Audiophile

Onkyo 2017 receivers go all out on streaming

Following the entry-level TX-SR373 receiver, Onkyo has announced its midrange AVRs, the TX-NR676 and the TX-NR575, which are loaded to the gills with streaming services and decoding capabilities.<p>Both receivers offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, with the Onkyo TX-NR676 offering 100 W/ch in stereo, …

Audio Quality

DeVore Fidelity Gibbon 3XL loudspeaker

Forty years ago, when I first had money enough to buy serious [<i>ahem</i>] consumer audio, there were a few good turntables available, from Thorens, …

Audio Quality

Samsung QE65Q9F 4K TV Review: Out With The O, In With The Q?

Never a brand to knowingly undersell a new technology, Samsung has been shouting even more loudly than usual for the past few months about its new QLED ‘category’ of LCD TV. Now, at last, I’ve been able to spend a few days testing a QLED TV – the flagship QE65Q9F, no less – in my own test room, …

Home Theater

Great deal! These are our 3 favorite Amazon tech deals today

Amazon’s limited-time Gold Box deals for Wednesday, March 29, feature home entertainment and smart health devices, all at impressive discounts. Enjoy …

Amazon

RHA CL750 Review

The CL750 By RHA<p>Tonality7.7<p>Build & Fit8.3<p>Matchability7.5<p>Value For Money9<p>2017-03-29<p>8.1Our Score<p>If the CL1 we reviewed a few weeks ago could be …

Headphones

Review: Oriveti New Primacy - Newer, primmer, just as precious

<i>Disclaimer: Oriveti supplied the New Primacy free of charge. The Oriveti New Primacy three drivers: dual balanced armatures, and an 8mm dynamic</i> …

Headphones

Listening # 172: Music First Audio MC Step Up 632, Vinyl Cleaner Pro

Before I revert to form and leave the subject for another nine or ten months, I'll pick up where I left off in last month's column to focus once …

Audio Quality

A Conversation with Philly Audio Retailer Doug White

This past weekend, John Atkinson, Herb Reichert, and I drove down to Philadelphia to visit audio retailer Doug White of The Voice That Is. In this …

Audio Quality

Cosemi Announces 328-Feet ‘8K-Ready’ OptoDP Active DisplayPort 1.4 Optical Cable

Cosemi has announced its first OptoDP active optical cable that supports a DisplayPort 1.4 connection. That in itself isn't newsworthy, but up to 328 …

Audio Quality

Art's Personal Wrap

Before I get to all the pretty words, let me just say: I'd probably rave about a Montreal show if it amounted to nothing more than a big room with a …

Montreal

Yamaha Announces New Entry-Level AV Receivers

Yamaha has added four new models to its entry-level RX-V series of AV receivers at prices ranging from $300 to $650.<p>The RX-V383 ($300) and RX-V483 …

Audio Quality

McIntosh MP100 Phono Stage And Hi-Res Audio DAC Andrew Harrison reviews McIntosh's first ever phono stage, complete with D-to-A conversion. Review By Andrew Harrison

<b>April 2017</b> <b><br>McIntosh MP100 Phono Stage And Hi-Res Audio DAC <br>Andrew Harrison reviews McIntosh's first ever phono stage, complete with D-to-A</b> …

Audio Quality

Weird AKG K1000 Isolation Measurements

Last week, when I posted about AKG K1000 measurements, many readers were perplexed about the apparent low frequency isolation with what ought to be …

Headphones

Urbanears launches new Chromecast-enabled Wi-Fi speaker line

Sweden-based Urbanears is known for its headphones, but it's branching out with a new line of Wi-Fi speakers that have Google Chromecast built-in, as well as Bluetooth capabilities. It's launching with two speakers, the Stammen ($350) and the Baggen ($450), which come in multiple color options and …

Audio Quality

Earphone Showdown: Etymotic’s ER4, Audio-Technica ATH-IM70 and LKER i1

<b>Even for dedicated audiophiles, the musical experience nowadays is frequently</b> delivered by earphones. Happily, there’s been an explosion in earphone …

Headphones

2017 Best iPhone 7 VR Headsets Review

There's no doubt that virtual reality is one of the biggest trends in 2017 and VR headsets are becoming more and more popular among people. With the …

Virtual Reality

Retrotechtacular: Stereo Records

The 20th century saw some amazing technological developments. We went from airplanes to the moon. We went from slide rules to digital computers. …

Vinyl Records

Art's Saturday Afternoon at the Show

I have an impression of Yamaha as a company that can not only make anything they want, but can do so exceeding well. My first contact with the brand …

Audio Quality

Beyerdynamic iDX 200 iE In-Ear Headphones

<b>PRICE</b> $199<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>Designed in Germany<br>Titanium earpieces<br>Neutral sound balance <b><br>Minus</b><br>Wish they were a little cheaper<p><b>THE VERDICT</b><br>At first listen, …

Headphones

Gil Evans and Ten

With all the momentous passings in music this past year—Prince, Bowie, Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen—it has become harder to remember all …

Music

NAD’s Chromecast-Enabled Class D Amp Now Available

NAD’s C 338 Class D integrated amp, hailed as the first “hi-fi amplifier” to feature built-in Chromcast streaming capability, is now available for …

Audio Quality

Does anyone actually use digital audio players?

Does anyone use digital audio players? Anybody? Pioneer and Onkyo are both releasing new DAPs in the UK — the XDP-30R and the Rubato DP-S1, respectively — but who actually listens to music on the go on anything other than a smartphone?<p>With the notable exception of an iPod Shuffle for those who work …

Audio Quality

Onkyo DP-S1 Digital Audio Player Lands In The UK In May

Onkyo has announced that its latest digital audio player, the Onkyo DP-S1 will go on sale in the UK from May and the player will retail for …

Audio Quality

NAD C 338 HybridDigital™ Integrated Amplifier Now Available

NAD Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium high-performance home audio and video products, last Friday announced the new C 338 HybridDigital™ …

Audio Quality

Compression Red Flags

Before I start, I should disclose that using solely visual clues to help you mix and master will never work out. You could have a waveform that looks …

Sound Design

Lovely Recordings Hosted by Bill Snell

The process of exploring music is, for me, inextricably related to the passage of time. Like many, I cant help but relate what was occurring in …

Music

Onkyo Intros Entry-Level AVR with Auto Set-Up

Onkyo today introduced an entry-level 5.2-channel AV receiver with automatic room calibration that sells for $349.<p>The TX-SR373’s rear panel is …

Audio Quality

Product Hits From NAMM 2017

Radial Key-Largo<p><b>This year’s mid-January Winter NAMM show in Anaheim was busier than ever, offering more new gear than any show in recent memory. All</b> …

Audio Quality

Vizio offers 4K Ultra HD on the cheap with its 2017 D-Series TVs

Why it matters to you<p>If you don't need HDR and want a big 4K TV for less than a grand, there are some great options here.<p>For years, Vizio has offered …

4K Ultra HD

Razer's 2017 Blade Pro boasts a new CPU and THX certifications

If you've been eyeing one of Razer's "professional gaming laptops" since December, you're going to want to wait just a little bit longer. That's because the company announced today that it's releasing a new iteration of its flagship laptop, the Blade Pro. It now features a seventh-gen quad-core …

Tablets