Ever since TVs became a household commodity, manufacturers have continued to improve upon quality, features, and design. So far, each new year of the past few years have upped screen size by at least an inch or so. If you have the budget (and allocated space), all video can be enjoyed to over 80 inches more »
When it comes to upgrading home entertainment experiences, a brand new TV isn’t the only answer. Sure, if you own a clunker that would do better in the garage or guest bedroom, new TV it is. But if you already own a great flat panel unit, then it’s going to be either furniture and/or audio more »
Soundfreaq has (finally) announced the availability of its Double Spot Bluetooth wireless speaker. I had been wondering about this one ever since I had the hands-on opportunity to check it out at CES 2014. It’s the design that drew me in – it could draw you in as well. When you’re a portable Bluetooth speaker, more »
Portable Bluetooth speakers are quite popular right now. Maybe too popular, as it seems that more are announced every other week. It is a pretty saturated market. So it makes sense for big audio companies to flex their strength and savvy, focusing more on audio and less on portable. Pound-for-pound, a home system will best more »
The “sound platform” category continues to grow. These are products that act as a base for your TV and provide much meatier sound than your average, smaller soundbars. For its part, Yamaha calls this kind of product a “TV speaker base.” And now it’s introduced the SRT-1000, which it claims is the first such product to offer “true” 5.1-channel surround sound.
Sonos has a great selection of wireless-enabled speakers to fit in any room in any home. Whether you’re a casual listener or hardcore audiophile, you can appreciate being able to move music freely without having to fuss with wires. Those who own and use Sonos speakers should already be familiar with this, except that doing more »
The company says the $799.99 R-20B particularly excels at quality reproduction of dialogue, which it says is a problem with many existing soundbars.
Atlantic Technology today introduced an innovative approach for “upgrading” existing speakers in a home to the Dolby Atmos surround sound system with its new 44-DA Dolby Atmos-enabled home theater speaker module.
Bowers & Wilkins introduced new models of its CM Series of loudspeakers, which feature its Decoupled Double Dome tweeter technology.
Energy today launched its $599.99 Energy Connoisseur CS-30 soundbar, featuring plug n’ play functionality, Dolby Digital decoding, 3D surround mode and Bluetooth streaming capabilities.
Jamo introduced the second generation of its Concert Series loudspeakers, consisting of 10 models. The series emphasizes high design and superior sound.
If you own a non-wireless speaker and have been wondering if you’ve been missing out, you have. Seriously, wireless is the way to go, especially with such choice of mobile audio streaming. But not everyone is ready and willing to toss out money and replace a perfectly good speaker. I wouldn’t, especially a high-quality favorite. more »