David Susilo

Last Updated: 01/17/2019 08:00:01 AM EST

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David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WH-1000XM3 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones - The Roaring Sound of Silence

David's Take: Hands-On the Sony WH-1000XM3 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones - The Roaring Sound of Silence

Sony has released the third iteration of the WH1000s headphones. Typical of YouTube hyperbole, online posters claimed this version 3 is amazing. I was guarded, but as I become curious, I took the bait and bought myself a pair to see if all the hype was justifiable.

David Susilo Published: 01/17/2019 08:00:01 AM EST

 

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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

David's Take: The Absolute Best Cinema Sound in the World

David's Take: The Absolute Best Cinema Sound in the World

Not too long ago, I wrote an article on why IĀ no longer watch movies at commercial cinemas in Canada. I have to go to the U.S. in order to enjoy the great sound of commercial cinemas, including 7.1 and Dolby Atmos.

David Susilo Published: 02/16/2018 09:49:52 AM EST

David's Take: Technology Sickness or Reverse Techno Shock?

David's Take: Technology Sickness or Reverse Techno Shock?

Living in Canada and being surrounded by technology, I'm so used to various technological tools - from something as basic as the Internet, to connected everything the house, including light switches, a thermostat, and even my slow cooker; along with Alexa-enabled macros, and TVs set for THX or SMPTE viewing distances.

David Susilo Published: 02/07/2018 09:33:50 AM EST

David's Take: Your TV is Not A Floodlight

David's Take: Your TV is Not A Floodlight

In stores, manufacturers purposefully max out brightness and contrast, among other settings, to make their TVs look artificially "better" than the competition. We know that "better" actually means "we jacked the brightness, contrast and colour settings as much as possible so you would buy our TV."

David Susilo Published: 01/24/2018 08:49:54 AM EST

CES 2018: David's Take - More Great AV Gear From Day 3 at the Show

CES 2018: David's Take - More Great AV Gear From Day 3 at the Show

After spending two days at the Las Vegas Convention Center, my third day was spent at the Sands and Venetian suites. There, another five items caught my eye.

David Susilo Published: 01/12/2018 01:43:37 PM EST

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five in AV From Day Two

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five in AV From Day Two

Amongst the barrage of excitement and the tsunami of new products on display at CES 2018, here are five AV products I've come across thus far that show great promise.

David Susilo Published: 01/11/2018 07:16:01 PM EST

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five Products From Day One

CES 2018: David's Take - Top Five Products From Day One

After walking the show floor on the first day of CES, I've selected five AV products that stood out.

David Susilo Published: 01/11/2018 01:30:15 PM EST

CES 2018: 5 More Products That Caught Our Eye at CES Unveiled

CES 2018: 5 More Products That Caught Our Eye at CES Unveiled

You've already read aboutĀ 5 cool products that caught my eye at CES Unveiled. Now, here are five more that made a splash at the pre-show press event.

David Susilo Published: 01/09/2018 03:00:42 AM EST

CES 2018: 5 Products That Piqued My Interest At CES Unveiled

CES 2018: 5 Products That Piqued My Interest At CES Unveiled

For us Canadians, CES 2018 provided a great moment to escape the -30 weather in some provinces and cities. And to kick off the press events prior to the show was CES Unveiled, which showcased more than 100 tech items.

David Susilo Published: 01/08/2018 01:34:08 PM EST

David's Take: (Possibly) My Final CES Trip. What Will I Bring?

David's Take: (Possibly) My Final CES Trip. What Will I Bring?

I've been going to CES for many years. This year, the trip will be my 15th consecutive one, and possibly my last. Just like last year, I've been inundated with e-mails from CES first-timers asking what should they bring. Whether I'm traveling to CES, CEDIA, or another trade event, there are always a few essentials.

David Susilo Published: 01/03/2018 09:30:01 AM EST


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