With the vast array of TV’s, Receivers, Blu-Ray Players, Game Consoles and Soundbars, a popular method of organizing your electronics is to connect everything directly to your TV via HDMI, then have a single audio connection from your TV to your Soundbar, Home Theatre system, etc. Essentially you are using your TV as a switcher, and while this can simplify your connections, there may be a downside you don’t even know is happening. You may not be experiencing true surround sound even if your soundbar, or home theatre system supports it.
One of the most frustrating experiences you can go through is having your wifi speakers cut out right as your favourite part of a song comes on. It’s the audio equivalent of the hated buffering notices on streaming video. But why is it happening? You set up your speakers with no problems, your WiFi seems to be working fine on your phone and computer, yet your WiFi speaker keeps cutting out! Before you end up throwing your speaker into a wall, try some of the following troubleshooting tips to help your connection.
Recently we had the chance to demo the Yamaha WX010 Wireless Speaker. This speaker is part of Yamaha’s MusicCast line of products, which feature the ability to pair & sync speakers throughout your home, utilizing your Wi-Fi connection.
Music never sounds better than when played through a proper Hi-Fi system. A powerful receiver with an amazing set of speakers can bring you onto the stage, or into the recording studio with your favourite artists. It also has the power to bring the big cinema experience right into your living room. Like with anything in life, you get what you pay for, but that being said, this article aims to help you start your Hi-Fi journey down the right path with the best system you can build for under (or around) $1000.
Struggling to choose the best gift for your friends and family as the holidays approach? Then why not give them something they can enjoy throughout the year? No matter their interests or tastes, they’re sure to appreciate a new home audio system. From watching movies to playing video games to catching up on their favourite shows, there’s no shortage of ways a soundbar or speaker set can enhance their lives.
Is bigger always better? There’s always been a sense of pride and accomplishment when purchasing a 50″ or larger screen. While larger screens can help you see the image better, it’s possible they may be overkill when used in smaller rooms. When looking for a new TV, it may make sense to buy a smaller TV that better fits your room for the best viewing experience.
This week we are excited to feature the new Sonos One Speaker. Dubbed “The Smart Speaker For Music Lovers”, Sonos has integrated voice control into its line of high-quality wireless speakers.
Sound is nothing if not complex. In any given scene of a movie, concert, or game, there are dozens of different sounds happening simultaneously, each of which contributes to the overall quality of the audio. Surround sound systems seek to include each of these contributing sounds for a rich listening experience, but doing so requires both advanced audio storage methods and a flexible speaker system that can blend multiple different sounds at different levels of intensity. As one of the most complex surround sound systems on the market, Dolby Atmos can play sound from a wide range of objects at once, allowing you to experience every element of modern audio.
Music technology is constantly advancing, creating new opportunities for us to listen to our favourite songs clearly and conveniently. Yet with every new advance, a new challenge is created. In particular, recent advances in Internet access and computer size have made it easier than ever to play your music from any location. But without the right equipment, you will not be able to hear these songs in their full quality.
In the past, TV’s and computer monitors were quite different. Traditionally TV’s were built to handle an analog signals, from things like antennas and coaxial inputs, whereas computers relied on their trusty VGA ports. Today however TV’s receive their video through the same HDMI ports used on computer monitors. With the popularity and relatively lower cost of a 4K TV compared to a 4K computer monitor, many have asked, Why can’t you simply use your 4K TV as a computer monitor?