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Tag: Surround

Vizio S3821 2.1 Soundbar Review: Packs a Punch for the Price

Vizio S3821 2.1 Soundbar Review: Packs a Punch for the Price
I recently had the opportunity to swap out the 5.1 audio system in my living room with the Vizio S3821 2.1 soundbar and subwoofer. This slimline sound system is a great way to add high quality sound to your flat-screen TV without having to run a bunch of wires, and without breaking the bank.

Bang & Olufsen Unveil “Entry Level” BeoLab 14 Surround Sound System

Bang & Olufsen Unveil “Entry Level” BeoLab 14 Surround Sound System
When it comes to high-end audio products, Bang & Olufsen make some of the most elegant and expensive devices on the market. Saying “entry-level” for these guys sort of like saying entry-level Ferrari, in that you know just because it’s their cheapest product, it’s still going to be very expensive.
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Amazing FPS Simulator Surrounds Players, Has Moving Floor

Amazing FPS Simulator Surrounds Players, Has Moving Floor
As much as I love playing FPSes on my Xbox 360 and PS3, they’re still not as immersive as they could be on my “puny” 64-inch plasma display. But thanks to simulator technology developed by UniVisual Technologies, you could soon be playing FPSes in an incredibly visceral gameplay arena.

Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater Ready to Blow the Walls Out and Empty Your Wallet

Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater Ready to Blow the Walls Out and Empty Your Wallet
I’ve always wanted to set up a home theater that had the kind of big, wall-shaking sound you get at a serious THX-certified movie theater. I always end up with something a bit more down to earth because I don’t want to completely piss off my neighbors – and my wife – by turning our house into a wall of sound.

Dolby Axon Brings Voice Chat Surround Sound: Soon You’Ll Know From What Direction That Insult is Coming From

Dolby Axon Brings Voice Chat Surround Sound: Soon You’Ll Know From What Direction That Insult is Coming From
Video games have had surround sound for quite some time now, but Dolby wants to up the ante and provide surround voice chat with Dolby Axon. Dolby claims that Axon effectively creates a more realistic experience by making the volume and intensity of voices change relative to the location of the speakers’ in-game character.

Sound Egg Chair Gets Full 5.1 Surround Upgrade

Sound Egg Chair Gets Full 5.1 Surround Upgrade
This egg-shaped chair may look like a serious throwback to the 1970s, but it’s actually a brand new home entertainment plaything designed to be integrated with modern media rooms. The Sound Egg chair is a completely self-contained 5.1 listening booth, perfect for a private home theater watching experience.

Razer Megalodon Headphones Will Pummel Your Ears With 7.1 Surround

Razer Megalodon Headphones Will Pummel Your Ears With 7.1 Surround
Let’s play six degrees of anything! How many objects do you think will it take to connect an extinct shark with a pair of headphones? The answer is – wait for it! One. Razer named their latest gaming headphones after a prehistoric gigantic shark, the megalodon.

Vholdr Sports Camera Gets the 360-Degree Treatment

Vholdr Sports Camera Gets the 360-Degree Treatment
What do you get when you combine a skateboard wheel, a length of PVC pipe, a driveway marker, a handful of screws, a bolt, washers and nuts, and some Gorilla Tape? Not much, until you throw an awesome new wearable camcorder in the mix.

Mstation Theaterbar: Surround Slims Down

Mstation Theaterbar: Surround Slims Down
I was over on the mStation website recently, when I stumbled across this interesting new sound system buried under “coming soon”. It looks like the mStation TheaterBar will soon join the ranks of one-box home theater sound systems, designed to mesh beautifully with today’s flat-screen televisions.

7.1 Surround From Your Headphones

7.1 Surround From Your Headphones
If you’re on the road with your laptop and missing your theater setup at home, here’s a way to capture a bit of that big surround sound feel on the cheap. The Virtual 7.1 Channel Adapter plugs into your USB port and adds virtual surround to your current PC audio system.

Yamaha Ysp-500: Virtual Surround Gets Downsized

Yamaha Ysp-500: Virtual Surround Gets Downsized
The latest in Yamaha’s series of “Digital Sound Projectors” takes the critically-acclaimed virtual surround technology found in their larger YSP series and shrinks it down to a box that’s just 24-inches wide. (The full-sized models are around 40-inches wide).

Soundmatters Slimstage40: Virtual Surround Slims Down

Soundmatters Slimstage40: Virtual Surround Slims Down
Soundmatters is best known for their all-in-one surround sound systems which cram an entire 5.1 home theater into a single small box. Up until now, their designs were still a bit too unwieldy for placement anywhere but on a shelf or on top of rear-projection set.

Amadana Bookshelf Stereo: Retro Looks, Modern Features

Amadana Bookshelf Stereo: Retro Looks, Modern Features
This stereo system from Japan’s Amadana may look like something out of the 1970s, but it’s actually quite contemporary under the hood. Amadana’s DDA-134 compact stereo system has decidedly retro-looking walnut wood enclosures for the speakers, receiver and DVD player, but on the inside, the system is reasonably modern (although certainly not cutting edge).

Ear Force X3 Headset for Serious Xbox Live Gamers

Ear Force X3 Headset for Serious Xbox Live Gamers
While Microsoft bundles a headset for Xbox 360 online gameplay, it would be an understatement to say that the sound and build quality is a bit sketchy. So what’s a heavy-duty online gamefreak to do? Turtle Beach may have the answer with their Ear Force X3 headset for the Xbox 360.

Britz Rosetta Speakers Offer Beauty, No Brawn

Britz Rosetta Speakers Offer Beauty, No Brawn
If you’re in the market for some dramatic looking speakers, and can’t afford the $50k radial loudspeakers I told you about yesterday, you might want to check out these ones from Britz. They may not be the biggest or most powerful speakers out there, but they sure look purty.

Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater Does Away With Receiver Box

Pioneer 5.1 Home Theater Does Away With Receiver Box
The latest surround sound system from Pioneer gets rid of the typical “receiver/amp” module that most home theater systems require. From what I can tell, they’ve hidden all the amplification and hookups inside of the subwoofer.
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