surround sound

BMW 5-Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?

The last-generation BMW 5 Series sold more than two million units worldwide. Two million. To put that into perspective: between 2010 and 2015 Porsche built

Klipsch RSB-8 review

THE GOOD: The Klipsch RSB-8 is a stereo sound bar with a wireless subwoofer which offers excellent movie sound and capable music reproduction. The addition

Asus ROG Centurion 7.1 headset review

OUR VERDICT If you can handle the Asus ROG Centurion’s weight and ostentatious design, the headset offers superb audio clarity and game-beating sound-manipulating features. FOR

2015 – 2017 Victory Vision Review

Introduced in 2007 as an addition to the Victory touring lineup for 2008, the Vision came in two versions: the Vision Street, which came standard

Focal Dôme Flax 5.1 Speaker System Review

PRICE $1,999 AT A GLANCE Plus Flax cone woofer Aluminum-magnesium inverted-dome tweeter Wall-hugging sub Minus Limited bass from sats THE VERDICT Unique driver materials, overall

Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X Review : An Elusive Gem

THE GOOD Excellent comfort Rich overall sound Clear microphone THE BAD Some audio bleed Limited availability No sound customization VERDICT The Massdrop x Sennheiser PC37X

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

You could argue that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is a double-tweener. Just as the E-Class slots in-between its C and S siblings, so the Mercedes-AMG

Razer Kraken Pro V2 review

PROS Comfortable to wear Punchy bass response Attractive design Strong build quality Excellent microphone CONS Mid tones can get a touch muddy Relatively weak head

Roccat Cross review

PROS Remarkably lightweight Top-notch audio quality Universal compatibility CONS Flimsy build quality Boom microphone not console friendly Narrow earcups KEY FEATURES 50mm drivers with neodymium

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Review : The Complete Package

THE GOOD Great sound Comfortable fit Reasonable price Seamless wireless THE BAD Fine-tuning music takes some work Roundabout phone and speaker functionality VERDICT The SteelSeries

Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price

Ultra-HD TVs are certainly becoming more popular, we know that for sure. The amount of content on offer has increased exponentially since 4K was first

Definitive Technology BP9000 series review

PROS Huge, immersive 3D soundstage Excellent detail and beefy bass Solid build and minimal, modern design Easy to install, cuts down on clutter CONS Can’t

PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset review

OUR VERDICT Despite some underwhelming moments, Sony’s new PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset is a great-sounding, ultra-comfortable pair of cans that can make some of the

Astro A40 TR Gaming Headset review

PROS Comfortable over long periods Class-leading audio quality Great customisability options Optional MixAmp works well CONS Design won’t be to everyone’s tastes Relatively expensive Slightly

Hands on: LG SJ9 Soundbar review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Depending on its price, LG’s new SJ9 soundbar might be the most convenient way yet of getting Dolby’s impressive surround sound technology

Pioneer VSX-531 review

If capitalism has shown us anything, it’s that money is power. Skew that into a home cinema context and that correlation isn’t necessarily as straightforward –

MSI GS43VR 6RE Phantom Pro review

PROS Smaller and lighter than rivals Great processor and GPU performance High-quality screen Good keyboard CONS Exterior becomes far too hot Underwhelming build quality KEY

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3060 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $2,200 AT A GLANCE Plus Nine amp channels, 11.2 (7.2.4) pre-outs Automated angle and height calibration Minus No Auro-3D THE VERDICT Yamaha’s new flagship

Definitive Technology W Studio Micro review

PROS Sleek premium design Huge soundstage and powerful bass Transparent, detailed sound CONS No Bluetooth No HDMI connections DTS Play Fi app problems KEY FEATURES

Elac Uni-Fi UB5 Speaker System Review

PRICE $2,047 as reviewed AT A GLANCE Plus Concentric mid/tweeter Pinpoint imaging App-driven, room- correcting sub Minus Extra power required App required for sub control

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Review

What is the PSB Imagine XA? The PSB Imagine XA is a Dolby Atmos Speaker Module that uses upward-firing drivers that have been specifically designed

Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray player review : A class act with awesome audio capabilities

If you’re looking for the best 4K UHD Blu-ray player, Oppo’s UDP-203 is the one to buy. Pros Plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs and supports

K8 Mini PC Review : A Mini PC With Folding Keyboard

Now everything is the way smaller and more compact than a few years ago. The time has passed when a PC looks like a cumbersome

Marantz SR7011 9.2 Channel AV Receiver Review

The Good Nuanced and refined sound Excellent surround performance Dolby Atmos, DTS:X & Auro-3D Support HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 support HEOS multiroom included Easy to setup

Arcam Solo Movie 2.1 review

Since the experimental emergence of multi-channel surround sound in 1952’s This is Cinerama (ironically a documentary made to showcase a new widescreen projection format), the

Yamaha RX-V381 review

Like graduate salesmen, more and more tech goods are expected to go far and beyond what they initially signed up for: smartphones can now start

SteelSeries Siberia 840 review

PROS Comfortable fit Engine 3 software support is useful Decent audio for a gaming headset CONS Not a big upgrade on last year’s model Microphone

Yamaha MusicCast YAS-306 review

PROS IR passthrough Well balanced, high-quality sound Generous features CONS No text-based display Comparatively expensive KEY FEATURES Air Surround Xtreme virtual surround sound Dolby Digital

Kata C2 Review – The Budget Kata Phone With Attitude

Kata Philippines has made a lot of noise in the last quarter of 2016 by releasing a trio of smartphones namely: the Kata Selfie, Kata

Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Review : Monstrous Size, Mythic Sound

THE GOOD Extremely comfortable Great sound Lots of music presets Good mic THE BAD No 3.5-mm options No gaming audio presets VERDICT Although it’s hardly