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Reading Past Star Ratings in AV Reviews

Reading Past Star Ratings in AV Reviews

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Jerry Del Colliano discusses our five-star ratings system and explains why ratings don't (and shouldn't) tell the whole story in any review. Read More

 
The Pioneer SW-8MK2 Meets the Meters

The Pioneer SW-8MK2 Meets the Meters

By Brent Butterworth

 

Our previous review of Pioneer's $160 SW-8MK2 subwoofer certainly generated some chatter, so we asked Brent Butterworth to dig a little deeper. How did the SW-8MK2 (both the stock and modified versions) perform on his test bench. Read on to find out. Read More

 
Pros and Cons of Today's Top Streaming Media Players

Pros and Cons of Today's Top Streaming Media Players

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Trying to decide which streaming media player to add to your home entertainment system? Adrienne Maxwell offers the pros and cons for the major offerings from Roku, Amazon, Apple, and Google. Read More

 
The Good, Better, and Best Headphones on the Market Today

The Good, Better, and Best Headphones on the Market Today

By Brent Butterworth

 

In our third Good Better Best article, Brent Butterworth covers the headphone category, which includes a lot of worthy options for audiophiles of all budgets. Wondering what to look for at the different price points? Whether to go over-ear, on-ear, or in-ear? Brent has the answers. Read More

 
The Good, Better, and Best AV Receivers on the Market Today

The Good, Better, and Best AV Receivers on the Market Today

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

In the second installment of our Good Better Best series, we break down the crowded and often-confusing AV receiver category. What will your money get you in the entry-level, mid-level, and high-end categories, in both performance and features? Read More

 
Why AV Enthusiasts Should Be Mad at Fireplaces

Why AV Enthusiasts Should Be Mad at Fireplaces

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Some people won't consider buying a home that lacks a fireplace, so who would be crazy enough to rip out or cover up their living room's beautiful fireplace? Someone who cares about AV performance, that's who. Jerry Del Colliano discusses why AV lovers should shun these acoustic and logistical nightmares. Read More

 
The Good, Better, and Best HDTVs on the Market Today

The Good, Better, and Best HDTVs on the Market Today

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

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. Read More

 
Who Is on Your Audiophile Mount Rushmore?

Who Is on Your Audiophile Mount Rushmore?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

If you had to pick four people to honor on the Audiophile Mount Rushmore, who would they be and why? Check out our list of potential candidates, and see who Jerry Del Colliano would select. Read More

 
Seven Steps to Hi-Res Audio Heaven

Seven Steps to Hi-Res Audio Heaven

By Mark Smotroff

 

Intrigued by high-resolution audio but unsure how to begin? Mark Smotroff outlines the gear you need and other important things to consider as you begin your journey toward higher-quality music. Read More

 
Five AV Categories That Are Much Cheaper (and Better) Than They Were Five Years Ago

Five AV Categories That Are Much Cheaper (and Better) Than They Were Five Years Ago

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

There's no denying that your hard-earned dollar goes a lot further these days when it comes to buying AV gear. Jerry Del Colliano highlights five categories where prices have fallen as performance has risen. Read More