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Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Jan 21, 2015

 

Steven Stone reviews Brainwavz's S5 in-ear monitors and comes away very impressed by the build quality and neutral performance offered by this $100 pair of earphones.

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Jan 19, 2015

 

Bowers & Wilkins recently updated its entire CM Series lineup. Brent Butterworth sits down with the CM1 S2 mini-monitor, which at $1,100/pair is the least expensive model in the group.

Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Myron Ho | Jan 12, 2015

 

For the budget-minded AV fan who wants to get a taste of what Dolby Atmos can bring to the home theater experience, Onkyo offers the $899 HT-S7700, a complete system with a 7.2-channel receiver, a 10-inch sub, and a speaker system with Atmos-enabled fronts. Check out Myron Ho's review.

Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Terry London | Jan 7, 2015

 

Terry London explores the Rhythm 1.1 stereo preamplifier from Backert Labs. This tube-based preamp includes a self-biasing circuit and easy-access tube door on the top panel that makes it very easy to experiment with different tubes.

SVS Prime Tower Speaker Reviewed

SVS Prime Tower Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Jan 5, 2015

 

SVS has introduced its Prime Series speaker lineup, a lower-priced alternative to the company's acclaimed Ultra Series. Brent Butterworth puts the new Prime Tower speakers to the test to see how they perform.

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Dec 31, 2014

 

Headphone listening, often referred to as "head-fi," has changed radically during the past decade. Headphones used to be devices that were employed only when speakers weren't practical. But for many younger audiophiles, headphone listening has developed into a unique and...

Panasonic TC-65AX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Panasonic TC-65AX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Dec 29, 2014

 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Panasonic's TC-65AX800U, a 65-inch 4K LED/LCD television that sports edge LED lighting with local dimming, active 3D capability, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and the Life+Screen Web platform.

Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | Dec 24, 2014

 

Certain names in the audio industry tend to excite, especially when they arrive at your door. Arcam is one such name, and my experiences with their products, both through reviews as well as demos, has been exceedingly positive. As such,...

Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Dec 22, 2014

 

Brent Butterworth reviews the Rogersound Labs CG4 speaker system. What did he think of this 5.1-channel home theater system that sells for $2,075? Read on to find out.

M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Dec 17, 2014

 

Bob Barrett explores M&K Sound's flagship X12 subwoofer, which uses two 12-inch drivers in a push-pull configuration and a Class D amplifier rated at 400 watts continuous and 700 watts peak.

ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Jerry Del Colliano | Dec 15, 2014

 

Jerry Del Colliano reviews ATI's Signature Series AT6002, a two-channel, 300-watt Class AB amplifier that carries an MSRP of $3,995. To say that he came away impressed would be a huge understatement.

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RBH Reveals New Signature SV Series Speakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/26/2015

The new Signature SV Series speaker lineup from RBH Sound was on display at CES 2015. The series includes an assortment of floorstanding, bookshelf, surround, and center-channel models, as well as two subwoofer offerings. All models use the company's proprietary...

Mobile Fidelity Shows Off New DSD Mastering Technology

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/25/2015

As part of its CES demo, Mobile Fidelity highlighted music tracks mastered with the company's new Ultradisc UHR GAIN HD mastering technology, designed to achieve "a higher level of musical accuracy, resolution and fidelity from CD." The first three CD...

Klipsch to Launch Reference Premiere Wireless Speakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/24/2015

At CES, Klipsch showed off its new Reference Premiere speaker system, a WiSA-compliant wireless speaker system that includes one floorstanding model (RP-440WF), one bookshelf monitor (RP-140WM), one center channel (RP-440WC), and one subwoofer (RP-110WSW). Sources are connected to the RP-HUB1...

Sennheiser Cuts the Cord with New RS Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/23/2015

Sennheiser's new RS line of wireless over-the-ear headphones is well suited for the home audio market, to enable private listening of your HT or stereo system without the limitations of a wired headphone. Sennheiser uses a proprietary wireless link that...

TIDAL Announces Top Played Albums and Tracks

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/22/2015

TIDAL was a hot commodity at the recent CES, with a number of high-end audio manufacturers streaming the lossless, CD-quality service for their demos. TIDAL is a subscription-based service ($19.99 per month) that offers access to more than 25 million...

Marantz Releases New Midrange NA6005 Network Audio Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/21/2015

Marantz has introduced a new $649 network audio player, the NA6005, due out in February. The NA6005 supports hi-res audio playback, including DSD and 24/192 FLAC/WAV files. You can connect to your network via either WiFi or Ethernet, the player...

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