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Oct 02, 2019

Sony UBP-X700 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony's UBP-X700 is the least-expensive Ultra HD Blu-ray player in the company's 2019 lineup. Presently priced at $199, it's also... Continue Reading
Sony UBP-X700 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sep 30, 2019

Sony UBP-X1100ES Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

With the recent proliferation of Dolby Vision content, Sony decided to release a new line of Ultra HD Blu-ray players... Continue Reading
Sony UBP-X1100ES Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sep 24, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar with Formation Bass

In my time covering the CE industry, I've had the pleasuring of reviewing many of the top-performing soundbars in the... Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bar with Formation Bass

Sep 23, 2019

Technics SU-G700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Technics is a brand that has been with us seemingly forever, and as a result there is no shortage of... Continue Reading
Technics SU-G700 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 18, 2019

Orb Audio Booster1 Micro Soundbar/Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

Is it just me, or are TV and movie sound engineers actually getting worse at making dialogue easily discernable in... Continue Reading
Orb Audio Booster1 Micro Soundbar/Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

Sep 16, 2019

D'Agostino Progression Preamplifier Reviewed

Brian says the D'Agostino Progression Preamplifier went above and beyond his sonic expectations, delivering the warmth of tubes without the headaches associated with tubes. Continue Reading
D'Agostino Progression Preamplifier Reviewed

Sep 11, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bass Wireless Subwoofer Reviewed

Jerry says the Formation Bass is expensive for what it is, but that it delivers excellent performance and a gorgeous design to complement the rest of the Formation ecosystem. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Bass Wireless Subwoofer Reviewed

Sep 09, 2019

Sonus faber Gravis VI Subwoofer Reviewed

Dennis says that Sonus faber's Gravis VI subwoofer is the single most gorgeous audio component to ever cross his threshold. But does its unusual design deliver the goods in terms of performance? Continue Reading
Sonus faber Gravis VI Subwoofer Reviewed

Sep 04, 2019

Krell Chorus 5200 XD Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

My first experience with Krell's iBias technology was when I reviewed the company's entry-level Theater 7 multichannel home theater amplifier.... Continue Reading
Krell Chorus 5200 XD Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 02, 2019

Sennheiser Ambeo 5.1.4 Soundbar Reviewed

Bob Barrett goes big with Sennheiser's new Ambeo soundbar, installing it in a dedicated home theater to hear how it stacks up against a full-fledged component surround sound system. Continue Reading
Sennheiser Ambeo 5.1.4 Soundbar Reviewed

Aug 28, 2019

1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Reviewed

My very limited experience with 1MORE in the past generally left me with more questions than answers. I've always found... Continue Reading
1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Aug 26, 2019

Vizio P Series Quantum X Ultra HD Smart TV Reviewed

The Vizio P Series Quantum X is, according to the company, their brightest, most colorful, most accurate display to date.... Continue Reading
Vizio P Series Quantum X Ultra HD Smart TV Reviewed

Aug 21, 2019

Focal Utopia Headphones Reviewed

Focal's Utopia headphone at $3,999 represents an extreme no-expense-spared approach to design, components, and materials. Granted, for some in... Continue Reading
Focal Utopia Headphones Reviewed

Aug 19, 2019

Pioneer VSX-LX504 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver Reviewed

The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX504 offers a ton of features for a $1000-ish AVR, but are those features enough to put it on equal footing with the best of the bunch in this price range? Continue Reading
Pioneer VSX-LX504 9.2-Channel Network AV Receiver Reviewed

Aug 14, 2019

MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers Reviewed

Retailing for $6,495 per pair, the MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 is the smallest and least expensive offering in the company's... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers Reviewed

Aug 12, 2019

Aperion Audio Novus 5.0.2 Speaker System Reviewed

Dylan says Aperion's new Novus 5.0.2 surround sound system represents an interesting departure from the norm for the company, both in terms of styling and functionality. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Novus 5.0.2 Speaker System Reviewed

Aug 07, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Audio Reviewed

Andrew says the new B&W Formation Audio is the only way to bring legacy audio devices into the new wireless Formation ecosystem. But it comes at a hefty price. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Audio Reviewed

Aug 05, 2019

SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Reviewed

SVS, the highly acclaimed online consumer direct retailer best known for its subwoofers, has introduced a new tower speaker that... Continue Reading
SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Reviewed

Jul 31, 2019

Focal Stellia Headphones Reviewed

Bob Barrett calls Focal's Stellia closed-back headpphone the "headphone that future high-end headphones will be judged against." Continue Reading
Focal Stellia Headphones Reviewed

Jul 29, 2019

Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo Wireless Loudspeakers Reviewed

Andrew says that Bowers & Wilkins may have just created one of the best all-around wireless speakers (and ecosystems) for those wanting something more high-end. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo Wireless Loudspeakers Reviewed

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