Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2019-2020 in Audio Categories

August 15 2019, 05:10
Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2019-2020 in Audio Categories
Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) Awards 2019-2020 in Audio Categories
Following last year's evolution of the (former) European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) to the new (global) acronym Expert Imaging & Sound Association, coinciding with the admission of new members from all over the world, including the United States, the traditional winners of its 2019-2020 Awards have been announced. As always, audioXpress highlights all the audio-related winers in the Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Audio, In-Car and Mobile Devices categories. And there are a few surprises!

EISA, the Expert Imaging & Sound Association ( revealed the winners of its 2019-2020 Awards. Technical experts from over 60 leading specialist magazines and websites in 29 countries across the world have recognized and awarded no fewer than 78 products as the best in their categories. These include the EISA Premium Soundbar (Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar), EISA Wireless Stereo Loudspeaker (KEF LSX), EISA Camera Of The Year (Nikon Z6) and EISA Advanced Smartphone (Huawei P30 Pro).

For nearly 40 years EISA has been selecting the most innovative, cutting-edge products for its prestigious EISA Awards. The Awards are debated and voted upon by groups of specialist judging panels covering the full spectrum of consumer electronics and photographic products, including Hi-Fi, Home Theatre, In-Car Electronics, Photo, Video and Mobile Devices. Key to the success and relevance of the annual EISA Awards lies in the evolution of its categories, always reflecting the changing trends and technologies of the consumer electronics world.

Moreover, the Association itself continues to evolve and expand. In 2018 EISA welcomed new members from India, Japan and Hong Kong/China just as the old EISA acronym (European Imaging and Sound Association) became the Expert Sound and Imaging Association. During 2019 the Association swelled its ranks with additional members from the USA, Poland, Norway, Italy and Russia – enlarging EISA’s global footprint still further.

To win an EISA award all products undergo a comprehensive multi-step judging process. Products are intensively tested at the facilities of individual EISA member magazines and are also presented at the Association’s annual Convention in Antwerp in May. Products that pass this stage already rank among the best in the world. The final deliberations take place at EISA’s annual General Meeting in June where a democratic voting process establishes a consensus of excellence and determines the winning products (see ‘About EISA’, below, for more details).

EISA Award-winning products can be promoted with an exclusive EISA Award logo and short video, design for social media channels, both providing a clear visual buying recommendation. More details about product nominations and the awards are available in the EISA website.

“The collaboration of some 60 specialist magazines and websites from across the greater European continent, Australia and the USA brings with it a unique pool of experience that informs each and every EISA Award. So whether consumers are looking to purchase a feature-rich Smartphone, a versatile camera solution, or a pair of high-end floor-standing loudspeakers, the EISA Awards are their unequivocal guide to the cream of today’s entertainment technologies,” states Paul Miller, President of EISA.

The EISA Awards will be officially presented during IFA, the consumer electronics fair, held in Berlin 6-11th September 2019.

And here is the EISA Awards List for 2019-2020 in the audio categories:

Hi-Fi Expert Group
EISA Active Stereo Loudspeaker 2019-2020
ELAC Navis ARB-51
EISA All-In-One System 2019-2020
Naim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation
EISA Best Buy Amplifier 2019-2020
Rotel A11
EISA Best Buy Turntable 2019-2020
Pro-Ject X1
EISA Bookshelf Loudspeaker 2019-2020
Monitor Audio Gold 100
EISA Compact Stereo System 2019-2020
Marantz Melody X (M-CR612)
EISA DAC 2019-2020
Chord Electronics Qutest

EISA Digital Source 2019-2020
Pro-Ject CD Box RS2 T/Pre Box RS2 Digital
EISA Headphone 2019-2020
Focal Elegia
EISA Hi-Fi Upgrade 2019-2020
IsoAcoustics GAIA
EISA High-End Amplifier 2019-2020
Hegel H390
EISA High-End Loudspeaker 2019-2020
EISA Loudspeaker 2019-2020
Bowers & Wilkins 603
EISA Smart Amplifier 2019-2020
EISA Stereo System 2019-2020
Primare CD35/I35 Prisma
EISA Streaming DAC 2019-2020
Mytek Brooklyn Bridge
EISA Turntable 2019-2020
MoFi UltraDeck+M
EISA Wireless Stereo Loudspeaker 2019-2020
Award Combined with the AUDIO/VIDEO Expert Group
EISA AV Accessory 2019-2020
IsoTek SMART Delta

Home Theatre Audio Expert Group
EISA AV Receiver 2019-2020
Denon AVR-X2600H
EISA Best Buy Home Theatre Speaker System 2019-2020
EISA Home Theatre High-End 2019-2020
Focal Astral 16
EISA Home Theatre Speaker System 2019-2020
Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor S THX 5.1
EISA Home Theatre Subwoofer 2019-2020
SVS SB-3000
EISA Premium Home Theatre Receiver 2019-2020
NAD T 758 V3
EISA Premium Soundbar 2019-2020
Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar
EISA Soundbar 2019-2020
LG SL8 (in some markets LG SL8Y, LG SL8YG)
EISA TV Sound System 2019-2020
Award Combined with the Video&Display Expert Group
EISA Universal Player 2019-2020
Pioneer UDP-LX500

Mobile Devices Expert Group
EISA Best Earbuds 2019-2020
JBL Reflect Flow
EISA Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones 2019-2020
Sony WH-1000XM3
EISA Consumer Noise-Cancelling Headphones 2019-2020
EISA Wireless In-Ear Headphones 2019-2020
OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2

In-Car Electronics Expert Group
EISA In-Car Sound Processor 2019-2020
Brax DSP

EISA In-Car Amplifier 2019-2020
ESX QE1200.4

EISA In-Car Speaker System 2019-2020
Morel Elate Carbon 603

EISA In-Car Subwoofer 2019-2020
Ground Zero GZPW 10SQ

EISA In-Car High-End Component 2019-2020
Eton Core S3

Other Awards in the remaining categories are listed in the EISA website here:
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