Audiostance was founded in 2018 by a small team of people passionate about the audio industry looking to create a hub of useful information relating to all things audio.
At Audiostance, we review various audio gear and compile lists of the best products currently on the market. Our goal is to make things easier for you when trying to find the best product. To do this, we look at a combination of expert analysis, product comparison, and industry data to compile our list of the very best. We do all the research, so you don’t have to!
Added to this we also focus on specific products to review. These individual reviews range from currently trending products to really cool unheard-of designer tech.
Lastly, we like to feature some guide articles from time to time to help you, the reader, understand some more technical terms or just get a better understanding of the specs of the product you’re buying. Do you know what an IPX rating is? Why is the latest version of Bluetooth important? Read our guide articles to find out!
How we choose products
When deciding on what products to list in our top lists, we look at a variety of factors to give you a thorough review. We look at a combination of expert analysis on the technical aspects, product comparisons, industry data/ consumer opinion, as well as our own personal opinion to compile our lists of the very best. Our individual reviews are generally products that are currently trending, feature on our best lists, or are made by some small boutique somewhere far away that nobody has ever heard of but make really awesome tech and we think you should know about!
Honest and genuine reviews
Many of you have asked us if we’re paid to publish good reviews on certain products – we aren’t. While we do allow brands to send us their products for review, we do not ask for any payment in return for publishing and we do not tailor them to suit the brand in any way either.
But how do we make our money then?
While our team is passionate about the industry, there are certain costs involved to keep things running. Therefore, we do need to make money in some way to sustain ourselves. Instead of displaying spammy ads in the sidebar, we signed up to be a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. It’s basically a non-obtrusive advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn money by linking to products on Amazon.com.
In short: when we review a product, we’ll include a button to its Amazon.com listing for you to purchase (should you want to). If you do, we make some money in the process.
The reality is, good brands actually value our honest feedback as it helps them to improve their products in the future too – which ultimately benefits you, the consumer, too. Our opinions, views, and ratings are that of our own. Always.
All of these buttons are clearly marked in Amazon’s distinctive orange color, along with the Amazon logo. If you’d like to support us, please do make your purchases via one of these buttons – it really does help us!
By doing this, it means we can continue to provide useful content without displaying ads, while still keeping the lights on. It’s a win-win situation!
Why should you trust us?
Well, as we’ve stated above, here are the three main reasons why you should trust us:
Who are we?
Here are some of the regular names you’ll see on our site! We’re a team of qualified sound engineers, musicians, and audiophiles. Each of us has a passion for the world of audio gear and has a personal interest in the topics which we write about. We’re scattered across the globe from Cape Town to Massachusetts, to London, and even Cambodia too!
Bryn De Kocks
Bryn has a keen interest in headphones; dare one so a bit of an audiophile. His interest in audio products stems from an indulgence in music production and competitive gaming. Aside from his interest in audio products, he has extensive writing experience.
Matt is a sound engineer and self-confessed vinyl-junkie! His work as a sound engineer includes both live production and venue installations. While traveling the world, Matt shares his knowledge and expertise with us!
A talented musician and audio fanatic, Matt Cox is a sound-engineering student who has a deep passion for all things audio. He enjoys writing music, writing audio reviews, and keeping up to date with the latest product developments in the industry.
Zach is a South African-based writer, audiophile, and PC enthusiast. When he’s not writing for Audiostance, you’ll find him reading and re-enacting scenes from the Lord of the Rings.
Jake is an audio engineer and graphic designer who loves music, technology, video games, and writing! In his spare time, Jake also enjoys playing the keyboard and guitar, as well as adding vocals.
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. Marko is an avid musician with over 15 years of experience in recording and live performance. Aside from us, he’s also the senior news editor for Ultimate Guitar.
Rebecka is an Audio Engineering graduate, Swedish born and raised. When she’s not writing for Audiostance, you’ll find her behind the decks at various events and clubs under the DJ name Miss Bex. Rebecka also has a keen interest in sound design and production.
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