Top 2022: the best in home cinema and hi-fi

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For 2022, we have compiled a list of the best hi-fi and home theater equipment. Like every year, the latter is established based on the number of reviews and the average score left by users on Son-Video.com. The list of the winners covers the main home theater and hi-fi categories (speakers, AV receivers, TVs and projectors…). Here is the list!

2022 best of hi-fi home theater

The best speakers of 2022

With an average rating of 5 out of 5, the Focal Chora 826 floorstanding speakers are our favorite. Their power handling capacity of 40 to 250 watts means they can be easily powered by a large number of hi-fi amplifiers. In addition to their unique design and Slatefiber drivers, their spatialization and dynamism meet all expectations.

(…) The sound quality has improved in all aspects. The bass is much more present and offers a nice dynamic. (…) The sound is coherent, no frequency range overshadows the rest, with great dynamism and clarity.

Laurent-74 – Focal Chora 826
Focal Chora 826
The Focal Chora 826 floorstanding speaker is equipped with an inverted dome tweeter made of aluminum and magnesium alloy, for an optimal reproduction of high frequencies

The other French manufacturer praised by customers is Jean-Marie Reynaud, with the Jean-Marie Reynaud Lucia bookshelf speakers. A major player in the world of high fidelity, the brand demonstrates its unfailing versatility with these speakers. The flawless Jean-Marie Reynaud Lucias shine in both hi-fi and home theater setups. The customer reviews, which average 5 out of 5, are full of praise.

Jean-Marie Reynaud Lucia
In hi-fi, lovers of stringed instruments will enjoy the articulation of the low-mids, which gives the bass or the saxophone liveliness and texture, and gives vocals convincing depth.

What an experience! (…) I played track after track and did not recognize them! I discovered their details, their depth… I heard the picks rubbing the strings, the punchy and deep bass with no echo. The highs were soft… Not aggressive at all. Incredible…

Larod241 – Jean-Marie Reynaud Lucia

The best AV receivers of 2022

With 31 enthusiastic customer reviews and an almost perfect average score, the Denon AVR-X2700H DAB, which has already been awarded the “Hit Matériel” title by the magazine Les Années Laser, is at the top of the list of home theater systems. UHD 8K and eARC compatible, this flagship of the famous Japanese brand has 7 amplification channels and a double subwoofer output. Something to delight moviegoers and gamers alike.

Denon AVR-X2700H DAB
The Denon AVR-X2700H DAB AV receiver comes with a microphone for Audyssey automatic calibration.

Very good home theater system. Comprehensive and providing the expected immersive experience. Complemented by a series of Klipsch speakers in a Dolby Atmos configuration, extraordinary performance even at low volume.

phtesta – Denon AVR-X2700H DAB

The best TVs and projectors of 2022

The large Samsung SE55Q80A QLED TV, with its 138cm screen, 8 million pixels and high brightness (peak at 1000 nits), occupies one of the first positions in our list of TVs. Its extensive connectivity, its very competitive price-performance ratio and its support for HDR10+ video content, among other things, make it a must-have.

Samsung QLED SE55Q80A
The Quantum Processor 4K that equips the Samsung QLED QE55Q80A television uses Artificial Intelligence to convert all content to 4K resolution, even those in low definition.

A very good TV, coupled with a Yamaha RX-A2A receiver and Audioquest Pearl HDMI cables: really good image quality. Good support for 4K and HDR10. Easy to use and configure.

Ben – Samsung QLED SE55Q80A

Regarding projectors, the Optoma UHD38 stands out the most among the most affordable models. HDR compatible, this 4K Ultra HD projector from the Taiwanese brand is a real all-rounder. Its brightness of 4000 lumens and its input lag of 4.2ms make it particularly suitable for video games and cinema. Customer reviews echo this.

Optoma UHD38
Suitable for gaming and home theater, the Optoma UHD38 projector is also perfect for watching sports on a very large screen.

Remarkable image quality for a limited budget. Exceptional value for money and remarkable luminosity even in broad daylight. The operating noise is very low and the lamp life reaches 15,000 hours in eco mode. Its colorimetry, too, is rich.

Vincent Mainfray – Samsung QLED SE55Q80A

The best hi-fi amplifiers

A leading figure in hi-fi amplification, Atoll stands out once again this year – the French brand even manages to slip 3 amps into our top hi-fi amplifier list. Among the winners is the Atoll IN200 Signature. It benefits from a symmetrical circuit and has a phenomenal power reserve allowing it to power the most demanding speakers.

Atoll IN200 Signature
The Atoll IN200 Signature hi-fi amplifier is an audiophile model developing 2×120 watts (into 8 ohms), with a dual mono design and equipped with high quality electronic components.

Superb finish and a significantly enhanced sound – warm, detailed and dynamic! Very impressive and precise soundstage. Unlimited happiness and the icing on the cake: Made in France.

chuburu – Atoll IN200 Signature

The best headphones and IEMs of 2022

On one of the highest steps of the headphone podium, the Focal Clear MG open-back hi-fi headphones stand out. Awarded by WHAT HI-FI and Hi-Fi WORLD, this audiophile jewel made in France has everyone in agreement with its Focal M dome driver, its pure magnesium transducer and its listening comfort. With 10 customer reviews, it scores an average of 4.9 out of 5.

Focal Clear MG
The Focal Clear MG is a very beautiful object. It incorporates the main technical characteristics of the Focal Clear while swapping the aluminium/magnesium transducers for pure magnesium.

The new Clear MG headphones are visually stunning, just as comfortable as the old Clear that I was able to test. No pressure points on the top of the head, the weight is very well distributed. As for the sound reproduction, it is refined and precise.

Daveed – Focal Clear MG

Regarding in-ear monitors, the Hi-Res Audio certified FiiO FH7 garners the votes with 22 reviews and an average of 4.9 out of 5. In addition to their 3-way design, their 5 transducers and aluminum and magnesium shells, these comfortable in-ear monitors have everything to please. Customers particularly praise their deep bass and lively reproduction regardless of the style of music. The FiiO FH7 was notably rewarded by ON-mag.

FiiO FH7
The Fiio FH7 in-ear monitors’ cable uses silver-plated monocrystalline copper conductors grouped into 8 twisted wires.

Listening is a real pleasure, the bass is powerful, punchy but without any boom (…). These FH7 are really excellent, the music is expressed from the bottom to the top of the spectrum with naturalness, power, clarity….. without any unpleasant surprises.

martindaniel – FiiO FH7

The best wireless speakers of 2022

Ever more competitive, the connected speaker market continues to grow. Among the models most acclaimed by customers is the PR/01 speaker from French brand La Boîte Concept. Winner of the Diapason d’Or and awarded a Qobuzissime prize, this 3-way model with an output power of 200 watts benefits from an exemplary finish and a wide range of connectors, in particular its two stereo analog inputs.

The Boîte Concept PR/01 speaker
Thanks to its 4 drivers, the La Boite Concept PR/01 speaker offers a detailed and elegant sound reproduction.

Magnificent product and also made in France, robust, great design, and what a sound! Simply breathtaking. A timeless product that’s made to last. Really not disappointed with this investment.

Vinc2 – The Boîte Concept PR/01

The Elipson Prestige Facet 6B BT wireless hi-fi speakers deserve some praise with their 19 positive customer reviews. Their attractive design, dynamism (impressive highs) and great precision allow them to offer a true hi-fi stereo experience. An ideal choice, therefore, for lovers of music streaming.

Elipson Prestige Facet 6B BT
The Elipson Prestige Facet 6B BT wireless speaker is available in a black and walnut finish with a black lacquered front panel, as well as in a white finish with white lacquered front panel.

A compendium of technology at the service of very high quality sound. A very nice surprise. The design and sound quality of these Elipson speakers are excellent. The possibility of connecting devices other than via Bluetooth is exceptional. An acoustic must-have.

CinefanFab – Elipson Facet 6B BT

The best turntables of 2022

Elipson once again, with the recent and ongoing turntable revival that delights audiophiles. The French brand Elipson is a reference in the field of Bluetooth turntables and has distinguished itself with the Elipson Chroma 400 RIAA BT, praised by 14 customer reviews and an average score of 4.8 out of 5. In addition to playing records, this beautiful turntable with a built-in phono preamp is capable of digitizing your vinyl records and streaming them via Bluetooth.

Note that Audio Technica, Rega and Pro-Ject also rank high in this list.

Elipson Chroma 400 RIAA BT
The Elipson Chroma 400 RIAA BT turntable’s ultra-rigid carbon tube tonearm helps to effectively reduce unwanted vibrations.

Very beautiful turntable which exudes quality and robustness. Very easy to use after removing the transport protections. The Bluetooth connection is also simple. And after a few years on the shelf, my old vinyls have come back to life with a fully satisfying result.

ThierryM – Elipson Chroma 400 RIAA BT

If brands such as Elipson, Cabasse, Klipsch and Focal slip into the top tier of the list of the best subwoofers of 2022, it is Bowers & Wilkins that comes out on top. With 29 customer reviews and an average of 4.9, the B&W ASW608 subwoofer impressed with its versatility. Designed for lovers of audio in all its forms (home theater, music…), this reference model works wonders, especially in medium-sized rooms.

B&W ASW608
The B&W ASW608 subwoofer is the most compact of the 600 range. However, the British brand has not made any concessions on performance and response in the sub-bass.

I’m really amazed by this sub. How can such a small subwoofer deliver so much power? My old sub was on full blast and didn’t do much. With this one, I rarely go over 50% volume and I usually stick to the same level for strong bass! In short… pure joy!

cricri21 – B&W ASW608

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