The Sound+Image Awards 2018
The annual Sound+Image Awards dinner has been an essential event in the calendar of the audio-visual industry for more than 25 years.
Held every year since 1989, the prestigious Sound+Image Awards recognise excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of audio, home entertainment and incar equipment.
This year's winners, the 2018 Sound+Image Awards, were announced on November 30th at a gala Presentation Dinner held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney. The full list of winners is now live (click 'Thi Year's Awards', and all the winners will be celebrated in a special edition of Sound+Image magazine.
Our Platinum Partners for the awards evening are The Chester Group, organisers of the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show.
The Sound+Image Awards cover the key areas of home entertainment:
- TVs and displays;
- sources (CD and Blu-ray players, PVRs and digital sources);
- amplifiers and receivers;
- loudspeakers, wireless speakers and multiroom systems; and
- custom installation projects and products.
New awards are regularly introduced to reflect the changing world of home entertainment. Recent additions include additional awards for soundbars and noise-cancelling headphones, wireless streaming systems, and multiroom audio.
Special Awards are presented for Lifetime Achievement recognition.
Products are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- sound and/or image quality;
- value for money;
- build quality;
- ease of use and ergonomics.
Unlike many awards, there is no entry fee or submission process for the Sound+Image Awards; all products reviewed in our titles during the preceding 12 months are eligible, with winners chosen entirely on merit from the products reviewed in the previous year in Sound+Image, Australian Hi-Fi, Australian Incar, Audio Esoterica, and Best Buys Audio & AV.. There is no charge for companies to use our Awards logo to announce and promote their successful products in any of our nextmedia publications; there is a licensing fee for promotion through other channels.