Parker Hall

Parker Hall

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Parker Hall is a writer and musician from Portland, OR. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio, where he majored in jazz performance, studying for four years with drummer Billy Hart (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock). As a member of the Digital Trends staff, Parker brings his experience producing, critically listening to, and performing music to the audio/visual team, where he focuses on speaker and headphone reviews and coverage of the music industry at large.

In addition to writing about music and A/V equipment, he continues to perform professionally as a drummer, appearing at internationally renowned festivals like SXSW and Pickathon, as well as popular music discovery platforms like Daytrotter and Seattle’s KEXP radio. Parker is also a freelance beer writer for Portland alt-weekly Willamette Week, where he helps write the annual Oregon Beer Guide -- the best-selling beer publication in the state. An award-winning homebrewer and member of the Portland Brewer’s Collective, he continues to hone his craft with weekly batches, and is currently focusing on using locally grown ingredients and indigenous yeasts.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 review: A whole new genre

Sony’s newest pair of true wireless headphones bring excellent fidelity and great noise-canceling, offering a brilliantly tiny alternative to bulky over-ears.
Product Review

Samsung Galaxy Buds review

With six hours of battery life, an extremely comfortable fit, sweatproofing, and a very palatable price tag, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds offer the best all-around value in the true wireless market.
Home Theater

Klipsch T5 True Wireless vs. Apple AirPods: Battle of the buds

You've got some dough to spend on a new pair of wireless earbuds, but you don't know what to buy? Let's take a look at two of the best under-$200 models available right now, from fit and finish to battery life.
Home Theater

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3 vs. Sony WH-1000XM3: Premium headphones shootout

We pit the latest flagship headphones from Sony and Sennheiser against each other in this head-to-head comparison so you can decide the right pair for you.
Home Theater

Sennheiser Momentum 3 vs. Bose Noise Cancelling 700: Over-ears, head-to-head

We pit the Sennheiser Momentum 3 against the closest competitor from Bose, the Noise Cancelling 700. Which pair of headphones should you buy?
Home Theater

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 vs. Sony WH-1000XM3: Which headphones should you buy?

Sony's WH-1000XM3 were considered the high watermark in noise-canceling headphones when they came out last year, but now Bose is back with an intriguing new pair.