Home and Pro Audio Equipment Reviews 2016/2017

In this section of my blog I have reviewed several types of stereo equipment.

In the current era, audio equipments are of tremendous importance; no one seems to be able to live without a bit of entertainment, be it a recognized pop song or some jazz music to groove to. Required to record or produce sound, these equipments come in various forms, each best at its job.

Some get their work done at home, while the others aren’t limited to one place. Moreover, while a large number of audio equipments deal with just the sound, there are a few receivers that include both audio and video receivers. A few of the most famous audio equipments include:

Speakers

Speakers consist of a chunk of our lives, coming in several forms. Be it the normal woofers at parties, or the small speakers attached to our personal computers, these devices are a must-have for almost anyone. Some of the numerous types of speakers include:

Bookshelf Speakers

Energy CB-10 bookshelf speakersWhether they are big or small, bookshelf speakers are certain to fill up an entire room with sound.

There are probably hundreds of such speakers that could easily fit in any place, offering flawless audio quality. If you are looking for an exceptional sound quality it may be a good idea to read our Klipsch B-20 Synergy review.

As a matter of fact, users state that bookshelf speakers bring sounds to life, with their sheer perfection. The most frequent complain about this type of speakers is insufficient bass depth, so adding the subwoofer like Klipsch Synergy Sub-12 is an idea worth considering.

Home Cinema Speakers

Mirage Nanosat 5.1 home cinema speaker setThe name itself says it all; these speakers could fill an entire room with its audio input, as it is meant to do so.

Coming in countless models, home cinema speaker sets have immaculate structures and looks. While the first few models may have come in pairs, today’s home cinema speaker sets consist of even five or six speakers. Naturally, this adds tons of fun to the cinema-at-home experience.

Compared to the bookshelf speakers and soundbars, the home cinema speaker sets are often more powerful. Also, they are a sublime addition to your home décor and entertainment.

Please check out the Mirage Nanosat 5.1 home cinema speaker set review!

Soundbars and Speaker Docks

Sony HT-CT370 soundbarThe perfect negotiation, when you cannot pick between different speaker sets, soundbars are perfect for customers if they are looking for something moderately expensive.

For instance, not everyone is willing to buy a home theater system. Also, the television’s audio system may not be up to par. In such situations, one could buy a soundbar that does well at dealing with both the aforementioned issues.

Soundbars are literally shaped as bars, offering terrific audio quality. Moreover, they suit any kind of setups that the users decide on. Although most require analog connections, a few come with Bluetooth options.

Orbitsound T12v3 Soundbar

Orbitsound T12v3 Soundbar

Philips Fidelio DS7550 Portable Speaker Dock

Philips Fidelio Premium DS7550

Sony HT-CT370

Headsets and Headphones

Turtle Beach Ear Force X 42Headphones and headsets have become an irreplaceable part of modern technology. Whenever there is any kind of multimedia appliance involved, one can be sure that there will be a headphone jack. Using headphones and headsets, one can tune in to listen to audio and music without any interference from the rest of the world.

For a dramatic experience of quality sounds, modern headphones and headsets should have the perfect size of the drive unit and impedance. Headphones and headsets are also considered quite trendy, hence, a good quality product needs to be available in a variety of designs and colors, just to fit everyone’s preferences.

The main thing about these tiny devices is that they are intended for casual purposes only, thus, they cater to a specific aspect of entertainment that no other appliance can. They also need to be quite comfortable, as to not cause any irritation or pain, and must fit perfectly in the ears, as otherwise, they might accidentally fall off.

As they are so small, they can be quite fragile, hence, they must be backed up by at least a year’s worth of warranty. Otherwise, their designs must be sturdy and compact, so other issues do not arise.

Headphones and headsets are also required to be compatible with an array of different music or video devices (or even video gaming consoles in case of gaming headsets like Turtle Beach Ear Force X42), so there is no lack in enjoyment to be acquired from these wondrous inventions of the modern times.

AV Receivers

Onkyo Home Theater AV ReceiverPioneers of the DVD and BluRay players nowadays, AV receivers have been available since the 1900s. An addition to most homes since that time, home AV receivers have advanced a lot over the decades, now including innumerable features.

In the current generation, such receivers come with impeccable high definition audio and video playback, ensuring full-on entertainment for the family members.

Nowadays, the home AV receivers come with countless great features, including the playback of commendable sound quality, and videos with resolutions that are at least thrice better than 1080p.

Additionally, they are rather simple and problem-free to operate, guaranteeing customer satisfaction. One of the top brands in the market is Onkyo.

Car In-Dash Video Receivers  with Navigation

Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT in-dash av receiverFound in cars nowadays, car-in-dash video receivers are perfect for a listen to your favorite tracks on the way to work or school. Although most have audio and video playback, not all are touch-sensitive.

A couple of examples of these include the Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver and the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD Mobile 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver.

In some of the current available car in-dash video receivers, the Bluetooth option is available. Furthermore, they contain slots for plugging in iPods and iPhones . These car receivers also feature built-in radios and have the ability to playback MP3 files.

Pioneer AVH-P3200BT Review

Pioneer AVH-P3200BT

Pioneer AVIC-X930BT

Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT review

Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT

DJ Controllers

Numark V7 DJ controllerSeen at most DJ parties, DJ controllers are the instruments that make a DJ a DJ. There seems to be a hype about it these days, with many vendors producing more and more of these controllers.

A good example being the Numark Mixtrack Pro II USB DJ Controller, which currently holds the first position on the list of DJ Sets on Amazon. Numark is a well-known brand thanks to its V7 and NS7 turntable controllers.

DJ controllers allow the user to control and alter the audio of songs with the help of touch-sensitive control wheels. Most of these sets come with slots to plug in headphones or microphones. Additionally, they consist of FX controls and drum pads that make the job of DJs even more uncomplicated.

Portable Recorders and Players

tascam dr-07mk2 digital recorderThese recorders allow you to record sounds and carry it with you, wherever you want to. Usually very light, these recorders feature MP3 playback, that could be played on repeat and on loop.

The settings can be made and altered both automatically and manually. Adorned with self-timers, a few of the portable recorders have the editing function that allows the user to divide and delete sound clips.

Portable recorders are perfect for students, for use during lectures. Moreover, they come in handy at meetings and during song-writing sessions; the notes could be made off these recordings later. A perfect example of portable recorders is the TASCAM DR-07MKII Portable Digital Recorder.

Tascam DP-008EX

Zoom H2n

Zoom H2n

Apple iPod Touch

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