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Bryn De Kocks

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Bio: Bryn De Kocks is the lead editor for Audiostance, as well as one of our trusted reviewers. He has more than 15 years of experience in online publication and stands firm in being transparent with both the benefits and drawbacks of the products he reviews. Outside of editorial work, Bryn has been an avid online gamer and casual digital music producer since his teenage years, bringing his understanding of audio and especially headphones to the table. His daily driver is a humble pair of Fidelio X2HRs powered by a Fiio E10K. In his spare time he enjoys nature photography.

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The Best Soundbars Under $300

Published on 15 Nov 2023

Soundbars can provide high-quality sound while remaining discreet and easy to set up. They can be used alone or with other speakers to create a surround sound system. In this article, we look at the best soundbars available for under $300. Bose TV Speaker The Bose TV Speaker is our top pick. Its simple plug-and-play […]

SuperEQ S1 Wireless ANC Headphone Review

Published on 10 Nov 2023

With an outstanding battery life and quality microphone, the S1 has some compelling strengths. However, the somewhat limited ANC performance and build quality concerns see the S1 falling behind competitors.

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The 10 Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers

Published on 30 Oct 2023

Update: This page was updated on Oct 30th, 2023. For a full update history, click here. Outdoor Bluetooth speakers are available as installed and portable solutions. Installed options are best for home outdoor entertainment. They tend to have better audio quality but are less versatile than portable options. Portable Bluetooth speakers have more versatility, allowing you […]

The Best Center Channel Speaker

Published on 18 Oct 2023

Center channel speakers are specifically designed to provide clear and accurate sound. They excel at reproducing dialogue and thus are tailored to provide accurate midrange and upper frequencies. The best center channel speakers can improve the presence of vocal frequencies in your home theatre setup, adding a layer of immersion and improving the separation of […]

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The 5 Best Headphone Amps

Published on 03 Oct 2023

Headphone amps have the ability to add extra volume and increased audio clarity to your music experience. There are different styles of amps, some of which serve as splitters and others that focus primarily on improving audio quality. Many motherboards’ built-in digital-to-analog converters can’t supply enough power to drive high impedance. This is where headphone […]

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Best 8 Wireless Speakers for TV

Published on 14 Sep 2023

Wireless TV speakers can be categorized into two specific speaker types. Those for the hard of hearing and those intended to replace your existing television speakers for improved audio quality. This article covers both the best wireless TV speakers for seniors (or hearing impaired) and the best TV speakers for entertainment. Best Portable TV SpeakerFor […]

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The 7 Best Noise Canceling Earbuds For All Occasions

Published on 31 Aug 2023

In conjunction with smartphones, earbuds have elevated the outdoor listening experience to a point where it’s fairly standard to see people walking the streets listening to music. The Apple AirPods have become somewhat synonymous with music on the move, similar to what we saw with the Sony Walkman in the 1990s. Noise-canceling features have become […]

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Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Reviewed

Published on 22 Aug 2023

The Megaboom 3 has been around for half a decade, yet it still holds its own when pitted against modern competition. While the Bluetooth codecs are a few generations behind, the UE Megaboom 3 remains relevant in all other areas, particularly in waterproofing, audio performance, and battery life.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Ceiling Speakers

Published on 04 Aug 2023

Ceiling speakers offer a versatile and aesthetically clean audio solution for both homes and businesses. Because ceiling speakers fit flush against the ceiling panel, they are both physically and visually unobtrusive. This leaves you with more floor space and less chance of accidental damage. Unlike Bluetooth speakers, which can be set up with a simple […]

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Treblab XR700 Wireless Earbud Review

Published on 26 Jul 2023

Treblab XR700 Summary Treblab’s XR700 is an affordable pair of earbuds that surprises in their performance. The comfort exceeds that found in some higher-end earbuds but can prove problematic for glasses-wearers. The deep bass extension gives them a wide sound that will thrill the gym rats who enjoy blasting bass-heavy music to motivate their workouts. […]