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Apr 20, 2016

Sony PS-HX500 Turntable Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Sony's entry-level audiophile turntable, the PS-HX500. This $600 turntable includes a cartridge, a phono preamplifier with RIAA curve, an analog-to-digital processor, and a USB output to make hi-res copies (even 128x DSD) of your LPs. Continue Reading
Sony PS-HX500 Turntable Reviewed

Apr 18, 2016

Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Dennis Burger explores the Hopper 3 whole-home DVR from Dish Network, which adds features like 4K support, universal search, a sports bar mode, and more. Continue Reading
Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Apr 11, 2016

Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

The entry-level Chameleon Series delivers the visual flair we'd expect from Sonus faber at a much lower price, but how does the new Chameleon B bookshelf speaker perform? Myron Ho finds out. Continue Reading
Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Apr 06, 2016

1MORE E1001 Triple Driver Earphones Reviewed

Steven Stone auditions the new E1001 earphones from a relatively new player in the headphone market, 1MORE USA. The design, build, and performance of these triple-driver earphones go beyond expectation, given their $99.99 price tag. Continue Reading
1MORE E1001 Triple Driver Earphones Reviewed

Apr 04, 2016

Apple TV (4th Generation) Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell explores Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV. This streaming media player boasts a number of improvements like voice search and an app store, but it's also missing crucial features for our audience. Continue Reading
Apple TV (4th Generation) Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Mar 30, 2016

Bache Audio 002AB Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Terry London reviews Bache Audio's 002AB floorstanding speaker, a hybrid four-way design that combines a full-range eight-inch paper cone transducer and super tweeter with a powered eight-inch mid-bass driver and a 10-inch woofer. Continue Reading
Bache Audio 002AB Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 28, 2016

OEM Systems ICBM Subwoofer System Reviewed

Want the benefits of multiple subs without the big boxes? Brent Butterworth tests the ICBM in-wall subwoofer system from OEM Systems, which includes four eight-inch in-wall subwoofers driven by a single P-500XB amplifier. Continue Reading
OEM Systems ICBM Subwoofer System Reviewed

Mar 21, 2016

Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

In this week's featured review, Dennis Burger explores Onkyo's TX-RZ900 7.2-channel AV receiver. This $1,599 box is well-built and fully loaded with features, but how does it perform? Continue Reading
Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Mar 16, 2016

HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews HiFiMan's $899 HE-560 planar headphone, which promises to combine the sonic attributes of HiFiMan's flagship models in a less expensive, easier-to-drive design. Continue Reading
HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Mar 14, 2016

Rotel RC-1590 Stereo Preamplifier and RB-1590 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Greg Handy reviews the new RC-1590 stereo preamp and RB-1590 stereo amplifier from Rotel. See how the dynamic duo performs in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Rotel RC-1590 Stereo Preamplifier and RB-1590 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 09, 2016

Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Terry London reviews the Rhumba 1.1 stereo preamp from Backert Lab, which delivers much of the performance of the higher-end Rhythm 1.1 at less than half the cost. Continue Reading
Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Mar 07, 2016

Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation) 4K Streaming Media Player

Adrienne Maxwell explores Amazon's new 4K-friendly Fire TV streaming media player to see how it compares with original Fire TV and other 4K boxes from Roku and Nvidia. Continue Reading
Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation) 4K Streaming Media Player

Feb 29, 2016

MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

Greg Handy reviews two additions to MartinLogan's Stealth Series of architectural speakers: the Vanquish in-ceiling speaker and the Axis in-wall speaker, both of which utilize the company's Folded Motion XT tweeters and a bezel-less frame. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

Feb 24, 2016

LG webOS Smart TV Platform Reviewed

In 2013, LG bought webOS from Hewlett-Packard. In 2014, LG replaced the proprietary smart platform in its networkable TVs with... Continue Reading
LG webOS Smart TV Platform Reviewed

Feb 22, 2016

LG 65EF9500 4K OLED TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews LG's 65EF9500, one of the first non-curved models in the company's line of 4K OLED TVs. Is OLED performance really as good as everyone says? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
LG 65EF9500 4K OLED TV Reviewed

Feb 17, 2016

Visual Apex Fixed Frame Pro Grey 5D Projection Screen Reviewed

High-brightness, home-entertainment-oriented projectors are all the rage these days. Compared with a home theater projector that emphasizes black level over... Continue Reading
Visual Apex Fixed Frame Pro Grey 5D Projection Screen Reviewed

Feb 15, 2016

Outlaw Audio Model 5000 Amplifier Reviewed

Myron Ho reviews Outlaw Audio's Model 5000 amplifier, a five-channel, Class AB design rated at 120 watts per channel that's priced at just $599. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio Model 5000 Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 10, 2016

Blue Microphones Lola Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

I reviewed Blue Microphones' first entry into the headphone market, the $349 Mo-Fi, in November 2014. Since then the Mo-Fi... Continue Reading
Blue Microphones Lola Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Feb 08, 2016

Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews Paradigm's Prestige 2000SW subwoofer, which features a 15-inch driver, a 2,000-watt Class D amplifier, a variety of attractive finishes, and the company's excellent Perfect Bass Kit. Continue Reading
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer Reviewed

Feb 03, 2016

Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Brian Kahn reviews Monster's DNA Pro 2.0 over-the-ear headphones and the accompanying Monster Sound Experience app that serves as a music player and includes EQ options for different music genres. Continue Reading
Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

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