Roon Labs – The Complete Service for HiFi-Streaming

Software for managing and playing music is now available from numerous vendors. In a modified form, they all have in common the usual representation of albums, artists, and music-titles. With a smart user interface and numerous additional display options, the music player from Roon now roles the market. The provider takes a distance from the conventional, tabular view. Instead, the individual elements, such as the artist, the genre or the images, are linked together, which ensures individual navigation. What Roon also brings with you, look at the following.

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Theme Overview: Music Streaming

In order to play one’s favourite music, you do not necessarily need a few CDs juggling between the apartment and the car, and apart from the music collection on the computer and the smartphone separately, the magic word is streaming. Recently, we gave a video overview of the Auralic Aries mini, Cambridge Audio CX N, and Naim Audio ND5 XS. Also interesting are the multiroom streaming systems from Bluesound, Denon HEOS as well as Sonos, for which there are already overview. At this point we would now like to discuss the fundamentals of the topic.

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How Do the Current Soundbars Perform? Putting Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 and Focal Dimension to The Test

To narrow down the field of compact equipment with a healthy degree of skepticism, there’s no need for a degree in physics. While so much can be said for speaker design and the sound intervention from the with more sophisticated digital signal processors (DSP) but miniaturization has comes at a price. Knowing this, it seems almost megalomaniac for manufacturers to claim that their sound bars with their master both stereo and surround reproduction whilst trying to keep their regular hi-fi systems and surround systems in the picture. We’re taking on the topic focusing the potential of the two top models: Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 2 and Focal dimension.

 

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Classic 5.1 Surround Sound Systems: B&W MT-50, KEF E305 and Monitor Audio Radius

This amplely-fitted AV receiver which boasts more than ten channels — not in the least the new 3D audio formats Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D and DTS: X — demonstrates the current possibilities whilst highlighting that there really isn’t much serious competition, making them much more interesting for the average customer with a more conventional living or entertainment room. Provided a good system is in place, the classic 5:1 arrangement already has many exciting advances in store for us. Let it be known that this run down of three-speaker systems could very well convince you to investing in surround sound at home.

 

Satelliten der 5.1-Surround-Sets B&W MT-50 und KEF E305

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Dolby Atmos: The New Standard In Surround Sound

It’s been a good two years since Dolby announced its new multi-channel technology, Atmos, and since the first cinema operator began to upgrade accordingly. With now over 300 cinemas worldwide fitted with Dolby Atmos systems, the global market leader in surround sound is now preparing to conquer the living room and home theatre. In keeping with the market launch of Dolby Atmos Consumer, we have put together the relevant facts for you.

 

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Panasonic DMR-BST940 / DMR-BCT940: A First Class Blu-ray Recorder

Never miss your favorite show and enjoy complete independence from broadcast times of the television stations: the promise of the manufacturer has remained the same since the advent of the first VCR. But over the last decade there have been many advancements in the technology. The current state of development is beautifully demonstrated by the new flagships of the Panasonic Blu-ray recorders – the DMR-BST940 and the DMR-BCT940 – what could be called the Swiss army knife of recording specialists.

 

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The Television vs. The Projector?

Every now and then you still come across CRT televisions: bulky and often small in size, they’ve quickly dropped by the way side. For some it may even make it to a second or third repair service, for almost all the others they end up as junk on the street corner, serving out the last of their existence.

Their modern TV successors have been on a long race for first prize in functionality, design and screen size. Fueling this trend of home cinema ambitions is the horde of customers, who are watching sporting events, games, and evening blockbusters, whilst wanting to get the perfect viewing experience across the genres. While this promise so far was apparently solved with a projector screen now in the equation, one may still now weigh up the options: Big Screen TV or Projector?

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Enjoying music on the move

A long time maxim from the Hi-Fi textbook: Let the ear decide. Although for many users fashion now plays an important role in the choice of the mobile companion, this is one credo when headphones must be considered first and foremost by two aspects. Not only what falls upon the ear drum but also the comfort should satisfy the individual’s requirements. The ear, especially in with inner-ear sets, can turn out to be pretty picky. In order to make your seach as quickly as possible we present a number of current headphone concepts and their advantages and disadvantages.

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The Source of Good Music Part III: Online Streaming

What a couple of years ago sounded like science fiction in the truest sense of the word has now established itself as a serious foothold in the music industry. In 2013, the market share of online streaming services reached 5% of the total turnover of the music industry in Germany and a growth rate of 91% shows: Here the potential is far from exhausted. Meanwhile courting a number of providers for the favor of the customer. They differ not only in terms of the offered sound quality, but also in terms of compatibility and pricing model. So it’s worth a closer look and what we have done in some of the great services on hand for you: .

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