Today we’re going to be comparing some of my favorite mid sized speakers. I actually like each of these speakers for different reasons, and depending on your needs and budget one of these is going to be better suited for you. We have the brand new JBL Charge 4, the also brand new UE Boom 3, the Sony XB31 and one of the coolest looking speakers out there… the JBL Pulse 3.
Ive always secretly been a really big fan of Hyper X and their Hyper X Cloud Alpha gaming headset. For a Hundred Dollar gaming headset I honestly couldn’t ask for more. Since they’re so comfortable and light weight you forget you have them on when you’re gaming. And since they bring extra little touches like a braided cable and a minimal design, over all they’re a great value. So when HyperX announced their new Cloud Mix, a gaming headset that you can also use as a bluetooth headphones… I had to check them out. And even though they do sound pretty good, I think they’re pretty hard to justify.
The New JBL Charge 4 is kind of going through its iPhone XS refresh cycle… As in, its not all the different from the previous JBL Charge 3, but there are some small but significant changes under the hood on the new charge 4. Heres whats new and what I like about the new JBL Charge 4, and do you really need to upgrade if you already have the previous JBL Charge 3.
Last year when I first reviewed the UE Megablast I didn’t like it at all. But then when I resisted the Megablast 8 months later thanks to some software updates and new features, I liked it a little more even though it still had its problems. But now that we have the Boom 3 and Megaboom 3… I actually really like both of these speakers. I feel the Megaboom 3 is so good, it can actually keep up with the big boys like the Sony XB41 and JBL Xtreme 2.
Ive been very vocal about this in past videos, besides AirPods I still prefer to use wired bluetooth ear buds for working out at the gym like the Powerbeats 3 and Jaybird X4 over truly wireless sports ear buds cause they usually have a longer battery life, their bluetooth connection is more stable, they cost less and they have an inline controller. And the guys over at Bliiq seem to agree cause they sent out their Hummingbird bluetooth earbuds for testing and were awesome enough to sponsor today’s video. And honestly, these are a really good pair budget friendly earbuds for working out.
There are a lot of different type of headphones… theres closed back headphones, open back headphones, audiophile grade headphones, and active noise canceling headphones. But theres a special type of headphones for a special type of person that absolute loves bass. And thats bass head headphones. And today we’re comparing the Skullcandy Crusher 360’s against the ever so popular Sony MDR-XB950N1, which arguably has been the best Basshead headphones on the market for awhile now.
I dont know what happened with the Skullcandy Venue, personally I feel that for $180 ANC headphones they under deliver cause their build quality isn’t the best, their ANC isn’t good, and their bass bottoms out way too much. But when it comes to the new Skullcandy Crusher 360’s… thats a whole other story. These things are sensory overload, and I love it. They’re definitely not for everybody, and I would have done a few things differently… but over all these are just a lot of fun.
Like I’ve said in recent videos, even though truly wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, besides AirPods… I still prefer to use wired earbuds at the gym cause they usually have a longer battery life, their bluetooth connection is much more stable, and you have full control over your music playback cause of the inline controller. And today we’re going to compare my top 2 favorite sport wireless earbuds for working out. We have the brand new Jaybird X4 and my daily drivers the Powerbeats 3.