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Home Theater AV News

Audioholics have our eyes and ears on the industry. We always provide you the latest audio or video related product scoop and bring it to you first. Stay glued to this section of the site for up to date product announcements or industry gossip.

Editorials

Three Overlooked Lessons from The Mo-Fi Analog Master Tape Dumpster Fire

— September 12, 2022 00:10

Three Overlooked Lessons from The Mo-Fi Analog Master Tape Dumpster Fire

We broke the news about Mobile Fidelity NOT using master analog recordings when making new vinyl albums, but did we miss something? 3 important issues are discussed that impact the future of analog.

Editorials

FDA Approved OTC Hearing Aids: A Win for Hi-Fi Audio?

— September 06, 2022 00:00

FDA Approved OTC Hearing Aids: A Win for Hi-Fi Audio?

FDA finally issued its “final rule” that creates a new category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids without a prescription. What will this mean for aging audiophiles? Audiophile hearing aids?

Editorials

Reclaiming the Term ‘Audiophile’

— August 25, 2022 00:10

Reclaiming the Term ‘Audiophile’

Do you identify as an audiophile? In this article we discuss the many connotations of the word “audiophile,” and what needs to be done in order to reclaim it for the whole audio community.

Editorials

Google Strikes Back at Sonos; SmartSpeaker War Gets Ugly

— August 16, 2022 09:30

Google Strikes Back at Sonos; SmartSpeaker War Gets Ugly

Google vs Sonos, in a new patent infringement suit against independent connected-speaker manufacturer. Sonos' struggle against big tech that dates back to Apple & Steve Jobs in 2004.

Trade Show Coverage

Audioholics to Participate in Audio Advice Live Aug 19-21

— August 12, 2022 00:30

Audioholics to Participate in Audio Advice Live Aug 19-21

Audio Advice Live is hosting a 3-day event in Raleigh, NC, August 19-21, 2022. We will be there checking out the demo rooms and moderating a discussion panel on optimizing your home theater room.

Trade Show Coverage

Bowers and Wilkins Release New Products at a Hip New Venue

— August 08, 2022 00:45

Bowers and Wilkins Release New Products at a Hip New Venue

Bowers and Wilkins released their over-the-ear Px7 S2 wireless headphones in a cool Los Angeles event. With influencers and hipsters packed-in the space, is this the wave of future of audio shows?

Editorials

Focal Naim System Bundled Deals & Store Overview

— August 01, 2022 00:50

Focal Naim System Bundled Deals & Store Overview

To celebrate 10 years, Focal and Naim released a $48k, 10th Anniversary Edition system that includes the Sopra N°2 speakers, an array of Naim electronics. We visited the store and reported on Youtube.

Editorials

How to Build a Budget Audiophile System with an Upgrade Path

— July 06, 2022 00:00

How to Build a Budget Audiophile System with an Upgrade Path

In this editorial, we advise a friend building an audiophile system on a budget for under $5k that also has an upgrade path with video support for streaming and subwoofer for extended bass.

Editorials

Could Product Placement Recruit The Next Generation of HiFi Buyers?

— June 17, 2022 08:05

Could Product Placement Recruit The Next Generation of HiFi Buyers?

Is there a way to create a new generation of audiophiles? How about product placement in shows like Billions and Succession? Hollywood teaches people about these types of things all of the time.

Editorials

The Key to Finding a New Generation of AV Enthusiasts Is Positive Life Experiences

— June 10, 2022 00:40

The Key to Finding a New Generation of AV Enthusiasts Is Positive Life Experiences

With Baby Boomers in their 70s and Millennials firmly entrenched in low quality streaming with Lo-Hi speakers, how do we entice a new generation of AV enthusiasts to delve into Hi-Fi audio?

Editorials

The Audiophile’s Dilemma: When to Upgrade your System?

— May 31, 2022 01:15

The Audiophile’s Dilemma: When to Upgrade your System?

Some A/V upgrades are emotionally gratifying, some are marginally significant, some are so impactful that they remain life-altering for years. When should YOU upgrade your A/V system?

AV News

Dirac Launches ‘Intelligent Audio Platform’ for Cars, Introduces New Upmixing Technology

— May 24, 2022 00:30

Dirac Launches ‘Intelligent Audio Platform’ for Cars, Introduces New Upmixing Technology

Dirac launched a software-based Intelligent Audio Platform designed to help car manufacturers upmix ordinary stereo content into surround mixes in real time. Will this rival Dolby and DTS for car audio?

Editorials

Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

— May 23, 2022 00:05

Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

There are considerations before cutting the cord of your cable or satellite provider. Do you have a stable internet connection? What about local channels and sports? We explore what you need.

AV News

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

— May 16, 2022 00:30

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

Onkyo declares bankruptcy after years of financial troubles. But Onkyo Audio-Video, Integra, Pioneer and Elite will continue on as part of the Premium Audio Co, owner of Klipsch, HECO and others.

Editorials

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

— May 14, 2022 11:30

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

For the A/V enthusiast there are so many ways to benefit from subscription-based streaming services. Read on to find out the benefits and problems of a subscription based entertainment industry.

Editorials

Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

— May 12, 2022 00:40

Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

Sometimes the only way to get hands on knowledge of a home theater product is to go to your audiophile friend's house to try it out. YOU are the audio influencer without even having to go on social media!

AV News

Mercedes To Add Dolby Atmos to Top-Spec Cars in 2022

— May 11, 2022 00:30

Mercedes To Add Dolby Atmos to Top-Spec Cars in 2022

Mercedes-Benz has announced that, starting next year, cars equipped with both its new MBUX infotainment system and a high-end Burmester sound system will be getting Dolby Atmos 31-speaker integration.

Editorials

Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

— May 06, 2022 00:30

Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

Superior customer service simply never goes out of style. Specialty AV retailers need to rethink how they service their customers to create repeat business and loyalty with this radical idea.

AV News

Denon AVR-X3700H 9.2CH AV-Receiver Giveaway - Last Chance to ENTER!

— April 30, 2022 00:30

Denon AVR-X3700H 9.2CH AV-Receiver Giveaway - Last Chance to ENTER!

Audioholics and Audio Advice is back with our Spring Giveaway for 2022! The prize is a brand NEW Denon AVRX3700H 9.2 channel 8K AV receiver.

Trade Show Coverage

Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2022 Show Report

— April 29, 2022 00:50

Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2022 Show Report

AXPONA 2022 is back and we covered the most interesting audiophile loudspeakers and electronics we saw at the show. Read our impressions of the best audio products we listened to at the show!

Editorials

Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

— April 25, 2022 01:15

Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

Why are dedicated 2 channel fans hesitant to embrace adding a display when television content is better than the movies and creatively more important than today’s popular music? Read on to find out.

AV News

Dolby Partners with Cinemo to Get Atmos into More New Cars

— April 18, 2022 01:20

Dolby Partners with Cinemo to Get Atmos into More New Cars

Dolby has teamed up with Cinemo, a leading provider of automotive infotainment middleware, to accelerate the integration of Dolby Atmos into vehicles set to drive a revolution for in-car entertainment.

Editorials

How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

— April 05, 2022 00:30

How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

Going to a brick & mortar audio stores is becoming more difficult every year. This is why demoing at audio trade shows is so important. You may even get a deal on showstock to take home with you.

Editorials

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

— April 01, 2022 01:20

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

Looking for a gift for the hard to buy for Audioholic? Today we will look at 6 over the top new weird and wacky audio inventions that may just be the wave of the future.

Editorials

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

— March 29, 2022 00:30

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

Much of the best audiophile gear is made right here in the USA, but the internal parts are not. How do companies deal with shortages and how do these shortages affect us? Read on to find out.

AV News

Audyssey Unveils New Individually Calibrated Microphones for Use with MultEQ-X

— March 16, 2022 15:00

Audyssey Unveils New Individually Calibrated Microphones for Use with MultEQ-X

Audyssey just unveiled individually calibrated microphones for use with their new PC based MultEQ-X software. This is a must have for best calibration results. See why.