Recent Home Theater Editorials
Signs Point To A DNA‑Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months
Do you have tinnitus or a golden ear? Are you having trouble discerning benefits of high-res recordings and Vinyl? Read on to see the medical breakthrough sweeping the audiophile community.
Fixing Bass in My Two‑Channel HiFi Audio System
Moving my 2CH hi-fi system into a new room spelled disaster for deep bass. I show how I fixed the bass in this room so all hope isn't lost for others with similar acoustical problems.
Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021
Onkyo & Pioneer are face the fight of their life in 2021. But with a new line of A/V receivers, there are some hopeful signs that Onkyo will rise again!
The High Barrier to Entry for New Brands in the Specialty AV Market
If you wanted to start an AV company? How would you go about it in today’s market? The barrier to entry for a new brand or even a new product category is sky-high. Read on to find out more.
Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021
Spotify, the number one music streaming service said it will finally bring lossless HiFi audio to Premium subscribers during its star-studded Stream On event where it revealed plans for 2021.
Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?
With people staying at home, AV products are in high demand. Dealers who are sitting on AV inventory are in an excellent position to sell even the normally higher priced models. To see why, read on.
Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?
For consumers, what you get for your money today with home theater equipment is better than ever before. This article explores how every category of AV product has improved over the last decade.
Why I Sold A Significant Classic Rock Vinyl Collection In 2008 and Never Looked Back
The audiophile community doesn’t like change, in fact, they despise it with every fiber of their being. Do you still like vinyl? Find out why I sold this antiquated music medium and never looked back.
Is the Romance of High Fidelity Audio Today Dead?
Today’s audio equipment does not exhibit that same degree of visceral appeal. Is the performance so uniformly good that a lot of the mystique and “skill” of picking out your personal system gone?
Are AV Tradeshows a Thing of the Past?
COVID-19 crushed the idea of home theater tradeshows and with the decline of brick and mortar AV stores has the idea of actually listening to a demo of HiFi gear before you buy a thing of the past?
Warner/HBO Max Takes Shot at Theaters, Hits Foot
WarnerMedia announced plans to send its 2021 slate of films to HBO Max without consulting major theater chains like AMC or even its own partners and producers. How will the impact the art of cinema?
Denon & Marantz Firmware Update Adds DTS:X Pro & Key Audio Feature Back!
On Nov 11th, 2020, select 2019 and newer Denon & Marantz AV receivers will be receiving a BIG firmware update that brings DTS:X Pro, Front Wides, and also restores a key audio feature we've been asking for.
The Future of Audiophile Systems Explained In Explicit, Painful Detail
Is hi-end audio on its way out? Read our thoughts on the challenges that lay ahead for the next generation of audiophiles to create broader appeal and keep this passion alive.
The Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90 Stereo Review Story
I recently said the Legacy Audio Signature SE speakers are most likely the last pair of speakers I will ever buy. See how the Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90s came to be this for another reviewer.
Microsoft's Xbox Long‑Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase
Microsoft buys Zenimax in the second biggest acquisition in gaming history. Xbox Game Studios at once solved its exclusive titles problem and stirred interest in pre-orders for Xbox Series X/S.
Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post‑COVID World?
When COVID-19 messed with all of our lives, it also messed with our connectivity. How do we deal with dropped internet, loss of cell service, and more when our whole life is hooked up to the internet?
Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID‑19 Than Ever Before
Home theater has changed a lot over the last 20 years. COVID-19 has made some changes in the way we live our lives, but luckily home theater might be one of the positives to come out of this.
Onkyo USA Hands Distribution to Klipsch: Is Onkyo in Trouble?
American Onkyo dealers were notified of an abrupt distribution change in a “notice of termination” for their agreement with Onkyo USA, as it will no longer be fulfilling orders. What happens now?
Prepare for AV Shipping Delays and Product Shortages Thanks To COVID‑19
If you are in the market for some new AV gear, you might want to make a purchase now as it isn’t clear when the next shortage or shipping delay might get in your way due to COVID-19.
DirecTV Lost 954,000 Subscribers In Q2 2020 ‑ Time To Cut The Cord?
With rumors floating that AT&T; might close DirecTV, the news that 954,000 subscribers left the service in Q2-2020 isn’t good. We're going to look at what your options are if you decide to cut the cord
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 the story of what are probably my last loudspeakers.
When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi‑Fi?
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.
Coronavirus COVID‑19 Audioholics Survival Guide
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.
Coronavirus COVID‑19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?
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.
Synergistic Research Foundation Cables Company Review
Synergistic Research is a company specializing in scam cables and audio tweaks based on pseudoscience like Foundation. Ted Denney publicly mocked my COVID-19 situation and threatened Audioholics.
Hearing Protection and Listening Safety
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.
Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?
How many Home Theater Reviews and AV Magazines simply massage press releases and pawn them off as product comparisons monetized with Amazon affiliate links that Google deems useful content? Read on.
Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World
What happens when your pre/pro separates are a hair too big for your entertainment center and your new amp fails after 1.5 years? Follow one mans journey to find out how vintage audio saved the day.