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.
Recent Home Theater Editorials
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 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?
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
Many disagree about advantages and disadvantages of Internet direct (ID) manufacturers versus manufacturers with traditional distributions models. Here's our two-cents with our YouTube discussion.
Sony quietly announced the release of the stereo system to feature its MiniDisc format. Frankly, we were surprised to hear the 20-plus year old format was still alive at all. MiniDisc never caught on.
We recently took a tour of the MartinLogan headquarters in Kansas and sat down for an interview with their Chief Audio Technologist, Joe Vojtko.
DIY enthusiasts often think they can build a better loudspeaker than a professional. This article explores why this is often the case surrounding speakers but not other devices. Share your thoughts.
The sweet spot is that one magical place in any listening room where sound waves meet to transform the lucky occupant to audio nirvana. Some tips to enjoy that location.
The FCC is forcing all cable companies to support streaming HD content from a cable box to network devices by 2014.
This is a sneak peek of our 2012 Audioholics GTG event this October 27th that gives you an idea of the equipment being demoed and also hints at prizes and other perks. Register now
Spock’s Beard have been widely recognized as a premier progressive rock band since their first album titled The Light in 1995. This detailed interview of the band provides also background.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 leaps from the pages of the original 1986 four-issue comic book series into a magnificent DC home animation on Blu-ray.
According to a report on Reuters, our original take on the shrinking Dynamic Range was spot on. Scientists in Spain were able to more or less use a database of the past 50 years of music to "prove" …
We were fortunate enough to have Shane Rich (Chief Engineer for RBH Sound / Status Acoustics) on site to help install their new Titus 8T Flagship speaker system in our primary reference room.
Sign up and tell us why you should be selected as one of 3 Beta Sub Auditioners. If selected by Audioholics, SVS will ship you their new SB13-Ultra sub to spend two weeks testing and auditioning it!
Audioholics sat down with Michael J. Koss, President and CEO of Koss Corporation and son of the company’s founder, John C. Koss. The historic Koss headphone company is now producing wi-fi headphones.
Our new head unit was harder to control than the space shuttle. I mean it. We were fairly certain we could land the Endeavor before we could master all of the features of our new CD receiver.
The new Dolby Atmos platform one-ups ads a new frontier in sound - the upper hemisphere. Theaters featuring Dolby’s new Atmos technology will expand sound into discrete channels above the audience.
Are hi-end cables, like those by Audioquest, worth the money? We sat in on an Audioquest demo to let them try to convince us of the differences. Here's what we heard and saw.
Lots of news, reviews, and updates including a comparison of iTunes Match and Mastered for iTunes to an original CD recording. Plus lots more!
HBO has turned the Game of Thrones into a television drama masterpiece with as much care and attention to detail as the its finest work.
if Apple had designed the home theater system, the first thing they would have done is sit down in front of a TV and said, "Now, how SHOULD this work?" They wouldn't be sitting in a lab somewhere.
For this special episode of AV Rant, Tom welcomes Clint DeBoer, Editor in Chief of Audioholics and PJ Pesce. PJ is a writer, director, musician and more. Warning: mild use of language in this episode.
This week, Tom admits he was wrong (don’t tell his wife) about iCloud Match. Liz liked Tom’s article on Defining Confusing Audio Terms. Why aren’t we shooting video in 120Hz? Plus lots more!
In any industry, you'll run into specific lexicons. These are words that may mean completely different things to different people. We've taken some and listed them, along with their definitions, here.
This article is an opinion piece on why you simply cannot declare Speaker XXX is better than Speaker YYY based on a few measurement graphs or so called "DBT's" conducted by a manufacturer.
This article explores the question why we measure audio component performance. We take you on a tour of the various A/V components we review, and how our measurements can/cannot relate audibly.