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Comparison: True 4K/HDR Gaming vs. Regular Gaming

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

My recent article, High Dynamic Range Explained, covered what HDR is and how it gets implemented in different types of displays. The focus was movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and on streaming services, but another topic worth discussing — one regularly overlooked — is HDR gaming.
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Mcintosh 30 Watt Amplifier

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: ItisHifi - Vintage|Tags: |

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Sony’s 360 Reality Audio

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Real HD-Audio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve been a huge fan of immersive audio for many years. When DVD entered the marketplace back in 1997, it was its ability to deliver 5.1 surround sound that really appealed to me. Yes, the video was much better than […]

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RAAL Requisite – CanJam SoCal 2019

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

RAAL Requisite SR1a headphone

The RAAL Requisite SR1a headphone is unlike any pair of headphones I’ve ever seen or heard. Well, maybe not heard, as in the two-channel world RAAL ribbon tweeters are all the rage quite a few loudspeaker manufacturers. The RAAL Requsite SR1a headphones almost deserve a classification all by themselves. They blur the (non-existent) line between headphones and extreme nearfield monitors. I may have just invented that line.

The way the RAAL position on your head, the sound-stage they cast is ghostly big and the lack of internal-can-clutter (yes, I made that up too) is missing, leaving behind a congestion free sound that can’t be equalled with canned or open-back headphones.… Read the full article

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The 9 Year old Marantz SR8001 7.1 A/V Receiver Gets Better Over Time

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Meet our newest reviewer, 17 year old Caleb Attaway. Caleb lives northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is going into his senior year of high school at Living Science Home Studies, Inc., which is half home school and half private school. In the future Caleb will review records and new audio gear.

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This Fire TV Stick Prime Day price makes it practically an instant buy

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

As we head into the final day of Amazon Prime Day, there are still massive savings to be found on TVs, appliances, tablets, and more. There are also killer deals on Amazon's own device, like the popular Fire TV stick. The streaming player is down to just $14.99, which is the lowest price we've seen for the Amazon device. Prime members can also get the 4K Fire TV Stick on sale for $24.99, which is also the lowest price we've seen for the 4K streaming device.… Read the full article

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Choice Films for Choice Guests: Guaranteed to Wow ‘Em

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

We’ve all encountered the problem: Guests who haven’t yet seen or heard your home theater setup are coming over for a movie night. But which movie to choose? If you know the guests’ tastes the choice should be easy. But that isn’t always the case.
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Superfast Shell fibre broadband deals now come with a Google Home Mini freebie

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

How's the Amazon Prime Day shopping gone? Picked up any tech bargains? If you thought that you'd exhausted them, think again. Shell Energy is now giving away free Google Home Mini smart speakers with its fibre broadband deals…an offer that's reserved only for TechRadar readers!

Shell's offering Superfast Fibre Broadband with average speeds of 35Mb for very handsome monthly bills of only £23.99. That already makes it one of the very cheapest fibre broadband deals around in the UK.… Read the full article

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Harry Potter: The John Williams Soundtrack Collection

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , , |

Harry Potter: The John Williams Soundtrack Collection

John Williams composed the music for the first three Harry Potter films (The Sorcerer’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets, and The Prisoner of Azkaban), and now the complete scores have been released for the first time by La-La Land in Harry Potter: The John Williams Soundtrack Collection, a deluxe seven-CD box set containing nearly eight hours of original music. The scores are so good that they established the musical identity and overall style of the whole series, including the scores that Williams did not write.… Read the full article

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When does Prime Day end? Time is running out to get your cheap deals

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

We're well into the final day of the 48-hour sale now, but you might be wondering how much time you have left to take advantage of these super low prices? Well take a look below and we'll answer the question of exactly 'when does Prime Day end?'

Well take a look below as we've given the rundown for multiple countries as there are some slight variations in the times due to some nations straddling multiple time-zones…or blatantly helping themselves to another countries' deals.… Read the full article

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