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Pandora Premium Music Service Reviewed

Pandora Premium Music Service Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Jun 21, 2017

 

I have long been a fan of Pandora's free music streaming service. While I have apps for Spotify, Apple Radio, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music on my iPhone, the Pandora app is usually the first one I launch when I want...

Indy Audio Labs Acurus ACT 4 AV Preamp Reviewed

Indy Audio Labs Acurus ACT 4 AV Preamp Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Jun 14, 2017

 

Dennis Burger examines the Acurus 4 from Indy Audio Labs. This 13.3-channel AV preamp supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2.

 Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Jun 12, 2017

 

Brian Kahn reviews Sony's VPL-VW675ES, a native 4K SXRD projector that supports HDR and a wider color gamut, has a rated light output of 1,800 lumens, and carries an asking price of $14,999.99.

OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Jun 5, 2017

 

Dennis Burger reviews OPPO Digital's audiophile-oriented UDP-205, a UHD universal disc player with high-quality DAC/preamp/headphone amplifier functionality.

Paradigm PW Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Paradigm PW Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Dennis Burger | May 29, 2017

 

Dennis Burger auditions Paradigm's PW soundbar, a three-channel soundbar that features Anthem Room Correction, HDMI/HDR pass-through, and network functions like DTS PlayFi and Airplay.

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,...

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Origin Acoustics Upgrades Director and LCR Series

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/22/2017

Origin Acoustics has announced upgraded versions of its Director Series in-ceiling speakers (shown here) and LCR in-wall speakers. The company has shaved up to two inches of depth off the three-way models in the Director Series, improved output sensitivity by...

Philips Announces Availability of 5000 Series UHD TVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/21/2017

Philips has announced that its 5000 Series of UHD TVs is now available. This line of LED/LCD TVs features HDR10 support and Chromecast built-in, for wireless streaming from mobile devices and compatibility with Google Assistant voice control. The 5000 Series...

Audeze Introduces LCD-i4 In-Ear Monitors

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/20/2017

Audeze has introduced the LCD-i4, an in-ear version of the company's popular LCD-4 that we recently reviewed. The LCD-i4 features a 30mm driver with an ultra-thin diaphragm and Audeze's patented focused magnet technology and Uniforce voice-coil technology. The LCD-i4 is...

Xbox One X to Arrive in November

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/19/2017

Microsoft has announced that its newest gaming console, the Xbox One X, will be available in November for $499. Like the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, but the new model is reportedly...

Sony Introduces New X720E and X690E UHD TVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/17/2017

Sony has added five new Ultra HD models to its TV line. The KD-X720E Series (with screen sizes of 43, 49, and 55 inches) and the KD-X690E Series (with screen sizes of 60 and 70 inches) fall at the lower...

New Planar Headphones From Acoustic Research

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/16/2017

Acoustic Research has introduced a new over-the-ear headphone that uses planar driver technology. The AR-H1 uses 86mm planar drivers with a neodymium magnet array and has a stated frequency response of 10 to 70 kHz. Sensitivity is rated at 100...

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