Home Theater Receivers and Mobile Devices

In this B&H article, we discuss home theater systems that offer mobile-device connectivity, allowing you to control playback with your smartphone or tablet.

NAMM 2015: Pioneer Introduces the XDJ-RX

Pioneer has released the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ system with a large central LCD screen and club-standard layout for mobile DJs and home enthusiasts. The system integrates two USB-driven players and a two-channel mixer with build quality and features inherited from the club-standard Pioneer DJ nexus setup. The system features a single 7" high-resolution full-color display, offering the digital waveform view for both channels and an easy-to-navigate browser, as well as other pertinent data normally found on the CDJ Nexus series screens.

Pioneer PLX-1000 Professional Turntable

Pioneer PLX-1000 Pro Turntable


Multi-Room Wireless Audio Systems

At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about all the latest home and portable entertainment announcements that were made during CES 2013, in Las Vegas. Searching for a thread that tied the whole show together, I suggested that “total connectivity” was the pervasive theme of the year’s show. The influence of smartphones, tablets, and mobile device apps was ubiquitous.


Guide to the Next Generation of Hi-Fi Stereo Systems

Holiday 2012: Rock Your New Year's Eve Party!

New Year's Eve is upon us again. That special night when we make big plans, dress up, get our hopes up and attend the coolest party we can find—only to be let down. It doesn’t have to be this way, folks.

Holiday 2012: This Year's Top Trends and Breakthroughs

Trending topics on Twitter change rapidly from one minute to the next, but in the world of electronics manufacturing, trends evolve slowly, often taking an entire calendar year to surface. Here at B&H, we’re among the first to get our hands on the latest professional and consumer equipment, and we’re always looking for new trends in the products.


Holiday 2012: DJ Controllers

Everyone wants to be a DJ these days, and with good reason—DJs are cool. Movie stars are doing it. Sports stars are doing it. Guess what? You could do it, too.

Holiday 2012: Earphones versus Noise, from Isolation to Cancellation

Earphones, not to be confused with earbuds, have one major advantage over headphones when it comes to blocking out ambient noise, they go directly in your ears!  Because of this simple fact, every model of earphone will isolate the ear canal to some degree.


Holiday 2012: Apple AirPlay for Wireless Tunes

When Apple decided to license its AirPlay technology to speaker and receiver manufacturers so their components could play audio wirelessly from iTunes on a Windows or Macintosh computer or from such iOS devices as an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, few realized how many companies would bite.


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