Scott Wilkinson

Freelance contributor

Scott has written about audio and video technology for 30 years in a wide variety of publications. As a professional musician, he can be heard on the soundtracks of Gladiator, Myst, and other movies and video games.

Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild: A behind-the-scenes look at the advanced audio technology in a unique live show

Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild: A behind-the-scenes look at the advanced audio technology in a unique live show

An in-depth look at one of the first THX Certified concert venues that enables Aerosmith to deliver live, immersive rock-and-roll performances.

Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i review: This well-built wireless speaker delivers an underwhelming audio performance

Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i review: This well-built wireless speaker delivers an underwhelming audio performance

Don't be fooled by the distinguished parentage. This pricey Bluetooth speaker from Bluesound has great features, but its sound is a disappointment.

Judges named the best high-end TV at the Value Electronics TV Shootout during CE Week 2019

Judges named the best high-end TV at the Value Electronics TV Shootout during CE Week 2019

The 15th annual faceoff between flagship TVs from LG, Samsung, and Sony revealed that picture quality continues to improve while performance differences continue to dwindle.

KEF LSX review: These small but mighty wireless speakers deliver sound quality way above their size class
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KEF LSX review: These small but mighty wireless speakers deliver sound quality way above their size class

They're expensive, but you get what you pay for; in this case, exquisite sound in a compact package. And now they support AirPlay 2 as well.

Vizio 2019 product showcase: The value-oriented manufacturer has an impressive lineup

Vizio 2019 product showcase: The value-oriented manufacturer has an impressive lineup

Vizio TVs and soundbars get better every year while maintaining down-to-earth prices, which is great news for consumers.

Marshall Stanmore II Voice review: This voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker has the iconic look of rock royalty

Marshall Stanmore II Voice review: This voice-controlled Bluetooth speaker has the iconic look of rock royalty

The sound quality is fairly good overall, especially with rock music, but I had several problems with its operation.

Klipsch The Three review: This high-quality wireless speaker wraps Google Assistant in mid-century modern design

Klipsch The Three review: This high-quality wireless speaker wraps Google Assistant in mid-century modern design

With support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Google Assistant, this speaker is a beautifully crafted speaker, but it carries a premium price tag.

RevoNext QT5 review: This in-ear monitor offers tremendous bang for very few bucks

RevoNext QT5 review: This in-ear monitor offers tremendous bang for very few bucks

The sound quality is superb—as long as you use the right eartips for your specific ears.

TaoTronics TT-BH046 noise-cancelling headphone review: Effective noise cancellation, but poor sound quality

TaoTronics TT-BH046 noise-cancelling headphone review: Effective noise cancellation, but poor sound quality

Audio performance improves with ANC on, but it's still somewhat congested and veiled, especially in noisy environments.

Cavalier Audio Maverick wireless smart speaker review: This Alexa-powered Wi-Fi speaker speaks Bluetooth, too

Cavalier Audio Maverick wireless smart speaker review: This Alexa-powered Wi-Fi speaker speaks Bluetooth, too

It’s fabricated from high-end materials, including aluminum and genuine leather, but this speaker’s sound quality left me saying "meh."

Fluance Fi20 Bluetooth speaker review: Stylish good looks and rich sound unfortunately marred by boomy bass

Fluance Fi20 Bluetooth speaker review: Stylish good looks and rich sound unfortunately marred by boomy bass

The price is delightful, and it looks great, but those two pluses can't overcome this speaker's overblown low end.

Tronsmart Element Force review: This small and inexpensive Bluetooth speaker produces high-quality sound

Tronsmart Element Force review: This small and inexpensive Bluetooth speaker produces high-quality sound

Strong water resistance and support for the ability to wirelessly combine two of these speakers into a true stereo pair make for a real winner.

Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet review: These headphones are designed to protect children's hearing

Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet review: These headphones are designed to protect children's hearing

The active noise cancellation in these headphones works very well, and it significantly improves the sound quality to boot.

Edifier W860NB ANC headphones review: Excellent active noise cancellation, but not the best audio performance

Edifier W860NB ANC headphones review: Excellent active noise cancellation, but not the best audio performance

Sound quality is quite good—as long as you listen with active noise cancellation enabled; otherwise, it's just too boomy.

PSB M4U 8 headphones review: Very fine noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones

PSB M4U 8 headphones review: Very fine noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones

Superb sound and top-notch active noise cancellation make these wireless cans hard to beat.

Harman Kardon Enchant 800 soundbar review: There are many better values in home audio

Harman Kardon Enchant 800 soundbar review: There are many better values in home audio

This Harman Kardon soundbar beats the audio quality of a TV's onboard speakers, but other options offer far better value.

JBL Everest 710GA headphones review: Superb sound and Google Assistant on demand

JBL Everest 710GA headphones review: Superb sound and Google Assistant on demand

JBL's latest wireless headphones can broadcast your music to other Bluetooth headphones, letting you share the fun with friends. And many will find it handy to have Google Assistant available at a touch.

JBL Xtreme 2 review: A sturdy Bluetooth speaker that's up for serious partying

JBL Xtreme 2 review: A sturdy Bluetooth speaker that's up for serious partying

Boasting a weatherization rating of IPX7, JBL's beefy Xtreme 2 portable Bluetooth speaker can deliver the tunes just about anywhere.

Amazon Echo Sub review: Add some serious bass to your Echo or Echo Plus speakers

Amazon Echo Sub review: Add some serious bass to your Echo or Echo Plus speakers

Amazon's Echo speakers aren't exactly audiophile quality, but adding this inexpensive subwoofer certainly improves their performance.

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