Each month, the Son-Vidéo.com team presents the latest hi-fi and home theater innovations. Discover the new products released in March 2022, high-quality equipment designed to optimize your audio and video system: True Wireless and Bluetooth IEMs, gaming headphones, 4K television ranges, 4K UHD projectors, soundbars and even connected speakers.
This month, discover the new Astell&Kern AK UW100 True Wireless IEMs as well as the innovative Ikko ITG01 bone conduction earphones, the Microsoft Xbox Stereo Headset gaming headphones, the latest LG OLED B2 and LG OLED C2 4K television ranges as well as the Optoma UHD55 projector. We also take a look at the Dione, Devialet’s first soundbar, as well as the second generation of the Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker.
The French manufacturer of connected speakers is releasing its very first soundbar, the Devialet Dione. This Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 compatible model was designed to create immersive sound using 17 drivers and 950-watt RMS ADH amplification. Its sphere, dedicated to the central channel, rotates 360° to adapt to the position of the soundbar, whether it is wall-mounted or placed on a TV stand. €2,190
LG OLED B2
Determined to offer televisions that are ever more suitable for gaming, LG is releasing two new ranges of 4K UHD TVs, including the LG OLED B2 series. The Korean brand equips these TVs with the LG α7 Gen 5 4K video processor (AI Picture Pro and AI Brightness), ALLM functions (automatic low latency mode) and VRR G-Sync and FreeSync technologies. The displays support HDR 10, HLG, Dolby Vision IQ and HGIG, and also come with a 20-watt Dolby Atmos-enabled stereo sound system. Enough to take full advantage of your favorite films, series and video games! From €1,690
LG OLED C2
The LG OLED C2 TV range introduces the new OLED Evo 4K UHD panel. Viewers then benefit from 20% greater brightness than with conventional OLED displays. Its HDR display is supported by the exclusive Dolby Vision IQ Precision Detail technology developed in partnership with Dolby. In addition, the LG α9 Gen5AI 4K video processor (5th gen.) oversees the system and integrates an intuitive Smart TV interface. Finally, for gamers, each TV supports Dolby Vision Gaming 4K at 120Hz and offers fast access to GeForce Now and Stadia cloud gaming services. From €1,390
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Generation)
As part of a current trend, Amazon continues to develop its connected speakers equipped with a screen with the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd generation), just like Google with its Nest Hub model (2nd gen.). Practical, they can be installed in all the rooms of the house to stream music, series and films, but also to make everyday life easier. Very intuitive, these speakers have a color UHD touch screen and are compatible with voice assistants. Displaying the recipe you need to cook, making a call and even controlling your smart home has never been easier. From €89
Combining performance and ease of use, bone conduction earphones are making a grand entrance into the world of audio, notably with the Ikko ITG01 model. These earphones rest on the listener’s temple and transmit sounds directly. Designed to be used on a daily basis or during sporting activities, the Ikko ITG01 are waterproof, have a battery life of 16.5 hours and provide good support. €119
Astell&Kern AK UW100
Astell&Kern unveils its first pair of audiophile True Wireless in-ear monitors. The Astell&Kern AK UW100 have an aptX Adaptive Bluetooth controller for optimal reception quality and an AKM 32-bit DAC for perfect signal conversion. With a 24-hour battery life (case included), take full advantage of the best current playlists. €299
Microsoft Xbox Stereo Headset
The Microsoft Xbox Stereo Headset is a reliable and versatile solution for enjoying detailed and immersive sound for gaming. Compatible with Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone:X, equipped with a retractable microphone and touch controls, these headphones are ideal for your video game sessions as well as for listening to your music. €59
Suitable for both video games and home theater sessions, the new Optoma UHD55 projector released in March 2022 projects a bright and contrasted UHD 4K HDR image. Thanks to its Texas Instruments DLP chip, it reaches a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The Optoma UHD55 has a lens with 1.3x optical zoom and vertical lens shift. It is also HDR10/HLG compatible and benefits from low input lag (announced at 4.4ms), a key feature for all gamers. €1,599