CES 2015

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Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Streaming DAC-amps always look better in blue, don't they?
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
A felt ring surrounds the tweeter on the Ryan R610 monitor.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
3D was hardly a presence at this year’s show, and aside from a small 3D video wall at the LG booth most of the action was on glasses-free 3D designs...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  1 comments
Samsung was featuring its flagship 9500 series, dubbed S UHDTVs. There will be two sizes (65- and 88-inches) with initial availability said to be coming in February...
Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
Samsung’s yet-to-be named new wireless speaker has a distinctive football-like shape. On second thought, it looks like a coffee percolator. Whatever—the important thing is that the design is a big improvement over the company’s first-generation wireless speakers.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Still not stoked about 3D TV? How about an 8K-res 3D LED TV that doesn’t require glasses—one that’s 110 inches?
John Sciacca  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
While the company teased the launch of its new app at CEDIA this past September, the new Savant app is now fully released and they’re real and they’re spectacular! Savant has always been known for a system that utilizes gorgeous graphics and the new app definitely doesn’t disappoint in this regard. Beyond just being a pretty face, the new app places a level of personalization, power and adjustment into the hands of the end-user like never before.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
What? A smart phone? In Sound & Vision magazine? S&V never covers phones. True, we usually leave that chore to others. But in this case, we'll make an exception. This phone, one that surely you've never heard of, caught our attention because of its size.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
If a portable Bluetooth speaker that fits into a bicycle’s waterbottle cage is good, isn’t one that’s more powerful, more rugged, plays longer and sounds better?
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
SeeQVault technology will make it possible to download Ultra High Definition (4K) and High Definition movies from your UltraViolet library and other sources.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 09, 2015  |  0 comments
I like to sweat. Sweating is good. I like to listen to music. Most earbuds are destroyed by sweat, or else if they are sweatproof, they sound bad. Sennheiser has overcome that conundrum and sold some excellent sports earbuds in the past, but they have doubled-down on the product category with their new Sport Series comprising four new models, all aimed at our inner athlete clamoring to get stronger, fitter and faster.

Al Griffin  |  Jan 08, 2015  |  0 comments
4K TV? Old news. Japanese broadcaster NHK already has plans underway to start 8K broadcasts sometime in 2016. That date isn’t far off at all, so there are presumably plans in the works to make TVs that can actually receive those broadcasts.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Sharp’s 4K UHD lineup consists of three ranges, with a (claimed) wider selection of truly big screens than any other company. Sharp also showed a Super Slim UHDTV, less than ½ inch thick.
Al Griffin  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
While its pixel-splitting Beyond 4K sets were the ones that grabbed the most attention at Sharp’s CES press conference, there are other 4K TV highlights to be seen in a visit to the company’s CES booth.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 10, 2015  |  0 comments
For those who can split their attention, Sharp offers MultiView that displays four separate streams onscreen. Easily controlled by Sharp’s tablet app, users can choose videos from myriad online video streaming services. MultiView is part of Sharp’s SmartCentral 4.0 that has been fully redesigned from last year’s Smart TV user interface.