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Last Updated: 09/05/2018 08:50:02 AM EST

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David's Take: Volkswagen 2018 Golf R Fender Audio Review

David's Take: Volkswagen 2018 Golf R Fender Audio Review

I don't like driving. I find it to be a chore. So the only way for me to cope with the stress of driving is to have a good audio system. Factory basic audio systems are often not ideal, so I usually upgrade my cars' system using gear from companies like Clarion ProAudio, Alpine, and Pioneer.

David Susilo Published: 09/05/2018 08:50:02 AM EST

 

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Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Straight From NYC: Hands-on the New Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone

Samsung's early launch yesterday of the flagship Galaxy Note9 smartphone is welcome news to fans of the Korean phone maker.

Christine Persaud Published: 08/10/2018 10:34:14 AM EST

Hands-on with the Anki Vector Consumer Robot

Hands-on with the Anki Vector Consumer Robot

Pop culture has made robots fun and interactive companions, be they virtual pets or helpful assistants. And Anki is hoping its upcoming Vector smart robot will fall right in.

Ted Kritsonis Published: 08/08/2018 08:00:01 AM EST

David's Take: The Martin Logan Dynamo 600x - An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl

David's Take: The Martin Logan Dynamo 600x - An Affordable Little Sub With an Enormous Growl

Looking for a great subwoofer is actually pretty easy. You want lots of boom? Get front-ported ones. Tight bass? Get one with sealed enclosures, or one with a down-firing port. Sprinkle $1,200 worth of loonies, and it's actually difficult to get a bad one.

David Susilo Published: 08/06/2018 06:20:01 AM EST

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

FEATURE: Audio's Great Debate: Does MQA Improve Sound Quality?

Has any subject created more controversy among audiophiles than MQA? Developed by Meridian Audio and announced in late 2014, MQA purports to deliver master-quality audio in files that aren't much larger than CD-resolution. Not just CD-quality, not just high-resolution, but audio that matches, as closely as possible, what the microphones picked up at the recording venue.

Gordon Brockhouse and David Susilo Published: 08/01/2018 10:19:01 AM EST

FEATURE: Video Streaming Services Compared

FEATURE: Video Streaming Services Compared

Streaming TV is the future. Whether you're looking to subscribe to a service alongside traditional satellite/cable TV, or have officially cut the cord, there are three notable service providers in Canada: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Bell CraveTV, all of which are accessible in a variety of ways and on different devices.

Christine Persaud Published: 06/29/2018 10:20:01 AM EST

David's Take: Kanto SYD - A Single-Piece Stereo System Unlike Any Other

David's Take: Kanto SYD - A Single-Piece Stereo System Unlike Any Other

Kanto recently released the SYD powered speaker, with stereo-in-a-box configuration, for a MAP of $430, which fit right into my budget. So I decided to try it out.

David Susilo Published: 06/27/2018 03:02:05 PM EST

What I've Learned After a Week With the Apple HomePod

What I've Learned After a Week With the Apple HomePod

The Apple HomePod officially went on sale in Canada today, representing the latest in a series of smart speaker choices for consumers. What makes it stand out?

Christine Persaud Published: 06/18/2018 02:00:01 AM EST

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WF-SP700N ‘True Wireless' Earphones

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WF-SP700N ‘True Wireless' Earphones

I'm always on the hunt for a good pair of earphones that can easily fit into my jeans pocket, and are easy of use, but also boast good sound quality.

David Susilo Published: 06/13/2018 09:55:47 AM EST

FEATURE: 4 Noise Cancelling/Isolating Headphones to Suit Differing Needs

FEATURE: 4 Noise Cancelling/Isolating Headphones to Suit Differing Needs

There's no better place to try out noise cancelling/isolating headphones than on a plane. And I had a couple of great opportunities to test several active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones and noise isolating earphones earlier this year during travels to CES 2018 in Las Vegas followed by a trip to Indonesia.

David Susilo Published: 05/18/2018 03:00:02 PM EST

David's Take: A Hands-on Look at the JVC RS-540 Projector

David's Take: A Hands-on Look at the JVC RS-540 Projector

It's been nearly a full decade since I built my dedicated home theatre. Since that day, it keeps evolving. It was first an LCD HD theatre, than 3D, then I added some upgrades to the subwoofer, including added DSPeaker Antimode 8033s, speakers, projection screen, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The latest upgrade is full-spec UHD with Wide Color Gamut and High Dynamic Range. That's when I procured a JVC X750R projector.

David Susilo Published: 05/16/2018 01:46:42 PM EST



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