Sound+Image May-June 2021 out now: Why you need a Great Wall of Sport!

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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.  


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Looking for an upgrade to enjoy the upcoming sports season? 4K projection and the latest TV tech can take you closer to the action than ever.

New TV technologies
Never have we seen more new TV technologies enter the market: Mini-LED,  QD-OLED, OLED evo, QNED — what do they offer? Should you buy yet?  

Hisense 100L5F ‘Laser TV’
Hands-on with Hisense’s latest bundle of 100-inch screen and smart ultra-short-throw projector.

Projector round-up
Ultra-short-throw is trending, but don’t neglect more traditional projection, especially if you can dedicate a room to your sport & entertainment.

Sony VPL-VW790ES 4K projector
Native 4K projection isn’t cheap. But as Sony’s projectors invariably show, it is spectacular.

Stunning Sports Installations
from Len Wallis Audio
WestCoast Hi-Fi Midland
The Digital Picture and
Rogue Home Cinema


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Adding a streamer updates any hi-fi system with online subscription music services, internet radio and a whole lot more. But which to choose? Check our full reviews to find your perfect path to al the world's music:

Yamaha WXAD-10
Sonos Port
HEOS Link HS2  
Yamaha NP-S303
Bluesound Node 2i

moving up
Matrix Audio Element i 50
Cambridge Audio CXN v2 52
Meridian 210 54
NAD C 658 56
Pioneer N-70AE 58

Linn Selekt DSM 60
Moon 680D 62
Naim 555 / 555 DR 65


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Full hi-fi reviews this issue include:

Denon CEOL N11 DAB hi-fi system
Is this all-in-one solution all you need? There’s CD, radio, full streaming, multiroom and more. 

Clearaudio Concept Active turntable
This German deck is out to prove that high-quality vinyl replay needn’t come without convenience.

Sugarcube SC-2 Mini vinyl recording system with click removal
This neat vinyl recording system has an extra trick which may make it indispensible to vinyl fans.

Sennheiser IE 300 in-ear buds
While true wireless in-ears are popular, consider also the many merits of high-quality cabled buds. 

Yamaha YH-E700A wireless noise-cancelling headphones
Yamaha keeps its ears firmly on the music with these $499 wireless noise-cancellers.

Music reviews, Classic tracks, Top 5 albums, and our buying guide section of Sound+Image award-winning products you can be sure will bring you audio & AV performance par excellence. 

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

Sound+Image is Australia's no.1 mag for audio & AV – sister magazine to Australian Hi-Fi and to the UK's What Hi-Fi?, and bestower of the annual Sound+Image Awards, which since 1989 have recognised the year's best hi-fi and home cinema products and installations. While Sound+Image lives here online as part of our group, our true nature is best revealed in the print magazines and digital issues, which curate unique collections of content each issue under the Editorship of Jez Ford, in a celebration of the joys that real hi-fi and high-quality AV can bring. Enjoy essential reviews of the most exciting new gear, features on Australia's best home cinemas, advice on how to find your sound, and our full Buying Guide based on all our current and past award-winners, all wrapped up with the latest news and editorial ponderings. Click here for more information about Sound+Image, including links to buy individual digital editions and details on how best to subscribe.