If you’re having a party, you know that you generally need a lot of sound, so much that you can’t simply rely on the same bookshelf or standing speakers you generally have. For those times, you may need something monstrous and packing in the watts.
It seems that every manufacturer wants a taste of that multi-room audio concept that Sonos started, and Denon is now there too, showing what its “Heos” range can do for the TV.
It’s not enough to have a big screen, and this year LG’s 4K TVs are about more colours, fast operation, and sharp visuals. Does it succeed?
Speakers have been fun for a while now, what with hydrophobic coatings that repel water and the ability to pair up speakers to make surround sound where ever you are, but wearable speakers? That’s something new.
The future of surround sound at home has to be like what it is in the movies, and while Dolby Atmos provides a more immersive experience and soundscape, it’s not alone.
Samsung’s Series 9 SUHD TV could well be the crème de la crème of the TV line-up this year, boasting excellent design, solid features, and an experience that puts it in top class without doubt.
High-resolution audio is on its way to being akin to vinyl, albeit in a more portable sense, providing lossless sound and more fidelity in a digital file. But you’ll still need something to play it on, and Astell & Kern hopes to have that solution.
Bose’s take on what a tiny Bluetooth speaker should be is getting an update, and if you like making calls out loud for long periods of time, you’re going to like what the company has done.
The first time we saw Panasonic give multi-room audio a thwack, we saw something a little “me too”, with speakers for your home. This year, though, Panasonic appears to have some ideas of its own.
With the amount of data we make at the moment, it’s probably not a bad idea to have a network storage device in your home, but if you’re already using a WD drive for movies and the like, things may get a little more interesting.