CES 2023: JBL’s best and most powerful soundbar

The new top-of-the-range JBL soundbar promises to give us an audio experience we’ll never forget, with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound that will fill the room with intense ambient sound. With a hefty 10-inch subwoofer, plus detachable, battery-powered rear speakers for extra realistic surround sound, this could be a home cinema experience out … Read more

CES 2023: NVIDIA GeForce NOW in your car

Electric cars are becoming more advanced and connected to the internet, so it’s no wonder you can game on the go too. That’s the thinking of Nvidia, which is now launching GeForce NOW, initially in Polestar, Hyundai and BYD. The gaming service is cloud-based and, in cars that have Nvidia’s Drive platform integrated, can be … Read more

CES 2023: Piano with hovering surround sound

Although we love music, we don’t often write about musical instruments at L&B Tech Reviews. But we couldn’t resist the digital piano showcased by Japan’s Roland at CES 2023. Roland Corporation was founded in April 1972, and they’re marking their anniversary with the 50th Anniversary Concept Piano, which is currently on display in Las Vegas. The … Read more

Even better OLED TVs from LG

At CES in Las Vegas, LG is launching their most advanced OLED TVs to date. We are promised the best picture quality in its class, highly advanced image processing and an improved webOS platform with even smarter features and services. In short: an even better viewing experience. It has already been ten years since LG … Read more

Soundbars from LG have room calibration

LG unveils its latest soundbars at CES in Las Vegas, and we’re excited to see what they’ve got in store this time. We really hope they’ve come up with something new with the SC9 and SE6 models, because we don’t just want “good enough” sound – we want sound that takes us into the movie … Read more

CES 2023: New Samsung super-wide displays

Samsung’s first offering at the CES 2023 show in Las Vegas is computer monitors. And there will (of course) be new models in all their ranges. Most notable is the updated Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC), which isn’t just gigantic. The 57″ ultrawide display (above) is also the world’s first display with dual UHD resolution. For … Read more

CES 2023 – here we come!

Christmas is fine, and New Year is festive. But the biggest event of the electronics year falls in the first week of January. That’s when the annual CES trade show takes place. The venue is the gambling city of Las Vegas, in the middle of the Nevada desert. Where more than 3,100 companies from a … Read more

Reloop Hi-Fi Turn 3 MK2 – improved version

As the name reveals, Reloop Hi-Fi Turn 3 MK2 is a new version of a turntable we already know. The new MK2 edition has been improved in several essential areas, all of course for better sound than before. Although German Reloop is best known for their DJ turntables, they made a name for themselves in … Read more

New amplifier series from Aavik

Audio Group Denmark is a fairly new name on the hi-fi scene, but clearly one to watch out for. One of the companies in the group is Aavik, which makes amplifiers at the absolute heavy end of the scale. And they’ve just upped the ambition – and price – level another notch. It’s doing so … Read more

New Audiolab amplifier – and CD

Audiolab does not release new models every day. But the ones they do launch from time to time tend to become classics. The famous 8000A amplifier from 1983 was for many the beginning of hi-fi. It has since had several successors, most recently the 8300A model from 2016. Now Audiolab is embarking on not just … Read more

Noise-free conversation and free VPN

The Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 phones are getting a big update these days, with a number of exciting new features. When the Pixel 7 phones launched with a bang two months ago, on October 6, a number of innovative features were initially conspicuous by their absence. They weren’t bad phones by any … Read more

It may soon be illegal to drive an electric car in Switzerland

In countries across Europe, fears of an energy crisis with blackouts in the coming winter are high. Not only in Germany, but also in the wealthy alpine country of Switzerland, emergency plans are being made to ensure the best possible power supply. The Swiss parliament is currently working on a draft law with the colloquial … Read more

Rotel S14 streaming amplifier

The Rotel S14 is a brand new streaming amplifier, just plug in speakers and you have a full stereo system with everything included. That is, the Rotel S14 lacks an HDMI input, nor does it have a turntable input. But it does have an analogue input that can be used for a turntable with built-in … Read more

Birthday speaker from Polk

50 years have passed since Matthew Polk, George Klopfer and Sandy Gross, then students at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, began building loudspeakers together. Five decades later, the company is still going strong. And it’s celebrating with a collector’s edition of the Polk RA-200 loudspeaker. The new R200AE is signed by Matthew Polk himself, … Read more

Get ready for Dial of Destiny

We have waited a long time. But 30 June 2023 will be the Big Popcorn Day in cinemas. That’s when Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will premiere. And now Lucasfilm/Disney have unleashed the first short film trailer. The fifth film in the series has been delayed several times due to the Corona epidemic, … Read more

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