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SV Staff  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Two-thirds of U.S. adults — 170 million people — are planning to spend an average of $478 on tech gifts this holiday season as overall tech spending reaches a record breaking $96.8 billion, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s 24th annual holiday outlook forecast.
SV Staff  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Sennheiser has launched a new dynamic headphone that builds on the popular HD 650 open-back model it introduced more than a decade ago.
SV Staff  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  0 comments
The first signs of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal mania have arrived on Groupon. Let’s take a look.
SV Staff  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments
HyperX, California-based maker of high-performance gaming products, is gearing up for holidays with a new headset and related accessories aimed at serious gamers.
SV Staff  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Klipsch has introduced a new flagship headphone inspired by an experiment conducted by an inquisitive 15 year-old almost 100 years ago.
SV Staff  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Periodic Audio has announced a portable amplifier small enough to fit in a watch pocket.
Rob Sabin  |  Oct 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Not content to let consumers come to OLED, LG Electronics is now taking OLED straight to the public in an impressive new traveling demo experience. Dubbed the "LG OLED TV Cinema House powered by Dolby," LG's portable theater kiosk features a spartan demo room inside that comes to life with the assistance of a 77-inch sample of LG's Signature W7 "wallpaper" OLED TV, it's accompanying Dolby Atmos soundbar, and a half-dozen projectors that together turn the four walls of the approximately 10 x 20-feet viewing space into a visually and sonically immersive cocoon.

SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  1 comments
McIntosh today introduced a two-channel integrated amplifier designed to deliver big sound from a small package.
SV Staff  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments
At long last, Sonos has announced its entry into the burgeoning smart speaker space with the Sonos One, the first voice-controlled speaker to support two voice services — Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
SV Staff  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments
Smart speakers such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are finding their way into an ever expanding base of U.S. homes, which raises a couple questions: Where are people putting these voice-controlled, virtual assistants and how are they using them?
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Google announced a more powerful smart speaker last week along with along with an Echo Dot-like device designed to make its Google Assistant more accessible throughout the home.
SV Staff  |  Oct 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Netflix has raised pricing on two of its three subscription plans.
SV Staff  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Focal, the French manufacturer of speakers and headphones, today introduced a new lower-prices set of open-back circumaural headphones aimed at audiophiles.
SV Staff  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments
Jeffrey Katzenberg, former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, has a grand scheme to reinvent TV for mobile viewers.