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Sonos Play5

Dec 16, 2016

How many zillion reviews are there for the PLAY5? It’s a great piece, it simply works and the sound is easy to enjoy. This review will be a bit different, as I am focusing on the PLAY5’s ideal use and exactly why you should or shouldn’t want one.


Do you want ambient music throughout


Power Matching Speakers and Amps

Nov 01, 2016

I recently decided it was time to own my own home theatre and stop mooching our display models over the weekends. This seemed like a good idea because not only would I have my own dream setup, but I would be able to test other equipment against a known baseline for my reviews.


All I


Yamaha YSP-5600

Sep 19, 2016

There’s nothing wrong with spending a bit more for the BEST solution.

Yamaha’s YSP-5600 is the most expensive mainstream soundbar available… barring enthusiast brands because, let’s be honest, there’s always obscure ways to show how full your wallet WAS.


The YSP-5600 has a very


Braven XXL

Jun 16, 2016

BAM! Braven has just released the ultimate portable knock-around boom box. Yes. I know I’m not supposed to make absolute claims like “ULTIMATE!”. However, I don’t know of much competition in the armored portable music category. If you need a tailgate / camping speaker that can take some knocks,


Paradigm H15NC

Mar 22, 2016

Active Noise Cancellation; because telling an airplane full of people to “PIPE DOWN!” isn’t socially acceptable.


I know of only three companies that produce good noise-cancelling headphones. Those brands are Sennheiser, Bose, and Paradigm. The degree of cancellation is different for each


Paradigm Wireless Solution

Feb 29, 2016
Recently we reviewed the Paradigm PW800, just one of the latest components entering into the wireless speaker arena. The Paradigm Premium Wireless products run on the DTS Play-Fi (app) platform. We compare the Play-Fi platform to that of “Android” for smartphones, which means this technology can be

Paradigm Prestige 15B

Feb 03, 2016
Bookshelves. They are the speakers that fit best in most applications. When you are low on space: bookshelves. When you have a small amplifier: bookshelves. When you are saving a few bucks: bookshelves. I understand some people actually don’t like the look of towers, which IS crazy: Bookshelves.