Recent Home Theater Editorials
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.
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.
Possible War In Taiwan Might Inspire AV Enthusiasts To Buy Gear Now
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 Do You Watch More Than Five Times?
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 You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?
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.
What Happens When the Value of an AV Product Resets Radically?
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 Sold to Medical Supplier & What the Future May Hold
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?
How Art Can Teach The Stagnant World Of Audio A Lesson About The Future
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 Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!
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?
Audiophilia Is A Messy Hobby‑ How Build It And They Will Come Doesn’t Work In AV Retail
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 in the 1970’s Was it The Audiophile Golden Age?
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.
Should Every Home Theater Purchase Be a Big‑Ticket Sale?
In our editorial on risk vs reward of home theater sales in the AV Specialty market we look at what goes into getting return clients which one day may get you that million dollar sale.
Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry
The IC chip shortage is wreaking havoc on many electronics products, but does this chip shortage threaten the health and viability of the specialty audio and home theater market? Read on to find out.
Rethinking Specialty AV Retail: Getting Out Of The Box and The Store
With online ordering at an all time high and retail specialty stores closing, how is high-end audio gear getting sold? In this article we'll look at new and better ways to sell audiophile equipment.
Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music
Blu-rays are bulky and not really needed anymore. Streaming in HD is killer but audiophiles hate change. Here are three ways to manage your digital music to get the best sound and convenience.
From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut
The 2021 semiconductor shortage has illuminated serious vulnerabilities in global supply chains. This article looks at how we got here, what governments are doing about it and a possible outcome.
Could Today’s Recording Techniques Be the Problem With The Audiophile Hobby?
Could today’s recording techniques be the problem with the audiophile hobby, or do today's younger listeners not really care? We'll look at what goes into the art of recording in our editorial.
Should CEDIA Cancel their Show for 2021?
With the Delta variant causing a surge in COVID-19 across our country and a growing list of exhibitors like: Yamaha, Sound United, Harman, Sony, etc pulling out, should CEDIA be cancelled for 2021?
5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a Conference Room
Video conferencing is here to stay and if you're looking to go big there are plenty of video wall solutions for you to choose from. Here are 5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a conference room.
Should You Save Or Trash Your AV Boxes?
Should you save or trash your AV boxes is a question that many audiophiles have had through the years. Which ones are worth saving and which should hit the recycling bin? Read on to find out.
Do The Ethics and Politics of The People Who Make and Sell Your AV Gear Matter?
Should consumers make an ethical or political choice in their purchasing? There are all real-world examples of products that you could vote on with your economic ballot. But does this matter to you?
Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom
There is no stopping the video game industry at this point. So how does the home theater industry cash in on this exploding trend? Read on to find out.
Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?
Bowers & Wilkins aligned with the most luxurious car brands like Volvo, Maserati and BMW. Are these speakers worth $4k? Can you upgrade in other cars? Learn how to upgrade your sound system with Bimmertech.
How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz ‑ The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks
The industry of audio electronics is a great industry. I was fortunate enough to spend virtually my entire working career in consumer electronics. How did I get here and what did I learn? Read on.
Is It Time For AV Enthusiasts To Rack Mount Their Gear?
Isn't it time for your AV equipment to get its own space? We'll look at some rack mounted options for your electronics to enhance functionality, organization and appearance. Read on.
Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future
People hate change, and older people REALLY hate change. Can the audiophile industry change their outlook towards new technology and proven science, over the voodoo and hokum to ensure survival?
Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue
In October 2020 Audioholics reported an HDMI issue between select Denon & Marantz receivers and latest Xbox gaming consoles. Sound United responded with a hardware fix for 4K/120Hz and 8k/60Hz support.
Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More
Discovery Inc. has joined the streaming wars with its Discovery+ streaming service. Starting at $4.99/month, subscribers can access over 55,000 TV episodes from Discovery’s long list of networks.