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Greensboro, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Billy:

Spotify's latest curated playlist is tailored to your pet

Spotify has been keen on adding new playlist options for its massive user base for a while now. Whether it's Discover Weekly, Release Radar, Your Daily Drive or... → Read More

Weber Connect will be a useful tool for grillers of all skill levels

If you haven't been keeping up with the latest in backyard barbecue news, Weber is tackling smart and connected grilling in a big way this year. The compa... → Read More

Sonarworks brings a personal touch to headphone calibration

Sonarworks has been helping people improve the audio from their headphones since 2018. The company's True-Fi app is loaded with over 300 headphone sound profile... → Read More

The best true wireless earbuds we listened to at CES

2019 was the year that true wireless earbuds became ubiquitous, so it makes sense there were a lot of new models at CES. Those include new options from Audio-Te... → Read More

Korg's DIY headphone amp and overdrive pedal go on sale in February

We've known about these Nutube-equipped DIY Korg gadgets for a while, but soon you can buy them. → Read More

Spotify is about to revolutionize podcast ads

2019 was a big year for Spotify in terms of podcasts. The company padded its content library and added an easy-to-use podcast production tool through acquisitio... → Read More

Korg made a feature-rich set of DJ headphones that block out the club

Powerful ANC and monitoring features for on-stage use. And there's a Vox-branded guitar model, too. → Read More

Sony is still trying to make 360 Reality Audio a thing

At CES last year, Sony impressed me with its carefully planned headphone and speaker demos for 360 Reality Audio. The 2019 installment of the show was the debut... → Read More

Delta's 2020 tech includes 'parallel reality' displays and a binge button

Air travel isn't always a great experience. Delays and other issues can cause extra stress for vacations and work trips. Delta is well aware of this, so it's us... → Read More

Dirac claims its software can improve the sound of any headphones

The best headphones aren't perfect. In fact, I doubt that any company will ever make a set that are entirely without flaws. That's not because one of them does... → Read More

Weber's grilling hub equips any grill with WiFi smarts

It may seem unnecessary, but WiFi has become an essential barbecue tool. Companies like Traeger have been equipping pellet grills with the wireless connectivity... → Read More

Jabra debuts a sporty version of its Elite 75t true wireless earbuds

Just like it did for the Elite 65t in 2018, Jabra has created a version of its latest true wireless earbuds designed for workouts. The Elite Active 75t carries... → Read More

Spotify’s podcast power play

In 2019, the streaming service spent big to tap into our episodic content obsession. → Read More

Audio-Technica's ATH-CKS5TW earbuds offer stellar battery life at a decent price

Now that companies are on at least their second or third generation of true wireless earbuds, many of them are worth recommendations. A lot of these new models... → Read More

Mighty's iPod Shuffle for Spotify now works with Amazon Music

And you can use Mighty with the plan that's included with Prime. → Read More

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus review: Improved, but still pricey

In 2018, Master & Dynamic joined the true wireless fray. The company had been making headphones for years, including a number of wireless models, but it had... → Read More

Sony’s stellar WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are under $200 at Amazon

Sony's WF-1000XM3 are still the best true wireless earbuds, even though they debuted a few months ago. The combination of great sound quality and powerful noise... → Read More

Save over $200 on B&O's H9i headphones, but only for a few hours

My issues with Bang and Olufsen headphones have never been sound quality, design or features. It almost always comes down to price. Premium audio brand commands... → Read More

Walmart's best Black Friday deals: Roku, Oculus, Instant Pot and more

Fighting a crowd the day after Thanksgiving isn't for everyone. If you'd rather avoid the chaos and shop from the comforts of home, we've got you covered. Walma... → Read More

Save $300 on a highly-recommended Sony Dolby Atmos soundbar this week

Look, I get it. You'd love to have Sennheiser's Ambeo soundbar, but you can't bring yourself to drop $2,500 on one. That's one of the main reasons we recommende... → Read More