Broadcast from May 16 to June 5, 2022, Roland-Garros is an unmissable French sporting event. With few available tickets and weather that is sometimes fickle, enjoying this sporting competition from your sofa is a good compromise. However, to follow the exchanges on the court in the best conditions, good hi-fi and home theater equipment is essential. So, for this unmissable tournament and all the other sports competitions to come, here is a selection of televisions, projectors, soundbars, connected speakers and wireless headphones.
4K UHD TVs
Thanks to a resolution of 8 million pixels (3840 x 2160 pixels) that doesn’t require you to sit far away from the screen, a 4K UHD television is an ideal partner for enjoying tennis matches from the comfort of your sofa. Excellent image quality, an astonishing level of realism and a depth of field close to 3D… A 4K UHD television will be able to perfectly reproduce every hit from Rafael Nadal’s racquet.
The Panasonic TX-50JX810E 126cm (50”) UHD 4K television is compatible with Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ Adaptive and HLG. This model features HDR Bright Panel Plus technology and the HCX home theater processor. The result is a bright, realistic and natural image. Moreover, this Android TV adopts Google Assistant and Chromecast for great ease of use. Find TV channels in a few seconds to enjoy the next match. €499
Samsung The Serif QLED QE65LS01
The large Samsung The Serif QLED 65″ (164cm) smart TV combines 4K UHD resolution and a very elegant design. Compatible with the latest HDR formats, the QE65LS01 ideally displays your favorite content: films, series, concerts, TV shows or even sports competitions. €990
Want to see the tournament on the big screen? The 75” (189cm) TCL 75C725 UHD 4K TV is perfect! Equipped with QLED (Quantum Dot) technology, this model is compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ to optimize contrast and brightness on the screen. Intuitive, this smart TV also integrates Google voice control. Just tell the TCL 75C725 TV “Ok Google, play The French Open” for it to display the match. €1090
Unique solution to enjoy a Cinema screen (2 to 5 meters wide) at home, a video projector is a perfect choice to enjoy sporting events with excellent immersion. Picoprojector, ultra-short throw, UHD-4K resolution or simple 1080p HD quality, projectors adapt to your needs and the size of the room. So enjoy each set, as if you were there!
Capable of displaying a 4K Ultra HD image, the Optoma UHD38 projector is ideal for watching a sports championship as well as for playing video games (input lag announced at 4.2ms). The Texas Instruments DLP chip allows the projection of a very large image with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. In addition, its high brightness (4000 lumens) allows viewing in broad daylight. Ideal to not miss a match! €1099
Discover the Optoma UHD38 review on the Son-Vidéo.com blog: “ Optoma UHD38 test: the best “budget” 4K projector for movies and gaming”.
The Sony VPL-VW290ES projector has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels to display all kinds of content: films, series, documentaries, etc. Striking contrast, exceptional brightness (1500 lumens), low input lag as well as Dynamic HDR Enhancer and Super Resolution Reality Creation features… The Sony VPL-VW290ES has all the assets to offer tennis lovers an excellent display. €3990
Discover the Sony VPL-VW290ES review on the Son-Vidéo.com blog: “ Sony VPL-VW290ES and Sony VPL-VW890ES: the best native 4K projectors?“.
The BenQ GV30 pico projector is the ideal 729p HD model to watch your content wherever you go. Thanks to its battery offering up to 2.5 hours of autonomy, its HDMI input, USB port and WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity, this pico projector is very practical. The BenQ GV30 has a brightness of 300 lumens for ideal projection in dark rooms. €599
To hear each ball bounce off the racquet during serves, a soundbar is an essential element. Compact size and colossal sound, a soundbar offers a realistic and powerful sound reproduction. Hear the joy of the spectators in the stands, the dazzling strikes of Novak Djokovic or the comments of the referee.
The Samsung HW-Q60T soundbar is accompanied by a subwoofer, and both are powered by 360 watts to provide rich and powerful sound. This 5.1-channel model incorporates Samsung Acoustic Beam and DTS virtual:X technologies to ensure quality surround sound. Equipped with an HDMI input, an HDMI ARC output, a USB port and a Bluetooth module, the soundbar can be used for film and series soundtracks, but also for broadcasting music. €299
Sonos Beam (Gen 2)
Another particularly effective multi-channel (4.0) soundbar, the Sonos Beam (Gen 2) has four drivers dedicated to the midrange, a tweeter for the highs and three passive radiators intended to extend the bass response. It also has an amplification of 220 watts. Finally, the Sonos Beam produces enveloping 3D sound, ideal for movie soundtracks as well as sporting events. €499
Discover the Sonos Beam review on the Son-Vidéo.com blog: “ Sonos Beam Gen 2 review: the arrival of Dolby Atmos”.
Yamaha MusicCast YSP-2700
With its 16 drivers powered by 107 watts, the Yamaha MusicCast YSP-2700 soundbar delivers true 7.1 surround sound. Compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 and 7.1 formats, the bounce of the tennis ball is perfectly retranscribed. In addition, its Bluetooth receiver allows you to stream tracks stored on your smartphone, tablet or DAP. €849
Want to stay tuned into a match without watching it? Connected speakers with a screen are the best solution for listening to sports commentators while enjoying great freedom of movement. Now cook without ever missing the highlights of a match!
Google Nest Hub 2nd Generation
The Google Nest Hub 2nd Generation connected speaker is the ideal equipment to follow a tennis match at a glance. In addition to its 7” (18cm) screen with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, integrated Google Assistant offers great freedom of movement. Able to manage the other devices in the house, it can stream the rest of the set on the TV once you’re finished what you’re doing. The built-in full-range driver has a 43.5mm transducer to deliver sound from your videos and music and to answer your “Ok Google […]” questions. €99
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen)
Amazon also offers its connected speaker with screen. Named Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd generation), the latter has a 42mm driver. Its 5.5” (13.9cm) screen displays the content you want to see. Using its microphone and the Alexa assistant, easily enjoy your favorite show in the bedroom, kitchen or dining room! As a reminder, Prime Video (Amazon’s streaming platform) provides coverage of Roland Garros 2022.
Wireless IEMs and headphones
To listen to Radio Roland Garros on-the-go, True Wireless IEMs are particularly suitable. In public transport or during the lunch break, all you have to do is pair these monitors with your smartphone to discreetly listen to your favorite player’s match.
The JVC HA-A7T zero-wire IEMs benefit from a Bluetooth module allowing you to listen to your playlists stored on your smartphone. In addition to their ease of use, this waterproof model can be used during your sports sessions. The built-in battery (headphones + case) provides 15 hours of non-stop music. €39
Want to listen to the radio dedicated to Roland-Garros in complete privacy? The Sony WF-1000XM3 in-ear headphones are very efficient wireless models. To connect them simply use Bluetooth, or implement NFC connectivity to further simplify pairing. Once connected to your smartphone, the IEMs can be used for 24 hours! In addition, to avoid being bothered by surrounding noise, the Sony WF-1000XM3 have an active noise cancelling system (ANC). €129
To watch Roland-Garros in peace, the Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones can be connected to your TV, smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth (NFC available). Certified Hi-Res Audio, they feature 40mm transducers. This circumaural model is also equipped with an active noise reduction system so that you don’t hear any outside noise. However, an ambient mode is available so you can hear what is going on around you. €249
The Sony MDR-RF895RK headphones have 40mm transducers to enjoy great musicality. Its wireless transmission can reach up to 100 meters, allowing you to stay tuned to your TV program. With a long battery life of 20 hours and comfortable earpads, these Sony headphones can be worn for hours. €89
With this equipment, listen to and admire the performances of your favorite players in the best conditions during the French Open. At home or away, keep up to speed with tournament highlights and results!