Earlier this year, I was given the opportunity to try out the Amazon Echo Link and Amazon Echo Amp, designed as Amazon's first foray into the hifi streaming game. Both can connect to your existing stereo system to purportedly offer high-fidelity music streaming along with Alexa voice controls.
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Members of the WiFi HiFi editorial team selected our top 10 product picks for 2018 Here are the 10 personal picks from David Susilo, WiFi HiFi contributor in the areas of audio, video, and custom integration and calibration.
Cellular signal boosters have one job to do: boost a smartphone's ability to pick up a wireless carrier's signal. The Drive Sleek from weBoost beautifully accomplishes that task.
Mesh networking is all about spreading high-speed wireless networking across your home and doing it as easily as possible. The idea is to connect the modem-equipped router and place secondary (and tertiary, and so on) modules or nodes in locations to help extend coverage and make it more reliable.
Yesterday, Google launched its new Night Sight feature for owners of the Pixel 3 smartphones, allowing for capturing great images in the darkest of scenes. So naturally, we wanted to put it to the test.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro arrives in Canadian stores today, fueled by positive reviews from industry observers. Priced at tier-one levels, the $1,200 phone, loaded with a bagful of camera features and artificial intelligence to boot, is hoping to disrupt the market, which is dominated by Apple's iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices.
Pioneer's mid-level Elite VSX-LX503, priced at $1,450, brings all of the great features that were found in the SC-05 mid-level receiver introduced a decade ago back to the fold, along with a better DAC.
When Edifier sent me an e-mail with the title "$100 speakers that don't suck," my first thought was: challenge accepted! They're about $130/pr. in Canada with a straight price conversion, so they still fall into the sub-$150 category. What could I expect? A lot, apparently.
I heard the name Roksan when I was growing up in Australia. Some of my friends' parents owned the company's CD player and integrated amps, usually coupled with the Dual turntable, wired with Monster Cables, and set up with Monitor Audio speakers. I never really had the chance to carefully listen to the systems, but I remember wondering why so many people were buying that combination.
I've said in the past that it is impossible for a cable to improve the input signal. But I've also noted a caveat, that this is unless the cable applies some kind of processing. Well, I've found such cable. The Marseille internal chip in this cable, marketed under several brands, including Marseille's own mCable, Philips, and Seiki, is certified by the Technicolor 4K Image Certification program.
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.