Multimedia News

5 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Performance

Sound and Vision - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:27am
Does your Wi-Fi network suck? Here are five things you can do to significantly improve its performance.
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The Ins and Outs of Downloading from Netflix

Sound and Vision - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:24am
Netflix added the ability to download content for offline viewing a few months ago. Here’s how it works.
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Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z Headphones

Sound and Vision - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:59pm

--> Performance
Build Quality
Comfort
Value
PRICE $649

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Made in Japan
Neutral sound balance
Two-year warranty
Minus
Cable isn’t user-replaceable

THE VERDICT
The Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z somehow looks brand new and classic at the same time, and we could say the same about the sound.

The ATH-A2000Z is the top model from Audio-Technica’s Art Monitor Series, and its polished titanium earcups are a not-so-subtle hint about the headphone’s status in the company’s pecking order. It’s made in Japan, just like AudioTechnica’s very best headphones (such as the ATH-W5000). The company has been making ’phones since 1974.

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Video: New PreSonus Quantum Flagship Thunderbolt Interface

Electronic Musician - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 3:42pm
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—April 2017 — A great choice for a wide variety of recording environments, the 26x32-channel Quantum is PreSonus’ fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface, taking advantag..
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Vizio Unveils Chromecast-Enabled Soundbars and Wireless Speaker

Sound and Vision - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:11pm
Vizio today announced the addition of two soundbars and a multiroom wireless speaker to its SmartCast line of audio products.
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Klipsch Announces Transfer of Museum, Annual Pilgrimage Kick-Off

Sound and Vision - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:40am
Klipsch today announced that the museum and archives of company founder and audio pioneer Paul W. Klipsch will be transferred to the recently formed Klipsch Heritage Museum Association (KHMA) in a ceremony on Thursday (April 27) in Hope, Arkansas.
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Bose Headphone Privacy: The Lawsuit and the Rebuttal

Sound and Vision - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:11am
You probably saw the news reports last week. A lawsuit has been filed against Bose, alleging its Connect app, such as used with a Bose headphone, collects information on the listening habits of the user, without adequately informing the user of the full extent of the practice. The story was widely reported. The rebuttal by Bose was not so widely reported.

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Do I Need New HDMI Cables for My New OLED TV?

Sound and Vision - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:59am
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Q The HDMI cables I’ve been using with my current TV are now eight years old. I plan to buy a new OLED TV. Will I need new HDMI cables for it? —Jim Stafford / via email

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Vana Brings Upscale European Turntable to the U.S.

Sound and Vision - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:04am
Lake Grove, NY-based audio distributor Vana Ltd. has announced the arrival of an upscale European turntable in the U.S. market.
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Ultimate Ears Introduces Playful Waterproof Speaker

Sound and Vision - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:20am
Ultimate Ears, the company known for making professional in-ear monitors worn by live performers, has introduced a playful take-anywhere Bluetooth speaker.
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Oppo Intros Audiophile-Infused UDP-205 UHD Player

Sound and Vision - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:32am
Oppo Digital today announced an audiophile version of the S&V Top Pick-designated UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player introduced last December.
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