As I was browsing online for another fully automatic turntable and speakers to replace the ones in my bedroom, I came across the MSRP $1,499 German-made Thorens TD240-2. Meanwhile, the Totem KIN Play speakers ($1,250), which were first shown at CEDIA 2018 in early September, also sounded intriguing. The combination of the two? I was eager to try it out.
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Not long ago, I was loaned a Hyundai Palisade SUV by Hyundai Canada so I could write a review of the vehicle's factory sound system. During the week-long review process, I also used the time to review the Nextbase 222 dash cam, which I first saw at CES 2020.
At first glance, the new Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm series looks like last year's GT model. But it offers much more, like slick-looking 3D glass with a smaller bezel, faster speed, longer battery life measured in weeks not days, more indoor and outdoor activities, a new 4GB music player, Bluetooth phone calling, and copious amounts of health and activity readings.
I have a weird hobby. I like to sort of collect small Bluetooth speakers then complain about how bad they sound. I probably inherited the habit from my grandfather who used to do the same thing with tiny AM/FM radios. Nonetheless, it means I have tried tons and tons of them.
BluOS is now a mature streaming and multiroom platform, with Bluesound as is its lead brand. Its ecosystem includes compatible products like wireless speakers, soundbar/subwoofer combos, and streaming amplifiers made by manufacturers like Rotel, NAD, Dali, and a slew of other boutique brands. As a platform, BluOS has a reputation (and rightfully so) for sound quality above all rivals.
Totally Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones, otherwise known as true wireless, are hot right now. You can't find a company that doesn't make a pair, including many new companies that specialize in only true wireless.
Let me start by admitting that as a THX Certified Professional, I am confident in buying anything that has a THX logo on it. However, this doesn't mean that I end up loving everything I buy with that logo. For example, when THX Certified DVDs with bad transfer were released, or THX Certified VHS tapes, I was sorely disappointed.
With the Philips Hue Play Lights and Sync Box, the lights can not only "bleed to wall" but depending on how you set the other Philips Hue lights, you can be surrounded and literally immersed in colours matching what you're viewing.
The December/January 2020 issue of WiFi HiFi Magazine included our top 100 tech picks for 2019. And to devise this list, each member of the team submitted their favourite gear of the year. Here are Frank Lenk's top product picks of 2019.
The December/January 2020 issue of WiFi HiFi Magazine included our top 100 tech picks for 2019. And to devise this list, each member of the team submitted their favourite gear of the year. Here are John Thomson's top product picks of 2019.
The December/January 2020 issue of WiFi HiFi Magazine included our top 100 tech picks for 2019. And to devise this list, each member of the team submitted their favourite gear of the year. Here are David Susilo's top product picks of 2019.