A pair of Bose QC35 II’s used to be my “go everywhere” noise cancelling headphones. Keywords: “used to be.” I wore them to coffee shops when I needed to get out of the house to write. I wore them on airplanes. I occasionally even wore them in the house when I wanted to watch a… Read More Apple AirPods Pro vs. Bose QuietComfort 35 II
I like the new Apple AirPods Pro. My old AirPods (purchased the day they came out) were getting a little long in the Bluetooth, so the upgrade was an easy decision. The AirPods Pro might be for you, too, if you are… …in the market for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds and were already planning… Read More Stem Wear
There are few things as unpleasant in life as getting a headphone cable snagged on a doorknob. Or the corner of a table. Or the watch of a total stranger passing me on the sidewalk. Because the cable runs the length of my body, from the earbuds on my head to the phone in my pants pocket, it’s… Read More Turn any headphones into bluetooth wireless headphones for $20
I’ve been using Pocket Casts as my main podcast-listening app since the beginning of the year. (You can read my original review here.) The main advantage Pocket Casts has over Apple’s own podcast app? Greater ability to organize podcasts. For example, I like having a listview of only podcast episodes that have been both downloaded (i.e.… Read More Pocket Casts vs. Downcasts: Which is the superior podcast app?
Note from January 2019: This post is still as relevant today as it was when I first wrote it, and I still get messages from people saying how useful the info is. Hope you find it useful too! A couple weeks ago, I talked about how A/V receivers are avoidable if you really don’t want… Read More How to listen to your Smart TV’s Apps in surround sound
The short answer is “no.” The long answer is “hell no.” Look, if you have a dedicated home theater space with 5 or more separate speakers, then, yeah, you’ll need something to control them. But you already know who you are and you aren’t reading this. If that is you and you are reading this,… Read More Do you really need an A/V receiver?
A couple options for playing music throughout your whole house.… Read More So you want to listen to music throughout your whole home…