Mark Henninger  |  Dec 08, 2023  |  1 comments
When I browse audio forums and social media, I often see absolute nonsense posted about the fidelity you can achieve with a phone, claiming it is not "audiophile" or whatever. Reality is if you stream lossless music through a phone and use good headphones, the listening experience is extremely high fidelity.
Ralph Potts  |  Dec 08, 2023  |  0 comments

Based on the eponymous fashion dolls created by Ruth Handler and introduced to the world in 1959, Barbie is the first live-action film under the enduring brand. The film is co-written and directed by Greta Gerwig and follows idyllic couple Barbie and Ken who are living the dream in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, after an existential crisis, they take a trip to the real world, where they soon discover the joys and perils of being human.

Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 07, 2023  |  0 comments
Americans seem unfazed by inflation and the rising cost of living when it comes to gift giving. A record 209 million adults — 81% of the total U.S. adult population — are planning to spend an average of $616 this holiday season on a variety of electronics products, including headphones and earbuds, streaming services, video game consoles, and TVs, with almost 2 in 10 (17%) looking to shell out $1,000 or more.
SV Staff  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  0 comments
With Christmas just over two weeks away, hopefully your holiday shopping is well underway. And, if not, well, you still have a couple weeks to get it together. According to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Technology Association, a record 209 million adults plan to spend an average of $616 this holiday season on a variety of electronics products, with almost 2 in 10 (17%) looking to shell out $1,000 or more. As we enter the final stretch of shopping, what's your top gift pick for 2023?
What’s Your Top Gift Pick?
Chris Chiarella  |  Dec 06, 2023  |  1 comments
In my experience, we home entertainment enthusiasts and physical media collectors enjoy sharing, bringing the gift of movies and music to like-minded loved ones and maybe even (if we’ve been nicer than naughty) building out our own personal libraries. To help y’all get a handle on some of the best offerings this year, we’ve taken the liberty of grouping our recommendations into a few tempting categories.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 05, 2023  |  0 comments
Lenbrook, U.S. distributor of Denmark’s DALI speakers and the company behind Bluesound and the iconic NAD and PSB brands, is bringing holiday cheer in the form of discounts for hi-fi gifts to give and get.
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 04, 2023  |  0 comments
Will you be giving the gift of AV this holiday season? Of course, you will — you read Sound & Vision! In addition to fielding alerts about holiday specials, we’ve been keeping an eye out for deals. Here’s the latest round…
Bob Ankosko  |  Dec 04, 2023  |  0 comments
This could have been the perfect gift for the right person. In a cryptic email, McIntosh announced on Friday afternoon it would be offering “something very special” in its on line store at 2 p.m. on Sunday. That something special turned out to be the limited-edition poster “Dancing with the Dead.” Price: $195. It sold out almost immediately...
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 04, 2023  |  2 comments
What does a roaring fire, crispy bacon, a rainy day, and an LP record have in common? I'll give you a moment to ponder that. Meanwhile, on a related note, let me opine that the best thing about LPs isn't their high sound quality. It's their lack of it. Let me explain.

Ralph Potts  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  1 comments

Director Howard Hawk’s Rio Bravo is based on the short story of the same name by B.H. McCampbell. It takes place in the American West and tells the story of a small-town sheriff, John T. Chance (John Wayne), who enlists the help of “Dude,” a hard drinker with a past, “Stumpy,” an ornery codger with a bum leg, and “Colorado,” a quick-with-a-gun whippersnapper, to help him prevent the leader of a local band of outlaws from busting his brother — whom Chance arrested for murder — out of jail.