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Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 07, 2024  |  0 comments
JLab, the San Diego-based company known for inexpensive earbuds and headphones that mostly sell for less than $50 at Best Buy and on Amazon, has stepped out of its low-price comfort zone with a $200 set of noise-canceling wireless earbuds that are unique in the market.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 06, 2024  |  0 comments
Five television stations have launched NEXTGEN TV service in Chicago, bringing more programming options and other enhancements to viewers who have a NEXTGEN-compatible TV or set-top box and antenna to receive TV over the air.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 05, 2024  |  1 comments
For the past few years, Epson has been on a crusade to call out brands that grossly overstate brightness specs in the advertising and product literature they use to promote the projectors they sell. AuKing is the latest brand to receive a public shaming for making deceptive claims regarding the brightness of the cheap projectors it sells on Amazon.
Bob Ankosko  |  Feb 01, 2024  |  2 comments
In the waning weeks of 2023, our last few Top Picks included small and large sets of speakers from two well-known but very different brands and two superb TVs — a quantum-dot OLED and a mini-LED Google TV, both reasonably priced. As we kicked off the New Year, the hits kept coming with an audiophile-caliber streaming amp combo, a state-of-the-art AV preamp/processor that leaves little to the imagination, and a high-performing yet affordable streaming amp. Let’s take a closer look...
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 31, 2024  |  2 comments
Marantz just put a cherry on the top of its AV receiver lineup with the Cinema 30, a new flagship model loaded up with the bells and whistles enthusiasts love and the same classy look introduced with 2022’s Top Pick-rated Cinema 50.
SV Staff  |  Jan 30, 2024  |  0 comments
U.K.-based Naim Audio today introduced a powerful addition to its popular Uniti line of high-end streaming amplifiers.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 29, 2024  |  1 comments
PhaseTech, the American speaker specialist known for developing and patenting one of the world’s most widely used tweeter designs in 1967 — the soft-dome tweeter — has introduced an adjustable, three-channel soundbar that can be matched to the width and color of any TV for a seamless look.
SV Staff  |  Jan 26, 2024  |  0 comments
SVS is running a closeout sale on its popular Ultra Series speakers to make room for the new Ultra Evolution Series unveiled at CES 2024. All models will be sold at the “lowest prices ever” until inventory is depleted.
SV Staff  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  3 comments
This story was updated on 1/27/24.

China’s Hisense is making a splash in the New Year, launching its first TV of 2024 — the 100-inch U76N — at the sharply discounted price of what was first $3,000 and, as of Friday, was dropped to $2,000.

Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 25, 2024  |  0 comments
At a time when everyone is talking about immersive audio experiences, Japan’s New Wave Maker (NWM) is going in the opposite direction with “open ear headphones” built around its proprietary Personalized Sound Zone Technology (PSZ).
SV Staff  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  1 comments
PSB Speakers today unveiled a high-performance subwoofer designed to all but eliminate distortion and unwanted resonances.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 24, 2024  |  0 comments
Wireless-speaker pioneer Sonos continues to expand beyond its roots with a new high-performance in-ceiling speaker designed and tuned in collaboration with Sonance, another pioneering company that helped launch the custom-installation industry 40 years ago with a new category of speakers designed for in-wall mounting.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 23, 2024  |  1 comments
In these times of unrelenting prices increases, it’s rare for a company — any company — to reduce prices, let alone make an announcement about it. But that’s exactly what KEF has done.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 22, 2024  |  1 comments
Adcom, the audio brand known for producing affordable, high-performance power amplifiers the 1980s and 1990s, is back.
Bob Ankosko  |  Jan 18, 2024  |  1 comments
Renowned British speaker brand KEF today introduced the LSX II LT, a less expensive version the LSX II wireless streaming speaker system that received a Sound & Vision Top Pick in 2022 for its superb performance and versatility.

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