Tech & Office
Based on the key parameters of build quality, design, comfort, and sound quality, we concluded that the Method earbuds are without a doubt the best Skullcandy earbuds available. Aside from fitting in your ears securely and comfortably, they deliver consistently impressive sound, no matter if you’re listening to a podcast, music, or talking on the phone.
After running multiple case fans and comparing them on key metrics such as speed, performance, noise, price, and design, it became clear that the Noctua NF-12A case fan earned our top pick. The SSO2 bearing ensures superior airflow to almost anything on the market. The multiple layers of anti-vibration protection take care of most of the noise even in high impedance scenarios.
The Sony MDR-XB950AP Extra Bass headphones wowed us with their superior sound quality and comfort. When compared against other models on clarity, durability, affordability, ease of use, design, and special features, the headphones came out on top easily. The acoustic bass booster offers the ultimate cup design for bass headphones and the 40mm drivers deliver hair-raising dynamic frequency response.
In our tests, we looked at the thermal conductivity and tolerance of the various brands we scrutinized, their versatility, and finally their cost-effectiveness, and we’ve found that the performance and value for money provided by the Arctic Silver 5 simply could not be matched, making it the overall winner despite the fact it should only be used on CPUs.
The JBL LSR308 speakers are the most durable studio monitors you can find under $200. We compared it to its competitors on sound clarity, durability and aesthetics. The increased frequency range and HF detail let you experience the full depth of your mixes, regardless of music genre. The class D amplifiers used are some of the most powerful in this price range. Intense stress testing ensures that each LSR308 will be able to deliver a high quality output.
After comparing a wide range of flashlights on 5 key metrics, it’s clear that the Anker Ultra-Bright Tactical Flashlight is the best choice for both indoor and outdoor illumination. With a light output of 1300 lumens, a beam distance of up to 250 meters, and runtime that extends up to 6 hours, the Anker Ultra-Bright is the very best the world of lighting technology has to offer.
After comparing the three turntables based on key metrics such as design, sound clarity, versatility, and ease of operation, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60K is the best turntable under $100 for both experienced audiophiles and beginners. It scores consistently high on sound clarity, automation, and design. It also comes with a transparent casing to keep your records dust-free.
After comparing turntables in terms of sound quality, parts and build quality, features, ease of use, value, and reviews, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT stood out for its unmatched combination of sound quality and low barrier to entry. It is the best turntable under $200. Even a complete novice can operate this turntable and you only have to add Bluetooth speakers or headphones to enjoy the smooth and realistic tone of vinyl records.
After comparing a large number of routers on key metrics such as WI-FI range, versatility, speed, and coverage, it’s easy to see why the TP-Link Archer C7 is the best router for Xfinity/Comcast. Besides having incredible speeds of up to 1.75 Gbps, this router has six detachable antennae that significantly increase its coverage compared to competitors.
After comparing a large number of routers on key metrics such as WI-FI range, speed, and coverage the TP-Link Archer C7 proved to be one of the most versatile and powerful routers available today. With it, you get amazing Internet speeds, great range, added connectivity with two USB ports and a solid overall performance. This makes the C7 the most adequate router for Verizon FiOS customers, and gives it an unequaled value for the price.
Comparing features like responsiveness, accuracy, support and traffic suggestions from multiple products shows why the Garmin dēzl 770LMTHD GPS is the best truck navigator. The additional search filters, the 7-inch screen, truck routing feature and superior response time make it the product to beat. As far as trucks are concerned, nothing else helps you get a more pleasant personal or commercial ride.
Power, weight, operating temperature, durability, discharge rates and even the amount of maintenance required, all point towards the Mighty Max ML55-12 SLA battery as being the superior trolling motor battery on the market. Because it excels in all categories, it becomes a well-rounded, versatile and cost-effective battery.
Taking into consideration sound quality, connectivity, audio frequency, setup and control options as well as design, the Yamaha YAS-107BL is undoubtedly the superior choice, whether you’re looking for entry-level soundbars or a more sophisticated device. This version cleverly combines both functionality and design, using cutting-edge technology to create an unparalleled audio experience in the comfort of your home.
After comparing these three models based on various metrics like sound quality, noise-cancelling abilities, design, battery life, and extra features, we have found that the TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are the best choice among options under $100. They are very comfortable to wear, cancel out noise very efficiently, and come with a built-in noise-cancelling microphone.
The Acer Predator 17 is the best laptop for both amateur and professional music production. It is affordable, elegant, and it comes with powerful speakers and an efficient cooling system. If you want speed, very comfortable storage, and reliability, this laptop is the best option for you.
After comparing all available noise-cancelling headphones in the key metrics of sound quality, noise cancellation effectiveness, features, reliability, build quality, price/value and reviews, our pick for the best noise-cancelling headphones under $200 is the Bose QuietComfort 20 (QC20). While their price may slightly exceed $200, we believe the small extra splurge is well worth the improvement in quality.
The Braun Series 7 is an ergonomic masterpiece that is easy to use, comfortable, automatically cleans and above all delivers the close shave that our sensitive skin desires. It is a complete system that covers all the bases. The best shaver on the market today.
When it comes to quality, the clear choice for bookshelf speakers under $200 is the Klipsch RB-51 II. They are infused with quality components that provide clear, distortion-free sound, while using less energy. Their attractive design compliments any home theater system and offers a stylish alternative to comparable speakers on the market today.
After carefully comparing three leading DJ headphones on all the important metrics, we can say without a doubt that the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is the best choice for professionals and amateurs alike. The well thought out design and the calibration designed to accommodate across multiple frequencies are features worthy of the top spot, especially when paired with such an affordable price.
The Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker is user-friendly and does not compromise features for convenience, offering a balanced product that delivers quality with every shot of espresso and cup of cappuccino with barista quality foam on top. With this machine, you’ll be an at-home barista in no time.
Picking a winner has never been easier as there were so many categories where the Traxxas Stampede Monster Truck has simply outclassed the opposition. Considering how much more affordable it is compared to the runner-up, the Slash 4x4 Short Course Truck, it’s almost a no-brainer. This RC truck is so fine-tuned already that the extra cost for the advanced TSM configuration is just not worth another look.
Getting gaming keyboards for a good price is now possible, especially with the Corsair K55. It is a stylish-looking, solid-feeling device with lots of functions and customizable features. The superior membrane keys, customizable RGB backlighting, removable wrist rest, and overall build quality make it one of the best in its price range.
The Yamaha P115 88 Key Digital Piano is in a class of its own when it comes to digital pianos. It approximates the feeling and sound of a real acoustic piano at a fraction of the cost, and is a testament to Yamaha's unmatched reputation in electronic pianos.
We found that the Eken H9R is the best action camera in its price range. The multiple resolutions, WiFi, and underwater capabilities will help you to capture amazing moments and share them with the world. The device is very versatile, easy to use for amateurs and can compete with more expensive professional cameras.
There is no doubt in our minds that the HyperX Cloud II deserves first place when it comes to the best gaming headset under $100. It offers the most value for its price tag and is a favorite among dedicated gamers worldwide.
Pound for pound, the Alesis CompactKit 7 is clearly the best electronic drum kit available today. Its ability to shift effortlessly between practice sessions and recording and beat creation will delight drumming purists and electronic lab-dwellers alike. The kit is a remarkable fusion of powerful beat generation and compact portability, sure to satisfy even the most discerning instrumentalists.
After comparing headphones for sleeping in the categories of noise cancellation, sound quality, comfort, durability, price/value, and reviews, we arrived at the Bose QuietComfort 20 as the best headphones on the market for those looking to get some shut-eye. The tips are soft and comfortable and the active noise cancellation circuitry works like a charm without disturbing those around you.
We studied headrest DVD players on key metrics such as picture quality, sound quality, speed, shock resistance, price/performance ratio, reliability, and ease of headrest mounting. With its true HD video and Blu-ray/DVD playback, the Sony BDP-SX910 is our top pick.
The Seagate FireCuda makes use of Flash and SSHD technology to offer a faster experience than any other gaming HDD. You get more space and top-notch performance, regardless of the games you play. The five-year manufacturer’s warranty is the best in the industry and you will struggle to find a more reliable gaming HDD on the market.
The Sennheiser HD 598SR is our favorite pair of headphones under $200 because they are super comfortable and produce excellent sound quality. We also like the fact that they come with two detachable leads and a microphone. We wouldn’t mind paying nearly twice as much as for the Sony because the sound and comfort of the Sennheiser are truly exceptional.
After comparing budget fountain pens for quality, ease of use, cartridge features, design, durability, and weight, we would recommend the Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, the best-selling fountain pen on Amazon and row in behind all the rave reviews.
After comparing electric toothbrushes in the key metrics of general cleaning effectiveness, plaque removal around braces, brushing features, price-to-performance ratio, and user feedback, we can say with complete confidence that the best electric toothbrush for braces is the Braun Oral-B Genius Pro 8000. It even comes with a 60-day full-refund satisfaction guarantee.
The Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother has everything you could want from an espresso maker. A host of options, one-touch operation, and customizability are only the tip of the iceberg. It also looks the part and will produce a great cup of coffee every time thanks to its specially designed capsules.
Having in mind the number of features and customization options, the Yamaha P115 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano comes out as a clear winner. It has good build quality, with quality keys, and the sound it produces is excellent. Furthermore, you can customize sounds with the smartphone app, which is a big advantage of this digital piano.
After careful comparisons in the key metrics of image quality, speed, user friendliness, value and reviews, we confer on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II the coveted title of the best mirrorless camera under $500. Fully 86% of all reviews on Amazon are 5 and 4 star, the best in its class.
Norton Security Deluxe came out on top thanks to a handful of factors. For starters, it is far easier to use, and this was apparent from the first moments. In addition to that, the purchase comes with more beneficial packages from the Mountain View, California-based company.
After comparing top rated cameras in the key metrics of image quality, AF system, ease of use, video capture, price-to-performance ratio, and user feedback, we've chosen the Nikon D7100 as the best camera for most bloggers.
After comparing the key metrics of astrophotography image quality, low-light pixel size, ease of use, strength of software and price-to-performance ratio, the Canon EOS 6D is the best camera for most astrophotographers. The Canon 6D remains tops in price-to-performance ratio without giving an inch in terms of astrophotography image quality.
The KEF Q300’s are the best bookshelf speakers under $500 in terms of sound quality, build, imaging and soundstaging ability, bass and treble response, and price-to-performance ratio. The KEF Uni-Q drivers are legendary in their coherence, linearity and resolution, and the 8th generation system as featured in the Q300 is the best one yet.
After comparing these three software packages based on various metrics like functionality, user interface, added features, and value for money, we have found that the Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 is the best beat making software out there. It includes 3,000 different sounds, eight virtual instruments, and an extensive collection of professional tools.
After comparing and contrasting the key metrics of features, sound quality, ease of use, user feedback and price-to-performance ratio, we arrived at the Pioneer AVH-X5800BHS as the best double-DIN head unit currently in production.
After comparing 12” car subwoofers in the key metrics of performance, amplifier requirement, features, reviews and value, we highly recommend the Kenwood KFC-W3016PS as the best 12” subwoofer available today. This well-designed sub is capable of producing a deep and tight bass, and it carries a relatively affordable price tag.
After comparing various affordable Bluetooth speakers in the key metrics of sound quality, ease of use, build quality, value and user feedback, we chose the DOSS Touch. The proud owners of a DOSS Touch commented on how great it sounded, especially considering the size, and used it to upgrade the speakers of devices from smartphones to the Amazon Echo Dot.