiser HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

Sennheiser’s HD 800 S add stellar new color for company’s 75th anniversary

A new, special edition of Sennheiser's HD 800 S headphones has been unveiled, and they'll be available in short supply -- only 750 will be available worldwide.
Beats EP headphones

Beats EP review: Good sound trapped by wired limitations

The Beats EP headphones offer exceptional sound for $130, but feature a wired design that limits their features and connectivity compared to wireless options.
Naim speakerMu-so for Bentley

These are (literally) the Bentleys of speakers and headphones

Bentley has collaborated with audio companies Focal and Naim to release two new high-end products, a wireless speaker and a luxurious pair of headphones.
Anker Spirit Dot 2 earbuds

Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 review: Good, but puzzling

The Anker Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 are the traditional alternative to the earhook-style Spirit X2, offering IPX7 protection and good sound in true wireless form.
Denon anniversary products

Denon celebrates its 110th birthday with powerful 8K AV receiver

Denon is celebrating its 110-year anniversary with four products, including an 8K AV receiver, an integrated amplifier, a SACD player and a phono cartridge.
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Samsung HW-Q800T review: Alexa, can you say wow?

For $750, Samsung's HW-Q800T comes equipped with a 3.1.2-channel system, Wi-Fi functionality, Amazon Alexa built in, and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
Optoma CinemaX P2

Optoma’s CinemaX P2 short throw 4K projector has a built-in soundbar

Optoma's CinemaX P2 ultra short throw 4K projector is capable of displaying content up to 120 inches and has a stereo soundbar integrated into it.
Know Comfy earbuds

Know Comfy review: Fantastic-fitting true wireless earbuds

Know's new true wireless earbuds, aptly named the Comfy, feature a comforting-but-odd design, decent features, and good overall sound for a $160 price point.
JBL PartyBox 310

With wheels, clips, and shoulder straps, JBL’s new speakers take the party to go

JBL dropped nine new products at IFA 2020, which includes five different models of Bluetooth speakers and four pairs of true wireless earbuds
The Samsung The Premiere projector set up in a living room.

The Premiere, Samsung’s flagship short throw projector, packs 130 inches of 4K

Samsung has unveiled a new addition to its Lifestyle lineup, an ultra short throw 4k projector called The Premiere that will come in either 120 or 130 inches.
Phone with Twitch mobile app.

Amazon, Twitch partner to bring live artists to fans

Amazon Music and Twitch have announced a partnership that will combine Twitch's livestreaming capabilities with Amazon Music's millions of subscribers.
Panasonic soundslayer speaker

Panasonic’s SoundSlayer speaker: Tailored for gamers

The $300 SoundSlayer is a gaming speaker by Panasonic that offers three distinct sound modes for gaming, 4K HDR passthrough, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Marantz amplifier and audio streamer

Marantz unveils high-end amplifier, audio streamer

Marantz unveiled a pair of high-end, $2,500 products in the MODEL 30 and SACD 30n, an amplifier/audio streaming combo that mixes classic design and modern tech.
1More Colorbuds

1More Colorbuds review: Vibrant colors, detailed sound

The 1More Colorbuds are the company's $100 crossroads between fashion and sound, bringing four different vibrant colors into a true wireless earbuds package.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 headphones

The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H95 are a pair of $800 travel headphones

Bang & Olufsen's new Beoplay H95 headphones commemorate the company's 95th anniversary and feature both active noise cancellation and 38 hours of battery life.
IFA 2019 logo in front of building | What to expect

What to expect from the IFA 2020 Technology Show

The IFA 2020 show is still scheduled to be held in Berlin, though it will be different than years' past as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Anker Soundcore SpiritX2 earphones

Anker Soundcore Spirit X2 review: An astonishing value

Anker's new sport-minded earphones, the Spirit X2, feature nine hours of playback per charge, plus an IP68 weather-resistance rating, at an affordable price.
Yamaha RX-V receivers

Yamaha’s RX-V6A and RX-V4A are its new 8K-compatible receivers

Yamaha's receivers sport a laundry list of future-proofing features including 8K support, HDMI 2.1 connectivity, and compatibility with major voice assistants.
JBL Wireless Sport Train headphones

JBL/Under Armour Sport Wireless Train review: Well-aged sound

The JBL/Under Armour Sport Wireless Train on-ear headphones may not have the features to match up to today's newer models, but they do have exceptional sound.
Yamaha true wireless earbuds

Yamaha dives into wireless audio with eight pairs of headphones, earbuds

Yamaha announced eight models of wireless listening products, including two wireless headphones, three wireless earphones, and three true wireless earbuds