surround sound

What Is 4K TV?

The biggest trend in TVs today is 4K, also known as ultra HD. It’s the latest bid to improve the sharpness and detail of big

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Review : Loud and (Mostly) Clear

THE GOOD Very comfortable Clear microphone Strong overall sound quality Works well with both PCs and consoles THE BAD So-so surround sound A bit pricey

Panasonic DMP-UB400 review

It was only a couple of years ago it seemed 4K Blu-ray discs, and the players to spin them in, were a faraway dream. Ultra HD

Sonus Faber Homage Amati Tradition Hand-on Review

KEY FEATURES 3.5-way driver configuration 4Ohm impedance 2x 220mm woofers 150mm mid-range driver 28mm tweeter Manufacturer: Sonus Faber Review Price: £23,500.00/$35,250.00 A CLOSER LOOK AT

Logitech G533 review

PROS Lightweight frame Impressive wireless range Engaging gaming audio Good battery life CONS Lack of musical clarity Audio settings need a little tweaking Gets a

Philips Fidelio SkyQuake B8/12 review

PROS Neat design Lively and entertaining sound CONS No HDMI 2.0 ports No network connection Surround effect is not convincing KEY FEATURES Dolby TrueHD and

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What’s the difference?

Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren’t

Sonos Playbase hands on review

Sonos now has two TV speaker options. This is the Sonos Playbase, which, as you should have guessed, is a soundbase, sitting beneath your TV

Creative SoundBlasterX Katana review

OUR VERDICT This incredibly loud soundbar for desktops impresses with music as well as games, though it’s desk space-saving USP is marred by its use

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