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Audio News for February 14, 2017

Dolby Atmos Soundbars – Since a vast majority of households are thining of home theater in terms of a TV display plus a soundbar, the era of Dolby Atmos soundbars is upon us. Systems from LG, Sony, Onkyo, Samsung, Yamaha, Pioneer, Philips and Creative create a choice for consumers. Some of them support DTS:X as […]

Audio News for February 7, 2017

Jamie Parker Commemorates 150 Years of Classical Music in Canada – He is the face classical piano music thruout Canada and enjoys bringing its joys to audiences around the world. He is judge for the Cliburn Competition and often paralyses his Facebook followers with laughter. Competitors in the annual Piano Hero competition are evaluated mainly […]

Audio News for October 14, 2016

Astell & Kern Hi-Res Players Get Tidal Integration – Tidal support is beginning to roll out to A & K players via an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update. This isn’t the first streaming service built into A & K players, but earlier services such as Groover+, MOOV, and Deezer were liited in terms of where they […]

ROAM Ropes Wireless Earphones & Amp

ROAM Ropes Wireless Earphones & Amp

Beautifully designed and packaged, but ear buds cannot equal good over-the-ear headphones. ROAM Ropes Wireless Earphones & Amp List: $199; $150 at Amazon Ropes are an attempt to equal the impact on the audio world of the Beats headphones in 2008. They are high-style earbuds with a built-in DAC (50 MIPS with 24-bit stereo), Bluetooth […]

Audio News for June 28, 2016

Consider a Home Theater Makeover If: You can’t tell the color orange from the new black on your favorite prison show; there’s motion blur when people are running; the speakers aren’t loud enough to hear Simon Cowell’s insults; there are more remote controls on the coffee table than people in your home. First, two things […]

Audio News for June 14, 2016

Pandora Adds Classical Music – Pandora has added classical music to the Music Genome Project, which places it ahead in this respect over other online music services. Pandora is known for its ability to figure out what listeners like based on a musical genetic code for each tune. Nowhere is a song’s musical genetic code […]

Audio News for June 7, 2016

On Panasonic Giving Up On Plasma TVs – The TV set made Panasonic a household name from Singapore to San Francisco. Their TV engineers pointed out that though plasma flat-panel technology gave a better picture, consumers preferred the lighter, durable rival: liquid LCD TVs. When the new president Kazuhiro Tsuga took over in 2012, he […]

Audio News for May 31, 2016

Oppo Introduces Its First Speakers – The compact Sonica Wi-Fi speaker comes equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay capabilities, and there are compatible smartphones and tablet apps making it easy to manage multiple speakers on the same network. Drivers, amps and chassis have all been designed for a deep, pure and engaging sound that can […]

Audio News for April 5, 2016

Guide to Immersive Sound – It’s getting quite complex what with Auro 3D, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X on the scene and your having to install new height speakers. (The last one has been vaporware until just now.) The former 7.1 horizontal system with two center back speakers was a big mistake, and Auro 3D requires […]

Audio News for March 18, 2016

UK Audio Company Pure has Three All-In-One Music Systems; WBIR.com Has Feature on a $200 Home Theater; Stewart Filmscreen Introduces Acoustically Transparent Material; Wireless and Hi-Res Audio Grabs Market Share; Nielsen Company’s Year-End Report on Music

Audio News for May 12, 2015

Spotify Now Available on DTS Wireless Home System; Electronic Devices Kept Plugged In When Not in Use Waste Money; Home Depot to Put Apple Pay in Its 2000 Stores; May 1946 – Sony Electronics Founded In the Ruins of Post-War Japan

Audio News for March 13, 2015

Mark Waldrep of AIX Comments On Hi-Res Mis-promotion; Apple TV Losing Share of Streaming Video Devices; Music Streaming Continues to Rise; Connected Audio Products Connect With Consumers

Audio News for March 10, 2015

Simon Rattle Also Appointed Music Director of LSO; Latest Sonos Update is a Leap Forward; DTS Challenges Sonos in Wireless Music; Sony Electronics U.S. Shutting Down Most Standalone Stores; How to Improve Your Voice on Audio Chats

Audio News for February 17, 2015

Headphones Category Continues Growth; North American Sales of Portable Navigation Devices Falls; Onkyo Intends To Have the Largest Hi-Res Platform Available; Determining Whether Actually Hi-Res or Not; GoRave Multi-room Wireless Audio System

Audio News For February 3, 2015

Clarinettist Martin Fröst’s Musical Tastes; Classical Recordings’ Leading Talent Scout; Wireless Connectivity Technologies in Home Audio: 2015 Report Available; TFJ News & Media Recommends Five Top 5.1 System Speakers