Creative's new Sound BlasterX Katana is a multi-driver sound bar audio system that also crams a full-fledged sound card for powerful sound processing capabilities. With clever audio engineering and a well-tuned speaker system, this sleek speaker system packs a wallop. Find out in our detailed listening session!
Yamaha has a wide range of digital sound projectors and after checking out their new entry-level sometime ago, we are now taking a look at the next model up the YSP hierarchy - the YSP-2500 sound bar.
Yamaha's sound bars or digital sound projectors are highly revered but pricey, but the new entry-level YSP-1400 wants to change all that. This is a one-piece unit with woofers built-in, so there's no subwoofer. Let's see if the baby in Yamaha's digital sound projector range can live up to its bigger siblings' reputation.
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.
Yamaha has brought a treasure trove of products to IFA 2012, including new sound bars, desktop audio systems, and even a high-end CD player with a network-streaming client. Here are a few that caught our attention; fingers crossed that they will reach our shores soon.
A step up from older models, the Yamaha YHT-S401 is one of the latest mid-level sound bar offerings in the market. Can it deliver on features, design, performance and value to convince us it is a worthy successor to the excellent YHT-S400?
The Pioneer HTZ-HW919BD is a three-piece sound bar system capable of handling 3D Blu-ray playback. With Pioneer's own HVT technology and unique design for the horizontal sound bar, and a host of features including Bluetooth, DLNA and iPod connectivity, can this system deliver on the performance front?
Mid-range sound bars need to deliver ease of use and high performance. The Philips HTS7140 is integrated with a Blu-ray player, boasts six 2.5-inch full range drivers and a 6.5-inch subwoofer. Is it the product you need to upgrade your TV audio subsystem and bring home a mini theater?
Combining 3D Blu-ray playback and '4.1-channel' surround sound, the LG HLX55W marks a new breed of sound bars. We see if it's really the complete home theater package it touts.