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Monster N-Tune Headphone for $129 only at Harvey Norman (while stocks last) (18 September 2015)

Purchase any other item and get the Monster N-Tune On-Ear Headphones for S$129 (USP S$249). While stocks last.



Audio House TV Promotion (5-14 September 2015)

Check out the latest TV promotion from Audio House. An additional 15 % of all published TV promotions will be given to all DBS / POSB card holdrs (including debit, credit and NETS cards). 
































Sony HT-RT5 Sound Bar - Real Surround Sound Wirelessly


HT-RT5

·         5.1ch Sound Bar with wireless rear speakers and subwoofer
·         Immersive surround sound with various sound stage/modes
·         Power-packed 550W of true 5.1 channel surround sound
·         Stream online music  from your mobile with Google Cast™ and Spotify Connect™
·         Enjoy wireless Multi-room music listening with SongPal Link™

(SINGAPORE, 4 September 2015) – Sony’s latest Sound Bar treats you to an authentic home cinema experience – with room-filling audio from 5.1ch speakers, and a wide selection of online music services.

The space-saving HT-RT5 brings something really special to movie nights, fun-filled parties and everyday music listening around the home. There is an awesome 550W of dynamic multi-channel power on tap: you will hear – and feel – each orchestral crescendo and the crunch of every explosion.

A choice of sound modes tailors your preferences to whatever’s on screen. Football Mode captures the acoustics of the Morumbi Stadium in Brazil; Cinema Studio 9.1ch transports you to the famous Cary Grant Theatre at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles; and Digital Music Arena recreates the expansive live acoustics of London’s O2 Arena.


The slim, stylish 3-channel main unit fits discreetly in front your TV or can be wall mounted. The main unit includes a dedicated centre speaker that assures crystal clear dialogue and transparent treble, regardless of volume. It is combined with two wireless rear speakers and a separate wireless subwoofer. Set-up is wonderfully easy: each additional speaker connects automatically, with no loudspeaker cables needed. The system even comes supplied with a microphone to test your room’s acoustics using Digital Cinema Auto Calibration DX ensuring the best possible sound wherever the speakers are placed. You’re rewarded with 5.1 channels of immersive audio, with solid bass response that draws you in to the heart of the action. Today’s high-quality listening formats are naturally catered for, with support for HD audio sources like DTS-HD and Dolby True HD.

Pristine movie soundtracks are only the start with the HT-RT5. There’s a huge choice of online music entertainment to enjoy, with Spotify Connect™ and over 100 other music services including Deezer and Google Play Music. Google Cast™ makes it easy to ‘cast’ online music and radio services seamlessly from your mobile device. Just tap the Cast icon and playback is transferred seamlessly from your smartphone or tablet to the Sound Bar for everyone to enjoy.


One-touch listening via NFC lets you stream music using Bluetooth® with soaring highs and full, rich bass with a single touch of your smartphone or tablet. LDAC™ technology from Sony transmits three times more audio data than typical Bluetooth® connections, for super-clear, detailed sound you’ll love.


Wireless Multi-room listening brings your music wherever and whenever you want to. Use your phone or tablet to control playback with our friendly SongPal™ app. It’s easy to group the HT-RT5 with other compatible wireless speakers and hi-fi systems around the house. You’ll instantly hear the same sound everywhere at once – great for entertaining a house full of party guests with your favourite Spotify playlist.

The HT-RT5 Sound Bar will be available in all Sony stores and authorised outlets from October 2015 onwards at a recommended retail price of S$999. 

Specifications Sheet

Model
HT-RT5
Output Channel
5.1ch
Total Music Power Output
550W
Wireless Subwoofer
Yes
Wireless Surround Speakers
Yes
Audio Formats
Dolby® Tru-HD, DTS, Dolby® Digital, DTS®, LPCM (2ch/5.1ch/7.1ch)
Special Technology and Online Streaming Services
S-Master Digital Amplifier, Football mode, Voice, ClearAudio+, Digital music arena mode, Cinema studio 9.1ch mode, DSEE, DCAC DX, LDAC, Google Cast™, SongPal™ Link
Video Features
1028/24p, Deep colour, HDMI video output, A/V SYNC
Connectivity
Bluetooth® connection, NFC connectivity, HDMI In/Out (3/1) front input, OPT, Analog audio in, USB, Screen mirroring
Dimensions (WxHxD)mm (approx.)
1080 x 56 x 128 (Main unit)
97 x 252 x 97 (Surround speaker left/right)
191 x 383 x 286 (Subwoofer)

Google Cast and Google Play Music are trademarks of Google Inc.

Sony Unveils Its New Products at IFA 2015 in the Realms of
High-Resolution Audio and Mobile
  
(SINGAPORE, 2 September 2015) – At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, to begin on Friday, September 4, Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will unveil its new lineup of products that represent the very best of its creativity and technological ingenuity. Underpinning the development and design of these products is Sony’s philosophy of “inspiring and fulfilling your curiosity and moving you emotionally,” which will be on full display at IFA 2015.

In advance of IFA’s official opening, Sony held a press conference on September 2 (local time). There, Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai introduced Sony’s newest products in the realms of High-Resolution Audio (“Hi-Res”) and mobile. He also championed the new experiences that can be had with Sony’s other exceptional offerings, including its digital imaging products and TVs.

“I believe there is still great potential for innovation within consumer electronics. At Sony we’ll continue to make advances that make your life better and to provide you with wow experiences.”
--         Kazuo Hirai
President and CEO, Sony Corporation

A video of the press conference can be streamed at www.sony.co.uk/ifa-press

Note : Here is a table of the new products announced and some pictures to pique your curiosity.


Model
Product highlights
Availability (Singapore)
NW-ZX100 Walkman®
·         Equipped  with  a  new  High-Resolution  Audio compatible digital noise  
cancelling  function
·         DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX™ technology upscales lower-bit rate recordings and compressed MP3 files to near High-Res clarity, while S-Master HX™ performs full digital processing of the audio signal to support playback of High-Res sound
·         LDAC™ (low latency codec) allows enjoyment of high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth®
·         45-hour battery life, with a large 128GB internal memory plus additional support for micro SDXC cards larger than 64GB
·         Recommended to go with the Digital Noise-Cancelling MDR-NW750N headphones (sold separately)

Mid-October 2015
XBA-300AP Balanced Armature In-Ear Headphones
·         Sony’s first High-Resolution compatible in-ear headphones in the Balanced Armature unit line up
·         Features a Triple Balanced Armature in addition to a full-range and tweeter
·         Comes with a double layered housing to bring about high rigidity and high internal losses, as well as produce clearer sound in the mid-high range
·         Noise-blocking design that is comfortable to wear
·         Equipped with a detachable cable  

Mid-October 2015
MDR-100AAP “h.ear on™” Headphones
·         Headband-type headphones with a 40mm HD driver unit that reproduces sounds of up to 60kHz
·         Titanium-coated diaphragms to minimise unwanted vibrations and produce crystal clear tunes
·         Foldable and with a detachable, cross-talk reducing cable for convenience while out and about
Mid-October 2015
MDR-EX750NA “h.ear in NC™” Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones
·         The world’s first* Digital Noise Cancelling High-Res Audio compatible in-ear headphones
·         Features Sony’s newly developed compact 9mm high sensitivity driver unit that can reproduce frequencies of up to 40kHz
·         Up to 16 hours of continuous playback; built-in lithium-ion battery easily recharged via micro USB

* As of September 2015. According to a research by Sony Corporation. In digital noise cancelling in-ear headphones market.
Mid-October 2015
MDR-EX750AP “h.ear in™” Headphones
·         Features a 9mm high-sensitivity driver unit that supports High-Res Audio
·         Beat Response Control helps improve the transient characteristics in the bass and accurately deliver rhythm
·         Comes with 4-wire configuration and a separated ground cross-talk reducing cable for expanded sound and tight bass
·         Designed with an aluminum housing that suppresses vibrations and reproduces high quality sounds

Mid-October 2015
NW-A26HN Walkman®
·         Comes in 32GB and allows for memory expansion with microSD card slot
·         DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX™ technology upscales lower-bit rate recordings and compressed MP3 files to near High-Res clarity, while S-Master HX™ performs full digital processing of the audio signal to support playback of High-Res sound
·         LDAC™ (low latency codec) enables enjoyment of high quality wireless audio via Bluetooth®
·         50 hours of MP3 playback and 30 hours of High-Res Audio playback
·         Comes bundled with High-Res Audio compatible Digital Noise Cancelling headphones
·         Available in six colours (Charcoal Black, Silver, Viridian Blue, Bordeaux Pink, Cinnabar Red and Lime Yellow)

Mid-October 2015




NW-ZX100 Walkman





XBA-300AP Balanced Armature in-Ear Headphones






MDR-100AAP Headphones




NW-A26HN Walkman






Beats by Dr. Dre X Hello Kitty

(Singapore - 30 July 2015) For all you Hello Kitty fans out there ! How about a special limited edition Hello Kitty urBeats ?
urBeats has been known to deliver the ultimate convenience and sound experience:
  • Single-billet metal housing prevents vibrations and unwelcome sound from ruining your listening experience.
  • Custom designed drivers pump out deep bass, soaring highs, and an ultra-clear midrange
  • Perfect fit with urBeats sealed in-ear construction (with multiple ear tip designs) to block out external noise.
  • Ultra-flexible, tangle-free cables which makes it more durable.
  • Easy switch between music and incoming calls for a seamless transition.

The Hello Kitty urBeats is retailing at $240 at all authorized Beats retailers.


Sony MHC-V7D


(SINGAPORE, 28 July 2015) – The new MHC-V7D Mini Hi-Fi System from Sony is just the right home audio device that you can bring around to house parties. Featuring just one speaker system, it’s not just space-saving but also easy to carry – so you don’t have to worry about limited space or inconvenience anymore!

The MHC-V7D comes with the powerful Smart High Power technology which channels sound through a specific sound path to increase acoustic pressure and create a clear and full bass. The sound pressure horn enables them to present soul-shaking beats that can really be felt as you sway along with the tunes. Furthermore, while sound comes out powerful and intense, the Mini Hi-Fi System does not use up much electricity as it possesses power-saving technologies to conserve energy.

Separately, DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) elevates your music by restoring high-frequency signals often lost in compressed audio sources, while ClearAudio+™ technology optimises sound settings with one single touch. The end results are powerful sound pressure and massive bass that are just right for any parties or celebrations.

To bring the party up a notch, Gesture Control Technology lets you effortlessly transcend the world of DJs as you control both the music and lighting with the flick of your hand. Additionally, enhance your favourite tracks with easily-controllable sound effects, such as audience reactions or the addition of your own voice with two Microphone inputs for Karaoke. The bass bumping MHC-V7D also allows you to elevate the atmosphere on your dance floor further by engaging your visual senses with integrated, adjustable space illuminating party lights that let you synchronise the light effects with the beat of the music.

Connect your smartphone to the speaker system via NFC and Bluetooth® to wirelessly stream and listen to your playlists on the device. Separately, the new Fiestable app enables you to fully control music, lighting, as well as several effects, even while you mingle with your friends! Simply download the app from the Google Play™ or App Store and connect the MHC-V7D to your smart device, which will act as a remote control.

The new MHC-V7D Mini Hi-Fi System from Sony will be available at selected Sony Stores and authorised dealers from August onwards, at a recommended retail price of S$649.



Note : Be sure to check out the youtube video above. 

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