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LG G6 Real Audio Review: No Quad DAC, still really good

LG is making a strong showing in refining and fixing all the things they got wrong last year. Chief among our many complaints with the G5 was rather poor audio performance. Has this been addressed on the G6? Let’s take a listen!

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Viewer Question: Why not compare multiple phones in our speaker tests?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions on why I do my speaker tests the way I do, like this query from Youtube viewer Faddli who on my Lumia 830 speaker test asked:

Great video. My suggestion is to compare it with other smartphones (3-4 other smartphones), then the viewer can at least guess whether it has awesome/good/decent/bad/$h!t speaker.

Hey Faddli, thanks for the suggestion. Couple things about how I do these speaker reviews.

First, if the speaker sounds good in the video, then it probably sounds good in real life. It’s why I don’t talk over or give a conclusion at the end of these videos. What makes a piece of audio gear “good” can be highly subjective. I want the speakers to speak for themselves. Continue reading Viewer Question: Why not compare multiple phones in our speaker tests?

Smartphone Speaker Test: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T (Movie and Music Playback Samples)

The Note series have always boast “BIG” specs, and the Note 4 is no exception. With all of the space to cram in high end guts, how has the speaker fared? Let’s take a listen!

Compare the Note 4 speaker to the iPhone 6+ and the HTC One M8.
Shop the Galaxy Note 4 on Amazon.

Smartphone Speaker Test: iPhone 6 Plus on AT&T (Movie and Music Samples Playback Benchmark)

Apple set the standard for audio playback with the original iPhone, but since then other phones have improved dramatically. Now that the iPhone 6 Plus has a phablet sized screen, did Apple bump up the speaker size and quality? Let’s take a listen!

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Review: MPOW’s Affordable MBOX Bluetooth Stereo Speaker (with Audio Samples)

MPOW makes some affordable wireless audio gear. I recently got a chance to try out their newest Bluetooth speaker. At a street price around $50, does it make too many compromises? Let’s take a listen!

Shop the MPOW MBOX on Amazon.
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SomeGadgetGuy’s Ultimate Collection of LG G3 Reviews and Comparison Videos!

Last year LG delivered a phone well ahead of the curve in the G2. This year they’re continuing to push the envelope with the G3. On paper, it should be an absolute monster with a QHD screen, incredible battery life, and a new laser focusing system for the camera.

Has LG succeeded in redefining the Android experience?

We’ve produced a series of videos testing out the speaker and camera. Plus we’ve shot comparisons of the G3 against popular handsets like the GS5, Lumia Icon, and HTC M8. Lastly, we’ve taken a full tour around the hardware and software in our first impressions video.

If there’s any aspect of this phone that you’ve been curious about, chances are pretty good we’ve covered it. In detail. Hit the videos below if you’ve been curious about LG’s newest flagship!

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Review: Tego Audio CERA Bluetooth Speaker (with movie and music playback test)!

I love playing with wireless speakers.

This attractive offering from Tego Audio also features a couple neat tricks not often found on our other Bluetooth audio gadgets. Let’s take a look (and a listen) to the CERA.

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Review: Outdoor Tech Buckshot Speaker – Bluetooth, Rugged, Water Resistant

I’m a big fan of Outdoor Tech gear, recently reviewing their Turtle Shell Speaker. They’ve carved out a nice little niche in offering up unique designs and rugged builds.

The Buckshot follows this tradition, and is one of the more compact portable speaker systems I’ve ever used. Don’t let its small size fool you though, it gets decently loud. Let’s take a listen!

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