Sound+Image Sept-Oct 2020 out now: Soundbar supertest!

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EISA AWARDS 2020/21  
Sound+Image is a member of EISA, the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, so we get to vote for and then publish details of all EISA AV winners - the combined judgement of 51 magazines around the world.

custom installation: MOVING UP TO 4K
We visit a stunning home cinema in Western Australia that has already been expanded from a modest home build to a gold-class ‘Mi-Max Studio’ design. Now it gets a full 4K upgrade from Rogue Home Cinemas.

movie tech: VFX OR NO VFX?
Discover how directors are taking back control by filming in real time in front of massive LED wall screens. 

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Once seen as a low-performance compromise, soundbars have risen to new and Atmos-enabled heights in their latest generations. But some are still touting the old tricks of virtualised surround. Choose wisely, and you can enjoy big sound to match today’s big screens. PLUS inside interview scoop from Meridian, Samsung & Sennheiser...

- Canton Smart Soundbar 10
- Samsung Q800T
- Sennheiser AMBEO SB01
- Sonos Arc
- Sony HT-G700
- Yamaha MusicCast 400

BenQ GS2 portable projector

Fancy a movie in your tent, or a binge on your bedroom wall? BenQ’s dinky and portable GS2 projector is ready to oblige. 

Bose Portable Smart Speaker
As the portable member of Bose’s Smart Home wireless multiroom family, the Portable Smart Speaker delivers trouble-free takeaway tunes. 

BlueAnt Burleigh portable Bluetooth Speaker
Shoulders ready, up she goes: BlueAnt’s big Burleigh Bluetooth speaker is ready to play...

audio-technica ATC-ANC300TW true wireless in-ear buds
Top-notch noise-cancelling and brilliant audio quality in a compact form factor.

NURA NuraLoop
Melbourne-based Nura brings its hearing-adaptive audio system to these looped earbuds.

DALI io-6 wireless NC headphones
The Danish speaker-maker found there was more to headphones than just shrinking speakers...

Sennheiser HD 450BT wireless NC headphones
Half the price of Sennheiser’s leading wireless noise-cancellers, so what compromises here?

Fiio M11 portable music player
The Fiio M11 is EISA’s portable music player of the year. Here’s why.Shoulders ready, up she goes: BlueAnt’s big Burleigh Bluetooth speaker is ready to play...

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Sounds like a ‘duh’? Not at all. Plenty of people think they’re watching 4K when they’re stuck on something less. Here’s how to make 4K shine.

PLUS Our top Buying Guide recommendation for speakers & headphones

PLUS News, music & Blu-ray reviews, 10 classic concert movies, new blues releases , classic tracks and more...

All in the new Sep-Oct 2020 issue of Sound+Image magazine - out now in newsagents and available as a digital edition at Zinio

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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.