Unboxing the Sony WH-CH700N Bluetooth and ANC headphones

I am still trying to iron out how to organize “headphone reviews” but in the meantime, we have another one of our customary “text and pictures unboxing”. This time it is the Sony WH-CH700N headphone, a bluetooth and ANC combo, with 3.5mm playback as well…

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Unboxing the Panasonic RP-HTX80B Bluetooth Retro-Style Closed Over-Ears

It’s been three weeks since our previous post! But we are back once again, this time with another one of our customary useful “text and pictures” unboxing posts! It is the closed-back over-ear retro-style Panasonic RP-HTX80B headphone. This is a “bluetoothization” of their wired RP-HTX7 over-ears. The HTX80B is a bluetooth-only headphone, there’s no 3.5mm wired audio input!

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Smartphones with Bluetooth 5

LATEST UPDATE: March 1, 2018 – I need to backfill this but the latest model with BT 5.0 is the ASUS 5Z flagship (Snapdragon 845)…

Bluetooth is a tug of war between convenience and compression. Some vow never to use it on the grounds of the additional compression step. Others will under certain circumstances. Certainly, after one ruins enough headphones and earphones during specific tasks and activities, one may be more inclined to give bluetooth a chance, at least during those activities.

Which brings us to Bluetooth 5, a point of hope and hype that you can listen over bluetooth without noticeably sacrificing audio quality. It is too early to tell as of June 2017, as we only have a couple of smartphones and no headphones supporting Bluetooth 5. But IFA is just around the corner, and so is CES 2018, so we should expect more action on this front in the next few months.

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