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JBL and Google have been collaborating on a soundbar that is powered by Android TV and has Google Assistant integration, and the anticipated speaker is now available to purchase. Harmon, a subsidiary of Samsung and JBL's parent company, announced that the JBL LInk Bar can be purchased for $399.95, along with an optional subwoofer for $299.95. "The Link Bar transforms any TV into a smart TV, with legendary JBL sound performance. Equipped with the content of Android TV and the helpfulness of the Google Assistant, this soundbar is anything but ordinary. Just start with 'Hey Google' to quickly find the latest blockbuster, control a smart home, and more—all with just a voice command," Harman... Read more...
You're not still using your big screen TV's built-in speakers, are you? Granted, not all built-in speakers sound terrible on some modern TVs, but almost without exception, something as simple as adding a decent soundbar can significantly upgrade the audio quality. If that is the route you are considering, check out Samsung's HW-N650 Panoramic Soundbar, which is on sale right now. Amazon has Samsung's HW-N650 Panoramic Soundbar marked down to $339.90. That is 32 percent off its regular $499.99 list price—a delightful discount, especially considering that it hit a day ahead of the 48-hour Prime Day sales event. Samsung HW-N650 Panoramic Soundbar - $339.90 on Amazon (save 32 percent) There... Read more...
With Christmas over and 2019 only days away, it's time for gadget and tech fans to start looking forward to CES 2019, which is kicking off early next month. Companies are already beginning to tease the wares they will be unveiling and LG has stepped to tease the soundbars that will be on display at the show. The new soundbars are made under an LG collaboration with Meridian Audio, a company who was a pioneer in High-Resolution Audio. The soundbars promise to integrate smart functionality, sleek and modern designs, and multi-dimensional sound to fill every corner of the room; the sound bars are also equipped with AI. Three soundbar models will be on display at CES 2019 including the... Read more...
In the gaming world, most consumers remain fixated on one single thing: graphics. Ever since the Wii was introduced, another point has been focused on: control. But one area that gets very little attention, even today, is audio. Sony has always seemed to care more about audio than the other guys when it comes to gaming, and at E3 this week the company announced that they will be releasing a "subwoofer built-in, all-in-one Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3." Basically, this is a soundbar setup made specifically for your PS3 console, and it's a way to add "surround sound" to your console without taking up a huge amount of space, running a large amount of cable or requiring a lot of time... Read more...
At this point, we'd say the 3D revolution is raging on in full force. In fact, it's getting a little bit out of control. It's clearly the bandwagon to be on in the home entertainment industry, and now Sony is expanding the term to an area that has thus far remained clear of any tampering: audio. To be honest, we aren't sure we know what "3D audio" is, but we're guessing it has something to do with simulated surround sound considering that it's supposed to be emitted from the company's first 3D-capable sound bars. The HT-CT350 and HT-CT150 3.1 channel sound bars are being introduced alongside the HT-SF470 5.1 channel home theater system, and obviously Sony is pretty proud of bringing "3D" to yet... Read more...
Yamaha has been creating sound bars for years now, and they've been growing increasingly popular in homes where size is a problem. Apartments and one-bedroom studios haven't been able enjoy true surround sound due to the inability to shove 5, 6 or more speakers into their cramped living space. Sound bars have enabled those living places to enjoy faux surround sound, and these two new ones add even more to the mix. The YSP-5100 and YSP-4100 are the company's two newest Digital Sound Projectors, with each one using just a single speaker but "dozens" of audio beam drivers. They're designed to sit underneath the front of flat-panel HDTVs, and they include four 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs, UniVolume... Read more...
Uh, okay? We have to say, we're all about taking risks, and we greatly appreciate it when companies deviate from the straight-and-narrow in order to take a chance. But it'll still take some time for us to get our minds around the latest two laptop speaker docks from Asus. The uBoom Series of compact notebook speakers are large docks that are powered via a USB 2.0 socket, which--if you have a netbook-probably means you'll be using half of your available USB ports to power these sound cannons. These devices are the first ever by Asus, with the uBoom and uBoom Q soundbars adding serious sound to notebooks, which generally boast lackluster audio qualities. There's even a bass reflex port for added... Read more...