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An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

The day we get big new speakers is an important day to us audiophiles. We’ve spent years researching them to get the best we can afford. Here’s

An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers
Rumors Abound of Bowers & Wilkins Future After Tech Startup Departure

Will Joe Atkins take back control of legendary speaker company Bowers and Wilkins or will home theater giant Sound United restore brand

Rumors Abound of Bowers & Wilkins Future After Tech Startup Departure
SONOS Revamped S2 Operating System Supports Dolby Atmos & More

Sonos just launched their "S2" platform, a complete software overhaul for its growing ecosystem of wireless audio products. S2 ushers in a new

SONOS Revamped S2 Operating System Supports Dolby Atmos & More

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An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

The day we get big, impressive new speakers is an important day to us audiophiles. We’ve spent years researching them, listening to all the contenders, planning, plotting, saving. No one else really understands, except other audiophiles. Here’s the story of what are probably my last pair of loudspeakers.

The day we get big new speakers is an important day to us audiophiles. We’ve spent years researching them to get the best we can afford. Here’s the story of what are probably my last loudspeakers.

— June 19, 2020 05:00 in Editorials

Rumors Abound of Bowers & Wilkins Future After Tech Startup Departure

Rumors Abound of Bowers & Wilkins Future After Tech Startup Departure

Legendary speaker company Bowers and Wilkins is likely changing hands from silicon valley startup EVA Automation. For audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts alike, the change in ownership is likely a good thing, as the new owner will likely bring back brand stability after cauterizing the wounds caused by Eva’s long-shot idea of turning an established speaker brand into a tech start-up. What's next for Bowers & Wilkins? Read on to find out.

Will Joe Atkins take back control of legendary speaker company Bowers and Wilkins or will home theater giant Sound United restore brand stability and focus? Read on to find out.

Jerry Del Colliano — June 12, 2020 02:30 in AV News

SONOS Revamped S2 Operating System Supports Dolby Atmos & More

SONOS Revamped S2 Operating System Supports Dolby Atmos & More

Sonos is about to launch a complete software overhaul for its growing ecosystem of wireless audio products. The new “S2” platform includes a new operating system for most existing and all upcoming products, along with a new control app. S2 ushers in a new era for Sonos, with Dolby Atmos support now on board, and high-res audio support likely to follow. Will this new software breathe new life into the Sonos ecosystem? Read on to find out.

Sonos just launched their "S2" platform, a complete software overhaul for its growing ecosystem of wireless audio products. S2 ushers in a new era for Sonos with Dolby Atmos support and more. Read on.

— June 09, 2020 00:00 in AV News

CEDIA 2020 Expo CANCELLED: Virtual Coverage is Coming!

CEDIA 2020 Expo CANCELLED: Virtual Coverage is Coming!

We look forward to the CEDIA installers EXPO show every year. It is THE premier audio and video electronics show where all the major home theater companies release their newest products just in time for the holiday season. Facilitators of the Expo announced that it will be cancelled this year amid COVID-19 concerns. How will CEDIA handle getting the information out to the public and how can Audioholics help? Read on to see what we have up our sleeve.

CEDIA just announced that its September show in Denver, Colorado has been cancelled for 2020! How will CEDIA handle getting the information out to the public and how can Audioholics help? Read on.

— May 31, 2020 07:30 in AV News

When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi-Fi?

When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi-Fi?

The hobby of audio has gone through a lot of changes over the years. Whether you call it hi-fi, stereo, audio, home theater, immersive, the interest and pursuit of high-quality reproduced sound in the home has long been an enduring interest for a very large number of people. Is there one time period that can be said to be audio’s “Golden Age?” Does any particular era stand out from the rest? We take you on a tour of the decades in audio starting from the 60's until today to answer those questions.

The interest of high-quality reproduced sound in the home has been an enduring interest for a large number of people. Is there a period that can be said to be audio’s “Golden Age?". Read on to see.

— April 20, 2020 06:00 in Editorials

With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming

With Theaters Closed, Studios Send New Movies Straight To Streaming

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced movie theaters to close their doors, leaving studios scrambling to recover the millions spent to produce and advertise films slated for Spring 2020 release. In an unprecedented move, Universal has made some of its current theatrical movies available to rent via cable on-demand services, as well as from streaming services like Amazon and iTunes. Disney has done the same with its newest Pixar movie, but the fate of its live-action Mulan film, and that of Marvel’s Black Widow, remain unclear. Read on to learn more.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced movie theaters to close their doors. Many studios are now releasing theatrical movies to rent NOW via cable on-demand and streaming services like Amazon and iTunes.

— March 25, 2020 01:00 in AV News

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought at the time was a stomach bug or flu on and off for 8 straight days. While I'm in quarantine until I produce 2 consecutive negative test results, I decided to write up this little Coronavirus survival guide from the perspective of an Audioholic. I offer some treatments that helped relieve my symptoms while also suggesting some good audio and visual reference materials to entertain you while you get better. Check out my Youtube discussion of symptoms and treatments for COVID-19 for more information.

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought was the flu for over a week. This survival guide suggests good reference audio and video material to get you through the isolation period.

— March 15, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

The coronavirus strain known as COVID-19 has dominated the news as of lately. You can’t open a newspaper, read a news app, or turn on the television without some reference to this disease. But what of my beloved electronics? What will happen to our industry? I was shocked to see the devastating impact that this virus, in China, was having on American electronics companies. How will this affect the distribution of the electronics industry and how has it impacted Audioholics so far? Read on to find out.

Looking to buy a new electronic gadget this week? Thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus you may hear, "Sorry folks we're all out and don't know when new ones will come in." See how this is impacting us.

— March 11, 2020 07:00 in Editorials

Synergistic Research High-End Audio with Low Integrity

Synergistic Research High-End Audio with Low Integrity

Ted Denney who owns and operates a company called Synergistic Research. Synergistic Research is an audio company specializing in expensive, exotic cables and audio tweaks based on pseudoscience. Ted Denney not only mocked my COVID-19 situation publicly, but also threatened to report our GoFundMe to the IRS. High-end audio maybe, but low integrity, definitely.

Synergistic Research is an audio company specializing in expensive, exotic cables and audio tweaks based on pseudoscience. Ted Denney publicly mocked my COVID-19 situation and threatened Audioholics.

— March 10, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

If you are an Audiophile, then you are probably familiar with the years of hard work and stress your ears go through. The goal for every audiophile should be to enjoy hi-fi for a lifetime. But, in order to do that, care must be taken to not over stress or abuse your ears with sustained excessively loud sounds. This article talks about the importance of hearing safety and how to combat tinnitus using active hearing aids and soundscapes. Checkout our recent Youtube video were we discuss safe daily listening doses to preserve your hearing.

This article discusses the importance of hearing safety and how to combat tinnitus using active hearing aids and soundscapes. Listen for a lifetime by not abusing your ears to enjoy true hi-fi.

— March 02, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

RSL 5.1 Speaker ($1,079 value) Giveaway!

RSL 5.1 Speaker ($1,079 value) Giveaway!

RSL CG3, CG23, Speedwoofer 10S 5.1 Speaker System Giveaway is Here! Audioholics has partnered with RSL to give away the brand new "white" variant on their classic CG3 Series Home Theater Speaker System ($1,079.00 value)! Contest ends March 7th, 2020 so ENTER NOW to win BIG!

Audioholics has partnered with RSL to give away the brand new "white" variant on a classic RSL 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System ($1,079.00 value)! Contest ends March 7th,so ENTER to Win BIG NOW!

— February 10, 2020 02:38 in AV News

Bose To Close HALF of Their Retail Stores Worldwide

Bose To Close HALF of Their Retail Stores Worldwide

Bose announced that they would close ALL their retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia by the end of 2020 which equated to about 120 stores, but would keep open 130 stores in India, South Korea, and China. How will this affect distribution and marketing for the audio giant? Read on to find out.

Bose announced that they would close nearly half of their retail stores by the end of 2020 and ALL USA Stores! How will this affect distribution of Bose audio gear? Read on to find out.

— January 16, 2020 00:00 in AV News

Google Stadia: Cloud & Streaming Video-Game "Ecosystems" in the 2020s

Google Stadia: Cloud & Streaming Video-Game "Ecosystems" in the 2020s

Google Stadia is the latest in a video-game subscription services trend. Cloud and streaming services will be the new wave in video games for the 2020s. But we’ve seen this trend before as other media switched from discs to downloads to streaming. Will gaming fit recurring revenue business models that provide value to consumers? Not without a few hiccups along the way. Read on to understand the challenges ahead in cloud and streaming video-game ecosystems.

Google Stadia is the latest in the “Netflixization” trend of video-gaming. Cloud and streaming game services will be the new gaming wave of the 2020s but what are the challenges and risks?

— January 01, 2020 01:00 in AV News

HBO Max: What You Need To Know

HBO Max: What You Need To Know

The new HBO Max streaming service will launch in May of 2020 with a price tag of $15 per month. The service will be free for current HBO subscribers, but will deliver a vastly larger content library than the company’s previous offerings. Like its biggest competitors, HBO Max will serve up new, exclusive content from big-name creators, plus a deep catalog of (WarnerMedia-owned) movies and TV. Read on to learn more.

The new HBO Max streaming service will launch in May of 2020 with a price tag of $15 per month for new and exclusive content. Will it be able to compete with Netflix and Disney+? Read on to find out.

— December 23, 2019 06:00 in AV News