The CNET Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg shares his picks of the best hi-fi system for listening to LPS on a budget, along with more music tips on today's 404 episode.
The CNET Audiophiliac, Steve Guttenberg, shares his picks of the best hi-fi systems for listening to LPs on a budget, along with more music tips on today's 404 episode.
The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The Pioneer VSX-1022-K's combination of six HDMI inputs and AirPlay looks good from afar, but this AV receiver is only worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted.
The Pioneer VSX-823-K offers a lot of HDMI connectivity and built-in AirPlay for its price, but most buyers will be better off spending a little more for the wireless features on Sony's competing STR-DN840.
The AKG K 518 headphones are a good value for eclectic listeners who want a portable earphone that needn't be stuck into the ear.
Pioneer's VSX-1012-K is an excellent AV receiver with built-in AirPlay and top-notch sound quality, but Denon's AVR-1912 is just a little better.
The Sony Ericsson W518a lives up to its Walkman name, but call quality and internal performance didn't quite measure up.
The Pioneer VSX-1022-K doesn't have much to make it stand out from other AV receivers on the market, although it's worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted.
Dell's Inspiron 518 is the latest in a long line of utilitarian, midrange Windows PCs. We wish Dell offered a bit more flexibility with its configuration, as well as a 64-bit Windows option, but for a straightforward PC, this is one of the more powerful systems for the dollar.
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