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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.

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Yamaha has added four new models to its entry-level RX-V series of AV receivers at prices ranging from $300 to $650.
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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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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.
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Onkyo today introduced an entry-level 5.2-channel AV receiver with automatic room calibration that sells for $349.
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NAD’s C 338 Class D integrated amp, hailed as the first “hi-fi amplifier” to feature built-in Chromcast streaming capability, is now available for $649, the company announced.
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Rob Sabin Posted: Mar 24, 2017 3 comments
Photos by Jomar Bragança

Sometimes, you have to go big. And that’s just what one young power couple did when they built their dream home in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, a teeming metropolis that sits about a six-hour drive north of the Rio de Janeiro coast. To be more precise, they went 50,000 square feet big. With that area, the modern two-story residence shown in these photos, if laid flat, would cover the size of an American-style football field (minus a couple of end zones).

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Fred Kaplan Posted: Mar 24, 2017 0 comments
I was thrilled with Punch-Drunk Love when it came out: such loopy energy, zigzag surprises, so preposterous but insouciantly so oddly appealing—a mess but a dazzling mess, like most of P.T. Anderson’s movies. A decade-and-a-half later, it’s lost a lot of its punch. I don’t know if I’ve changed, if imitations have sucked out its novelty, or what, but its shortcomings now shine too clearly. Adam Sandler plays a plumbing-parts salesman who’s out on the spectrum (a bit of Benjamin Braddock crossed with Rain Man), who’s never traveled or had a girlfriend, who’s always been tormented by seven playful sisters who don’t know the madness they’re inflicting.