To gauge the performance and features of accessories such as docks, speakers, Bluetooth headphones and wired headphones, we use our standard audio testing suite which lets us know just how well a device handles music from different genres. We normally play audio tracks from various sources and in various formats but we usually rely on a few artists which include:
• Yoko Kanno
• Joanna Wang
• John Mayer
• Jon Bon Jovi
If the device has a microphone or works as a speakerphone, we also test it by making actual phone calls. After all our tests, we then explore other areas such as stress-handling, usability, design and value.