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Sound+Image March-April 2021 out now: real headphones!

Sound+Image March-April 2021
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Sound+Image March-April 2021

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INSIDE OUR NEW ISSUE

Every issue of Sound+Image brings you the latest news, views, reviews and features on audio and AV equipment, reveals the entertainment they bring to your home, and tells you how to get the best personal musical experience when you're out and about.

Expert reviews tell you what you need to know about the latest gear - will it fit your home, does it have the facilities you need, and is its performance leading the pack?

Music and movie reviews and stories fill out your knowledge and give a fine read, while our Buying Guide is the ultimate way to create a short-list for your next purchase.  

Sound+Image March-April 2021

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HEADPHONE GROUP TEST
Ditch the ear-aching buds and get some real over-ear headphones! Our 18 contenders include closed and open, wireless and wired, noise-cancelling and just noise-making! What’s your sound?

OVER-EAR HEADPHONES REVIEWED THIS ISSUE:
JBL LIVE 650NCBT
Sennheiser HD 450BT
Sennheiser HD 560S
audio-technica ATH-ANC900BT
AKG K371-BT
Jabra Elite 85h
Sony WH-1000XM4
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 
Shure Aonic 50
Technics EAH-F70N
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3
Bose 7001
DALI iO6
Apple AirPods Max
beyerdynamic T1 & T5
audio-technica ATH-AWKT Kokutan  
Sennheiser HE 1

Sound+Image March-April 2021

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Don't miss our full reviews of the latest audio & AV gear! 

EPSON EH-LS300/500 ultra-short-throw projectors
Ultra-short-throw projectors have evolved to include TV-like operation, while prices are tumbling. Is this the future of bigscreen viewing? 

BenQ TH585 AV projector
BenQ’s 2K projector has some impressive speed for those into big-screen gaming.

YAMAHA RX-V6A AV receiver
A design refresh marks out the first new Yamaha AV receiver of the season.

MARANTZ SR8015 AV amplifier
Marantz’s top integrated AV solution combines full features with oodles of amplification juice.

FIRE TV STICK LITE HDMI stick
Amazon’s $59 media stick is loaded and well-priced, but Australia doesn’t get the 4K goodies.

YAMAHA SR-C20A soundbar
It’s small, affordable, and easy to use. Yet the miracle here is how good it sounds.

PRO-JECT Debut Carbon EVO turntable
We spin up what proves to be undoubtedly the greatest yet in Pro-Ject’s long line of Debut decks. 

MARK LEVINSON No 5805 amplifier
The first of the brand’s new ‘affordable’ 5000 Series to reach our listening rooms is a cracker.

RICHTER HARLEQUIN loudspeakers
These Australian-designed compact floorstanders prove that they’re no clowns. 

MARTINLOGAN MOTION 60XTi floorstanding loudspeakers
Folded Motion thin-film tweeters aim to bring the airy treble of ML electrostatics to box speakers.

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MUSIC HAVEN
A stunning stereo system installation by Frank Prowse Hi-Fi in Nedlands, Perth, combining the arts of both vinyl replay and digital streaming. 

SPIELBERG ON JAWS
His shark movie was going blockbuster in the US when a beardless Spielberg faced the press with tales of malfunctioning sharks and nightmare filming.

TRON: LEGACY
We revisit Daft Punk’s techno-movie soundtrack. 

TOP 5 ALBUMS: Joan Jett
MUSIC REVIEWS

CLASSIC ALBUM:  The Police: Zenyatta Mondatta
CLASSIC TRACK: David Bowie: Heroes 

buying guide
HOW TO BUY WIRELESS SPEAKERS
BUYING GUIDE LISTINGS

It's all in the new March-April 2021 issue of Sound+Image magazine - out now in all good newsagents. To pick up a print subscriptions, visit techmags.com.au. Also available as a digital edition in the Readly app or through Zinio.