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Bose®, long known for exceptional audio products, announced three new home entertainment systems today that will take your home entertainment sound quality to new levels. If you were looking to upgrade your system with some serious acoustics, Bose has a system for you.

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1 year ago
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When you think of multi-room wireless audio, one of the first brands that comes to mind is Sonos. Sonos came into the multi-room and wireless audio game early, and have never let go of the reins. But Bose®, long known for superior, room-filling sound, is ready to take the reins and ride with their new SoundTouch™ systems.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

The unifying theme I perceive in the Wolverine catalog is that they either improve how we capture media, improve how we back up media or improve how we share media. The Wolverine WIOS-2 Wireless Indoor Outdoor Stereo Speakers definitely broaden the range of where you can share music.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Jawbone's Big Jambox offers a vast improvement over the built-in speakers of portable devices. It features modern design elements that enhance any environment, and can easily pair with any Bluetooth devices or connect to any device with a standard 3.5mm output.

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1 year ago
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As Digital Signal Processors (DSP) and wireless technology continue to advance independently, manufacturers are striving to design products integrating a symbiosis of both. This was a clear theme among live-sound products being introduced this year at NAMM. Go Digital or Go Home!

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1 year ago
Tips and Solutions

The giant balloons in the Thanksgiving Day Parade cry out to be seen on a big screen. The roar of a football game shouts surround sound. Classic holiday movies demand to be seen anew in high definition. And home videos and digital slide shows of gatherings past signal family members to come to the sofa.

The holidays and home theater were made for each other. After all, when the eating's done, it's then that sports nuts and movie connoisseurs get down to some serious holiday viewing. Unless you're a video equipment enthusiast, though, creating a crowd pleasing system can be as elusive as putting together the perfect black truffle soufflé.

Setting up a home theater isn't difficult once you understand how each component contributes to the big picture. Here's grandma's recipe for what you need – or what someone you know deserves.

One TV Screen

There seem to be as many flat screen choices as boxes in the cereal aisle. Don't despair. Your first choice should be a known brand featuring "Full HD" resolution, meaning if you counted the number of picture elements, you'd find 1920 pixels across and 1080 pixels down. The bigger the screen, the more you'll appreciate the lifelike quality of high definition programs. So, a 40-inch model (measured diagonally) is an entry point, but a 50-incher is even better.

LCD and plasma technologies have become such strong performers that you can't go wrong with either type of TV. One example is the Samsung LN40A650, a 40-inch LCD model. Another is the Panasonic TH-50PZ85U Viera 50-inch plasma HDTV. Both come with built-in stands for placement on furniture, but the stand can be removed if you'd prefer an optional wall mount.

Samsung LN40A650
Samsung LN40A650

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1 year ago
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This year at NAMM, PreSonus is unveiling their first safari into the vast jungle of active studio monitors. After the success and acclaim of their monitoring controllers, such as the Central Station, this seems like a very sensible step. This debut includes two lines of studio monitors, an entry-level and a professional-level.

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1 year ago
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This week at NAMM, PreSonus is rolling out some new live sound gear for the New Year. They’ve gone for the gold, creating an entire sound system: a digital mixer, powered full-range mains and a powered sub.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

It would be best if people willingly turned off and put away their personal electronic devices when they got into a car, but most folks routinely ride in vehicles with their handheld gadgets in hand, hurriedly multitasking as they barrel down the highway. Thankfully, there are numerous accessories available at B&H that succeed in getting these devices out of people’s hands.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

When you're looking for a gift for someone less technologically inclined than yourself, you might find that choosing the right gift can be tough. How technologically disinclined are they? Are we talking just a little behind the times? A generation behind the iPad? Still using eight-track tapes?

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2 years ago
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Nothing beats floating in your pool or enjoying your hot tub unless you count the addition of music. The Grace Digital Aqua Sounder is a transmitting dock for your iPod, paired with a waterproof floating speaker. The speaker (left) can be up to 150 feet away. The transmitter is powered by four AA batteries or an included AC wall plug. The speaker seals in six AAs, good for up to 10 hours of your favorite sounds.

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2 years ago
Buying Guide

eyechart with jblDo you have 20/20 vision? If you do, consider yourself lucky. Nothing is stranger than sitting with an optometrist and seeing things more clearly when you thought your vision was fine before you walked in. Your ears are similar. You never know what you’re missing until they have been introduced to a brand new sound perspective.

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

Why should you purchase studio monitors for audio production when you already own speakers? Working at B&H I’ve met a lot of photographers and videographers who understand the need for using a calibrated graphics monitor instead of their TV sets to establish accurate color values when making correction decisions. They get it. They know that audio engineers also need special-purpose gear to evaluate how loud material is when mixing. Meet the studio monitor.

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2 years ago
Features

Did you know that B&H sells computers? In this edition of Meet B&H, we give you a tour of our computer department. Encompassing a sizeable amount of space in the store, there are rows and rows of computers, laptops, tablets, netbooks and accessories, for customers to get a feel for before making an informed decision. Everything from Apple, Acer, Sony, and more.

As a former PCMag staffer, I can genuinely say that this is Toys R Us for geeks.

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3 years ago
Tips and Solutions

Home is no place for earbuds. They get in the way while shaving or when your family is trying to ask you a question during dinner. When earphones aren't cool but music is welcomed for all, options include putting your Wi-Fi network to work, broadcasting in FM, and leveraging the Wi-Fi compatibility of an in-hand or docked iPod touch or iPhone.

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4 years ago