CES 2017

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Al Griffin  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  1 comments
The first few Ultra HD Blu-ray players to arrive in 2016 had one thing in common: no support for the Dolby Vision high dynamic range format. No surprise there, since Dolby Vision-format movies aren’t yet available on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc.
Rob Sabin  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  First Published: Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Samsung Electronics executive vp Joe Stinziano introduces new QLED UHDTVs at 2017 CES.

New advanced UHDTVs and UHD Blu-ray players were the most notable product announcements for A/V enthusiasts at Samsung's 2017 CES press conference today.

The brand's new QLED TVs are said to push the state of the art with a new metallic-core quantum dot formulation in the backlight, one that ultimately provides the ability to deliver brighter highlights and an even wider color gamut than Samsung's top-line 2016 models.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  0 comments
If you are a premium headphone devotee, you already know all about 1MORE. Their headphones are all the rage on headphone forums, and with good reason. Their sound-quality bang for the buck is simply outstanding. Now, 1MORE has added one more reason to get excited.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments
If your taste runs to vinyl but even budget audiophile-grade turntables are priced beyond your means, Victrola has your number. For $200 this model can be yours. It's also available in other styles, but this one does the best visual imitation of a $1,000 audiophile design.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  1 comments
If your taste runs more to the all-in-one music system with a 30's vibe. This Victrola should do the trick, while leaving your friends slack-jawed at your "new" stereo.
Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
Dish and Sling TV showed off the AirTV, the newest device that will make it easier to cut the cord on cable or satellite. AirTV streams from Sling TV, as well as over the air local channels, and from other streaming services and can stream in 4K.
Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Noise-cancelling headphones are must-haves for most frequent travelers, and the AKG N60 NC Wireless headphones are the must-have headphones.

Barb Gonzalez  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
In the next six months, Dish users will be able to control their Hopper 3 using Amazon’s Alexa voice control. Tuning into a specific channel, search and showing the program guide will be the first commands available on the Amazon Echo, Tap, or Dot.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 07, 2017  |  0 comments
The story of how the Epique CBT24 came to be was unlike any other at the show.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Not every stereo integrated amp has the advantage of Anthem Room Correction.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Among the better Dolby Atmos surround demos at the Venetian was one featuring Arcam and KEF products.

John Sciacca  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Add Arcam to the growing list of companies that have joined the DTS PlayFi wireless streaming camp with the introduction of the company’s new rPlay Wireless Music Receiver. For performance minded listeners that have been looking for a way to dip their ears into the wireless listening waters, rPlay will enable adding PlayFi to any system and has a ton of features to get excited about.

Leslie Shapiro  |  Jan 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Ashley Chloé, a San-Fran-based technology company, combines form and fashion in the Fuse Wireless Earbuds. The Fuse are completely wireless, and come with a variety of different carrying and charging options for fashion-forward convenience.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
And you thought that headphones were all the same – just two cans with magnetics and stuff inside. Audio-Technica politely, but urgently, wants to update that notion with a plethora of new headphones. Two in particular caught my attention with their innovative conversion technology, and support of 24-bit/48-kHz wireless.

Mark Fleischmann  |  Jan 06, 2017  |  1 comments
Audioengine says its new HD3 is more than just a warmed over version of its famous AE2. It is not only an active mini-monitor but can also function as a headphone amp.