AV Systems Guide
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!
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.
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.
IT Show 2013 is here! Ever wondered how to choose the right gadget for yourself? From HDTVs and projectors, to media players and headphones, we've got your audio and visual needs covered in this buying guide. Happy shopping!
LG has made impressive announcements and demos of their display technologies and Smart platforms at CES 2013. While the AV products were definitely crowd pullers, LG has a much bigger agenda to deliver a smart home with new connected appliances. We round-up LG's efforts as witnessed from the show.
How has LG's new 9.1-channel home theater-in-a-box (HTIB) system improved in this year's revision? Does the 3D audio processing really help? We share our brief experience from what we've experienced at the greatest tech show on the planet.
Be sure to browse through our buying guide before you head down to SITEX 2012! We have a sumptuous spread of recommended audio-visual products for your consideration, including TVs, home theater systems, projectors, headphones, and media players.
Catering to an audience with elevated tastes in audio, the International Sound & Sights Exhibition returns for its 2012 iteration. Among the highlights, Yamaha and Pioneer flaunt their new AV receivers, JVC and Sony unveil renewed home theater projectors, while Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser showcase their new headphones.
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- LG Announces Three New Audio Systems
- Samsung Brings Real 3D Sound, Ultra HD and Minimalistic Design to Its 2013 Digital AV Lineup
- Sony Presents Its Wireless HT-CT260 Surround Sound Bar
- Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-4300 Now Available
- Sonos Playbar Wireless Hi-Fi System Released (Updated)
- DTS Has An Audio Solution Ready for UHD/4K Content
- Vinyl is Alive
- GoldenEar to Introduce Two New Loudspeakers at CES 2013