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3D Sound Labs One Module: VR Audio from Your Current Cans?
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:41:04 +0000

With VR flooding 360 degrees of our fields of vision, the clock is ticking on 3D audio to match. Lately there seem to be a plethora of kickstarters for headphones that will track head movement. But what if you love the headphones you already have? A company called 3D Sound Labs has created a module that they say will allow any headphones to be 3D sound ready. Of course I had to get one in and try it myself. Could this really work?


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Zootopia
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:27:09 +0000

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Judy Hopps is an ambitious little bunny. Stuck in a zillion-rabbit town, she longs to join the police force. Topping her class at the police academy, and despite the misgivings of her conventional, veggie-farmer parents, she heads off to Zootopia, the Big Carrot in the film’s all-animal universe, to forge a career in the ZPD.


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The Art of Listening: Your Guide to Evaluating Speakers
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:26:47 +0000

Space is tight and time is short, so let’s dispense with the preliminaries. This is a guide to evaluating loudspeakers—how I do it, anyway. You’ll find as many methodologies as you will listeners, but most experienced “experts” fall in along similar lines.


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Amazon’s Cup Runneth Over
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:53:00 +0000

Amazon’s retail dominance, video distribution, and voice control—among other things—have been in the news lately.



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Epict Kickstarts “Ultimate Cord Cutting” Tech
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:01:19 +0000

On Tuesday, Irvine, CA-based startup Epict launched its WatchAir Smart HDTV Antenna on Kickstarter. Less than four days later the company had already funded 97 percent of its $50,000 goal with 29 days to spare. Not too shabby.



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Do TV Ratings Need a Remake?
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:09:00 +0000

The TV rating system, dating from 1997, is being eyed for an overhaul.



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Enclave Audio CineHome HD Wireless Home Theater System Review
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:06:01 +0000


Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $1,199

AT A GLANCE
Plus
True surround sound without the wiring hassles
Quick and easy setup
Hi-res wireless audio transmission
Minus
No Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
Remote is difficult to use
Lots of wall-wart power supplies to plug in

THE VERDICT
By eliminating the hassle of running speaker cables for a 5.1-channel system, the CineHome HD delivers a true, fuss-free surround experience that no single-point soundbar can match. While its feature set is pretty basic, that simplicity will likely be a plus for its targeted customers.

Here at Sound & Vision, we like to think of ourselves as hard-core home theater enthusiasts, so it’s difficult for us to fathom why average people don’t want to jump through hoops to set up a complete 5.1-channel surround system. Sure, you’d need to find space for an A/V receiver and a pile of speakers—plus you’d have to hook up a bunch of wires and thumb through a stack of onscreen menus to get everything properly configured and adjusted—but that’s all part of the fun, right?



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Triad Brings Color to Outdoor Speakers
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:58:37 +0000

Triad’s new Outdoor Series of two-way speakers are available in two woofer sizes but what sets them apart from the scads of other weather-resistant speakers is that the company will paint them any color you want and even custom-match colors for a “slight upcharge.”


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Should I Worry About Aging Speaker Wire?
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:45:25 +0000

Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com

Q I assembled my surround sound setup back in 2002. It still sounds awesome, but I'm wondering about the speaker wires. I spent good money for nice 12-gauge speaker wire, the ends of which are bare. Every time I break the system down to move, I see the bare wire and worry that corrosion or some other devious detractor is attacking it. Is that something I should worry about? Should I consider clipping and re-stripping at some point? —Scott M.



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Forget Wearables: Bring on the Electronic Tattoo
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:18:00 +0000

File this under What Will They Think of Next: MIT Media Lab and Microsoft are working on creating electronic tattoos that can connect with smartphones and PCs.


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