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SV Staff Posted: Dec 09, 2015 2 comments
A micro soundbar from Def Tech, LG's first HDR-capable OLED TV, $300 Atmos-enabled speakers, and more new stuff to ogle.
SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2015 0 comments
Puro Sound Labs, maker of wireless headphones for kids, today announced a wireless headphone for adults that monitors volume and reports the level in decibels (dB).
SV Staff Posted: Dec 08, 2015 2 comments
Onkyo has teamed up with metal gods Iron Maiden to create headphones tuned by the band’s founding member/bassist Steve Harris to appeal to fans of rock and heavy metal music.
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 03, 2015 0 comments
I know you don’t want to be the guy or gal who gives questionable—OK, useless— presents. Apart from the awkward head-nodding and forced smiles, the act of giving a bogus gift reflects badly on you, as in: I ran in Target a quarter to five on Christmas Eve and grabbed the first [tie/sweater/gloves/underwear] I saw. Don’t go there! We’ve already screened a dozen gifts for you at prices starting as low as 30 bucks. All you have to do is find a match for that special person(s) on your list. How hard can that be?
SV Staff Posted: Dec 01, 2015 0 comments
Panasonic has introduced five 4K Ultra HD TVs just in time for the holidays at prices between $800 and $1,500.

Bob Ankosko Posted: Dec 01, 2015 1 comments
If you’re French, you don’t just build a speaker, you build a French speaker—one that takes design seriously. So seriously that you might end up with a speaker that looks nothing at all like a traditional (boring) speaker. La Boite Concept made a name for itself in Europe with the imaginative High-Fidelity Laptop Dock, a small desk featuring an integral sound system and high-quality USB DAC. The Cube is an extension of that concept that would seem to be ideally suited for small living spaces.
SV Staff Posted: Nov 30, 2015 0 comments
If you’re looking for a cheap, down-and-dirty way to wirelessly stream music to an existing audio system, Kinivo’s new compact BTR200 Bluetooth Audio Receiver might fit the bill
SV Staff Posted: Nov 16, 2015 3 comments
Klipsch is hailing its new flagship in-ear headphone as the brand’s “most revealing” in-ear design to date.
SV Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2015 0 comments
In 1991 German headphone maker Sennheiser introduced what it considered to be the “best headphone in the world” and named it after the Greek musician and poet Orpheus. Only 300 units were made. The company has resurrected Orpheus and updated it with state-of-the-art technology to create the “first electrostatic headphone with a Cool Class A MOS-FET high voltage amplifier integrated into the ear cups.”
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Bob Ankosko Posted: Nov 03, 2015 0 comments
Imagine if you could focus sound the same way you beam light from a flashlight. Think of the possibilities. You could direct sound to Bill, and Betty, who’s sitting right next to him, wouldn’t hear a thing. Sort of like headphones without…uh… the ’phones.
SV Staff Posted: Nov 02, 2015 0 comments
Upgrading to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro-3D surround sound and thinking of installing ceiling speakers but worried about the effort involved?
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 23, 2015 1 comments
It might take a minute to process what you’re looking at. Those squiggly figures are not pieces from a life-size puzzle, and you won’t find them in the gift shop at Muir Woods (or some other rustic destination). Nope. What you see is the brainchild of Sia Rezaei, who had been building speakers as a hobby until he took on the challenge of making “some awesome desktop speakers” back in 2010.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 22, 2015 0 comments
Walking the aisles of last week’s CEDIA Expo I stumbled upon the Whisper II TV lift from Touchstone of Exton, PA.
SV Staff Posted: Oct 22, 2015 0 comments
MartinLogan's popular Motion Series speakers will be ready for Dolby Atmos surround-sound action in November when the Motion AFX becomes available.
Bob Ankosko Posted: Oct 21, 2015 1 comments
Indy Audio Labs (IAL), keeper of the iconic Acurus and Aragon brands, has announced production of the Acurus ACT 4, a state-of-the-art preamp/processor featuring Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround processing that fueled a number of riveting immersive surround demos at the recent CEDIA Expo.