Bowers & Wilkins announces its Formation Suite, a very high-end wireless multi-room audio system

Bowers & Wilkins has been relatively quiet since its acquisition by EVA Automation in May 2016, bringing just a few new products to market since then. That changes in a very big way today with B&W’s announcement of the Formation Wireless Music System, a robust multi-room audio system that targets …

WiSA, the low-latency, wireless multi-channel audio standard is ready for take-off

There was a time when being an audio enthusiast meant living with wires. Lots and lots of wires. That was the price you had to pay for quality audio, especially if you wanted a home theater system with true surround sound. Well, if WiSA (Wireless Speaker & Audio Association) has …

Q Acoustics Concept 300 loudspeaker review: Grand sound in a compellingly intriguing package

Do you believe in levitation? Spend some time with Q Acoustics Concept 300 and you might. These bigger-than-your-averagebookshelf speakers deliver dynamic, detailed, wide-open performances rivaling competitors several times their size in a fashion that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. And that’s not the only feature …

IKEA just put a Sonos speaker in a table lamp

Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA introduced two wireless speakers today, developed in partnership with Sonos, the market leader in multi-room audio. Information about the bookshelf speaker has been floating around the internet for several weeks, but the companies revealed today that they’ve also developed a table-lamp speaker. Both speakers will be …

Panasonic DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Here’s one manufacturer that’s not bailing on Blu-ray

Panasonic’s DP-UB9000 bucks a trend: The company is shipping this high-end, high-performance, high-priced Ultra HD Blu-ray player at a time when some manufacturers—including Samsung and Oppo—have altogether stopped building Blu-ray players for the U.S. market. Streaming your favorite movies is super convenient, and if your ISP can deliver sufficient bandwidth, …

Apple TV+ needs a better hook if it expect us to pay for it

On Monday, Apple confirmed months of Hollywood scuttlebutt by announcing Apple TV+, a foray into original programming that will launch later this year. To its credit, Apple has a lot of big names on board. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will star in a show about producing the morning news. …

Apple TV+ needs a better hook if Apple expects us to pay for it

On Monday, Apple confirmed months of Hollywood scuttlebutt by announcing Apple TV+, a foray into original programming that will launch later this year. To its credit, Apple has a lot of big names on board. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will star in a show about producing the morning news. …

Best media streaming devices

Table of Contents Show More Whether you’ve just gotten rid of cable or want to supplement your TV package with online video, now’s an excellent time to buy a media streaming device. Compared to the typical smart TV, standalone streamers such as the Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV …