A hands-on review of the Kanto TUK active speakers, which are great in a number of scenarios, including background, casual, serious listening and monitoring.
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Looking for a great subwoofer is actually pretty easy. You want lots of boom? Get front-ported ones. Tight bass? Get one with sealed enclosures, or one with a down-firing port. Sprinkle $1,200 worth of loonies, and it's actually difficult to get a bad one.
Has any subject created more controversy among audiophiles than MQA? Developed by Meridian Audio and announced in late 2014, MQA purports to deliver master-quality audio in files that aren't much larger than CD-resolution. Not just CD-quality, not just high-resolution, but audio that matches, as closely as possible, what the microphones picked up at the recording venue.
Streaming TV is the future. Whether you're looking to subscribe to a service alongside traditional satellite/cable TV, or have officially cut the cord, there are three notable service providers in Canada: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Bell CraveTV, all of which are accessible in a variety of ways and on different devices.
Kanto recently released the SYD powered speaker, with stereo-in-a-box configuration, for a MAP of $430, which fit right into my budget. So I decided to try it out.
The Apple HomePod officially went on sale in Canada today, representing the latest in a series of smart speaker choices for consumers. What makes it stand out?
I'm always on the hunt for a good pair of earphones that can easily fit into my jeans pocket, and are easy of use, but also boast good sound quality.
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.
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.
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.
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.