Monthly Archives: January 2017

Velodyne EQ-Max 12 Test

The Velodyne 12 EQ-Max is a real all-rounder. He dominated powerful film sound as well as balanced music playback. And the best: it is affordable.

A sub can sound taken so well for himself – under real-world conditions, the acoustics of the room at least to half determines the playback quality. Because there is little effective damping in the frequency range below 100 Hertz, provide room resonances not only an uneven sound image, but also for ROAR and a loss of phonetic homogeneity. An equalizer while tackles these problems not at the root, can sound improve but so much, that even music fun again. Parametric equalizer with manual adjustment but for professional users are – it easier with a one-touch – system, for which the subwoofer takes the measurement via microphone itself. Continue reading

iPhone Video Projector Aiptek Mobile Cinema i50S in the Practice Test

In the test he proves Aiptek mobile cinema i50S practical projector for the iPhone.

AIPTEK mobile cinema i50S: First impression

Smartphones with integrated projectors are no vision of the future, as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy Beam. There a retrofit solution for iPhone 4/4S-Besitzer with the Aiptek mobile cinema i50S.

Docked a can be played without additional installation of iTunes as well as YouTube videos and photos. With the free app Aiptek Viewer, you can also show browser, Facebook, and Google maps content. Continue reading

Linn Kiko in the Test

The Linn Kiko is the newest and smallest system from the Scottish Hi-Fi company with the Linn goes to new target groups. But also audiophile old school be can enjoy the small complex, as our test shows.

The silver sticker, sealed the large cube-shaped Kiko carton promises “Your Linn experience starts here”. A complete system, with player/amplifier, speakers, all cables and remote control of course comes out. The classic instruction manual is missing, instead, there is an illustrated, interactive installer, which leads customers through a few setup steps and shows him the many ways to play music from a wide variety of sources two clicks away on the company’s website. Continue reading

LG Optimus 4 X HD (P880) in the Test

In the test that it can keep with thanks to quad-core processor and 4.7-inch display with the best smartphones, the LG Optimus shows 4 X HD.

  1. LG Optimus 4 X HD (P880) in the test
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Nearly half a year after the presentation in Barcelona LG brings Optimus’s flagship HD 4 X at last in this country in the shops, and the for relatively cheap 499 euros without a contract. This is the LG priced significantly lower than the two other quad-core cars in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in the Test

Lands a direct hit Samsung with the Android 4.0 Tablet? In the test, the Galaxy tab 2 10.1 must show what in him.

  1. Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 in the test
  2. Data sheet
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One believes the PBX market researchers of IDC, U.S. firm over 107 million Tablet PCs are sold in 2012. The run on the touch-sensitive display boards for the unbound Web surfing plays mainly industry Primus Apple and its iPad in the cards.

And the new tablets with the Android OS 4.0.3 (ice cream sandwich)? You would also secure a large piece of the pie. An ambitious, 3 g enabled Android tablet from Samsung has approached to the test. Continue reading

LG Optimus L3 in the Test

The Optimus L3 makes compromising the equipment though, shines in the test but with quality housing and a strong battery.

  1. LG Optimus L3 in the test
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Also in a Smartphone world of superlatives, there is a simple, frugal life far from retina display, multi core processors and high-definition cameras of the Super. In this world of modest claims distinguishes itself called the cheap LG Optimus L3, also E400, and occupies a prominent position. Continue reading

Acer Aspire S3 391 in the Test

Minimalist: The aspire S3 391 of one of the lightest Ultrabooks is with little luggage on board. Its available data storage is large with 419 gigabyte ultra.

  1. Acer Aspire S3 391 in the test
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The petite and light Ultrabook in this test comes from Acer. Although it works with a mechanical hard drive, weighs the aspire S3 391 with 1360 grams little more than comparable SSD models. Cheap amongst the high-quality materials of the chic case affect on weight – stylish aluminium and robust magnesium. Continue reading

ELAC FS 507 VX Jet Test

The mechanically adjustable ELAC coax promises an adaptation to the acoustics of the room in an elegant narrow box. Manages this HiFi miracle?

A move can be the most unpleasant events in the life of a high Enders. The plant, which has sounded so wonderful harmonical in the old room, will simply not quite sound in the new environment. The bass? Slow. The figure? Diffuse or flat. The central location? Then.

The acoustic reasons are obvious: the interplay of direct and indirect sound in the room strongly influenced the stage picture, the timing and the sense of distance. The responsible parameters are the reverberation of the room, the distance and the bundling measure of the speaker. Boxes with strong focusing of sound energy on the listening position sound better at longer distances and more vivid rooms, wide-beam specimens at well damped rooms or in the near field. Continue reading

Primare Pre Amplifier Combination in the Test

With this amplifier combination of primary could be a dream true: you get high end sound, the electric bill goes down and you can also save yourself a player.

Pre amplifier combined with integrated streaming Board

  • Primare pre 32 (2100 EUR)
  • Primare A34. 2 (2100 EUR)
  • Primare MM 30 (1200 EUR)

The formula for success, the Primare holds almost 25 years, is based on three factors: sophisticated, State of the art technology, perfect workmanship, dreaming safe Scandinavian design. Because on the last two points simply nothing improve, has developed an amazing creativity for the manageable size of business and is the Swedish developer team one sighted in recent years more and more on point. Continue reading

Marantz No. 1603 and UD 5007 in the Test

The Marantz models are cleverly designed. But the new Blu-ray drive and the top model of the semi-high AV amps have other qualities, as shown in the test.

You would have the space for an AV receiver, then but no more for a Blu-ray player? Or you are even more slim models? Marantz provides exactly the right for you – with the NR-series AV receivers, which are as high as a typical player and thus more elegant and light-footed. While these models – such as the not at all stingy are here tested no. 1603 – with features or performance. It is almost equal to large BD drive UD 5007, the duo is as high as one of the bigger receivers. Or the two stand side by side flounder-flat. Continue reading

Vodafone Smart 2 in Test

The Vodafone smart 2 must test its favourable price tribute pay, offers lately but great Smartphone for very little money.

This is an announcement sometime: Schlappe 99 Euro for a new Android Smartphone! This price is currently hard to beat. While behind the exclusive smartphones for network operators increasingly put the Chinese manufacturer Huawei and ZTE, Vodafone here collaborates with Alcatel and sold that smart CallYa Smartphone fun 2 exclusively together with a prepaid plan. Continue reading

Pro-Ject Phono Box RS in the Test

The price-performance specialists from Pro-Ject in genteel climes venture with the RS series. A Pro-Ject preamp has never been so expensive – and so good.

Cheap, simple and well – if fi people laid before these three concepts, they will very quickly – say if not a first – ‘Pro-Ject’. The Austrian Czech brand has acquired the reputation of an audiophile Robin Hood first with incredibly cheap turntables and soon with the black box from the box series. The new RS series wants to no longer quite fit: instead of modest however it enters the stage robust robber civil made of steel profile and rather thin aluminium front confidently in grand pomp: solid aluminium is the material of choice, precisely right milled, with solid metal knobs and-toggle switches at the front and highest quality Sockets at the rear. At almost every other brand, the fans had eyed pertaining such decadence: “Now who want to make sure cash”. Continue reading

Dynaudio ExCite X 16 in the Test

With their extra large deep midrange and tweeter the Dynaudio ExCite X 16 wants to get the most from the amplifier power. The test reveals how the compact speaker this sounds.

Efficiency and dynamics are now on everyone’s lips when it comes to getting around. In times like these the audio specialists prone high regions commonly tend to waste of can turn his back on itself this trend. So, Dynaudio for its existing stance and compact speakers Excite line promises that every model makes the most out of the supplied amplifier power. Continue reading

B & W MT 60 D Test

Mini boxes often bring only a mini performance. Unlike in the surround multi channel set MT 60 d from B & W, as the test shows.

This cute surround sets of “Oh that are cute!” Class there is yes a lot. And most of them nobody actually needs: rickety plastic housing, too little volume, windy connections and drunk subwoofers are mostly to improve the still bad TV sound. But B & W of the problem “Mini-Surround Set” takes the high-end – world market leader, you expect a lot more. Because in the large (Nautilus series) or the lesser (Zeppelin docks) the British were always standards. Continue reading

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 in the Test

Latest technology at great prices – the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 has much to offer. We have tested the basic variant.

  1. Lenovo IdeaPad U310 in the test
  2. Data sheet
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A third place in the connect leaderboard – with the IdeaPad U300s succeeded in Lenovo launch in the category Ultrabook. But as good as the U300s may be, is not without its price of 1399 euros.

Who wants to spend that much, lucky: the IdeaPad U310 with 699 euro costs pretty much of the first half and still waiting with Intel Core i processors from the third generation. Continue reading