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.

Bose Portable Home Speaker review: This mobile smart speaker is good to go

Sony aims to change how we experience music with its 360 Reality Audio tech

Sony aims to change how we experience music with its 360 Reality Audio tech

Immersive is the key word here, and Sony says you won’t need new equipment to enjoy its new music format.

Xfinity Flex review: Comcast’s “free” streaming hardware/service combo is a work in progress

Xfinity Flex review: Comcast’s “free” streaming hardware/service combo is a work in progress

It’s a clever customer-retention gambit, but neither the hardware nor the service is best in class.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose has a brand-new flagship

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose has a brand-new flagship

The noise-nixing headphone pioneers are up to new tricks, adding return-path noise cancelling, digital assistant support, and audio AR to its latest cans.

Bose Home Speaker 300 review: A versatile smart speaker begging to be compared to the Sonos One

Bose Home Speaker 300 review: A versatile smart speaker begging to be compared to the Sonos One

The newest (and smallest) addition to Bose’s smart speaker line sounds sweet, speaks both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and encourages the building out of a Bose-based multi-room audio system.

Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Grace Digital Mondo+ Classic review: A neoclassical clock radio for the internet age

Easy operation, modern connections, and agreeable sound make the Mondo+ Classic an internet radio even a Luddite can love.

Naim ups its high-end music-streaming game with the Mu-so 2nd Generation

Naim ups its high-end music-streaming game with the Mu-so 2nd Generation

There’s nothing so-so about Naim Audio’s Mu-so 2nd Generation, now on display at the High End audio show in Munich.

Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker review: Grand sound in a compellingly intriguing package

Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker review: Grand sound in a compellingly intriguing package

The company’s engineers and designers tweaked every imaginable aspect—including the stands—to enhance the performance of these high-end speakers.

Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Here’s one manufacturer that’s not bailing on Blu-ray

Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Here’s one manufacturer that’s not bailing on Blu-ray

Streaming offers instant gratification, but only a high-end Blu-ray player like this can reveal just incredible your 4K TV can look.

Tivoli Audio Fonico review: These true wireless earphones are inexpensive, but they’re not a great value

Tivoli Audio Fonico review: These true wireless earphones are inexpensive, but they’re not a great value

Audio performance isn’t the problem, it’s a host of other little things.

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: These true wireless earphones look and sound great

Master & Dynamic MW07 review: These true wireless earphones look and sound great

Don’t like the look of bubbly blobs or skinny drain pipes hanging off your ears? Here’s a handsome alternative.

Q Acoustics’ Concept 300, first impressions: These speakers make a bold statement

Q Acoustics’ Concept 300, first impressions: These speakers make a bold statement

The out-of-this-world tripods they rest on render them more like tower speakers than bookshelf models.

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