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It took seven years for Pass Labs to come out with its new XA.8 Series of amplifiers. As Terry London discovers in his review of the new XA60.8 60-watt Class A mono-block amplifier, the wait was definitely worth it.
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Nov 26, 2014|
The Mo-Fi headphones from Blue Microphones are visually distinctive, rugged, and very comfortable, but how do they perform? Steven Stone puts these over-the-ear headphones to the test.
Nov 19, 2014|
Myron Ho reviews Bowers & Wilkins' new CM6 S2 bookshelf speaker, which retails for $2,000/pair and incorporates technologies from the company's much more expensive speaker lines.
Nov 17, 2014|
Vizio's M Series TV lineup brings full-array LED backlighting with local dimming to a more affordable price range. Adrienne Maxwell reviews the 60-inch M602i-B3, which also includes the V.I.A. Plus smart TV platform and a remote with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Nov 12, 2014|
Steven Stone auditions V-Moda's XS on-ear headphones, which replace the company's M-80 on-ear model and offer a number of improvements.
Nov 9, 2014|
GoldenEar Technology's highly acclaimed Triton Series finally has its leader, with the introduction of the flagship Triton One. Dennis Burger puts the Triton One to the test to see how it compares with the other models in the Triton line.
Nov 5, 2014|
Jerry Del Colliano reviews Ultimate Ears' top-shelf pair of custom in-ear monitors. The $999 In-Ear Reference Monitors are designed to reproduce accurate, studio-quality sound for those who demand neutrality.
Nov 3, 2014|
Brian Kahn reviews PS Audio's DirectStream DAC, a completely re-envisioned product that, among other things, converts all signals to DSD. How does it perform? Read on to find out.
Oct 29, 2014|
Sean Killebrew checks out Polk's new desktop audio speaker, the Hampden. This powered two-way speaker combines a gorgeous design with desirable connection options like Bluetooth (with aptX) and direct USB.
Oct 27, 2014|
When I was asked if I'd be interested in reviewing M&K Sound's new THX Ultra2-certified S300 Series loudspeakers, I jumped at the chance. I was curious about the current status of this well-established, high-quality brand since it went through a...
Oct 22, 2014|
Panasonic has completely re-imagined its smart TV platform for 2014. Adrienne Maxwell explores the new Life+Screen experience, which puts a strong emphasis on personalization and customization.
Oct 20, 2014|
Now that Panasonic has exited the plasma TV business, the company is focused on upping its game in the LED/LCD department. How does the new TC-55AS650U LED/LCD measure up? Adrienne Maxwell finds out.
To assist our readers with any AV-related holiday shopping they might do, we're introducing a series of "Good, Better, Best" articles that explain what you can expect to find at various price points, with some product examples. The first category: HDTVs.
Audio-Technica has announced a new addition to the SonicPro line of high-performance headphones. The ATH-MSR7 over-the-ear headphones feature True Motion 45mm drivers and a two-layer aluminum/magnesium housing. The headphones come in black or gun metal (shown here) and will be...
For those of you who may not follow Taylor Swift's career that closely (gasp!), the artist recently pulled her entire catalog from Spotify. Now, the New York Times and other media outlets are reporting that Swift's label, Sony Music, is...
FierceCable is reporting that Nielsen will soon begin measuring the audience numbers for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. These numbers won't affect the official Nielsen ratings, but they will provide a clearer picture of how large a show's viewing...
HiFiMAN recently introduced a new headphone amplifier, the EF100, that combines tube and solid-state technology. The EF100 is designed to drive both high-performance headphones and efficient loudspeakers, and it carries a price tag of $499. From HiFiMANHiFiMAN has announced their...
Denon has provided details on its newest flagship AV receiver, the AVR-X7200W, which will go on sale in January. The AVR-X7200W is a 9.2-channel receiver with a power rating of 150 watts per channel; it supports Dolby Atmos and can...
At the International CES in January, Gibson Brands will showcase the new Les Paul Reference Monitors: the LP4 ($599), LP6 ($799), and LP8 ($999). These speakers use carbon-coated titanium tweeters, non-woven carbon woofers, and custom-made amplification, and they will be...
Home theater and audiophile system can be complex and loaded with technical terms that can easily confuse even the savvy enthusiast or consumer. We've compiled a list of many of the most important terms in all of AV for you to read. Use the pull down to find the terms you are looking for or click here for the full list.