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Winners: EISA Awards 2019-2020

15 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

It is almost IFA time and EISA has just announced its awards for 2019-2020. OLED TVs take home most of the TV awards.

EISA Awards 2019-2020

As per tradition EISA has removed some categories and introduced others. Last year's 'Best AI TV', 'Monitor Innovation', 'Best Buy LCD TV' and 'Best Premium LCD TV' are gone in favor of 'Best Smart Home TV' and 'Best 8K TV'. There are also new audio categories. Also read: List: Best TVs (review scores) Philips and LG each receive two TV awards while Samsung wins for best 8K TV with its Q950R (Q900R in the US). LG's SM90 is awarded 'Best Smart Home TV' even though it has the exact same smart features as LG's more expensive OLED TVs and more affordable LCD models.

EISA Awards 2019-2020

BenQ takes home the award in both projector categories while Pioneer gets an award for the best universal player. As for TV audio products, Sennheiser receives praise for its new Ambeo soundbar with Atmos and DTS:X. The list of HiFi awards is interminable. EISA's full list of audio/video awards is included below. The IFA 2019 show in Berlin starts on September 6.

EISA Awards 2019-20 – Home Theatre Display & Video

Best 8K TV:Samsung QE82Q950R
Best Buy OLED TV:Philips 55OLED804
Best Buy Projector:BenQ CinePrime W2700
Home Theatre Projector:BenQ CinePrime W5700
Best Home Theatre TV:Philips 65OLED984
Best Premium OLED TV:LG OLED65E9
Best Smart Home TV:LG 65SM9010
Universal PlayerPioneer UDP-LX500

EISA Awards 2019-20– Home Theatre Audio

AV Receiver:Denon AVR-X2600H
Best Buy Home Theatre Speaker System:Dali Oberon series
Best Soundbar:LG SL8
Best Premium Soundbar:Sennheiser Ambeo soundbar
Best Buy Home Theatre Speaker System:Jamo S 809 HCS / S 810 SUB / S 8 ATM
Home Theatre High-end:Focal Astral 16
Home Theatre Speaker System:Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor S THX 5.1
TV Sound System:Dali Katch One

EISA Awards 2019-20 – Hi-Fi

Active Stereo LoudspeakerElec Navis ARB-51
All-in-one SystemNaim Audio Mu-so 2nd Generation
Best Buy AmplifierRotel A11
Best Buy TurntablePro-Ject X1
Bookshelf LoudspeakerMonitor Audio Gold 100
Compact Stereo SystemMarantz Melody X (M-CR612)
DACChord Electronics Qutest
Digital SourcePro-ject CD Box RS2 T / Pre Box RS2 Digital
Hi-Fi UpgradeIsoAcoustic Gaia
High-end AmplifierHegel H390
High-end LoudspeakerKEF R11
LoudspeakerBowers & Wilkins 603
Smart AmplifierNAD M10
Stereo SystemPrimare CD35/I35 Prisma
Streaming DACMytek Brooklyn Bridge
TurntableMoFi UltraDeck+M
Wireless Stereo LoudspeakerKEF LSX
AV AccessoryIsoTek Smart Delta
HeadphoneFocal Elegia
- Source: EISA

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