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Last Updated: 05/18/2018 03:00:02 PM EST

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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

 

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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

David's Take: The Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII LE2

David's Take: The Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII LE2

During my visit to Indonesia back in February, I ended up reviewing two speaker systems handcrafted there, with pricing at either end of the spectrum. On the starting end, I tested Aurel Bryan speakers, which I will report on in a different article. And on the top end, I tested the Vermouth Audio Little Luccas mkII Limited Edition Upgrade 2. Both speakers are famous beyond Indonesia, in places like Australia and European countries.

David Susilo Published: 05/02/2018 10:35:15 AM EST

Hands-on Review: MyPhonePouch

Hands-on Review: MyPhonePouch

Sometimes the mobile accessories that garner the most attention are the simplest, whether it's a ring you can affix to the back of a phone case, a remote button-operated selfie capturing device, or some other cute trinket. These types of gadgets shouldn't be discounted for a number of key reasons.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/27/2018 11:00:01 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Samsung Frame TV

Hands-on Review: Samsung Frame TV

While The Frame from Samsung isn't quite state-of-the-art, it's a very good TV. Its signature feature - the ability to display static art when it's not being used for video - makes it the coolest TV on the planet right now.

Gordon Brockhouse Published: 04/12/2018 05:42:45 PM EST

David's Take: Sony 55X900F - Bang for Your Buck

David's Take: Sony 55X900F - Bang for Your Buck

Last year's 900E series was Sony's hottest television, offering the best price-to-performance ratio amongst the entire Sony TV line-up. How does the latest model stack up? I took an in-depth look at the 55X900F XBR-series UHD TV to gauge.

David Susilo Published: 04/04/2018 09:20:01 AM EST

Hands-on With the New Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Smartphones

Hands-on With the New Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Smartphones

Huawei unveiled its latest flagship smartphones at an event in New York City today, the P20 and P20 Pro, as the Chinese brand looks to gain further traction in North America.

Ted Kritsonis Published: 03/27/2018 02:14:51 PM EST

David's Take: DSPeaker Anti Mode 8033-SII - As Easy As 1-2-3

David's Take: DSPeaker Anti Mode 8033-SII - As Easy As 1-2-3

Bass is a difficult creature. Any room almost inevitably wreaks havoc, no matter how good the speaker is. Below 100Hz, the speaker's sound is reflected around the room and the direct sound arrives to your ear in one big lump with the room effects.

David Susilo Published: 03/07/2018 07:30:01 AM EST

FEATURE: A Hands-On Account of the Sonos One Smart Speaker With Alexa in Canada

FEATURE: A Hands-On Account of the Sonos One Smart Speaker With Alexa in Canada

The Sonos One has been out in Canada since October 2017, but it was only today that Alexa, Amazon's digital voice assistant, rolled out as an update for the speaker north of the border. But we've been playing with it for several months now.

Ted Kritsonis Published: 02/27/2018 08:20:01 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Defunc Duo Boasts Stereo Sound in a Pinch

Hands-on Review: Defunc Duo Boasts Stereo Sound in a Pinch

Swedish audio brand Defunc is anything but a household name in Canada. But its Duo Bluetooth wireless stereo speakers speak to a pretty wide user subset.

Ted Kritsonis Published: 01/03/2018 06:50:01 AM EST

Hands-on Review: Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

Hands-on Review: Kanto YU6 Powered Speakers

I've never been a fan of powered speakers, other than ones from Mackie and Genelec. I find that too many powered speakers don't sound natural, but rather have boomy bass and shrill treble. Mackie and Genelec speakers, on the other hand, sound extremely accurate without unnecessary "spices." But there's one problem: they are very expensive, running around $2,000 to $3,000 per pair.

David Susilo Published: 01/02/2018 11:43:54 AM EST



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