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Jan 28, 2015

Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Jan 26, 2015

Cocktail Audio X10 Music System Reviewed

Brain Kahn reviews the X10 music system from Cocktail Audio. This $580 product combines a 2TB music server, a network audio player, a CD player, and a stereo amplifier in one petite, easy-to-set-up package. Continue Reading
Cocktail Audio X10 Music System Reviewed

Jan 21, 2015

Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Jan 19, 2015

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Jan 12, 2015

Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

Jan 07, 2015

Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Jan 05, 2015

SVS Prime Tower Speaker Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
SVS Prime Tower Speaker Reviewed

Dec 31, 2014

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Headphone listening, often referred to as "head-fi," has changed radically during the past decade. Headphones used to be devices that... Continue Reading
Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Dec 29, 2014

Panasonic TC-65AX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Panasonic TC-65AX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Dec 24, 2014

Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Certain names in the audio industry tend to excite, especially when they arrive at your door. Arcam is one such... Continue Reading
Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Dec 22, 2014

Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Dec 17, 2014

M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

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. Continue Reading
M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Dec 15, 2014

ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews ATI's Signature Series AT6002, a two-channel, 300-watt Class AB amplifier that carries an MSRP of $3,995. To say that he came away impressed would be a huge understatement. Continue Reading
ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 10, 2014

Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Oppo Digital's HA-1, which combines an excellent headphone amplifier, a stereo preamp, and a digital-to-analog converter into one well-constructed $1,199 package. Continue Reading
Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 08, 2014

Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Outlaw Audio has introduced a brand new subwoofer, the Ultra-X12, that sells for $639. In our exclusive review, Brent Butterworth puts this 12-inch, 350-watt subwoofer through his full arsenal of demos and measurement tests. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Dec 03, 2014

Concert Fidelity DAC-040BD Vacuum Tube DAC Reviewed

Terry London explores the high-end DAC-040BD vacuum tube digital-to-analog converter from Concert Fidelity, an upgraded version of his long-time reference DAC. How would the new model compare with the original? Continue Reading
Concert Fidelity DAC-040BD Vacuum Tube DAC Reviewed

Dec 01, 2014

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Nov 26, 2014

Blue Microphones Mo-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

The Mo-Fi headphones from Blue Microphones are visually distinctive, rugged, and very comfortable, but how do they perform? Steven Stone puts these over-the-ear headphones to the test. Continue Reading
Blue Microphones Mo-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Nov 24, 2014

Pass Labs XA60.8 Mono-block Amplifier Reviewed

It took seven years for Pass Labs to come out with its new XA.8 Series of amplifiers. As Terry London discovers in his review of the new XA60.8 60-watt Class A mono-block amplifier, the wait was definitely worth it. Continue Reading
Pass Labs XA60.8 Mono-block Amplifier Reviewed

Nov 19, 2014

Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Myron Ho reviews Bowers & Wilkins' new CM6 S2 bookshelf speaker, which retails for $2,000/pair and incorporates technologies from the company's much more expensive speaker lines. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

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