Recent Home Theater Editorials
In this editorial, we discuss the art of selecting music from a reviewers perspective and how it can also influence your own decisions when evaluating audio gear.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the fence about buying new AV gear? With tensions rising all around the world, now may be the BEST time to invest in new technology for your home theater system. Find out why in our editorial.
How many movies can you honestly say you’d watch more than 5 times? The answer may radically change how to store and consume the media. Is it time to dump the silver disc collection and embrace streaming?
What are we really buying for namebrand audiophile gear? Not all AV components are equal. some differences are huge. Check out our article to see what you are REALLY paying for.
Many audiophiles indulge in antiquated AV gear that can be rivaled in performance and features today. Can the enthusiasts accept that, or will the lure of “the way it always has been” be too tempting?
Sound United and its audio brands have been sold to medical tech firm, Masimo Corp. But what does the future hold for brands like Denon, Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins?
Is the high end audiophile world dying while other tech savvy industries are moving ahead? In this editorial we are challenging audiophiles to think differently about what comes next for the hobby.
Dolby Labs revealed a OnePoll survey of American adults who listen to 1 hour of music each day showed increased demand for good sound quality from music, especially from GenZ. Good news for Spatial Audio?
The audiophilia business done right might not be that luxury oriented despite the hobby’s alternate name of high-end audio. Does the luxuriousness of the store dictate the traffic and clientele?
Stereo gear has changed A LOT in the last 50 years, but some people would still say there was never a better time for sound than in the 1970's. Come join us on a look at what the 70's had to offer.