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Can Active Streaming Speakers Really Replace a High-End Stereo System? Can Active Streaming Speakers Really Replace a High-End Stereo System? Will hardcore audiophiles ever replace their two-channel rigs with all-inclusive active streaming speakers? These compact setups have become very popular so there’s clearly a market for them. Read on.
Auro 3D Downmixes into Bankruptcy, Still Keeping Height Channels Up Auro 3D Downmixes into Bankruptcy, Still Keeping Height Channels Up Auro 3D has recently declared bankruptcy. But is the the end for this immersive surround format? Can it survive on upmixing only? Don't count the audio company from Antwerp, Belgium out just yet.
MIT Researchers Develop Paper-Thin Loudspeaker That Can Mount to ANY Surface MIT Researchers Develop Paper-Thin Loudspeaker That Can Mount to ANY Surface A Research team at MIT has developed a thin, flexible loudspeaker that can be mounted to any rigid surface (such as a wall), turning it into a high-quality audio source. Learn about the applications.
Is Qualcomm’s New ‘aptX Lossless’ Technology The Holy Grail of Bluetooth? Is Qualcomm’s New ‘aptX Lossless’ Technology The Holy Grail of Bluetooth? Qualcomm Technologies announced the first truly lossless Bluetooth audio codec. aptX Lossless can deliver CD-quality audio with zero loss of information. Will audiophiles finally embrace Bluetooth?
Personal Psychoacoustics: A Journey towards Great Sound & Product Development Personal Psychoacoustics: A Journey towards Great Sound & Product Development There have been a lot of articles on psychoacoustics and the relative audibility of various acoustic phenomena. This is a personal journey towards great sound and product development.
Netflix Is Now Streaming High-Quality AV1 Video to Select  Smart TVs and Game Consoles Netflix Is Now Streaming High-Quality AV1 Video to Select Smart TVs and Game Consoles Netflix is streaming content via a new, more efficient video codec called AV1 which can deliver higher video quality at any given bitrate than previous codecs. Will this become the new standard?
Audyssey Unveils an Upgrade to Room Calibration With MultiEQ-X Audyssey Unveils an Upgrade to Room Calibration With MultiEQ-X Audyssey announced the MultEQ-X PC based room correction software that works as an add-on to the MultEQ system already embedded in many AVR's. What kind of features can we expect from MultiEQ-X? Read on.
HDMI 2.1 Compliance Certification Is An Incomprehensible Swamp Of Confusion HDMI 2.1 Compliance Certification Is An Incomprehensible Swamp Of Confusion The HDMI Licensing Admin says that new HDMI devices can be granted “HDMI 2.1 compliant” status even if they don’t support any of the features associated with the HDMI 2.1 standard. Confused? Read on.
10 Loudspeakers Trends That Should End 10 Loudspeakers Trends That Should End In this article, we go over ten things that we would like to see change within the loudspeaker industry. Read on to find out what speaker companies are doing that bugs us so much!
10 Audio Myths Debunked For Better Sound 10 Audio Myths Debunked For Better Sound We tackle some of the less obvious but more resilient audio myths that seem to linger despite numerous attempts at correction. We debunk the audiophile myths to help prioritize your hifi needs.