Sony UBP-X1000ES Review

It’s not every day you get premium 4K Bluray players, but the Sony UBP-X1000ES is the company’s top end player, and delivers a standout performance worthy of its price tag. Save for Dolby Vision, that is. This premium product is Sony at its envelope pushing best, as the X1000ES impressively handles color, and offers great sound …

Samsung HW-K850 Review

The Samsung HW-K850 is an odd creation. It offers supreme sound quality, with Dolby Atmos audio support, but it does so at a very expensive price point, particularly for a single soundbar and subwoofer combination. The Korean giant is known for its excellent audio products, and the HW-K950 that it sells is one of the best …

BluOS Picks Up Dolby Digital Wireless Sound

Time for a firmware update! If you own BluOS powered Bluesound equipment, then you’ll be pleased to know that Dolby Digital Surround has been added to this line of devices. Canadian developer of the BluOS music operating system and Bluesound, Lenbrook International, announced a major update to the platform in version 2.14, which has now been …

Denon Marantz Here With The First DTS Virtual:X Receivers

A sign of things to come? DTS and Sound United today announced a firmware update that integrates simplified DTS Virtual:X processing into seven AV receivers from Marantz and Denon. This is a technology that makes use of psychoacoustics-based processing for virtual height and virtual surround. It enables the immersive sound possible with the DTS:X standard, with …

Apple HomePod Delayed To 2018

Surprised? Apple HomePod release date has been pushed to 2018, with the Cupertino based company saying that it needs a little more time to refine its anticipated smart speaker. Apple unveiled HomePod, back in June at WWDC, along with a few other products that were scheduled for launch in December this year. This $349 Siri powered …