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Xbox One: One to Rule Them All

Xbox One: One to Rule Them All

Microsoft has just lifted the wraps off its brand new console - the Xbox One. Find out more about the new console, its new Kinect sensor, controller, games and our thoughts of it in our special coverage article.

A HWZ PlayTest Event - Smart AV for Your Home

A HWZ PlayTest Event - Smart AV for Your Home

A well set-up home entertainment system doesn't only perform well, but looks good too. With so many components to consider such as the television set, speakers, amplifier, set-top decks and networking gear, just how do you go about deciding what to get and managing all of them? HardwareZone teamed up with Home & Decor, Mudian, ASUS, Panasonic and Yamaha to conduct a Smart Home AV PlayTest event to help our readers do just that. Find out what took place!

a-Jays One+ - Bright and Metallic Tones

a-Jays One+ - Bright and Metallic Tones

With signature matte-black looks, the "+" in a-Jays One+ denotes compatibility with Android smartphones, with a single button which helps control playback and microphone housed in the in-line pod. Read on to find out if it met our expectations.

ASUS Essence of Sound Audio Event

ASUS Essence of Sound Audio Event

ASUS has just announced three new USB DAC and headphone amplifiers and headlining the launch is the critically-acclaimed Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition. We were at the launch event to sample their new audio offerings briefly.

iFi Micro iCan Headphone Amplifier - Power to the People

iFi Micro iCan Headphone Amplifier - Power to the People

8.5

On paper the iFi Micro iCan talks the talk. This is a Class A TubeState amplifier that also claims to cherry pick the best features from transistor amplifiers with its "tri-brid" circuitry. In addition it has bass and soundstage enhancement features to enhance a headphone's performance. Now let's see if this amplifier can walk the walk.

Samsung HT-E8200 Blu-ray Sound Bar System - Where's The Bass?

Samsung HT-E8200 Blu-ray Sound Bar System - Where's The Bass?

7.0

To differentiate their sound bar offering from the rest in the field, Samsung has provided the HT-E8200 with a wireless subwoofer and the horizontal speaker comes with a built in Blu-ray player. But is the audio up to scratch to merit consideration for your next home theater system? We find out.

Antec a.m.p. SP1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Looks Could be Deceiving

Antec a.m.p. SP1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Looks Could be Deceiving

6.0

As part of its diversifications efforts, Antec presents the a.m.p. SP1 portable Bluetooth wireless speaker. We play some tunes on it to see how it fares against the current bumper crop of portable wireless Bluetooth speakers.

Pioneer HTZ-HW929BD Home Cinema System - A Minor Update

Pioneer HTZ-HW929BD Home Cinema System - A Minor Update

7.5

The HTZ-HW929BD is the latest sound bar from Pioneer. Comprising of three distinct pieces including a Sound Wing, a Blu-ray player and a subwoofer, the product aims to satisfy all your home theater audio needs in one fell swoop. We assess it in our labs.

Panasonic's New AV Offerings for 2013

Panasonic's New AV Offerings for 2013

At an event held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Singapore, Panasonic allowed us time to get a hands-on experience with their new line-up of audio devices. These include wireless speakers as well as docking systems which are compatible with the Apple's new Lightning connector in addition to home theatre systems.

BenQ's W1080ST Is a 1080p, 3D-capable, Short Throw Home Theater Projector

BenQ's W1080ST Is a 1080p, 3D-capable, Short Throw Home Theater Projector

If you've always wanted to get a home theater projector, but stopped short of doing so due to space constraints, short throw projectors like the BenQ W1080ST may just be what you're waiting for. We've more details about this full HD projector, and some promotions BenQ are running in the weeks ahead.

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