Category Archives: AUDIO/VISUAL

Everything that lets you enjoy audio and visual entertainment ranging from home entertainment systems to media players to TV and more.

An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever

Almost any manufacturer can make a Blu-ray player, but not every manufacturer can satisfies some consumers’ burning desire for the nostalgic. To this end, we think Etsy RetroConnector is not just any manufacturer. Heck. I wouldn’t even call this seller a manufacturer and that’s the beauty of it. What this person did is something we count as incredible. He/she repurpose the ultra retrolicious Apple Disk II Floppy Drive, first introduced in 1978, into a fit-for-modern times Blu-ray/DVD drive, so you’d get the nostalgic feel without being hold back by obsolete technology. Continue reading An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever

Sennheiser’s Closed-back Audiophile Cans Cost A Cool $2.4K!

During last week’s CES, Sennheiser was eager to show off its new, pretty insane audiophile-grade headphone called HD 820. There’s a lot to be wow, especially the price tag associated with it, but more on that later. Backed by 70-year of audio equipment making experience, the HD 850 here wants to change your perception on closed-back audiophile headphones. More specifically, it wants to debunk the notion that closed-back aren’t made for audiophile sound. Continue reading Sennheiser’s Closed-back Audiophile Cans Cost A Cool $2.4K!

Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers

We must be living under the rock when our minds were blown by Sennheiser’s 14-speaker sound bar. Clearly, we have not hear about Creative’s monstrous offering. Now, the Singapore-based, publicly-traded tech firm is not quite known for audiophile-grade equipment – much less audiophile-grade sound bar, but that does not stop the granddaddy of PC sound card from taking on the less traveled road. Before you can audition, or read about the features the company’s X-Fi Sonic Carrier Dolby Atmos Sound Bar has to offer, it already have one thing that will blow your mind and that’s the price tag. The Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier commands unworldly sum of $5,799. Continue reading Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers

Sony A8F 4K HDR TV Is Loaded With Tech, Uses Its Screen To Produce Audio

One thing that will never not appeared in a big electronic show like the CES is TV. There are abundance of them on the show floor at CES from companies big and small, but we are all ears for what Sony has to offer with its new A8F 4K HDR OLED TV with Acoustic Surface. It is not immediately clear that the official product name, A8F 4K HDR OLED TV, is also about sound – a department which not many TV has a reason to show off. But A8F has a lot to be proud about because, if it delivers as it has promised, you may very well never need a sound bar at all. Continue reading Sony A8F 4K HDR TV Is Loaded With Tech, Uses Its Screen To Produce Audio

This Year, Sony Wants You To Party With An Upright BoomBox

Party animals, specifically those who love to make a disco out of their home or just about anywhere, you will be glad that Sony has just the right equipment for you. No, it is not a DJ console (but it can do that too). It is what Sony called “high-power home audio systems.” Altogether, there are three models: two “all-in-one box” varieties, MHC-V71D and MHC-V41D, and a “3-box” model MHC-M20D. The objective is clear with these new systems: to produce loud, powerful sounds that fill every corner of the room and hence, the upright boombox design that, with the help of Spread Sound Generator technology, will produce 360-degree LIVE sound and 360-degree psychedelic party lights to boot. Now, that’s a party. Who cares if there’s a party globe or not. Continue reading This Year, Sony Wants You To Party With An Upright BoomBox

Sony’s New Mobile Projector Is Sleek, But At $400, It Could Be A Tad Too Pricey

Lets face it. Watching movie on a smartphone, however big it is, is never a comfortable experience. You’d be missing out details that will otherwise be more visible on large screen like, for example, a TV. Of course, the bigger the TV it is, the better, but not everyone can afford a 120-inch juggernaut. Besides, you won’t be able to lug it around, so it kind makes watching off your smartphone the only option. Well, not if Sony MP-CD1 Mobile Projector can help it. Weighing mere 9.9 ounces (280g), this pocket-size compact mobile projector is capable of throwing a 120-inch size screen on any flat surface from a distance of 3.5 meters (11.5 feet). Continue reading Sony’s New Mobile Projector Is Sleek, But At $400, It Could Be A Tad Too Pricey

Razer Nommo Speakers, World’s First Battery-free Wireless Mouse And More

Razer has quite a bit to show at this year’s CES. In addition to the bold ambition of fusing Razer Phone to a laptop in Project Linda, it has also introduced an all-new desktop speaker for desktop computers, the world’s first battery-less wireless gaming mouse with charging mouse pad, and Chroma-enabled home through Philips Lighting. Continue reading Razer Nommo Speakers, World’s First Battery-free Wireless Mouse And More

Sennheiser Is Going To Make A Monster Sound Bar With 13 Drivers

It is clear by now that the market for sound bar is a force businesses can’t ignore. With the shrinking house size and the appreciation for minimal clutter by consumers, sound bar is the one audio equipment that has been exerting quite a significant draw in recent years. And you know it is indeed a force businesses can’t ignore when Sennheiser, a company that, up till today, has yet to make any consumer speaker, began experimenting in making one. That’s right. The Germany audio electronic maker is going to have a sound bar, the company’s first and it has taken its new toy to CES to wow the crowd. And wow it certainly is, albeit the prototype it brought along is not quite finish. Continue reading Sennheiser Is Going To Make A Monster Sound Bar With 13 Drivers

Sony Unveiled World’s First Dolby Atmos Soundbar Along With A Super Compact Soundbar

With the advancement in sound bar, there is really no reason to clutter your home with multiple speakers, and if you concur with our views, you may want to know the still-striving Japanese electronic giant, Sony, has served up two handsome examples at this year’s CES. The first being the world’s Dolby Atmos sound bar, HT-ZF9, and the second is the super compact HT-SF200. Lets start with the small one first, shall we? So here goes… Continue reading Sony Unveiled World’s First Dolby Atmos Soundbar Along With A Super Compact Soundbar

Sony’s Newest 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Has Legs That Are Speakers

As always, Sony has a lot to show at this year’s CES, but nothing will catch our eyes like the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector LSPX-A1 from the brand’s Life Space UX product line. Unlike LG’s, Sony isn’t going for portability or compactness. On contrary, the LSPX-A1 is huge in every aspects from the price to the size to the performance promised. At a glance, the projector looks like a home entertainment console by itself (yes, it is that big), but rest assure, the size and illusion of it being a furniture are all part of the design which is line with the Life Space UX’s mission. Continue reading Sony’s Newest 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Has Legs That Are Speakers