Ian White

Ian White

Ian has been a full-time A/V journalist since 1999, covering the world of high-end audio, video, music, and film for Digital Trends, Big Picture Big Sound, ToneAudio, and SoundStage! With the original Pong, Atari, and 128K Mac in his basement, Ian brings a lifetime of tech curiosity to his writing. A professional foodie, father of 3 children, film fanatic, and amateur hockey player, Ian enjoys early morning runs along the Jersey Shore and surfing with his kids. Follow him on Twitter @filmfresser or email him at filmfresser@gmail.com

Magnepan breaks the sound barrier with $600/pair MMG loudspeakers

If the time has finally come for you to find out what high-end audio is all about, there may be no better entry point than Magnepan's $600/pair MMG loudspeakers.

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Spend your weekend watching the Criterion Collection for free on Hulu.

If you've never taken the time to check out the vast collection of restored films available from the Criterion Collection, now might be a good time to start. Hulu is now offering the entire Criterion Collection to its subscribers.

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Meridian Audio packs its pedigree into the $300 Explorer USB DAC

Meridian Audio's $300 Explorer USB DAC may have just set the bar for all home and portable audio USB DACs. For a company that sells $30,000 digital loudspeakers, that's quite an interesting little trick.

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Transform your desktop with the KEF X300A powered PC loudspeakers

Combining both KEF's Uni-Q driver and a 24/96 DAC, the X300A powered desktop loudspeakers offer a compact high-end package that can't be touched for under $1,000.

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Sonos unleashes PlayBar wireless sound bar, unclutters your home theater setup

The Sonos PlayBar wireless sound bar offers great connectivity, streaming options, and, with the aid of other Sonos products, becomes the first true wireless sound bar 5.1 system we've seen.

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Cut the cord with Antennas Direct DB8e HDTV antenna

HD Antenna are increasingly popular among the cord-cutting crowd, and the DB8e from Antennas direct appears to be one of the most powerful and affordable options to come along in quite a while.

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Grandpa’s stereo never sounded like this: Symbol Audio Modern Record Console

The Modern Record Console from Symbol Audio is not your grandpa's stereo but we're pretty sure he would have approved.

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FCC filing indicates Roku 3 may be on its way

Roku has not upgraded its stable of media streamers since the launch of the Streaming Stick in 2011, but documentation filed with the FCC suggests that a new Roku 3 is right around the corner.

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Zu Audio Union Cube loudspeakers will blow you right out from behind your desk

Zu Audio's Union Cube loudspeakers offer an up close and really personal view into your favorite music. Requiring only a few watts, these $1,440 desktop loudspeakers might just transform how you enjoy your music.

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The Wadia Intuition 01 PowerDAC dresses your iPod up in an Armani suit of sound

If the ultimate one-box sound solution appeals to you, check out the Intuition 01 PowerDAC from Wadia Digital which offers Italian styling and the best of American high-end audio.

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AudioQuest Dragonfly USB DAC converts your computer into a high-end music server

AudioQuest's DragonFly USB DAC offers a major step-up in sound quality, turning your desktop or laptop into a high-end music server. No larger than a thumb drive, and priced at $250, we find that pretty impressive.

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Scaring the Schitt out of the competition: Schitt Audio Modi 24/96 DAC and Magni headphone amplifier.

For the relatively low price of $200, Schitt Audio has unleashed the proverbial storm with its Modi 24/96 USB DAC and Magni Headphone Amplifier. Listening to high-quality sound just became a lot more fun...and affordable.

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The girl with the olive headphones: Urbanears launches colorful headphones to break the winter blues.

Swedish headphone manufacturer Urbanears has three fresh new colors to help get things warmed up for spring. Plug into your plaid Plattan closed cans and smile; warmer weather is just around the corner.

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Definitive Technology Bluetooth Sound Cylinder makes up for your tablet’s puny speakers

The Sound Cylinder Bluetooth loudspeaker from Definitive Technology offers a major sound quality upgrade for any tablet or laptop. It will run you $200, but the sound quality it is capable of might just be worth it.

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Paradigm’s Soundtrack is a Paradigm Shift in sound bars

After a rather long wait, Paradigm's Soundtrack sound bar is finally available. It offers a lot of performance for $800, giving apartment dwellers and students a simple, impressive sound solution at an affordable price.

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