Pioneer

Hands-on Review
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. Nearly every home... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Buying Guide
Through the late 1980s and 1990s, while hip-hop and grunge music took over the airwaves, another revolution affected nearly every listener, manifested in the way they consumed their favorite songs. The home stereo system, once a modular system of silver-plated and vacuum-tube-driven components devoted to high fidelity, or Hi-Fi, was replaced by “mini-systems” and “boom boxes;” all-in-one... READ MORE
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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

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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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

A sports photographer needs a different set of tools than someone who shoots elementary-school portraits, and similarly, a wedding DJ often relies on different equipment than other kinds of DJs. 

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

The “universal remote” takes on an entirely new meaning as Wi-Fi-enabled touch screen devices proliferate. Thanks to all the free apps, we may no longer need to regularly use the dedicated remotes that came with our TV, Blu-ray player, receiver, home theater system, media player or DVR.

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

If you enjoy using an Apple TV media receiver to play music, photos and video wirelessly from the iTunes Library on your computer or an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you'll be happy to know that Apple is licensing the technology to other consumer electronics manufacturers. 

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2 years ago
News

The New Zealand-based software manufacturer Serato Audio Research produces some of the most popular applications for DJing with a computer, but, until now, if you wanted to get into using their DJ products, purchasing a higher-end piece of proprietary hardware (like the Rane TTM-57SL or the Pioneer DDJ-S1) was required.

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3 years ago
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When your ear buds become soiled from extended use, being able to rinse them off is a real option with Pioneer’s new SE-CL331 Washable In-Ear Sports Headphones.

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3 years ago
Tips and Solutions

As the main component housing an amplifier/switcher/tuner, an audio-video surround receiver plays the crucial role in managing all your home theater components. So, it’s important to think about how the receiver will serve your needs, going forward.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Of all the technical innovations that Apple has added to their iPod line over the years, perhaps the dock connector is the most overlooked. Its design has remain unchanged since it was introduced in the 2nd generation iPod.

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4 years ago
Hands-on Review

While vinyl has been making a comeback in the past few years, there is no denying that the future of mainstream music is digital (analog lovers, feel free to groan here). Pioneer has released a couple of excellent, DJ friendly CDJ digital multiplayers that allow you to manipulate digital music in much the same way you would work with analog music. 

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4 years ago