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Speaker veteran Bowers & Wilkins has previously surprised with the sound from the totally wireless ANC models PI7. This time, there are brand new top models in regular over ear headphones without cables to be examined. And the Expectations are high.

Over the past year, Sonos has launched two new soundbars – an upgrade to the Beam, and the brand new Ray, which is a bit of a leap forward in Sonos' soundbar range. We have been allowed to borrow both models for participation in a solid test round, trying to find out which of them is the best purchase.

 

Over the past year, Wiim Mini has emerged as an interesting streamer candidate in the budget class. At the bottom of the budget class to be a bit precise. And when Hifisentralen included it in its range together with a rich selection of DACs, headphone amplifiers and other amplifiers from Topping, it was almost inevitable to ask for borrowing a review sample.

When Marantz launched their 2nd generation amplifier in the new design, it became obvious that this is a leading amplifier where the manufacturer has done most things right. Including pricing. The road to requesting a test copy was unusually short.

Bowers & Wilkins' iconic Zeppelin was launched last autumn, and has evenutally also landed in Norway. We have had a test round to check if it is able to reach old heights in a new airspace.

Polk has just launched an all-inclusive soundbar at a startlingly low price. It piqued my curiosity so much that I had to find out if the Signa S4 delivers

Polk launched the Reserve series last year. We have had three models in for a review, and in addition to the R600 and R200 being primarily tested in stereo, they have also been given a test round in a 5.1(.2) setup together with the special center speaker R350.

JB Forlag has acquired the agency for the brand new brand Reavon, which has two 4k players in their portfolio. We have had Norway's first sample on the test bench.

On April 20, B&W held a digital press event of its first two fully wireless earplugs, PI7 and PI5. They follow two semi-wired PI3 and PI4. Now we have had the top model PI7 on a thorough review.

The Skullcandy Crusher EVO wireless headphones were launched earlier this autumn. I have had a solid test round with these somewhat unusual headphones, and got a thorough impression of how they perform.

Since its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV + has had an ever-increasing catalog of series and movies. Battleship Greyhound is the latest addition, and must probably accept being one of the highlights in the collection, along with the opening series The Morning Show and the architectural series Home . 

JBL has just released three new Club Series headphones. I've had the top model Club One on a solid test round.

In March, Huawei announced a slightly simplified version of the smart watch GT 2. We have had the Huawei Watch GT 2e on test for a few weeks. One of the agendas has been to check how it can manage in the shadow of an Apple Watch. Or maybe it's the other way around ...?

American HiFi enthusiast and writer Don Lindich has invented the pickup timer. I've tested if it works.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 08:27

REVIEW: The Trial - Italian Crime Drama

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Netflix has launched a new Crime series that stands up well above the crowd. This is grounded in a cocktail with many main ingredients.

Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:14

REVIEW: Beoplay A1 Contrast Collection

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At the beginning of this year, Bang & Olufsen introduced the Contrast Collection for a selection of their models. We used the opportunity for a review of the classic Beoplay A1 model With a renewed expression.

The captivating Netflix miniseries from New York City and Berlin tell a modern version of Ibsen's dollhouse. Except that it takes over where Ibsen ends up with a bang. And then the action is in another time and place.

Monday, 23 March 2020 10:40

REVIEW: Bloodride - Roald Dahl on a diet

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On the well-chosen day on Friday 13, Netflix launched the Norwegian series Bloodride. The series travels on paths drawn by an English author with Norwegian ancestry, at a time when the TV world was relatively young.

Amazon has made a remarkable fiction series about Nazi hunters in New York with  Al Pacino in the main role. The series is brilliant and innovative. And a bit problematic.

 

 

 

Freebuds 3 is Huawei's latest creation of fully wireless earbuds. It has been able to measure forces in the enemy ecosystem.

Apple`s Airpods are a very popular product, in fact so sought after that if Apple had separated out Airpods as its own company, rumors tell it would have been the world's approx. 350 largest company. It is no wonder then that there are eventually some imitations around - some that are direct copies, while others are more obviously inspired. Huawei's FreeBuds 3 belong to the latter category, and we have looked into whether they are struggling to match the original or whether it is actually more like Jimi Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower , a version that many among us believe far surpasses Bob Dylan's original.

And as a true torture test, Freebuds 3 is allowed to run among arch enemies in an iOS ecosystem, along with the Apple iPhone 11 and Apple Watch 4. This is an arena where a variant of Airpods very easily could walk in on autopilot as a kind of default value, at least if completely wireless pods on a rod ise on the shopping list.

Our unique overview over stereo amplifiers with HT bypass has been object of a major update. We have been trawling the market and found more than 150 new models added.

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