March 2011

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47 Labs Midnight Blue Series Headphone/Pre-Amp with USB/DAC

March 31st, 2011, In Home, by

47Lab 4733-1 Midnight Blue

Looking for something new to drive those cans?  For those who haven’t caught on cans = headphones and for those seriously into their cans, just an iPod will never do.  So the announcement of a new headphone / pre-amp from 47 Labs, may be something that tickles your fancy.  The Model 4733 Midnight Blue is … Continue Reading


Sceptre 32 inch LED HDTV

March 31st, 2011, In Home, by


To coin a proverbial phrase, “beauty is only skin deep”, well in this case the comment might be bezel deep.  With that in mind, I’d like to let you know that Sceptre has just launched a new line of 32-inch LED HDTVs in their Galaxy series.  The new panels feature nickel brush bezels and are … Continue Reading


March 30th, 2011, In Home, by


“I wear my sunglasses at night…” – okay, not the greatest demo tune but a catchy lyric.  Maybe someone was on to something, at least when it comes to music listening that is.   Audiophiles, know the benefits of closing your eyes and/or turning off the lights while listening to music.  It allows for greater concentration … Continue Reading

Onkyo TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver and C-7030 CD player

March 29th, 2011, In Home, by

Onkyo TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver

Onkyo two-channel component line-up continues to grow with the introduction of the versatile TX-8050 network stereo receiver and C-7030 CD player. These precision-crafted components represent Onkyo’s contribution to a new generation of music enthusiasts seeking excellence in two-channel performance at an affordable price. Both products embrace the purity and simplicity of stereo sound, whether it … Continue Reading

Sealed Headphone Group Test

March 28th, 2011, In Audio, Features, by

Sealed Headphone Group Test

Headphones come in all shapes, sizes and types. But with regards to full-size over-the-ear headphones, they fall into two main categories, “closed” and “open”, which refer to the acoustic seal in the ear-cups. In the case of open-back headphones, the ear-cup is open and there is no noise isolation from the surroundings and conversely the … Continue Reading

TV Refresh Rates Explained: 24, 60, 120, 240 Hz: The Meaning Behind the Numbers

March 28th, 2011, In Features, Video, by

Higher Refresh Rates.indd

HDTVs have gotten to the point where size, price, and specifications are relatively similar across different manufacturers, making the purchase decision take into account aesthetics, design and brand loyalty. This doesn’t mean that specifications should be ignored. Getting back to basics, one of the core numbers that should be taken into consideration is the refresh … Continue Reading

Hercules XPS Diamond USB PC Speakers

March 27th, 2011, In Home, by

Hercules XPS Diamond USB PC Speakers

When you think of Hercules – you probably don’t think about diamonds; however, just new from the company Hercules is their XPS Diamond 2.0 USB Multimedia/PC Speakers.  Interestingly enough, these speakers have been designed with female users in mind – perhaps Delilah?   The new Hercules XPS Diamond 2.0 USB speaker kit has been designed for … Continue Reading

Clearaudio Magnify Tonearm

March 25th, 2011, In Home, by

Clearaudio Magnify Tonearm

Magnify might be an appropriate name for this new tonearm from Clearaudio as that’s its objective, to magnify all that good stuff in the vinyl grooves.  The Clearaudio Magnify tonearm is an all new rigid design arm that is based on and improves on, their Exact tonearm.   The Magnify is said to take things a … Continue Reading

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9 Tablets

March 25th, 2011, In Home, by


Not to be out shadowed by the second version of Apple’s iPad which became available today, Samsung Electronics has just announced two new additions to its family of GALAXY Tabs, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9, the world’s thinnest mobile tablets, measuring just 8.6 millimeters. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 feature Samsung’s … Continue Reading

BlackBerry PlayBook Now Available For Preorder

March 25th, 2011, In Home, by

BlackBerry PlayBook

There will be no shortage of tablets this year.  Following in Apple’s successful footsteps, BlackBerry is yet another company that will be introducing a tablet very shortly.  Customers eagerly awaiting the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet can now preorder the device online through Bestbuy in Canada and the US. The BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi will come in … Continue Reading

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