Since summer’s here, a lot of people might be looking into getting a speaker. But if you’re looking into getting a speaker to mainly use at your next cook out or entertain guests with… then you’ll probably be better off with a 360 degree speaker cause you’ll be able to blanket to a large area with music with out having to blast the volume. So today we’re going to look at 3 of my favorite multi-directional speakers. Theres the brand new Marshall Stockwell 2, the UE Megaboom 3, and the JBL Pulse 3.
Marshall’s new Stockwell 2 speaker is all new for Summer 2019… but this isn’t just a slight hardware refresh from the original Stockwell. The Stockwell 2 is now a multi directional speaker that shoots out your music out the front and out the back of the speaker. Making this speaker a great option if you’re someone who likes to entertain a lot of guests on a regular.
Bose just announced their new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, the successor to the Bose QC35 Series II. Here are my initial thoughts of the new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and are they going to be able to over take the Sony 1000XM3's? Also bose gave us a first look at their new truly wireless earbuds the Bose Earbuds 500 and Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700.
When Microsoft first announced their surface headphones, they were a surprise to almost everyone. And like I said in the initial review, the surface headphones were a really good first try on Microsoft’s part. But ultimately, when it came down to choosing between these $350 headphones, or these $350 headphones or THESE $350 headphones… I’m going to say get the Sony 1000XM3’s all day, unless if you really need or want a pair of headphones with super spacious ear cups and a loose fit, then get the Bose QC35’s.
Sony has for the most part updated their portable speaker line up for summer 2019. We have the new Sony XB12, the Sony XB22 and the Sony XB32. But weirdly enough, sony hasn’t released an updated Sony XB42… instead the year old XB41 is still Sony’s largest portable bluetooth speaker that doesn’t have a built in voice assistant like the XB501G or the XB402M. So if you’re think about picking one of these speakers up for this summer, lets see which ones right for you.
This year at CES 2019, Sony announced their new Sony XB32 and XB22 speakers… But weirdly enough, they haven’t announced a new Sony XB42… instead they announced their new Sony XB12. Its a small single transducer speaker that has a new built in strap that’s small enough to take with you anywhere. But for 60 bucks… I think its a hard sell.
AirPods are awesome, but personally I only like using AirPods for causal use for like when im watching youtube videos, listening to podcasts or taking phone calls. And whenever im at the gym I like using my Powerbeats 3 cause of their ear hooks and in line controller. But now we have the Powerbeats Pro, in short they’re also awesome but not perfect, and I also don’t know if they’re worth it.