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A/V Product Reviews

Audioholics writes some of the industry's most thorough AV product reviews. Our reviews stand apart from the competition in that we do comprehensive objective measurements and analysis including taking the products apart to describe their operation from soup to nuts. Get the real skinny on how AV receivers, amplifiers and loudspeakers perform from our unbiased reviews.

Atlantic Technology New In-Ear-Monitors And Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Headphone Reviews

Atlantic Technology New In-Ear-Monitors And Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

— April 07, 2020 06:00

Atlantic Technology released its first two headphone products - the FS-BT210 bluetooth headphones and the FS-HAL1 in-ear-monitors. Do they live up to their name? What our YouTube review to find out.

McIntosh Debuts New Flagship Home Theater Processors and Amp

Audio Amplifier Reviews

McIntosh Debuts New Flagship Home Theater Processors and Amp

— March 17, 2020 06:00

McIntosh recently showcased its newest home theater products at the ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) AV show in Amsterdam. The new lineup includes 2 Atmos AV processors and 2 multi-ch amplifiers.

NuForce BE Live5 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones Review

Headphone Reviews

NuForce BE Live5 Bluetooth Wireless Earphones Review

— March 10, 2020 13:00

BE Live5 are premium wireless Bluetooth earbuds by NuForce that makes sound quality a priority, offering both AAC and aptX codecs.Can this be the best $20 you spend? Read on to find out.

The Samsung 8K UHD 2020 TV Lineup: Gen Z Innovator or Too Far Ahead of Their Time?

HDTV Reviews

The Samsung 8K UHD 2020 TV Lineup: Gen Z Innovator or Too Far Ahead of Their Time?

— March 04, 2020 01:00

Samsung is putting out some pretty amazing 8K UHD displays in 2020. Will their forward thinking design entice home theater enthusiasts away from rivals LG and Vizio or are they ahead of their time?

Can the AIAIAI TMA-2 Bluetooth Headphones Compete With Bose & Sony?

Headphone Reviews

Can the AIAIAI TMA-2 Bluetooth Headphones Compete With Bose & Sony?

— February 26, 2020 01:00

We looked at the TMA-2 Bluetooth over-the-ear headphones from AIAIAI. They’re comfortable and sound great, but with a $300 price tag will they be able to compete with name brand headphones?

Creative Sound Solutions SDX12 12" Sealed Subwoofer DIY Kit Review

Subwoofer Reviews

Creative Sound Solutions SDX12 12" Sealed Subwoofer DIY Kit Review

— February 22, 2020 00:35

We built and tested the Creative Sound Solutions SDX12 Subwoofer kit. Does the DIY 12" sealed subwoofer kit buy you more performance than commercial offerings? Read on to find out.

RBH Sound SVTRS Limited Edition Speaker System Rocks 2020 Florida Expo

Tower Speaker Reviews

RBH Sound SVTRS Limited Edition Speaker System Rocks 2020 Florida Expo

— February 18, 2020 01:50

RBH Sound rocked the 2020 Florida Expo with their new SVTRS active speaker system. It offers unparalleled dynamics and bass extension that has to be heard to be believed. A new Audioholics reference?

Rotel Revives Its High-End Michi Brand With 3 New Flagship Components

Audio Amplifier Reviews

Rotel Revives Its High-End Michi Brand With 3 New Flagship Components

— February 12, 2020 02:00

Rotel’s high-end Michi brand released three new audiophile stereo components. The P5 Control Amplifier, S5 Stereo Amplifier, and M8 Monoblock Amplifier are Rotel’s new flagship 2CH audio offerings.

TiVo EDGE DVRs Deliver Dolby Atmos & Dolby Vision, Automatic Commercial-Skipping

AV Gadget Reviews

TiVo EDGE DVRs Deliver Dolby Atmos & Dolby Vision, Automatic Commercial-Skipping

— February 06, 2020 04:05

TiVo released details on new products at CES 2020. TiVo’s EDGE DVRs are the company’s first offerings to support Dolby Vision 4K HDR video. They can also skip entire commercial breaks automatically.

Definitive Technology Adds Demand Series Towers And Center Channel Speakers

Tower Speaker Reviews

Definitive Technology Adds Demand Series Towers And Center Channel Speakers

— January 25, 2020 09:00

Definitive Technology has expanded its popular Demand Series of loudspeakers with the addition of the D15 towers, D17 towers,and the D5C center channel speaker. Read on for more details.

VIZIO Unveils 2020 Lineup of 4K HDR Smartcast TVs- Including OLEDs!!

HDTV Reviews

VIZIO Unveils 2020 Lineup of 4K HDR Smartcast TVs- Including OLEDs!!

— January 19, 2020 08:00

VIZIO launched a new and much improved lineup of UHD displays, including OLED. From 40" affordable models to a massive 85" display, the new VIZIO lineup has something for everyone.

Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review

AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review

— January 10, 2020 09:00

Yamaha is on their 3rd generation of separates in the Aventage line with their new 11-channel CX-A5200 AV Processor and MX-A5200 amplifier. Read our review to find out if they are a worthy successor.

JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

— January 08, 2020 08:00

JBL released information on their new L82 Classic Bookshelf speaker at CES 2020 Las Vegas. The 2-way design features a smaller 8" driver but the same 1" tweeter as their acclaimed L100. Read on.

SVS 3000 Series Powered Subwoofers Review

Subwoofer Reviews

SVS 3000 Series Powered Subwoofers Review

— December 19, 2019 03:00

We reviewed the SVS 3000 series subwoofers which, in many ways, may be their best subwoofer series to date. Read our in-depth review to find out why we like the SVS 3000 series subwoofers so much.

SVS 2000 Pro Series Subwoofers Upgrade Performance & Features

Subwoofer Reviews

SVS 2000 Pro Series Subwoofers Upgrade Performance & Features

— December 13, 2019 08:00

SVS's massively successful 2000 series powered subwoofer has just underwent a big change to become the 2000 Pro series, but what makes this series pro? Read on to find out.

SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System Review

Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System Review

— December 03, 2019 08:00

We had a chance to do a full review on the SVS 2.1 Prime Wireless Speaker System. At $1,100 the system isn't cheap but it comes armed with great sound especially when streaming lossless audio.

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeaker: Retro Look, Futuristic Technology

Tower Speaker Reviews

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeaker: Retro Look, Futuristic Technology

— November 22, 2019 20:00

Yamaha gives a nod to the past while pushing sound reproduction further into the future with their NS-5000 loudspeaker. At $15k/pair they ain't cheap, but are they worth it? Read on to find out.

Microsoft Shows Off Striking Design With Their Surface Studio 2

HDTV Reviews

Microsoft Shows Off Striking Design With Their Surface Studio 2

Smit Patel — November 18, 2019 01:00

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 represents Microsoft’s latest flagship in their Surface family of All-in-One CPUs. The Studio 2 offers great versatility and endless creative potential. Read on.

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

— November 14, 2019 13:00

RSL Speaker's recent release of the CG5 and CG25 speakers have raised the eyebrows of audio industry. Did RSL produce a premium higher end product at a more moderate price? Read on to find out.

The Neeo Remote for Control4 Combines Slick Design With An Intuitive Interface

Universal Remote Reviews

The Neeo Remote for Control4 Combines Slick Design With An Intuitive Interface

— November 06, 2019 01:00

The elegant Neeo Remote for Control4 is designed to be sophisticated enough for the power user but intuitive enough for the whole family to use. See how this remote lets you take advantage of OS 3.

Yamaha 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Audio Components Targets Audiophiles

AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Yamaha 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Audio Components Targets Audiophiles

— November 01, 2019 08:00

Yamaha launched a new series of premium two-channel audio components- The 5000 Series. With a $8k turntable, $10k preamp, $10k amp, and $15k/pr speakers, Yamaha is doubling down on 2 channel audio.

Focal 300 Series In-Wall Speakers Review

In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Focal 300 Series In-Wall Speakers Review

— October 29, 2019 20:00

Focal's 300 series architectural speakers are designed for music or cinema aficionados. Tool-less design with the company's patented EQI (Easy Quick Install) system, good sound has never been so easy.

Fluance RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Review

AV Gadget Reviews

Fluance RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Review

Xavier Burgos — October 17, 2019 23:00

At $499 the Fluance RT85 turntable is touted to be a great bargain with amazing looks and a platform punching above its price point. Read the full review to find out if this was the case.

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

Tower Speaker Reviews

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

— October 11, 2019 07:00

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the show at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range while JBL announced their new HDI Series. Read on to learn more.

Savant Smart Soundbar, Precision Audio Meets Ultimate Home-Connectivity

Soundbars and Surround Speaker Reviews

Savant Smart Soundbar, Precision Audio Meets Ultimate Home-Connectivity

— October 09, 2019 02:00

The Smart Audio soundbar may be loaded with network-connected features by Savant, but it also brings a true hi-fi pedigree with speaker designs by Cary Christie of Artison.

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

— October 07, 2019 08:00

The Motion 35XTi bookshelf speaker has updated cosmetics and employs a 6.5" woofer and AMT tweeter. Read our review to see if MartinLogan keeps their signature sound in a box speaker.

Monoprice Brings the BOOM with their dual 15" Monolith THX M-215 Subwoofer

Subwoofer Reviews

Monoprice Brings the BOOM with their dual 15" Monolith THX M-215 Subwoofer

— October 01, 2019 00:00

Monoprice is launching their M-215 subwoofer with a 2kW amplifier and two high-excursion 15" drivers. Those who can handle these bruisers will be in home theater nirvana. Read on for more information.

MartinLogan 9.4.4 In-Wall Speaker CEDIA Demo was a "Masterpiece"

In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan 9.4.4 In-Wall Speaker CEDIA Demo was a "Masterpiece"

— September 27, 2019 09:00

MartinLogan proved that you can get “flagship-class performance” from in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with their new Masterpiece CI series. The 40XW line array has some special properties. Read on.