EISA Hi-Fi Awards 2020-2021 | Darko.Audio

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association. A gathering of some of the world’s best technology journalists in 61 publications from 29 countries/regions. In the past 35 years, they have been awarded the best in automotive electronics, mobile devices, home theaters, photography, etc. Best awards. -High-fidelity equipment. Each category is chaired by one of six expert groups. Darko.Audio is a member of the Hifi expert group.

The plan for the 2020 rewards program is similar to the past. The EISA Convention will return to Antwerp in April. Manufacturers will show their products directly to all EISA members here to consider rewards. Then, the voting process will be completed at the EISA annual global conference in June.

Of course, we all know what will happen next.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most European countries to close their borders, pushing the nomination and voting process for the 2020 EISA Awards to a virtual space. Instead of the manufacturer's demonstration in Belgium, EISA members will receive a sample of "reward consideration". (No, we did not keep them). Then the shortlisting process was carried out via Skype. Voting is conducted via Google Forms and email.

The 2020-2021 EISA winners were announced today (see below). Las, unlike previous years, again due to corona, there will be no official awards party in Berlin next month.

From driver manufacturing to final assembly, Focal has developed an affordable floor-standing speaker with its rich expertise, which can sound great in presentations and homes. The core of Chora 826 is a new "Slatefibre" driver for speed and bass extension, the sound of the speakers makes you want to continue listening, with heavy bass, treble and sparkle. It's also easy to set up and position, it can be zoomed in moderately, and it sounds good in almost any room. No matter how you look at it, this speaker can provide a lot of performance.

Located at the top of the SVS Prime series, this classic-style floor-standing model has a simple design and structure, but provides clear and pleasant performance-especially its triple 16.5 cm bass driver and rear port. The woofer is taken from the company’s Ultra Tower flagship model, ensuring that bass and percussion-driven music is always exciting, just like the midrange and treble are crisp and sweet. In fact, Prime Pinnacle is so slender that it can slide into all but the smallest rooms, so if you desire warm and powerful sound, these towers will make your system glow.

Monitor Audio has won an enviable reputation for excellent small speakers, winning the EISA Award last year with its bookshelf model, and receiving praise for the outstanding performance of the latest sixth-generation series in 2020. They perform well in a variety of music styles. The brand's internally designed ceramic-coated aluminum-magnesium (C-CAM) driver combines a killer combination of bass weight and sweet treble, as well as a "rip" reflex port. Achieve smooth airflow. Their modern appearance and easy-to-drive characteristics add appeal to these very delicate little speakers.

The Danish System Audio company uses the legendary 5 silver back speakers, which is completely logical: They are active, and each drive unit has a dedicated amplification function. When you add a fully functional Stereo Hub or When third-party transmitters are used, they become wireless. The system uses WISA technology to operate, which can avoid interference and transmit up to 192kHz/24-bit sound, so the system can be connected to a wide range of signal sources, from the digital connection of the computer to the sound of the TV. It also has multiple streaming options, from DLNA/UPnP to GoogleCast, AirPlay and Bluetooth. This is a beautiful, elegant, and sound wireless music solution.

NAD won this award last year with its compact Masters M10-not only an amplifier, but also a complete "just add speakers" streaming system. This year, it combines Purifi Audio's latest Class D amplifier technology and internal streaming technology to fully develop its Masters M33 concept. The result is all the amplifiers almost anyone needs, combining powerful power, beautiful clarity and sophistication with extensive connectivity, streaming and DIRAC room correction, all presented on a large front panel touch screen . Definitely the amplifier of the third decade of the 2000s.

Arcam's flagship product joins the "all-in-one" streaming media amplifier trend. In an elegant but purposeful case, SA30 combines the company's G-level zoom function (including tricks and functions) and a large number of digital technologies. It will stream, you can plug everything from the TV to the turntable, while using the computer and the included microphone to provide DIRAC room correction to optimize the sound. This is not only a technical tour, but also a fierce amplifier: Arcam may be streamlining its product range, but it has not lost its focus.

Music fidelity has always believed that you will never have too much power, so fabulous large amplifiers have been designed. Now owned by Austria and sharing a stabilizer with the Pro-Ject audio system, it delivered the M8xi, which can provide a huge 550W of power-comfortably surpassing its dual mono structure. The input can be extended to digital and analog audio options, but this is not only the big winner of the amp: it is also fast and flexible, and can deliver music quickly and accurately, not to mention a lot of details. If you want to put the amplifier in a box and want the best performance, then this is an option worth buying.

Rotel's high-terminal brand is back about thirty years after its debut, and the Michi P5 control amplifier and S5 power amplifier bring welcome weight, scale, and completely natural music production to the high-end stage. With a cool black appearance and amazing manufacturing quality, the duo has demonstrated a wide range of capabilities in various music genres. Michi is closely related to the emotion and spirit of music, and it is delivered on a human scale. The amplifier is also very flexible. The preamplifier provides a wide range of digital and analog inputs, and the quality is ensured by manual assembly from basic components to the most advanced. This is an amazing return.

The name Thorens has been associated with the turntable for nearly 120 years, and the appearance of the TD 1601 reflects the classic turntable of the past, but it is brand new under the skin. It retains the three-point suspension spring of the TD150 in the 1960s, but brings the company's latest decoupling synchronous motor to improve speed accuracy, and is equipped with an electric arm lifting device and a side block device for easy playback. A fully manual version of the deck TD 1600 is also provided. All of this, coupled with balanced audio output and usual connections, can even reduce noise, allowing the turntable to combine tradition with first-class sound quality.

Since the original Pro-Ject 1, Pro-Ject has been making turntables for nearly thirty years, and together with the later Debut models, it has more or less reshaped the budget turntable market. T1 is the latest version of the design-a cheap audiophile record playback package, and good value for money. The company also offers a version that includes a built-in phono stage and Bluetooth transmitter! With its machined base, high-precision bearings, glass platter and newly designed one-piece aluminum tonearm, it provides a super heavy and delicate sound-even pre-installed Ortofon OM 5E MM cartridge, making it fully pluggable Ready to use. play.

The appeal of iFi Audio ZEN DAC is simple: with an eye-catching appearance, flexibility, solid internal engineering technology and obviously mature sound, this entry-level DAC is an excellent high-fidelity speaker. It proves that desktop audio is not necessarily a bad relationship with "appropriate" high-fidelity audio, whether it is used as a DAC/headphone amplifier or a simple digital preamplifier, it is a real killer. Buying this product can enhance the sound of your computer, and you may find that you are listening to it most of the time. Most importantly, it achieves all of this at a very affordable price-it's really great value for money.

This unassuming little black box is an affordable solution for all your digital streaming needs, because it can not only play music stored on home network devices, but also gives you access to a wide range of online music services . Through the simple operation of a web browser or application, and a screen GUI transmitted via HDMI, Primo includes a digital output that can be fed to any DAC, and it can also play music via USB storage. Compatible with music formats through Ethernet or Wi-Fi up to DSD, this is the perfect way to start your streaming adventure.

Pro-Ject has driven the revival of vinyl records with its excellent and affordable turntables, and now it has turned its attention to using its compact VC-E record cleaner to take care of your precious LP series. It is not only compact, but also very cheap and fast. It can rotate the disc at a speed of 30rpm so that it can be cleaned with only a few rotations. In fact, Pro-Ject said that one rotation in each direction is enough, while the clip can keep the recording label dry, and the suction arm can effectively clean the surface. result? Less noise, less stylus and vinyl wear, and better sound from your favorite LP.

Primare’s R15 phono amplifier is housed in a compact housing with a width of only 35 cm. It can provide two levels of gain for moving coil and magnet cartridges, and further adjust the resistance and capacitance to optimize the loading of the cartridge in use. . The R35 flagship model has inherited the company's meticulous maintenance of the main amplifier, its low-noise design has also been reflected, and its sound is a familiar "Primare" hybrid of weight and substance combined with detail and resolution. It is the ideal interface between high-quality record player and amplifier line input.

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Many speaker companies have diversified into headphones, but none is as good as the Danish manufacturer DALI. IO-6 is not only a wireless design, but also has an excellent active noise cancellation function. Three cancellation modes are added to its closed design. If this is not enough, then it can increase top-notch battery life and give you longer listening time-in fact, each charge can last up to 30 hours. Coupled with a powerful, open and content-rich sound, you will have an unparalleled sense of presence.

This portable music player integrates first-class functions into a high-quality chassis with a borderless touch screen display. Unmatched format support and listening options – M11 Pro can be used as a Bluetooth receiver and transmitter, USB DAC and USB audio player (with local DSD output), or directly from its onboard storage (expandable to 2TB) or streaming applications . The Samsung Exynos six-core SoC ensures seamless music management and a responsive user experience. At the same time, two AK4497EQ DACs with Velvet Sound architecture support high-resolution audio up to 384kHz / 32-bit and MQA decoding. The player's triple headphone output benefits from powerful low-distortion amplification. The most important sound quality? In a word: extraordinary.

The newest member of AudioQuest's DragonFly series is by far the best. Not only can the Cobalt model convert various audio formats in the computer, it also has a high-quality headphone amplifier, and can deliver high-quality sound to the high-fidelity audio system-and all packaging does not exceed the USB thumb drive. It is the ideal portable audio companion: just pop it into a USB port on a computer or "smart device" to power it and provide music. Then, just plug in your favorite headphones and you will have everything you need for great music no matter where you are.

EISA Home Theater SUBWOOFER 2020-2021

SVS SB-2000 Professional Edition

SVS took innovation from the larger, more expensive model and built it into this new compact subwoofer. SB-2000 Pro provides high performance at an affordable price. Combining its customized 12-inch bass driver with a 500W "Sledge DSP" amplifier, it becomes the entry point for SVS's application-based parametric EQ and control system. Although the sealed cabinet may be small, its performance is unparalleled-this is an excellent performer who can unearth the nuances and scale of the film mix, providing vivid, heavy bass while maintaining control and control. fast.


Harman Kardon Citation MultiBeam 700

Citation MultiBeam 700 is an excellent combination of sleek design, user-friendly functions and extraordinary sound quality, which is in sharp contrast with the sound bar. The integration of Google Assistant brings the voice interaction and wireless music advantages of traditional smart speakers, while Harman Kardon's seven-drive array and DSP proprietary technology ensure exquisite, spacious and powerful performance. The icing on the cake is the full-color touch screen interface, which makes equalizer adjustment and source selection a breeze, and will display album artwork from the Chromecast stream. This is a soundbar that provides both style and substance.

EISA Home Theater Speaker System 2020-2021

Arendal Sound 1961 series

Arendal Sound’s new entry-level products take advantage of the technology of its flagship 1723 series, but have added their own tricks, including the company’s first tweeter and a new Avalanche IQ amplifier platform with sealed and ported subwoofers Parametric equalizer. System manufacturers can choose floor-standing, display, center, bookshelf and "TriAxial" surround sound models, and the performance of the entire series shows a delicate, energetic but neutral approach, which is also suitable for dramatic movie mixing And delicate music. The styling and manufacturing quality are also impressive-this is a loudspeaker series whose price is not as good as its price tag.

EISA home theater amplifier 2020-2021

Emotiva XPA Gen3

Through the design method based on 300W mono and 65W stereo modules, Emotiva's third-generation power amplifier series can specify configurations from 1 channel to 11 channels, all using high current switch mode power supplies and class H amplifier topologies. Related to this flexibility is the company's value-for-money spirit, which is fully demonstrated here. The performance of the XPA Gen3 amplifier is characterized by bass weight, sound field ratio and headroom, making it ideal for power-hungry speakers and dedicated theater rooms. The word "American Muscle" comes to mind...


Bang & Olufsen Beosound stage

Bang&Olufsen is the first to cooperate with TVs of 55 inches and above to design, and it is worth looking forward to the debut of the Soundbar, which is known for its superior manufacturing quality and aesthetics. Each of the 11 drivers of Beosound Stage (including 4 4-inch woofers) is independently amplified, thus effortlessly achieving large-scale, cohesive and immersive performance-Dolby Atmos The content is displayed under precise steering and overhead impact, while the music track has a broad and clear sound field. Connect via HDMI, Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 or Chromecast, leaving a deep impression on you.

EISA home theater receiver 2020-2021

Denon AVC-X4700H

AVC-X4700H is capable of 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz, thus ensuring that this IF receiver is very suitable for next-generation signal sources-but it has a 9-channel power plant, 11-channel processing functions and extensive format support, making it in any home The theater shines. The film soundtrack benefits from its balanced and fascinating effect

Dynamically powerful delivery, and system fine-tuning handled by Audyssey's MultEQ XT32 platform, can now choose dual presets. Extensive and useful connections-including HEOS multi-room/streaming, MM phono input and Bluetooth headset support-ensure full appeal, and a competitive price.

EISA Best Buy Home Theater Speaker System 2020-2021

Triangle Poria Series

For its new multi-channel loudspeaker product series, Triangle has meticulously built a cabinet with a stylish and simple aesthetic, while always keeping the affordable price within its sight. Performance is not a priori either-floor-standing BR09, BR08 and BR07, bookshelf BR03 and BR02 and BRC01 center channel all use custom drivers, including Efficient Flow System silk dome tweeters and cellulose cone mid-woofer. together. The sound field effect of the Borea series impresses people with its uniform frequency response, precise effect placement and musicality. For those who build a wallet-friendly home theater, these can't be wrong.

EISA Sound Bar 2020-2021

LG SN8YG (DSN8YG-Netherlands/Germany/Austria/Switzerland)

LG's SN8YG has discovered the brand's proposition that it is developing its home theater soundbar through advanced processing technology and new user-friendly features. A 3.1.2 channel model with a wireless subwoofer, Dolby Atmos and DTS: X audio dual-channel excitation driver. It is a powerful movie actor that combines fashion and living room-friendly Of beauty. LG’s AI Sound Pro mode (which can analyze input sources) and AI room calibration provide fine-tuned playback, while Meridian Audio digital signal processing can easily handle movies and music. With the help of Google Assistant and Chromecast, you can stream wireless sources and achieve voice control, and the optional wireless rear speaker kit can extend the listening experience to 5.1.2, which is really an exciting all-rounder.

EISA home theater headset 2020-2021


JVC's XP-EXT1 system is an innovative alternative to speaker-based settings that can provide immersive 7.1.4 audio through wireless headphones. Able to decode local Dolby Atmos and DTS:X bitstreams through the exclusive EXOFIELD technology, and decode high-end stereo or multi-channel movie and music content into a 3D sound field, thereby bringing your home entertainment Personalized elements. The included wireless transmitter with 4K function HDMI connection acts as a hub between the signal source and the TV, and provides preset sound modes tailored to different genres. Up to four individual calibrations can be performed through JVC's smartphone application, so family members can also enjoy the strong performance of XP-EXT1's 40mm driver headset. Consider this remodeled home theater.

EISA Best Buy Soundbar 2020-2021

TCL TS9030 RAY Denz

TCL's TS9030 soundbar provides a pleasant combination in terms of affordability, usability and performance. Compatible with Dolby Atmos, with Google Home multi-room support and wireless subwoofer connection, it uses the company's RAY DANZ acoustic lens technology to optimize the playback of its driver array. The result is a wide 3.1-channel sound field, which is very suitable for the living room environment, and is equipped with a dedicated center speaker, which can achieve the clarity of all important conversations. The soundbar also has user-friendly features, including playing music via USB, wireless streaming via Chromecast, Apple Airplay and Bluetooth, and HDMI switching with 4K HDR pass-through. This is an audio upgrade with all-round appeal.

EISA 2020-2021 high-end home theater

Trinnov height platform

In the home theater world, rapid technological changes can make products catch up in just a few years. This is not the case with Trinnov's Altitude series, which has built-in upgrade functions in the DNA of its 16-channel and 32-channel processors. Recently, these advanced models have added support for DTS:X Pro to their 3D audio library, and improved the HDMI board to enhance connectivity and simplify operations. Thanks to professional-level speaker calibration and bass management, performance has also maintained a top-notch level, while system designers benefit from remote access and control. The Altitude platform is the most advanced today, but it evolves with the needs of tomorrow and deserves high praise.

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EISA Home Theater Media Player 2020-2021

Zappiti Pro 4K HDR

Zappiti’s flagship media player is designed for home theater owners, with a rich collection of movies and music, and a graphically rich interface (with instant access to content) instead of a traditional disc library. The beautifully designed full-width chassis contains dual bays that can accommodate up to 32TB of HDD storage, plus the input of a local USB drive, and the networking function supports streaming from NAS devices and PCs. Format support covers 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for movie playback, and high-resolution audio up to 192kHz/24 bit. Backing up these AV credentials is the flexibility of Pro 4K HDR-from running a multi-room 4K system to allowing users to customize its GUI, this is a capable machine.

EISA best smartphone 2020-2021

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro raises the standard of high-end smartphones, illustrating how advanced hardware technology can be combined with gorgeous product design. Externally, it has a 120Hz 6.78-inch display with clear QHD+ resolution and a soft touch on an IP68-rated chassis. Internally, Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 chipset (supported by 8GB or 12GB RAM) brings speed and stability to the 8 Pro's Android 10/OxygenOS software. In order to supplement the power of the 4,510mAh battery, One Plus introduced the Warp Charge 30 Wireless technology for the first time, which can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. The four-lens camera setting on the rear panel brings flexibility and precision to the photos. This device brings "smart" functions to smartphones!

EISA Advanced Smartphone 2020-2021

OPPO Find X2 Pro

OPPO’s smartphone has its flagship status, and its high-tech Find X2 Pro has an eye-catching design, especially in its tactile vegan leather surface treatment, and provides an unparalleled daily user experience. Its 6.7-inch AMOLED HDR display has a peak resolution of 1,400 x 3,168 and a refresh rate of 120Hz, providing a clear and smooth canvas for its Android 10 and ColorOS 7.1 interfaces. The underlying Snapdragon SoC and Adreno 650 graphics processor provide unprecedented speed and functionality. Spacious onboard memory (512GB), triple camera system, and 65W fast charging with 4,260mAh battery are just some of its user-friendly features. This is OPPO's best smartphone so far, and it stands out from the high-end competition.

EISA best smartwatch 2020-2021

Huawei Watch GT 2

Huawei's Watch GT 2 is based on a circular AMOLED display, physical controls and leather belts, and its unisex design combines the talents of modern smart watches. It is ideal for active lifestyles, it has a variety of fitness features-including the ability to analyze 15 different exercise categories and provide insight into up to 190 exercise data-and excellent two-week battery life. With the help of Huawei's TruSleep function, artificial intelligence can be used to analyze sleep quality, and GT 2 can also monitor heartbeat and stress levels. The feature list also includes Bluetooth calling (smartphones up to 150m), application notifications and onboard music storage. The modern classic is born!

EISA foldable smartphone 2020-2021

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is an amazing update to the “old-fashioned” flip concept, which uses a foldable display to create a creative, impressive and practical smartphone. When opened, the 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,636 is centered, and there is no obvious crease in the middle. When closed, it becomes half the size and protects the main screen from damage, while displaying notifications, incoming calls and more information on the secondary 1.1-inch display. The dual-camera setup with wide and ultra-wide-angle lenses, a long-lasting 3,300mAh battery, and a sturdy and convincing appearance greatly enhance the appeal of the Galaxy Z Flip. This is a groundbreaking smartphone.

EISA in-ear headphones 2020-2021

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones are small and light, but with basic functions, they are a design triumph-the sound quality is also high. The custom dynamic driver can be fine-tuned through Sennheiser's Smart Control app, and has convincing bass and rich details, while also providing new active noise reduction technology that allows you to focus on music instead of the outside world. The battery life has been significantly increased to seven hours, and the carefully crafted carrying case can further extend the life with its own rechargeable battery. Several tips are provided to ensure that True Wireless 2s fits any ear shape. This proves that the best things can be put in small packages.

EISA in-ear headphones 2020-2021

Bowers & Wilkins PX5

For its PX5 adaptive noise reduction headphones, Bowers & Wilkins paid equal attention to design, ease of use and performance. These headphones are effortlessly stylish, combining the spectacular appearance of carbon fiber, aluminum and fabric, while soft cushioned ear cushions and headbands allow for long listening sessions. The custom-designed 35mm driver has excellent sound quality, and its frequency response ranges from deep bass to delicate treble. Both wired and wireless connections are possible, the latter can support aptX Adaptive via Bluetooth. Human body control includes instant pause by lifting the earmuffs and adjustments to the PX5's high-quality noise reduction. If you like music on the go, then you will fall in love with these.

EISA Smartphone Camera 2020-2021

Huawei P40 Pro

Building on the success of its predecessors, Huawei's P40 Pro once again provides smartphone camera technology with unlimited performance potential through the use of Leica four-lens settings. Its main 50-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization is used in conjunction with a 12-megapixel periscope telephoto lens, which can achieve 5x optical zoom, and a 40-megapixel ultra-wide "cine camera" , Can carry on advanced video capture. Coupled with P40 Pro's ToF 3D depth sensor and AI image enhancement function, you will have a smartphone that can take unparalleled high-quality sunlight and night photos without unnecessary noise or aberrations. Luxurious design, high-quality display technology and easy-to-operate features make it a leader in similar products.

EISA mobile audio player 2020-2021

FiiO M11 Pro

This portable music player integrates first-class functions into a high-quality chassis with a borderless touch screen display. Unmatched format support and listening options – M11 Pro can be used as a Bluetooth receiver and transmitter, USB DAC and USB audio player (with local DSD output), or directly from its onboard storage (expandable to 2TB) or streaming applications . The Samsung Exynos six-core SoC ensures seamless music management and a responsive user experience. At the same time, two AK4497EQ DACs with Velvet Sound architecture support high-resolution audio up to 384kHz / 32-bit and MQA decoding. The player's triple headphone output benefits from powerful low-distortion amplification. The most important sound quality? In a word: extraordinary.

EISA mobile speakers 2020-2021


LG's XBOOM Go PL7 is designed in cooperation with Meridian Audio, and its sound quality is the most important. Its stereo driver array and on-board amplification-equipped with dual passive radiators-can show excellent clarity and transparency through the human voice, and have excellent bass effects. The construction and specifications of this mobile speaker are equally impressive. It is stylish and compact, can be carried anywhere, its 24-hour battery life (with power bank function) and IPX5 waterproof certification are encouraging. XBOOM Go PL7 also provides smart lighting effects, up to 100 can be wirelessly connected together to create a real party atmosphere. Connect via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm, you can swing.

EISA Multimedia Smartphone 2020-2021

Sony Xperia 1 Mark II

Sony's Xperia 1 Mark II is a multimedia powerhouse tailored for photo, movie and music lovers. Its three-lens system shares technology with Sony’s advanced Alpha camera to achieve a 20fps continuous shooting mode, and has continuous autofocus and automatic eye detection functions, while the Photography Pro and Cinematography Pro applications reflect Sony’s professional range of controls and Features. To consume media on the go, Xperia 1 Mark II has a 6.5-inch 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED screen with surround sound provided by Dolby Atmos-and supports immersive 360 ​​Reality Audio music format. At the same time, game players can connect to the DUALSHOCK 4 controller to play games similar to game consoles. Snapdragon's 865 5G mobile platform powers this feature feast.

EISA projector 2020-2021

Optoma CinemaX UHZ65UST (Optoma CinemaX P1-North America; Optoma P1-Australia)

Optoma's UHZ65UST combines 4K HDR visual effects with excellent sound performance and elegant styling, which is a successful evolution of the concept of ultra-short throw projectors. Its DLP optics and lens components can provide an immersive 100-inch image within a projection distance of less than one meter, helping to bring large-screen home entertainment into the daily environment. With the aid of a laser light source rated at 3500 lumens, the pictures are rich in details and vivid colors. At the same time, NuForce's car audio system brings the soundtracks of movies and TV to life, and can also handle Bluetooth streaming. Optoma's UHZ65UST is easy to install and easy to use, and it is easy to fall in love with...

EISA best 2020 premium OLED TV


LG's "Gallery Series" OLED adopts a new TV design method that uses ultra-thin articulated mounts to form a wall-level finish-add ultra-thin panels, and your screen will catch your attention. In terms of function and performance, the high-quality spirit of OLED65GX continues. LG’s AI Picture Pro processing technology completes the black level, color and contrast advantages of OLED technology, while the first-class HDMI v2.1 connectivity is aimed at gaming settings through 4K/120fps playback, VRR technology and ultra-low latency, as well as through eARC's external sound system. The lengthy feature list also includes hands-free voice control, Dolby Vision HDR, LG's WebOS, Bluetooth headset support and more.

EISA Best Buy TV 2020-2021

TCL 65C815 (65C815K-UK)

TCL's ultra-competitive 65C815 has entered the ultra-competitive mid-range TV market. TCL's ultra-competitive 65C815 is a feature-rich, affordable 4K large screen with reliable image performance. Its Quantum Dot panel is used to provide a wide range of colors, while the edge LED lighting and efficient processing of the TV ensure that HDR light sources (including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision) have sharp contrasts. The audio of the integrated 2.1 speaker system compatible with Dolby Atmos is impressive, and TCL’s commitment to usability is also impressive – Android TV makes content selection a breeze, and hands-free Google Assistant invites owners to do it chat. This is a TV that provides tangible value for money.

EISA 8K TV 2020-2021


Whether you are a movie fan, a gamer or a sports fan, LG’s 75NANO99 8K TV will surely satisfy you. A high-performance flat-panel TV with advanced sound and image processing functions provided by LG's new α9Gen3 AI chipset, enabling fine playback from any source, and future-oriented HDMI 2.1 connectivity (supporting 8K/60fps and 4K/120fps) And handle all popular 8K codecs. NanoCell IPS panel and full-array local dimming LED engine are the keys to its excellent picture quality. The combination of the two can provide wide viewing angles, exquisite colors and rich contrast, while zooming in can provide excellent clarity of HD and 4K content. degree. This is a technical journey, but it remains intuitive and easy to use.

EISA Best Buy OLED TV 2020-2021

Philips 55OLED805

Philips' new mid-level OLED TV is both evolutionary and revolutionary. It inherits the previous generation of Android smart functions and universal HDR support, but its debut is a fully upgraded image processing. The result is a 4K HDR display, which promotes image changes and obtains the best results from optical discs and digital signal sources. AI-based enhancements have been made to the company’s P5 processor to enhance clarity, color vividness and Movement clarity. 55OLED805 is also a true all-rounder, it has Ambilight lighting and DTS Play-Fi multi-room audio function, and has a simple design suitable for any environment. This is an excellent TV at an amazing price.

EISA Home Theater TV 2020-2021

Philips 65OLED935

Philips' top 4K OLED TV perfectly combines excellent sound and original visual effects. The former comes from the innovative integrated 3.1.2 speaker system designed by 65OLED935 in cooperation with audio experts Bowers & Wilkins. It has dual upper excitation drivers for Dolby Atmos playback, a central "Tweeter-on-Top" (Tweeter-on-Top) to improve dialogue and vocal clarity, and a rear subwoofer, Can be used for cinema-grade bass. At the same time, the pictures benefit from AI+ processing (a breakthrough anti-screen burn technology introduced) as well as the extensive contrast and precise details of OLED. Ambilight on all sides adds immersion to the already fascinating home theater TV.

EISA large screen TV 2020-2021

Samsung QE75Q950TS

For the third-generation 8K TV, Samsung has adopted an uncompromising approach in terms of design, feature set and performance. The'Infinity' style of QE75Q950TS encapsulates its QLED panel in a frame that is only 2mm wide. Combined with the TV's external One Connect box and discreet single-wire connection, you can hardly appreciate it, but its bright, sharp visual effect has a huge impact in this 75-inch size. Then there is audio. QE75Q950TS utilizes built-in speaker drivers on all four sides of the TV frame and proprietary object tracking Sound+ processing technology to create a detailed and dynamic sound field with width and height. This big screen must have left a deep impression...

EISA vehicle head unit 2020-2021


Kenwood's DMX9720XDS mainframe provides all these features, combining user-friendly features with high-quality design and high-quality sound. Its 10.1-inch anti-reflective high-definition touch screen with an intuitive and customizable interface is a gateway to many talents, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, dual smartphone connections, and support for up to four driving recorders to achieve full Perspective. At the same time, for sound entertainment, it is compatible with high-resolution audio files, including FLAC and DSD, LDAC streaming via Bluetooth 5.1, and radio transmission via DAB+. HDMI and USB inputs are suitable for high-definition video. Think of it as the ideal driving companion for connected entertainment lovers.

EISA Car Sound Processor 2020-2021

Spiral DSP Ultra

The flagship models of the Helix DSP series are designed for advanced installations, with powerful processing capabilities and comprehensive control capabilities. The dual 64-bit DSP architecture (used with Asahi Kasei’s 32-bit ADC and DAC devices) capable of computing at 2.4 billion times per second processes the input signals from Helix DSP Ultra’s analog and optical/coaxial digital inputs and feeds 12 channels Output. Joining this powerful hardware is a complete software package, which allows users to customize the signal according to their needs, and has customizable electronic crossover, time alignment and equalizer functions, and DSP mode to expand the sound field and improve music clarity Speed ​​and realize Helix's innovative virtual channel processing.

Best value DSP in EISA car 2020-2021

Zero ground GZDSP 4-8XII

As enthusiasts seek to improve the performance of car delivery systems, the importance of digital signal processors is increasing, and Ground Zero's affordable but versatile GZDSP 4-8XII provides an excellent supplement to the market. It utilizes the processing power of two ADI Sigma DSPs, has both line-level and speaker-level inputs, and provides a 10-band equalizer on each of its eight output channels, as well as phase, crossover, and delay management. Its Windows-based real-time control program is easy to use, and wired remote and Bluetooth adapters for wireless audio streaming and application control are optional additional features. The DSP is easy to integrate and very flexible.

EISA car amplifier 2020-2021


In the car audio world, people often insist that "size is important", and Mosconi's GLADEN ATOMO 2 has something new to say. The stereo class D power amplifier has a rated power of 100 watts and a power of 4 ohms. It uses a sturdy aluminum chassis and is very small in size, which means it can be hidden almost anywhere. Once installed, it can provide impressive sound quality in addition to user functions (including 80Hz crossover, auto-on function, and high and low level connections). Together with Mosconi's ATOMO 1 subwoofer amplifier and its ATOMO 4 | 6 DSP for signal control, a small but powerful system can be created.

EISA Automotive DSP Amplifier 2020-2021

Eaton Stealth 7.1 DSP

You will find everything you need in Eton's Stealth 7.1 DSP to convert the on-board factory system into complex advanced audio settings. Compact and discreet design masterpiece, it has an eight-channel DSP engine that can accommodate a complete set of speakers and subwoofer. It can be programmed via desktop software or wirelessly via Eton's DSP control application-the built-in Wi-Fi connection can also achieve high-resolution audio streaming. In addition to its feature set and excellent connectivity (including high/low level and optical input), Stealth 7.1 DSP is also a commendable amplifier. High-efficiency Class D design can achieve ultra-low distortion, and the power per channel is up to 180W in stereo mode.

EISA car speaker system 2020-2021


Italian manufacturer ESB first developed its UMA (mid/high-end unit) for the high-fidelity and car audio industries decades ago, and there is no sign of ending its commitment to the dual-drive concept. ESB's flagship product 8000 series 8003 UMA is the latest version, and puts a 1.1-inch Torcon soft dome tweeter and a 3-inch cellulose fiber conical midrange speaker in a single precision-machined chassis. In addition to the elegant design, this speaker also has excellent power handling capabilities and low distortion characteristics to provide excellent sound. Coupled with the weight and driving force of ESB's equally stylish 6.5-inch woofer, you will have a complete system with super sound processing capabilities and great value.

EISA Car Subwoofer 2020-2021

Hifonics ZRX6D2

Everyone wants exciting bass, but only a few people have room in their trunks for a traditional large chassis subwoofer. Therefore, the challenge is to make the latest submarine small and powerful-Hifonics' ZRX6D2 is just that. It uses a 6.5-inch coated paper cone driver with ribs surrounding it to achieve linear movement. Its compact die-cast aluminum frame is equipped with a 2-inch dual voice coil and a dual magnet assembly to provide a ±0.6 inch deep stroke. With just a 15-liter cabinet, it can easily outperform a larger design. By creating maximum bass impact with the smallest footprint, ZRX6D2 can fully meet today's requirements.

EISA Vehicle DASHCAM 2020-2021


DRV-A501W is a driving recorder with brain, so users can rest assured. Its Wide Quad HD camera integrates HDR and polarization filters to provide excellent quality regardless of lighting conditions. Then you can view the records instantly on the full-color 3-inch display (the pioneer of Kenwood), and transfer them to smart devices via onboard Wi-Fi for editing and uploading GPS data information. Smart parking mode uses the built-in G sensor to automatically start recording when parking, which means that any collision is captured by the camera, and a second rear camera can be added to achieve synchronized Full HD recording. The quick release installation system makes the installation process a breeze. The driving recorder solution will make you feel at ease driving.

2020-2021 EISA car high-end components

Audison bit One HD Virtuoso

For the leap in sound quality and control, nothing is more impressive than Audison's Bit One HD Virtuoso. This high-end and high-resolution audio-certified processor utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including Burr-Brown SoundPlus operational amplifier, 192kHz/24-bit Cirrus-Logic DAC, and Analog Devices’ SHARC DSP programmed by Audison engineers to provide unique Sound customization and control functions. The FIR filter is used for frequency division and equalization of its 9-channel output, combined with powerful input signal analysis functions-as a result, with the revolutionary interface principle of the OEM system, the processor can provide a processor with excellent performance and fine-tuning potential. Vitaso in name-Vertuso in essence.


Zenec Z-E3766

Zenec's Z-E3766 naturally provides the functions needed for a first-class car set-top box, including smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual tuner DAB + radio, HDMI and USB connections for media playback, and a large 9-inch touch screen Display screen. Importantly, the Z-E3766 is tailor-made for camper vehicle installation-it is perfect for Fiat Ducato or similar products, and can accommodate up to three cameras. Zenec's optional 3D navigation software includes pre-configured vehicle profiles and a large database of stopover sites, while the two-way Bluetooth function enables music to flow to speakers outside the vehicle. For those who live on the go, there is no better choice.

EISA cameras for 2020-2021

Fuji X-T4

Fuji's X-T4 is an excellent mirrorless camera with a 26-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor. It combines compact size and extremely high image quality, impressive speed (up to 20fps at full resolution) and professional video features such as 4K 60fps recording. One of its most important new features is its 5-axis in-vivo image stabilization function, which can compensate 5 to 6.5 levels of aperture according to the lens, ensuring sharp photos even under long exposures. The monitor can now be tilted to the side for easy self-recording. Fujifilm must have created the best APS-C mirrorless camera to date.

EISA Best Buy Camera 2020-2021

Nikon Z 50

Nikon Z 50 has become the best buy camera for EISA 2020-2021 due to its competitive price and excellent quality. This compact mirrorless camera with an APS-C (DX) sensor is rugged and weatherproof, easy to use and ideal for travel. It has a good dynamic range and provides excellent image quality, allowing for detail restoration in highlights and deep shadows. The Z 50 uses the same EXPEED 6 processor as the Nikon full-frame model, and can record 4K video at 30fps, or record up to 120fps in Full HD. Autofocus is fast and accurate, with very useful eye detection autofocus and (due to firmware updates) animal detection.

EISA APS-C camera 2020-2021

Canon EOS 90D

Canon has proven that when using the EOS 90D, the DSLR is not yet complete. Its 32.5 million pixel sensor has created a new resolution record for APS-C, while Dual Pixel CMOS AF ensures fast and precise focusing in live view and video. Other advanced features include a silent electronic shutter, which allows extremely short exposure times, up to 1/16,000 seconds. EOS 90D can record 4K video without trimming, and in Full HD mode, it can be played in slow motion at speeds up to 120fps. The touch screen monitor can be rotated and folded to the side, which completes this excellent DSLR camera.

EISA 2020-2021 full-frame cameras

Nikon D780

The Nikon D780 is a full-frame digital SLR camera with a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor. Combined with the fast EXPEED 6 image processor, it can provide an inherent sensitivity of up to ISO 51,200, opening up more possibilities for creative photography. Its tilted LCD touch screen helps photographers and video operators get the photos they need, even at high and low angles. The successor of the Nikon D750 brings a series of upgrades, such as superior image processing, better video functions (4K UHD 30fps through N-Log), slow motion and time-lapse shooting. In addition, the greatly improved hybrid autofocus system ensures fast autofocus when shooting and shooting with the LCD screen.

EISA Advanced Full Frame Camera 2020-2021

Sony Alpha 7R IV

The Sony Alpha 7R IV is the first full-frame mirrorless camera with an incredible 61-megapixel resolution. It is also equipped with one of the best autofocus systems in the industry, including AI-driven real-time tracking and Eye AF. Due to its 5-axis in-vivo image stabilization function, there are almost no blurry images caused by camera shake. With its keen electronic viewfinder and ultra-fast BIONZ X processor, this camera is a highly reliable and powerful tool that provides multiple functions to handle the highest standards in almost any photographic condition.

EISA Professional Camera 2020-2021

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon goes to great lengths to update its top-of-the-line professional DSLR cameras, which are specifically designed for news agencies, sports photographers and capturing wildlife. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III provides the most advanced technology, including the newly developed 191-point autofocus system, which can meet the needs of professional sports photographers for clear and sharp action images. The video function is also very advanced, and 5.5K captures are stored internally in 12-bit Raw format. With the built-in advanced connection options, EOS-1D X Mark III can also be tailored to instantly transmit images to the media through the news agency.

EISA photo/video camera 2020-2021

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H

The Lumix DC-S1H hybrid video developed with the same technical architecture as the Lumix S1 full-frame format has a strong video orientation with 6K recording at 24 fps and 4K capture at 60 fps. It provides excellent image quality, especially in low light conditions, and you can record in logarithmic mode for easy color correction and extended dynamic range. The camera also provides a fascinating 4K anamorphic mode, which is an excellent feature for shooting large-screen style movies. In addition, it also has an excellent electronic viewfinder, in-vivo image stabilization, and a powerful and versatile touch screen.

EISA compact camera 2020-2021

Fuji X100V

The Fujifilm X100V looks similar to the predecessors in the X100 series, but it is actually a brand new design, very simply representing the latest technology of today's compact cameras. It has the same sensor and excellent optical/electronic hybrid viewfinder as the sophisticated Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera, and its performance is also at the same level. It has a new and improved 23mm f/2 lens, and a tiltable screen that does not increase its size, while being sealed all-weather. All of these are installed in a miniature camera that fits in the pocket of a jacket, perfect for travel and street photography.

EISA Digital Camera 2020-2021

Sony ZV-1

This innovative compact camera is aimed at content creators and video recorders, providing excellent video features such as 4K recording and S-Log gamma. Its high-quality built-in microphone with windshield can be used for outdoor shooting. Or, you can use an external microphone via audio input or a multi-interface dock. The ZV-1 is also a very good camera, with a fast autofocus system and a versatile variable-angle screen. ZV-1 plus an optional handle, has a built-in wireless remote control, can double as a tripod, is an excellent production tool that allows video recorders to easily create and share content.

EISA Camera Innovation 2020-2021

Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 is the first mirrorless camera capable of recording 8K video and is an outstanding candidate for our Camera Innovation Award this year. This extraordinary still image/video hybrid is capable of recording 4K material at an amazing 120fps and shooting 45 million pixel still images at up to 20fps. It also claims to be the most effective image stabilizer in the world. With a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, an articulated rear screen and professional-level controls, and an optional handle that combines professional Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, it is expected to become a complete complete set for demanding photographers and videographers. Directional packaging.

2020-2021 EISA lens of the year

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM sets a new standard for professional telephoto zoom lenses and is Canon's best lens so far. Its new structure is tailored for Canon's RF mirrorless system, coupled with a new optical design, can provide impressive image quality in a very compact lens. It also has good sealing properties to prevent dust and splashes, so it can be used in challenging situations. In addition, the lens also provides a very effective 5-level image stabilization function. There is no doubt that this is the best lens tested by the EISA jury in the past year.

EISA wide-angle zoom lens 2020-2021

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art

This large aperture, wide-angle zoom for full-frame mirrorless cameras provides excellent quality at a very competitive price. It can be used with Sony E-mount and L-mount, for Leica, Panasonic and Sigma cameras. By optimizing the mirrorless design, Sigma has made a lens that is smaller and lighter than similar DSLR products, while providing excellent optical quality. It also has a fast and silent autofocus function, and can be sealed in the weather for outdoor shooting. The result is an excellent lens, ideal for a variety of subjects including architecture, landscape and astrophotography.

EISA standard zoom lens 2020-2021

Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM

For many professional photographers, the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the main force they cannot live without. The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM combines a fast aperture and a built-in 5-speed image stabilizer to provide excellent image quality throughout the zoom range with extremely low distortion. The smooth, silent Nano USM motor ensures fast and accurate autofocus, which is ideal for video and still images. The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM has strong, weather-resistant manufacturing quality, and is coated with a fluorine coating on the front and rear components to prevent corrosion by water and grease.

EISA telephoto zoom lens 2020-2021

Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD

This Tamron lens is a classic telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with a large aperture of f/2.8. At all focal lengths, even when fully opened, it can provide excellent clarity and contrast across the entire screen. It also uses light and durable materials with a weatherproof structure. The optical design uses several special elements and coatings, and the floating focus system can ensure clear and clear images even at close object distances. This lens has a very quiet but responsive autofocus mechanism, whether it is photography or video, it is a bargain among similar products.

EISA travel zoom lens 2020-2021

Tamron 28-200mm F / 2.8-5.6 Di III RXD

This all-in-one zoom lens is the first of its kind to provide a fast f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end, a compact size and a lightweight lens. Thanks to the combination of special lens elements and intelligent software correction, Tamron 28-200mm F / 2.8-5.6 Di III RXD has impressive optical performance and can provide clear and clear images. Combined with a fast aperture, the close focal length of only 19cm allows users to take close-up shots with blurred background. The autofocus is fast, accurate and quiet, which is a boon for photographers and video makers.


Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS

Those who love nature and sports photography but don't want bulky lenses will like this super telephoto zoom lens. It is a moderately priced and light-weight product in its class. It can provide excellent sharpness even at the maximum aperture, which is very important for lenses that are usually used between 400mm and 600mm. The autofocus speed is very fast, and the large zoom ring moves smoothly from 200mm to 600mm without changing the length or balance of the lens, making it very comfortable to use. Using Sony's 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters can further expand the range to maintain full compatibility with autofocus.

EISA professional telephoto zoom lens 2020-2021

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm F2.8E FL ED SR VR

This powerful telephoto zoom lens is suitable for professional use in challenging conditions. Throughout the focal range, its constant fast maximum aperture has advantages in many situations, including portraits, indoor and outdoor sports, and nature photography. Thanks to the use of Nikon's new shortwave spectrum (SR) glass, NIKKOR can provide excellent resolution on full-frame DSLRs with minimal chromatic aberration even at a maximum aperture of f/2.8. It also has excellent processing power, effective image stabilization and comprehensive weather protection. Compatibility with Nikon's 1.4x and 2x teleconverters brings more flexibility.

EISA wide-angle lens 2020-2021

Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G

The compact and lightweight Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G is an excellent lens that can provide truly clear images in all areas of the frame even at f/1.8. Its optical design uses advanced aspherical elements and ultra-low dispersion glass to provide high angle-to-angle image quality while minimizing chromatic aberration and distortion. The 9-blade aperture allows photographers to create beautifully blurred backgrounds. Two XD motors ensure very fast, precise and quiet focusing, while a minimum focusing distance of 18cm (in manual mode) can be used for close-up shots.

EISA portrait lens 2020-2021

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S

This is a stunning addition to Nikon's mirrorless Z system, which is an excellent portrait lens with a classic 85mm focal length that stands out from some very tough competition. As Nikon’s best 85mm lens to date, it performs well at f/1.8, with the moderate edge softness and shadows required by demanding portrait photographers, and when the aperture is closed a few apertures, the optical performance is technical The above is perfect. In addition, the lens has no distortion, provides fast autofocus speed, and meets high standards, including weather resistance that can be used under all conditions.

EISA lens innovation 2020-2021

Canon RF 600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM

Both innovative super telephoto lenses are due to their unparalleled light weight, and their novel design combines diffractive optical elements and a small fixed aperture. They also use a retractable sliding lens barrel, which can greatly shorten the length of the package. In addition, the addition of optical stabilization means that they can be easily handheld and used without the need for a monopod or tripod. Together, this provides Canon full-frame mirrorless users with a perfect combination of portability, affordability, and telephoto range, which was previously only available for crop-sensor cameras. As a result, they seem bound to be popular in subjects such as wildlife, sports, and aviation.

EISA camera drone 2020-2021

DJI Mavic Air 2

DJI Mavic Air 2 is a compact drone with very simple operation and can be folded for easy transportation. With its 1/2-inch CMOS sensor, the camera allows you to take photos with a resolution of 48 million pixels, and in video mode, the drone can support 4K at 60fps. Photos and videos are stored on a convenient microSD card, and the amazing gimbal ensures that neither of them gets blurred. Mavic Air 2 provides many functions for creative filmmakers, including HDR panorama, 8K Hyperlapse mode and SmartPhoto mode with scene recognition function, which can optimize the image according to the situation.

EISA photo software 2020-2021

Nik Collection 3 by DxO

DxO's Nik Collection 3 is a set of eight powerful photo editing plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and DxO PhotoLab, which can help photographers take their images to a new level. Using these plug-ins together, you can quickly and easily apply various effects to images, such as excellent black and white conversion, fascinating color adjustment and creative processing, as well as the new features in this version, comprehensive geometric correction. A new non-destructive mode allows you to export images as TIFF files and modify them while maintaining the security and reversibility of the original image.

EISA Monitor of the Year 2020-2021

EIZO ColorEdge CS2740

The EIZO ColorEdge CS2740 is a 27-inch monitor with 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. This high-quality monitor is ideal for creative tasks such as photo and video editing, and provides a wide color gamut and vivid and accurate color reproduction in the Adobe RGB space. Due to its high pixel density, the image display is very smooth. It provides some basic functions, such as color calibration using ColorNavigator 7 software, and modern and universal connection options, including USB-A, HDMI, DisplayPort and the crucial USB Type-C port.

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