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Independent, unbiased audio testing and reviews by experts. For everyone.

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Our Mission

SoundGuys is an online publication that is a voice for consumer audio users across the world. Our team is comprised of seasoned technology journalists, product reviewers, audio engineers, and video producers. Using this knowledge and expertise, our mission at SoundGuys is clear: to help customers make the right buying decision. Read our ethics policy.

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Whether you’re an audiophile or just looking for your first set of headphones, finding information you can trust online is key. We subject each product to scientifically-generated tests to verify the performance of the earbuds, headphones, headsets, and speakers that we recommend on SoundGuys. We use this objective data as the foundation of our scoring system. Learn more about how we test.
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Christian Thomas

Christian Thomas

Editor At Large

Christian is a seasoned tech expert of over a decade, having served as an imaging, audio, and storage tech specialist for several major outlets including Android Authority, USAToday, Storagereview.com, and Reviewed.com. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Chris was responsible for leading the team and creating tools for its use—but has since moved on.

Chris covered everything from features to reviews, and currently handles our data and research efforts. He built and maintained SoundGuys’ backend database of all headphones SoundGuys have tested.

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Harley Maranan

Harley Maranan

Video Producer

Harley is an independent filmmaker currently studying at the University of British Columbia. Over the years he’s gained experience as a location sound mixer, freelance film composer, video editor and camera assistant. When he’s not dabbling in film, you can find him browsing through Omnisphere presets, baking a cake, or hittin’ the gym.

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Adam Birney

Adam Birney

Editor

Adam oversees and updates all of our Best Lists. Formerly a writer for Android Authority, he’s now the gatekeeper for product approval and acquisition at SoundGuys. Armed with a BA in Cognitive Science, Adam goes beyond surface-level reviews to dissect the science of sound. He’s an advocate for hearing health, especially when it comes to young ears, and a proponent for the psychological uplift music can offer. He’s still rocking the original Sennheiser MOMENTUM over-ears at home but enjoys the new Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones for airplanes and the Galaxy Buds Pro while on the go.

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Chase Bernath

Chase Bernath

Writer

As a musician, producer, and DJ, Chase has been immersed in the world of audio his entire life. He studied Commerce and Applied Music Technology at the University of British Columbia. Having tested and reviewed hundreds of audio products for SoundGuys, Chase always has his pulse on what’s next in the world of audio.

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Dave Carr

Dave Carr

Dave is a lifelong musician with over 20 years of experience performing, recording and touring. When he’s not bringing his real world, hands on audio experience to SoundGuys, you’ll find him rehearsing with his progressive metal band Neck of the Woods, quoting endless movie lines and biking around Vancouver’s seawall.

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Tina Sieber

Tina Sieber

Contributor

Tina has nearly 15 years experience in online publishing, and tech has been her beat from the start. At SoundGuys, Tina covers auditory health and sustainability. Wearing headphones helps her focus, especially with the sound turned off.

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Tom Triggs

Tom Triggs

Editor
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Tom is a professional recording and touring multi-instrumentalist with over 12 years of experience within the music industry. Alongside his work bringing hands-on experience to SoundGuys, Tom can regularly be found across international radio and on the road with his desert-rock trio The Howlers.

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If you're curious about audio and would like to know more about the science, history, or hows behind it all, be sure to check out our features and opinion section. This is where you want to go to see head-to-head product comparisons, off-the-wall experiments, and explanations of how your favorite gear works. We also have a whole vertical for how-tos so that you can learn the ins and outs of all things consumer audio. Whether you want to find new music, start a career in podcasting, or simply want to learn what distortion is, we've got you covered.
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SoundGuys uses their best judgment to cover products that will be the most relevant to the market, but we sometimes aren't able to get to everything (outside of our test robot, we're only human). We try to make sure we cover products that will be important to consumers first, but we do our best to cover the market at large. If we're missing a product that you believe we should be reviewing, feel free to reach out on our contact page. We make every effort to secure review devices with our own resources, but sometimes we receive loan units to review. We note where we sourced each sample at the beginning of the review.
SoundGuys tests the products it reviews in our testing lab, and with our editors' first-hand experiences. We want to make sure that anything we say can be backed up with evidence, and that we can give you useful information in the process. We also score the products we review based on our experiences and the previously mentioned lab results. We also invite readers who have experience with the products we review to add their own scores right next to ours. For comparison's sake, every headphone review with testing data has our independently validated target curve displayed.