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.
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I've never won anything in my life. So imagine my surprise when I was notified via e-mail by Bob Rappaport of Essence Electrostatic that I won a pair of Acoustic Energy AE300 speakers.
In 2018, Roku introduced Roku Premiere, but what I'm most excited about is the addition of HDR support this year.
The first time I heard of Meze headphones, a Romanian brand, was when I went to my client's home and saw (and tried) his Meze 99 Classics. The earcups are made of wood with some gold trimmings - they're very European and remind me of the style of Tannoy Westminster speakers.
I've been a user of an iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner for some years now, so when the opportunity arose to try out the iRobot Braava Jet m6, which can both wet and dry mop floors, I was excited to try it out.
Apple TV+ officially launched today. How much does it cost? How can you get it? And are the original series any good? We were given advance access to some of the most talked about series to give you the feedback and details. But first, the essentials.
Earlier this year, JVC teamed up with Panasonic for a feature called HDR Optimizer that helped somewhat with the complexity in reproducing HDR in front projection systems. But it still relied on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs to have the accurate metadata to report average and peak brightness levels.
When I think Monitor Audio, the first thing that comes to mind is the company's infamous Platinum series and, of course, the gorgeous monolithic towers. However, thus far, even the "tiniest" offerings have stuck to a rather rectilinear form factor, kind of like the Volvo design of old. You can choose whatever size you want, but you'll get a boxy design.
A hands-on review of the Pioneer VSX-LX504 AV receiver, which boasts plenty of connectivty options, including wireless, onboard apps, IMAX Enhanced sound decoding, and more.
Smartphone cases are dime a dozen, right? Well, not necessarily. While there are hundreds of options from which to choose for the most popular devices, they range from sleek and stylish to uber-functional, and from cheap and flimsy to properly designed and impact resistant. Some have features that are especially convenient, while others boast designs that fit your personal style.
If you're looking for super lightweight earbuds (in my case, I always am), Cleer Ally wireless earbuds weigh just 6 grams and they're comfortable enough to wear all day. They have a sleek design that fits in your pocket. But most importantly, they deliver a flat sonic signature that's unlike most earbuds in the sub-$150 price range without being outrageously expensive.