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Choosing The Best Gaming Speakers – 2018

No matter what kind of gaming setup you have, good speakers are essential. Without them, a lot of the joy of playing the game gets lost. That’s especially true with first-person shooter games, but also accurate for other types of games. Any interaction in-game isn’t the same if the sound is flat, you can’t tell …

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Kanto SYD Review

I’ve been excited to review the new Kanto SYD since it was first announced. The unique shape and style of the speaker immediately brought up a few questions: Is it meant to be a soundbar? Is it supposed to replace Bookshelf speakers? Is it a true stereo speaker? I had the opportunity to live with …

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Best Powered Bookshelf Speakers 2018

Many say that there’s no better way to listen to music than with a great pair of bookshelf speakers. Having a great stereo field lets the music breathe, and lets you hear things in the music that you simply can’t with a single speaker. While this type of setup sounds great, typically it would also …

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Kanto YU 6 & SUB 8 Review

We recently had the opportunity to review the Kanto YU6 Bookshelf Speakers, with the SUB8 subwoofer. I’ve been looking forward to listening to these speakers since we reviewed the smaller YU4 model late last year. For this review we wanted to change it up, so we enlisted a diverse group of musicians to come listen …

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Best Back To School Speakers

It’s almost that time of year again, when students head back to school, many moving out and starting college or university for the first time. One of the defining experiences of college is all the new music you are exposed to, from new friends, and maybe from moving into a new city. Here we are …

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Starting Your Smart Home

Understanding the basics is very important if you plan to incorporate technology into your house. While there are a number of ways to get that technology, install it, and start moving forward with a smart home, it all starts with one basic question:

What is Home Automation?

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Playoff Prep – Finding The Best TV To Watch Sports

When you want the best TV for sports, there are several things to consider. First, with the big game around the corner, now is an excellent time to upgrade your home audio setup and your TV. Second, you need to find the right TV when you upgrade. Fortunately, there are some great TVs available today that provide an awesome sports viewing experience. You’ll want the best possible picture so you can feel like you’re there with all the action, and so you don’t miss anything important if you can’t actually be at the game.

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Movies With Great Surround Sound On Netflix Canada

So you just got your new surround sound home theatre system hooked up and you’re ready to test it out. What’s the first thing you put on? If you have a collection of Blu-ray movies you’re sure to find great surround sound there, but what about those of us who stream our content from Netflix? Surround sound may be a bit tough to find on Netflix, but there are many great titles that support it that are available to stream.

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Can Building Your Own Home Theatre Actually Save You Money?

Recently the Cineplex theatre chain has joined with Bell’s controversial motion which would allow internet service providers to block websites that provide copyrighted content. Opponents believe allowing ISP’s to censor this content is a violation of free speech and could be a slippery slope to other types of content becoming blocked. While we will leave the political punditry to the experts, It’s easy to see however why Cineplex would be in favor of this ban.

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Is Your TV Preventing You From Enjoying True Surround Sound?

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.

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