Tag: Vision

  • Sound & Vision: The most important headphone feature is not what you think

    OPINION: Another week, another launch; this time it was Philips’ bi-annual look at products on their way in the next few months, with the focus being on its OLED+908 and its new Fidelio L4 and T2 headphones. I got up close (if not necessarily personal) with each product, and the headphones were a particular area…

  • Sound & Vision: I think we've hit the apex of true wireless performance

    OPINION: As you’ve probably gleaned by now, the Sony WF-1000XM5 true wireless earbuds are out, and on the whole, they’ve gleaned positive notices from reviewers. In my review I gave the WF-1000XM5 five stars – though I did point out that these new earphones were more evolution than revolution. It is fascinating to see how…

  • Sound & Vision: OLED TV's new nemesis is Mini LED

    OPINION: The last few years have seen OLED TVs grow in stature (quite literally to bigger sizes), but 2024 will see them face tough competition. 2024 could mark a change in philosophy from TV brands. We already know that Sony is delving deeper into Mini-LED, 2023 saw Panasonic launch its first Mini-LED TV, while the…

  • Apple Vision Pro could be ready to launch in January

    Apple could be set to launch its hotly anticipated Vision Pro mixed reality headset within weeks, as one reputable source points to a January unveiling. Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman is one of the go to sources for Apple rumours. His latest tip is that the Apple Vision Pro will “launch by February”. Or, to put…

  • Sound & Vision: TV's biggest issue is reflective screens

    OPINION: One concern that has dominated the conversation more than anything else about TVs is brightness. And I’ll admit, I’ve contributed many words to the discussion, whether it’s “this cheap TV lacks brightness” to “this premium TV is incredibly bright”, or “this OLED could be brighter”. It’s always at the centre of the conversation. Well,…

  • Sound & Vision: Sony looks to Mini LED for brighter, smarter HDR in 2024

    OPINION: I travelled to Sony HQ in Japan for an insight into its 2024 TV plans, and hands-on with the brightest professional mastering monitor yet. Sony wants to make TV picture presets smarter, able to offer bespoke image adjustments on a movie-by-movie basis and make HDR much brighter. If you thought 4K TVs couldn’t look…

  • Sound & Vision: TCL's 98-inch TVs are going to ruffle some feathers

    OPINION: One of 2023’s TV biggest trends is the emergence of the super-sized screen. You may think you couldn’t fit a TV of 70+ inches into your home but there are others who clearly can, and it’s a trend that’s catching fire – TVs haven’t just got bigger, they’ve become enormous. Bigger screens are viewed…

  • Apple Vision Pro buyers' beware – 2025 model rumoured to cost half

    If you’re mulling splashing out the big bucks for Apple’s Vision Pro mixed reality headset, here’s a little food for thought – there may be an option that halves the asking price just a year later. With the $3,499 Vision Pro arriving in the United States in early 2024, Apple enthusiasts will be popping the…

  • Sound & Vision: The best Black Friday deals have already happened

    If you’ve been browsing on your phone or coming to websites such as Trusted Reviews, there’s no doubt you’ve been peppered with early Black Friday deals. And you know what? I’m not going to stray from the path as Black Friday has become an all-encompassing, massive shopping day for people around the world. It’s so…

  • Sound and Vision: The demise of Apple Music Voice points to a bigger problem in streaming

    OPINION: Last week, Apple announced that it would be discontinuing its Apple Music Voice Plan in November, but could this point to a bigger problem than Siri’s skills as a digital assistant? It’s been just over two years since Apple introduced its Apple Music Voice Plan, a subscription tier of the company’s music streaming service…