There's an epidemic in home theaters across our country. It's affecting people who have no idea how badly their suffering, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. It's called "Bad Audio" and it strikes directly at those listening to TV and movies through their television's built in speakers.
Edifier calls their new Eseina iF360 an all-in-one audio player, but that moniker really depends on just what your needs are. Assuming you're only concerned with playing audio from your iPod, listening to the radio and jamming out to your CD collection, it does everything you could need.
When Klipsch updates a line, Klipsch does it big. The latest update to the Reference II series includes 17 new speakers. That includes five floorstanding speakers, four bookshelf speakers, four center channel speakers, and four surround speakers.
Just the words "home theater system" can be an instant turn off. They can put you in mind of those $500 boxes that contain a few cheap speakers and a DVD player with an integrated amplifier. It's the sort of phrase that dredges up images of Best Buy and Walmart.
This fall, Definitive Technology will be releasing a total of nine speakers in the Bipolar series, including four new SuperTower floorstanding models. The BP line has gotten an update, especially the floorstanding models which sport all new mids, woofers and tweeters. Additionally, they're using new amplifiers and a redesigned enclosure. It's like a complete speaker redesign.