European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2016-2017 in Audio Categories

August 17 2016, 06:00
An established annual tradition for more than 30 years, the prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards, featuring more than 20 products in different audio categories, have been announced. Harman, Bluesound, Bowers & Wilkins, Chord, ELAC, Hegel, Marantz, Naim Audio, Pro-Ject, Sonos, Canton, DALI, Denon, Monitor Audio, Panasonic, Trinnov and Yamaha among the winners in Hi-Fi, mobile and home-theater categories. Winners for 2016-2017 will receive the awards at IFA Berlin 2016.

EISA stands for the European Imaging and Sound Association, a unique association of nearly 50 special interest magazines in Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Display & Video, Photography, In-Car Electronics, Home Theatre Audio and Mobile Devices, from 22 European countries.

The European EISA Awards are chosen annually by Expert Groups representing nearly 50 prominent Photography, Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Audio, Home Theatre Display & Video, In-Car Electronics and Mobile Devices magazines from up to 20 European countries. All Expert Groups work separately, but are under contract to the European Imaging & Sound Association.

Every year, each member magazine nominates an initial short-list of products to be considered at the Expert Group’s Awards voting sessions, held during EISA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Prior to submission, every magazine’s short-list is approved by each title’s Editor-in-Chief. The short-list reflects each magazine’s findings during tests, as well as day to day use, and is based upon the results of each magazine’s standard test procedures.

The annual EISA Awards applaud the new products that combine the most advanced technology, the most desirable features, the ultimate expression of design, the most satisfying ergonomics and, of course, the greatest value for money. In short, EISA recognizes the features most likely to be appreciated by an enthusiast public seeking high quality and creative facilities.

This year, Harman International Industries has been recognized with three European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards for a range of mobile audio solutions including the AKG N90Q, the JBL Reflect Mini BT headphones, and the JBL Charge 3 waterproof Bluetooth speaker. On the mobile and Hi-fi categories, Chord Electronics’ Mojo DAC/headphone amp has also been recognized as best European USB DAC/headphone amplifier 2016-2017.

On the EISA European AV Accessory 2016-2017, SPIN remote was an interesting winner. This new remote concept with a revolutionary new design based on a sleek silver dome is packed with sensors so that it can detect motion, rotation, orientation and touch, allowing the user to take control using a series of gestures and movements. Via an intuitive smartphone app, different functions can be assigned to the controller depending on how it is held.

Here is a selection of the EISA Awards 2016-2017 winners in the audio categories.

EISA Hi-Fi Awards 2016-2017 List

European High-End Headphones 2016-2017

European Network Media Player 2016-2017
Bluesound NODE 2

European High-End Loudspeaker 2016-2017
Bowers & Wilkins 802 D3

European Loudspeaker 2016-2017
ELAC Debut F6

European High-End DAC 2016-2017
Hegel HD30

European Stereo System 2016-2017
Marantz CD6006 & PM6006

European Compact Audio System 2016-2017
Naim Audio Mu-so Qb

European Turntable 2016-2017
Pro-Ject The Classic

European Multiroom System 2016-2017
Sonos PLAY:5

EISA Mobile Devices Awards 2016-2017 List

European Usb DAC/Headphone Amplifier 2016-2017
Chord Mojo

European Mobile Speaker 2016-2017
JBL Charge 3

European Mobile Headphones 2016-2017
JBL Reflect Mini BT

EISA Home Theatre Audio Awards 2016-2017 List

European Soundbase 2016-2017
Canton DM 55

European HT Speaker System 2016-2017

European HT Receiver 2016-2017
Denon AVR-X2300W

European Best Value Ht Speaker System 2016-2017
Monitor Audio Bronze 5.1

European Ultra HD Player 2016-2017
Panasonic DMP-UB900

European HT High End 2016-2017
Trinnov Audio Altitude32

European Soundbar 2016-2017
Yamaha YSP-5600

EISA In-Car Electronics Awards 2016-2017 List

European In-Car Processor 2016-2017
Audison bit One HD

European In-Car Innovation 2016-2017
Clarion Full Digital Sound

European In-Car High-End Component 2016-2017
Ground Zero GZPA Reference 4PURE

European In-Car Subwoofer 2016-2017
Hertz Mille Legend ML 2500.3

European In-Car Head Unit 2016-2017
Kenwood DDX5016DAB

European In-Car Smart Upgrade 2016-2017
Match M 5DSP

European In-Car HD Player 2016-2017
Sony RSX-GS9
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