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Oppo PM-1 Over-the-Ear Planar Headphones Reviewed

Oppo PM-1 Over-the-Ear Planar Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Jul 23, 2014

 

Up to now, Oppo hasn't been a brand that is usually associated with personal and two-channel audio. Oppo made its name in video with market-leading DVD players and then universal disc players. However, just as man cannot live by bread...

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Universal Remote Control Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Jul 16, 2014

 

I've always been a fan of Harmony's universal remotes, mostly because I've appreciated the simplicity of the company's Web-based setup wizard that intuitively walks you through the process of adding devices and programming activities like Watch TV, Watch a...

Sophia Electric Magic 126S-03 Amplifier Reviewed

Sophia Electric Magic 126S-03 Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Jul 9, 2014

 

During my exploration of 300B tube-based power amplifiers over the last couple of years, I became aware that one of the highest-regarded manufacturers of current production 300B tubes was the USA-based company Sophia Electric, located in Vienna, Virginia. I purchased...

Infinity R263 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Infinity R263 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Jul 7, 2014

 

Ask some old audiophile (like me) about Infinity, and he'll probably tell you about the Infinity Reference Series speaker, which broke the $40,000/pair price barrier way back in the 1980s. Or he might talk about the Servo Statik 1, which...

Samsung Smart Hub 2014 Web Platform Reviewed

Samsung Smart Hub 2014 Web Platform Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Jul 2, 2014

 

Samsung's Smart Hub is an ever-evolving Web platform; each year, the company seems compelled to tweak things to alter the user experience -- sometimes dramatically, sometimes subtly. While the 2014 version has the same general look and navigation as the...

MartinLogan Motion SLM-XL Floorstanding Speaker

MartinLogan Motion SLM-XL Floorstanding Speaker

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Myron Ho | Jun 30, 2014

 

Myron Ho digs into one of his favorite brands of speakers with a classic form factor designed for a new era of buyers.

Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Jun 25, 2014

 

Like many music and home theater enthusiasts, I find bookshelf speakers very appealing. Done right, they can seem almost magical in their ability to cast a large, lifelike 3D soundstage without being intrusive in your living space. Canadian loudspeaker company...

Samsung UN65HU8550 UHD TV Reviewed

Samsung UN65HU8550 UHD TV Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Jun 23, 2014

 

It's been almost one year since we reviewed our first Ultra HD TV, the Sony XBR-55X900A. That 55-inch TV had an MSRP of $5,000, and the only UHD content I had at my disposal was a demo reel that Sony...

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By HomeTheaterReview.com | Jun 18, 2014

 

No one in their right mind sits around and thinks that what the world needs is another Bluetooth speaker. I'm not saying that the people at Aperion Audio are crazy, but evidently someone at the company decided that the world...

Cambridge Audio Aero 6 Floorstanding Speaker

Cambridge Audio Aero 6 Floorstanding Speaker

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Jun 16, 2014

 

Brent Butterworth reviews the Cambridge Audio Aero 6 and, in doing, discusses the trouble with tweeters. Are the Aeros audiophile worthy? Read on to find out.

MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Jun 11, 2014

 

"Little boxes on the countertop,Little boxes made of ticky tacky,Little boxes on the countertop,Little boxes all the same." With apologies to Malvina Reynolds, that little paraphrased ditty runs through my head every time I survey the landscape of Bluetooth and...

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Panasonic Opening LUMIX Lifestyle Store

By HomeTheaterReview.com 07/25/2014

Panasonic is going retail. It has just opened its first LUMIX Lounge concept store-within-store in Fairfield, NJ. The store will feature headphones, portable audio, mobile power, and 4K video and still cameras including the debut of its LUMIX GH4 hybrid...

New Amp and CD Player From Marantz

By HomeTheaterReview.com 07/24/2014

Two new pieces of gear are on the market from Marantz. One is an entry level amp, the PM5005, and the other is a CD player, the CD5004.The PM5005 offers 55W per channel into 4 ohm and the CD5004 offers...

Popcornflix Free On Xbox

By HomeTheaterReview.com 07/23/2014

Now that Microsoft is no longer requiring monthly subsciptions to access certain streaming services user can access Popcornflix for free. Popcornflix and sister app FrightPix are using the elimination of the paywall as a way to get into more households....

CBS Sports HD Now On Verizon

By HomeTheaterReview.com 07/23/2014

Last week Verizon added the CBS Sports Network in High-Definition to subscribers of its Verizon FiOS package. It adds college football, basketball and tennis including MLB. From TV PredictionsVerizon last week added CBS Sports Network in High-Definition, Verizon spokesman Bill...

HDtracks Give Free Music To Sprint Users

By HomeTheaterReview.com 07/22/2014

If you own an HTC One Harman Kardon Edition or LG G2 from Sprint then you are due a free gift from HDtracks. They are supplying a free music sampler to owners of either in 24-bit quality. From HDtracksHDtracks.com, the...

Samsung and Barnes and Noble Team Up

By HomeTheaterReview.com 07/22/2014

The ever-crowded tablet market just got a little bit smaller. Samsung is teaming up with Barnes and Nobles to develop a new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook device. Is it a NOOK? Is it a tablet? Well, it's a tablet with...

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