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Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | Jan 28, 2015

 

Sony's entry-level NWZ-A17SLV hi-res music player supports 24/192 music playback, has a 64GB hard drive (expandable via MicroSD card), and includes an FM tuner and video/photo playback. How does this $300 player perform? Sean Killebrew finds out.

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.

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Today Is National TV Safety Day

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/31/2015

Did you know that, every 45 minutes in the U.S., a child is taken to the ER for injuries caused by a TV that is not properly secured? That's why the CEA and Safe Kids Worldwide are jointly promoting January...

Sharp's 2015 UHD TV Lineup Announced

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/30/2015

Sharp has provided details on its full 2015 lineup of 4K Ultra HD TVs, which will include screen sizes from 43 up to 80 inches. The line features three "standard" UHD TV series and the new "Beyond 4K Ultra HD...

Sonos 5.3 App is Now Available in Beta for Android Users

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/29/2015

For all you Sonos users out there, the company has updated its Sonos control app to address some concerns that users had with the previous version. The new version 5.3, which is currently available in beta for Android users, makes...

VUDU Streaming Stick Arrives at Walmart

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/28/2015

Janko Roettgers over at Gigaom.com is reporting that the VUDU Spark streaming stick is now available at many Walmart stores. The Spark costs just $24.95 and allows you to add the VUDU streaming service to your non-networkable TV, as long...

RTI Delivers New Control System Kit

By HomeTheaterReview.com 01/27/2015

Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) has introduced a new control system kit that includes the T2i universal remote, the RP-4 RF control processor, and the RTiPanel app for iOS. RTI says this package is ideal for control of a smaller home...

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...

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