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Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments
Along with warmer spring weather that couldn’t come soon enough for those of us who live in the Northeast, the early months of 2024 brought a treasure trove of new gear with a decided audio slant — all bona fide Sound & Vision Top Picks ranging in price from $200 to $7,200. Here we present a dozen great AV products, including one of the best and brightest OLED TVs we have ever reviewed, and a host of audio options ranging from a set of a killer studio monitors that can be had for 200 bucks (!) to an integrated amplifier that will get you into the hi-rez streaming game for $700 and an AV receiver guaranteed to make any audiophile drool. Capsules are organized by price, least to most expensive. Let’s take a closer look...
Greg Tarr  |  Apr 17, 2024  |  1 comments
Sony used a recent elaborate media event at its Sony Pictures Culver City, CA studio to introduce the next phase in its expanded BRAVIA consumer home theater product portfolio.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  1 comments
Samsung today added a second 98-inch 4K TV to its 2024 lineup but this one costs $11,000 less than the 98-inch QN90D Neo QLED set announced earlier this year.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  2 comments
U.K.-based Cambridge Audio today kicked off the 2024 edition of the Audio Expo North America (AXPONA) with word that an updated version of its popular CXA81 integrated amplifier is on the way.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  1 comments
Ads, ads, everywhere. Seems to be a trend that begs the question: Is ad-free viewing going the way of cable TV? Are we heading back to the days when ads were accepted? The rapid growth of free-ad-supported TV (FAST) seems to suggest so. And now comes word that Roku is exploring a novel (sinister?) way to serve up advertising on your idle HDMI inputs — one guaranteed to piss you off.
SV Staff  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments
The 2024 edition of the Audio Expo North America, more commonly known by the acronym AXPONA, opens on Friday (April 12) at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, IL.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 08, 2024  |  1 comments
Klipsch today announced that it is now shipping the soundbar-based Flexus Sound System previewed at CES 2024.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 04, 2024  |  4 comments
It was bound to happen. Between the chaos of trying to figure out which streaming services offer the programs you want to watch and the escalating cost of subscribing to those services, more Americans are saying “we’ve had enough” and pulling pack on how much they spend a month on streaming, watching more free TV, and in some cases even reviving cable subscriptions.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 03, 2024  |  1 comments
Baseus, a Chinese accessory maker that also sells inexpensive wireless earbuds, is the latest company to offer open-ear earphones that don’t fully block your ear canals like conventional earbuds.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 02, 2024  |  2 comments
Kaleidescape, the Silicon Valley firm that pioneered the home movie server more than two decades ago, today introduced a server that packs a mind-boggling 96 terabytes (TB) of storage space — enough to house around 1,600 high-bitrate 4K movies.
Bob Ankosko  |  Apr 01, 2024  |  1 comments
Noble Audio, the Texas-based company specializing in high-performance in-ear monitors (IEMs) with exotic finishes, is once again embracing silicon-based microspeakers in its latest wireless earbud model.
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 28, 2024  |  3 comments
Long-time U.K. audio specialist Cambridge Audio has introduced wireless earbuds that support high-quality listening for up to 10 hours even when active noise cancellation is turned on.
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 28, 2024  |  1 comments
Last October, S&V’s man about town and all-around tech expert Ken Pohlmann wrote about a government-sponsored cybersecurity labeling program designed to give consumers peace of mind that TVs and other smart products they buy are essentially hack-proof. On March 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve the program.
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 27, 2024  |  0 comments
Bowers & Wilkins today introduced a new series of speakers that aims to push its already excellent 700 Series up a notch on the high-fidelity scale.
Bob Ankosko  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments
SVS, the Ohio-based company best known for its subwoofers and ever-expanding line of high value home theater speakers and accessories, today announced the launch of the Ultra Evolution Series it previewed at CES 2024.