Sound Engineer

Jojo Ariola

Jojo Ariola has been working as a front-of-house live sound engineer for almost 20 years. He also has trained several students regarding the field. He has worked with famous local bands, and he has also worked as a DJ in bars and clubs around the metro. He is the audio engineer for music videos of artists like Miguel Escueta and Leanne & Naara. Lastly, he is also a vendor of sound and lights system rentals.

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  • 10 Best Headphones Under ₱3,000 in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Headphones Under ₱3,000 in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    If you love listening to music, owning a pair of great-sounding headphones is definitely a must. There are headphones that are suitable for whatever type of music you listen to and whatever lifestyle you lead. However, it's a bit difficult to choose a great pair when you have a lot of brands or manufacturers to choose from. Thankfully, we have also provided a list of the best headphones in the market today! We also have a guide for you to know how to pick the right pair of headphones—reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola. But of course, to cut down on the options, we’ve kept the list budget-friendly. Keep scrolling, and you'll find a list of great headphones under ₱3000!
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  • 10 Best Electric Drum Sets in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Electric Drum Sets in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Electric drum kits are quiet, portable, and versatile. With electronic drums, it will no longer be hard to find the right time and place to practice your rudiments, fills, and drum solos without being asked to “tone down.” Practice anytime and play anywhere with your silicone, mesh, or mixed choice of drum pads. However, you should remember to treat e-drums as an instrument on their own, not as a mere substitute for an acoustic kit.Electric drums have come far since the 70s, and since they are controlled by computers, the innovations made on them are close to innumerable. Sensitivity, velocity, playability, and versatility are factors to consider. We break them down for you below, as well as give you a list of the best ones you would find online. Our buying guide is also checked by sound engineer Jojo Ariola.
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  • 10 Best Microphones for Recording in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Microphones for Recording in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Whether it’s a vlog, a podcast, or a song cover, you will definitely be needing a good quality microphone in recording your content. Content creation has hit an all-time high during this pandemic. People are looking to entertain and be entertained.  But are all microphones created equal? Definitely not. Different microphones serve different purposes, with one kind being a more suitable fit for vocal recording and another a great option for your vlog. We've put together a list of the 10 best microphones you can consider before you hit "record," and a buying guide to help you determine which one you should add to your cart today. Our buying guide is also checked by sound engineer Jojo Ariola.
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  • 10 Best Earphones Under 1000 in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Earphones Under 1000 in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Audio devices have gotten fancier and more expensive over time. It's easy to equate price with quality, but there are often those hidden gems that are cheap but have great quality. There are plenty of earphones under PHP 1000 in the market, and their quality can stand up to the audio devices whose prices reach 5 digits!On this page, we're going to show you some of the most important qualities when it comes to buying earphones under a strict budget. We prepared a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola to discuss sound quality, durability, and other traits that make cheap earphones great. We'll also list down our top 10 picks in the market for earphones under 1000 pesos.
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  • 10 Best Wireless Earbuds in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Wireless Earbuds in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Perhaps all users of wireless items, be it earbuds or other electronic devices, will agree that once you go wireless, it’s hard to go back. You can’t deny the convenience that the lack of cords and wires gives. Since 2016, wireless earbuds have come a long way. Brands have been coming out with newer and better versions of their flagship wireless earbuds.Most people use headphones or earphones every day on their way to work, while working out, or just relaxing and chilling out. With all the available wireless earbuds out there, how do you know which ones are good and worth your money? We made a list of the best wireless earbuds out there, starting from below ₱3,000, so you can choose one depending on your budget! We also have a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola to help you choose the best one for you!
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  • 10 Best Bluetooth Headphones in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Bluetooth Headphones in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Electronic devices such as headphones have already transitioned to wireless connectivity across different gadgets. Bluetooth connections became a staple for various listening devices such as Bose, Sony, and Beats to name a few. You can now enjoy different features such as noise cancellation, high-quality mic, excellent battery life, and wireless listening without the hassle of connecting and carrying wired headphones.Take a good look at some specifications that you might encounter as you read along. These may help you in determining the perfect headphone for your needs. In this article, we'll show you our best picks, plus we have a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola to help you make an informed choice when buying Bluetooth headphones. Read on!
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  • 10 Best Bluetooth Headsets in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Bluetooth Headsets in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Bluetooth headsets have become more common than ever because of their convenience. You can use them for work, at home, or on the go. They allow you to move around freely and continue your other tasks while listening to music or talking on the phone, and you don't have to deal with the pesky wires of the old headsets.There are a lot of well-known brands like Sony, Bose, LG, and Audio Technica that make great products, so it may be difficult to choose. There are tons of new entries in the market, too. Allow us to break down what you need to know and introduce the best products you can get online! We also have a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola to help you make an informed buying decision.
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  • 10 Best Earphones for Running in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Earphones for Running in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    According to the British Psychological Society, running while listening to your favorite tracks can give you that extra push and energy for better performance. It helps you be in the zone, and it makes runs more enjoyable and less tough. To be able to listen to music when you go out for a run, you will need a pair of reliable earphones that are suitable for running or other exercises.A quick keyword search of "earphones" in Lazada or Shopee will give you tons of products, and we know how difficult choosing the best one could be. To give you an idea of the things to look out for, we've come up with a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola that outlines different factors, and we also curated a list of the top 10 best earphones for running available in the Philippines.
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  • 10 Best Waterproof Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Waterproof Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Most of the consumer devices now are progressively becoming more advanced, wireless, portable, and even weather-resistant, including speakers. Occasionally, we like to bring our favorite playlist or any podcast outdoors, and continue having fun. We know that the best companion to this is a waterproof speaker.Waterproof speakers are improved with durable materials to stand in high-humidity and active environments. If you are ready to purchase a waterproof speaker or make an upgrade, do check out our buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola, and top picks to make an informed choice!
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  • 10 Best Center Channel Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Center Channel Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    There’s an increasing number of people wanting to enjoy high-quality video on larger screens. In return, there’s also an increasing demand for better speakers to get high-quality audio output. People are now looking for the best center channel speakers to enhance their overall home entertainment system. Using the proper center channel speaker makes it easier to hear voices and music in different forms of media.However, there are different sizes, types, and prices of center channel speakers so it became more difficult to choose the right one. Let us help you select the best center channel speaker by providing you a guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola and a list of our recommended products in a ranked format. You can always consult this page to find the perfect center channel speaker for your TV and home entertainment system.
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  • 10 Best PC Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best PC Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    If you feel that the audio quality of your computer or laptop is underwhelming, then it’s time to invest in some PC speakers. Dedicated speakers will definitely upgrade the audio quality of your desktop or laptop, so you will be able to enjoy listening to music or watching movies. You can also use the speakers to connect to other audio sources.There’s a broad range of brands on the market that sell high-quality speakers with different features, such as Logitech, JBL, and Razer. In this article, we have a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola to explain how to choose quality speakers, and we will also include a top 10 list of the best PC speakers that you can buy on online shopping sites like Shopee and Lazada.
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  • 10 Best Lapel Microphones in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Lapel Microphones in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    The general rise of social media consumption has led content creators to level up the quality of their videos with better sound devices like the lapel microphone. As the appeal of lapel microphones rose with advances in technology, more and more people in the media industry and the education field have been using them for the delivery of content and instruction.If you are looking for a high-quality lapel microphone, we're here to help you with our buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola. Before you click that 'Add to Cart' button, read on for our top ten best lapel microphone recommendations! We made sure to include a wide range of productsーfrom brands like Boya, Rode, and more!
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  • 10 Best Portable Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Portable Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    With today's technology, listening or streaming music out loud from different platforms has never been this easy! The best portable speaker is your perfect companion to take your music everywhere. It can liven up parties, make tasks more enjoyable, showers and baths more refreshing, hikes more fun, and so on. Also, with newly added and improved design and features such as waterproof, dust-proof, and many more, a portable speaker now has further places it can go.Let us help you choose the best speaker you can use for blasting music at the bounds of your home or to your next adventure. Scroll down below to check our buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola, and a list of the top 10 products that you can purchase from Lazada and Shopee. 
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  • 10 Best Bookshelf Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Bookshelf Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    When setting up your home audio system, you've got to have that one essential item to complete it - bookshelf speakers! They deliver solid stereo sound in a compact size for the best listening experience. Coming with various designs, they could also match your furniture style and make the room look even better.They sound best when used for a small to a medium-sized room and placed on a shelf, table, wall-mount, and other elevated surfaces. So, to make everything easier for you, we've provided a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola and a list of the best bookshelf speakers that you can buy online to get you to start grooving right away.
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  • 10 Best Electric Guitars in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Electric Guitars in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    The majority of the tunes we hear on the radio include the electric guitar. This instrument paved the way for countless musicians in the Philippines to channel their talent and rallying ears to listen. As generations of bands and musicians crowd the charts, this humble instrument has become a great addition to create entertainment that never fades.The sounds of different electric guitar types have conquered our airwaves since their inception in the '30s. If you wish to have an electric guitar, we have prepared a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola, and our 10 best list that includes known makers such as Fender, Gibson, Ibanez among others that you can check out before starting your rock and roll dream.
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  • 10 Best Outdoor Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Outdoor Speakers in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Having an event or get-together any time soon? Take the party to the pool area or the backyard by setting up an outdoor speaker. These sound units ensure all your guests are dancing on their feet, thanks to their long-distance range. Unlike ordinary speakers, these are built to withstand all sorts of weather conditions in the country and still maintain their great quality.These speakers could come at a hefty price, so be sure to have a good understanding of their key features. Before you make a decision, read through this buying guide, where we have narrowed down a list of what you need to look for in an outdoor speaker. We’ve also gathered the 10 best products available for purchase online to get your next party started!
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  • 10 Best MIDI Keyboards in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best MIDI Keyboards in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    A MIDI Keyboard is one of the instruments that shaped the music people enjoy in clubs, especially in the Metro. Hip-hop and rap music also depend on this device, and without it, making a booming beat would be hard, if not impossible. Filipinos are known to party hard. The hustle and bustle mean nothing when they kick it off in a dance. Whenever there's a beat, Filipinos would surely dance to it. Making your own beats is made possible with a MIDI keyboard! This tool serves as a gateway to music production, whether you're a newbie or an expert. With that being said, we don't want you to miss our top 10 list of the best MIDI keyboards you'll find online. We also have a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola, so be sure to read that as well!
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  • 10 Best Turntables in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    10 Best Turntables in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    If you want to enjoy classic tunes or high-quality audio, then you need a turntable or a record player. Audio-Technica, LoopTone, and Rega are just some of the manufacturers you’ll find in the market that produces quality turntables. Nowadays, some turntables can be connected to your PC or smartphone via USB or Bluetooth to record and edit music.For the uninitiated, you can use this article as a guide where we will be explaining how you can choose the best turntables to buy in the Philippines—reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola. We will also provide you with a ranked list of quality turntables, so be sure to check that out as well.
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  • Top 10 Best Audio-Technica Headphones in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Top 10 Best Audio-Technica Headphones in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Sound Engineer

    Currently, Audio-Technica offers a mixture of headphones for casual and professional use where the focus is on sound reproduction at reasonable prices. Founded in 1962, Audio-Technica was established by Hideo Matsushita with a vision of producing high-quality audio for every individual. That vision was sparked by the feeling of frustration when he hosted an LP listening concert and found out that the cost of listening to high-fidelity audio is very high. From there, his business started developing an array of listening devices such as headphones, turntables, and microphones. Keep on reading to find out the best listening devices from one of the favorites when it comes to a great listening experience. Don't miss our buying guide since it was checked by sound engineer Jojo Ariola, so you know you're only getting the correct information.
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