SV Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments
Onkyo is adding two more receivers to its 2017 AV receiver lineup in addition to the $349 entry-level model announced on Monday.
Mike Mettler Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments
“Isn’t that amazing? I mean, there it actually is. I can’t believe it. I lived long enough to hear it right.” That’s Lou Reed, lifelong audiophile, commenting to his longtime friend and producer Hal Willner while listening to the in-studio playback of the remastered version of “I Wanna Be Black,” from his landmark 1978 album, Street Hassle.
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Michael Antonoff Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments
There’s a whole new class of mobile apps that resurrect analog ancestors in digital form. Some real, some imagined.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 29, 2017 0 comments
The last four of the eight films in the Harry Potter series have arrived on Ultra HD Blu-ray.
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Steve Guttenberg Posted: Mar 28, 2017 0 comments

Build Quality
PRICE $199

Designed in Germany
Titanium earpieces
Neutral sound balance
Wish they were a little cheaper

At first listen, the Beyerdynamic iDX 200 iE’s charms may not be immediately obvious, but over time you’ll start to realize how good they are.

When you listen to as many headphones as I do, you start to notice trends. The first and most obvious one is bass, and there’s usually too much of it. Next, headphones look and feel so similar, you start to think most of them, but especially in-ear headphones, are all made in the same factory in China. That may or may not be true, and yes, the Beyerdynamic iDX 200 iE is Chinese made, but it was designed by Beyerdynamic’s engineers in Germany.

SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2017 0 comments
Yamaha has added four new models to its entry-level RX-V series of AV receivers at prices ranging from $300 to $650.
SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2017 1 comments
Vizio today introduced a dozen new smart TVs in its entry-level D-Series, ranging in price from $140 for a 24-inch HD model to $900 for a 65-inch Ultra HDTV.
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SV Staff Posted: Mar 28, 2017 1 comments
Photo: Glenn Gottlieb. Logo: Roger Dean c.2016.

As the members of Yes prepare for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017 next Friday (April 7) at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY, drummer Alan White looks back on the band's nearly 50-year history and what's still to come for one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands.

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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Mar 28, 2017 0 comments
Perhaps you remember the story from two weeks ago. A woman (pictured) wearing headphones on a plane was burned when the headphones exploded and caught fire. The woman was relatively okay, but it's never good when a piece of gear catches fire, especially when it's on a plane and especially if it's near your face. With the rise of battery-powered headphones, are in-ear explosions yet another thing to worry about?

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Daniel Kumin Posted: Mar 27, 2017 0 comments
Leading-edge DSP research holds hope for the hearing-impaired. Which will eventually be almost all of us.