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Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | May 22, 2017

 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Sony's UBP-X800, a universal Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports SACD/DVD-Audio playback, offers Bluetooth audio output, and features streaming services like Netflix, VUDU, and Amazon Video.

Denon AH-D7200 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Denon AH-D7200 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Scott Schumer | May 17, 2017

 

Denon was founded in 1910, originally manufacturing single-sided disc records and gramophones. The company first began producing hi-fi audio components in 1971 and introduced its first headphone line in 1990. Fast-forward through a number of mergers, and the Denon+Marantz Group...

SunBriteTV Veranda SB-6574UHD Outdoor UHD TV Reviewed

SunBriteTV Veranda SB-6574UHD Outdoor UHD TV Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Jerry Del Colliano | May 15, 2017

 

Jerry Del Colliano reviews SunBriteTV's Veranda SB-6574UHD Outdoor UHD TV, a direct-backlight LED/LCD TV that's designed to be brighter and more weather-resistant than your standard indoor TV.

Benchmark AHB2 Reference Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Benchmark AHB2 Reference Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Ben Shyman | May 10, 2017

 

Every enthusiast, audiophile, and equipment reviewer has different criteria for selecting reference equipment. Some embrace gear based just on sound quality; others embrace gear on sound quality along with design philosophy. When it comes to amplification, I am admittedly a...

Ohm Acoustics Walsh Tall 5000 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Ohm Acoustics Walsh Tall 5000 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Greg Handy | May 8, 2017

 

Greg Handy auditions the Walsh Tall 5000 tower speaker from Ohm Acoustics, which uses a Coherent Line Source (CLS) full-range driver developed by Lincoln Walsh.

PlayStation Vue Internet TV Service Reviewed

PlayStation Vue Internet TV Service Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | May 3, 2017

 

I recently decided to cut the cord and get rid of satellite TV service, a journey you can read more about here. I came to the realization early on that, while on-demand subscription services like Netflix and Hulu are great,...

Polk MagniFi Mini 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Polk MagniFi Mini 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | May 1, 2017

 

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Polk's MagniFi Mini 2.1-channel soundbar system. The Mini soundbar uses Polk's patented SDA technology to produce a much broader soundstage than you'd expect from such a petite package.

Sanus Cadenza75 AV Stand Reviewed

Sanus Cadenza75 AV Stand Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Apr 26, 2017

 

Like many of you, I'm sure, I find myself in a weird sort of home theater limbo, a nebulous plane of existence where my main home theater system isn't housed in a dedicated room but rather a multi-purpose living space....

Optoma HD27 1080p DLP Projector Reviewed

Optoma HD27 1080p DLP Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Apr 24, 2017

 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the HD27 from Optoma. This 1080p, 3D-capable single-chip DLP projector has a rated light output of 3,200 lumens and an asking price of just $649.

PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Apr 19, 2017

 

If you ask almost any audio expert about value, they will tell you that the middle-priced product in any manufacturer's product line is usually the best in terms of price/performance/value. Despite this fact, most "mid-priced" products get the least amount...

Monitor Audio PL200 II Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Monitor Audio PL200 II Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Apr 17, 2017

 

Brent Butterworth reviews the PL200 II tower speaker from Monitor Audio's Platinum II Series, which incorporates a new Micro Pleated Diaphragm tweeter, among other improvements. Find out what he thought of the PL200 II's performance in this week's featured review.

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New Hisense UHD/HDR TVs Are Now Available

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/26/2017

Hisense has announced that its 2017 line of UHD TVs is now available, including the premium H9D and H9D Plus models that featue HDR, Wide Color Gamut, Motion Rate, and local limming technologies. The two H9 Series are available in...

Audio-Technica Launches the ATH-DSR7BT Wireless Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/25/2017

Audio-Technica's new $299 ATH-DSR7BT over-the-ear headphones are the company's first Bluetooth headphones to employ Pure Digital Drive technology, which keeps the audio signal digital from source to driver. These headphones support the aptX HD, aptX, and AAC codecs, as well...

MarkAudio-SOTA to Unveil New Cesti MB Speaker at the LA Audio Show

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/24/2017

MarkAudio-SOTA will unveil its latest speaker, the Cesti MB, at the upcoming LA Audio Show. Priced at $1,595/pair, the Cesti MB uses a single all-range 4.4-inch symmetric driver and employs the company's proprietary minimalist control network to precisely control the...

VIZIO Adds HDR10 Streaming to E Series TVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/23/2017

VIZIO has announced the addition of HDR10 streaming support to its newest E Series UHD TVs. A free firmware update is available for six models, ranging in size from 55 to 80 inches, that will allow HDR streaming through services...

Outlaw Audio Introduces the RR2160 Retro Receiver

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/22/2017

Outlaw Audio has introduced an upgrade to its classic two-channel RR2150 Retro receiver. The new RR2160 adds network features like DLNA streaming and Internet radio, as well as hi-res audio and HD Radio support--plus an updated phono input. The RR2160...

Mytek Introduces the Brooklyn AMP Stereo Amplifier

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/19/2017

Mytek has introduced a new stereo amplifier, designed to complement its Brooklyn DAC. The Brooklyn AMP is, according to Mytek, a "triode Class A-sounding Class D" design rated at 300 watts per channel at eight ohms. The amp will be...

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