AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
AV Peripherals and Systems Articles
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partnering up with Japanese inspired lifestyle brand tokidoki, Sol Republic has launched a new pair of on-ear headphones. Offering a great degree of modularity and a chic, urban design, the headphones are also optimized for use with Apple products.