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AV Products that Should Make a Come Back?

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AV Products that Should Make a Come Back?

— April 01, 2015 15:20

We all have a nostalgic side to us for vintage gear. But what about the obscure products like 8-track, battery powered cables, Lexicon Blu-ray players and Atmos reflection speakers? Tell us yours.

Dolby Wants to Make the Atmos Cinema Experience Mobile

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Dolby Wants to Make the Atmos Cinema Experience Mobile

— March 18, 2015 08:00

At Mobile World Congress 2015 Dolby said it wants to put better speakers onto the face of your smartphone and tablet device to create an immersive, theatrical experience. Gimmick or true advancement?

Net Neutrality Objections: The 'Big Cable' Propoganda Machine

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Net Neutrality Objections: The 'Big Cable' Propoganda Machine

— March 02, 2015 08:00

Last Thursday the FCC voted in favor of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II public utility. This means all US-based Internet services enjoy FCC enforced net neutrality. How will things change?

Can you be an Audiophile... and a Skeptic?

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Can you be an Audiophile... and a Skeptic?

— February 25, 2015 06:00

Audioholics has long been home to healthy skepticism in audio and home theater. But too much over-skepticism can lead to what we call "gadgetization" of audio. What is the state of the audio industry?

Spotify Sony PlayStation Music Partnership Announced!

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Spotify Sony PlayStation Music Partnership Announced!

— January 29, 2015 09:00

Spotify is coming to PlayStation and Xperia devices in a partnership with Sony to create a service dubbed PlayStation Music. This is good news for PlayStation gamers.

The Dumbing Down of Audio: Trading Quality for Convenience?

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The Dumbing Down of Audio: Trading Quality for Convenience?

— January 18, 2015 08:00

Is convenient digital music destroying sound quality? We examine ubiquity of low quality audio sources and ask if there is any hope for a HiFi revolution in the future.

Dolby Atmos-enabled vs In-Ceiling Speakers Demo Results

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Dolby Atmos-enabled vs In-Ceiling Speakers Demo Results

— December 07, 2014 23:40

Dolby Atmos-enabled vs discrete in-ceiling speakers home theater demo results discussed. Are both types of speakers really equivalent? Watch our Youtube video to find out.

Enter to Win: DD Audio DXB-03 On-Ear Headphones!

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Enter to Win: DD Audio DXB-03 On-Ear Headphones!

— December 05, 2014 10:47

Enter to Win: DD Audio DXB-03 On-Ear Headphones! Post in the Audioholics forum contest thread before Jan 5th, 2015, for your chance to win new headphones.

Axiom Audio Speaker & Amplifier Reviews

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Axiom Audio Speaker & Amplifier Reviews

— November 27, 2014 04:00

Here is a page listing all of our most recent Axiom Audio speaker, subwoofers and amplifier reviews as well as alternatives costing the same or less money which we feel are better values.

Impressions Of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D Demos at CEDIA 2014

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Impressions Of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D Demos at CEDIA 2014

— September 15, 2014 09:00

Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D Demos: Here are our impressions on Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D demos at CEDIA 2014, as well as Dolby's Elevation speaker technology.

Interview with Legacy Audio on the Aeris Loudspeaker System

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Interview with Legacy Audio on the Aeris Loudspeaker System

— July 13, 2014 08:00

Interview: Today we sit down with Bill Dudleston of Legacy Audio to learn what makes their Aeris loudspeaker tick. We discuss the advanced DSP, air motion tweeters, and powered subwoofers.

The Dolby Atmos Home Theater Paradox

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The Dolby Atmos Home Theater Paradox

— February 25, 2014 08:00

Dolby Atmos is coming to the consumer market this fall. Are you going to upgrade your AV Receiver and add 2 or 4 more speakers to an existing 7.1 setup to your home theater to accommodate?

Interview with NHT On Loudspeaker Design Philosophy

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Interview with NHT On Loudspeaker Design Philosophy

— February 02, 2014 18:00

As long time fans of NHT Speakers, this behind the scenes interview gives you a glimpse of the reasons for their success for building no-nonsense loudspeakers for over 25 years.

PlayStation 4, Xbox One - 20th Century Gadgets in a 21st Century World

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PlayStation 4, Xbox One - 20th Century Gadgets in a 21st Century World

— November 22, 2013 12:15

Sony Playstation 4, XBox One Comparison: The next-gen game-console war officially begins this week when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One officially hit the market.

Avegant Virtual Retinal Display

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Avegant Virtual Retinal Display

— October 17, 2013 08:00

Avegant's Virtual Retinal Display projects WXGA (1280x768 pixel) reflected light images to each eye; supports frame rates up to 240fps; has two million micro mirrors; and individual, adjustable optics

What It Means To Be An Audiophile

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What It Means To Be An Audiophile

— October 04, 2013 16:21

A life long music lover, I take you on my personal tour of what it means to be an audiophile. I discuss the evolution of my audio system and my listening habits. An audiophiles work is never done.

Analog (Vinyl) vs Digital Audio (CD, FLAC) Sound Quality Comparison

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Analog (Vinyl) vs Digital Audio (CD, FLAC) Sound Quality Comparison

— October 03, 2013 08:00

We compare the sound quality of Analog (Vinyl) vs Digital Audio(CD,FLAC)on a $100k+ stereo setup. The results may surprise you, as they did us. Check out our listening results. See our Youtube debate.

Ultra HD 4k and Physical Media - A New Optical Format War?

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Ultra HD 4k and Physical Media - A New Optical Format War?

— July 31, 2013 13:00

The last thing we need in this industry is a new format war. When Sony and Panasonic announced a new format, we got to thinking. No more format wars.

WiSA Gains New Members: Onkyo, DALI, Amber Technologies, and Gibson

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WiSA Gains New Members: Onkyo, DALI, Amber Technologies, and Gibson

— June 20, 2013 18:05

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) has gained 4 new members: Onkyo, DALI, Amber Technologies, and Gibson. Read on to find out the details.

Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Awards

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Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Awards

Electronic House — May 13, 2013 05:45

For Electronic House's 2013 Home of the Year Awards we checked out the 12 different categories, some of which included several finalists in Gold, Silver and Bronze designations. You're gonna love it!

What Makes WiSA Certifications Different From Other Wireless Speaker Solutions

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What Makes WiSA Certifications Different From Other Wireless Speaker Solutions

Alan Ruberg — May 06, 2013 03:00

Each wireless technology has its place, but no one is offering wireless surround sound audio for the home theater with all of the WiSA benefits such as interoperable multi-channel surround sound.

The Hidden Home Theater: Hiding Surround Sound in an Older Home

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The Hidden Home Theater: Hiding Surround Sound in an Older Home

— April 26, 2013 04:00

In older homes, home theater really needs to be hidden. If not, then you can ruin the decor of the home. This isn't easy and we give you seven tips to achieve the hidden home theater.

Legacy Audio Interview: Room Correction, DSP & EQ Processing of Loudspeaker Systems

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Legacy Audio Interview: Room Correction, DSP & EQ Processing of Loudspeaker Systems

— April 07, 2013 19:20

We discuss room correction, DSP & EQ processing of loudspeaker systems with Legacy Audio in this interview with Bill Dudleston, Chief Engineer/Owner of Legacy Audio.

Star Trek: Enterprise Season One Blu-ray Review

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season One Blu-ray Review

— March 26, 2013 05:00

The first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, that bastard-child of the Trek franchise, is hitting Blu-ray, presented in a six-disc set consisting of all 25 episodes, including the 2-hour pilot.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...into Bad HT Video Technology

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...into Bad HT Video Technology

— March 06, 2013 07:55

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was filmed in High Frame Rate 3D but it was criticized for looking too real – so real it looked artificial.

The Inside Story: A Prognosis of Best Buy from a Veteran Employee

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The Inside Story: A Prognosis of Best Buy from a Veteran Employee

— March 04, 2013 06:20

I started working for Best Buy during high school and continued with them all the way through my undergrad and into graduate school. This has given me an inside view into the failings of the company.

Samsung Introduces HomeSync Android TV at Mobile World Congress 2013

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Samsung Introduces HomeSync Android TV at Mobile World Congress 2013

— February 28, 2013 05:10

Samsung has introduced HomeSync Android TV a set-top box for your home theater system that runs on Android Jelly Bean. The biggest questions are what will it cost and how quickly will it take off?

What Sony PlayStation 4 Brings to Your Home Theater System

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What Sony PlayStation 4 Brings to Your Home Theater System

— February 24, 2013 04:15

The PlayStation 4 looks like it will deliver exactly what the gaming public wants in a big-screen media experience: More power, more connectivity, smoother frame rates and better all-around graphics