Jonathan Takiff

Freelance contributor

Jonathan Takiff is a veteran tech and entertainment writer based in Philadelphia. A long time staffer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, his work has also appeared in numerous publications including Sound & Vision, Playboy, and Popular Science.

The Technics Grand Class SL-G700 Network Super Audio CD Player plays discs and streams high-res music

Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Sennheiser’s AMBEO soundbar promises acoustic alchemy

Best known for building high-end headphones and mics, Sennheiser is now getting ready to enter the soundbar market. We got a demo during CES.

Sony’s “Future of Sound” CES demo recasts surround sound in an even more embracing form

Sony’s “Future of Sound” CES demo recasts surround sound in an even more embracing form

Think Dolby Atmos, but designed to be experienced with headphones.

WiSA—the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association—plans to make some noise at CES

WiSA—the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association—plans to make some noise at CES

WiSA promises high-resolution home theater sound that’s (almost) free of wires.

Bose Soundbar 500 review: Alexa, make me a sleek, smart sound bar

Bose Soundbar 500 review: Alexa, make me a sleek, smart sound bar

Bose's mid-range soundbar needs a bit of tonal adjustment to sound its best, but it provides a great way to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into your home theater.

Edifier S880DB Bluetooth speakers review: Small but serious musical performers

Edifier S880DB Bluetooth speakers review: Small but serious musical performers

Edifier's self-powered Bluetooth speakers also support just about every wired source you could want, both digital (optical, coax, and USB) and analog (dual stereo RCA).

Bose Home Speaker 500 review: Rethinking—and reshaping—smart speakers

Bose Home Speaker 500 review: Rethinking—and reshaping—smart speakers

Bose's first smart speaker supports Amazon Alexa today, and promises AirPlay 2 compatibility in 2019.

Tivoli Audio Andiamo Bluetooth speaker review: Great looks, upscale performance, primo price

Tivoli Audio Andiamo Bluetooth speaker review: Great looks, upscale performance, primo price

In a market stuffed with me-too products, Tivoli breaks through with a speaker that yells “Look at me!”

Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for best-in-class status

Q Acoustics 3020i bookshelf speaker review: A definite contender for best-in-class status

What’s the opposite of sticker shock? It’s hard to believe these speakers are this inexpensive.

JBL Link 300 review: This Google Assistant-powered speaker delivers multi-room sound and smart home skills

JBL Link 300 review: This Google Assistant-powered speaker delivers multi-room sound and smart home skills

Shake your money maker with the middle of JBL’s Link series of smart speakers.

Bose Sleepbuds review: These wireless earbuds are designed carry you to la-la-land

Bose Sleepbuds review: These wireless earbuds are designed carry you to la-la-land

The noted headphone manufacturer applies its noise-handling expertise to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Como Audio Musica review: This lovingly crafted speaker is all kinds of music to our ears

Como Audio Musica review: This lovingly crafted speaker is all kinds of music to our ears

It’s the Swiss Army Knife of micro stereo systems.

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