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Rabbit R1 & AI Pin: Future of Smartphones or Tech Dead‑End?

— June 06, 2024 00:00

Rabbit R1 & AI Pin: Future of Smartphones or Tech Dead-End?

Humane AI Pin & Rabbit R1, talking AI devices launch with a sputter. New AI Siri and Google Assistant expected and a conversational ChatGPT 4o. Do we really have to talk to the Internet now?

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Tidal: The Worst Music Service Online — Except for All the Others

— November 05, 2015 00:00

Tidal: The Worst Music Service Online — Except for All the Others

Tidal has earned notoriety as a new online music business since it arrived last spring. But, it’s making headlines for everything but the high quality music it can stream.

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Art vs Science of Audio Reproduction: Which Team Are You In?

— October 07, 2015 11:00

Art vs Science of Audio Reproduction: Which Team Are You In?

In this latest YouTube video, Hugo and I discuss the art and science of audio as well as which is the right way to approach. In order to have a Zen line balance in audio, you must embrace both sides.

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Brick and Mortar AV Retail vs Internet Direct: Which is Right for You?

— September 02, 2015 17:00

Brick and Mortar AV Retail vs Internet Direct: Which is Right for You?

Retail or Internet? Are you having a tough time deciding which is best avenue for you to purchase your AV home theater gear? We discuss the pros and cons of each along with entertaining anecdotes.

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The Rotating Immersive Surround Speaker Concept

— August 07, 2015 16:00

The Rotating Immersive Surround Speaker Concept

In an industry where MORE is better, what happens when the existing Atmos & DTS:X technology becomes yesterday's news? We propose a new rotating surround sound speaker for the next sound generation.

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Four Cool AV Gadgets Born By Combining Health and Consumer Electronics

— July 17, 2015 09:00

Four Cool AV Gadgets Born By Combining Health and Consumer Electronics

How does Occupational Health and Consumer Electronics go together? Read the following editorial to find out that when they do the most innovative and coolest products are born.

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Harman Research vs Consumer Product Development Are They Related?

— June 01, 2015 08:00

Harman Research vs Consumer Product Development Are They Related?

Our loudspeaker myths YouTube video put in question whether the research loudspeaker companies claim to do actually trickles into their products. Does Harman's research benefit their products?

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AIX Records, Revel Speakers, Benchmark Audio 5.1 High Resolution Demo

Michael Kneznekoff — May 15, 2015 08:00

AIX Records, Revel Speakers, Benchmark Audio 5.1 High Resolution Demo

What do you get when you combine five Revel Salon2 speakers, audio equipment from Benchmark Audio and Oppo and music from AIX records? An incredible mult-channel surround experience at AXPONA 2015.

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History of High Fidelity Headphones & Hearing Preservation

— May 12, 2015 08:00

History of High Fidelity Headphones & Hearing Preservation

Audiophiles enjoy getting their hi-fi fix on a personal level with headphones. The technology has evolved to support surround sound and wireless convenience. But, are we listening at safe levels?

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Where are all the Dolby Atmos‑enabled Speakers?

— April 27, 2015 08:00

Where are all the Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers?

Dolby introduced the Atmos-enabled speaker to add height to existing systems in support of immersive surround sound. It was marketed as the "preferred" option, but one year later where are they now?

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Star Wars: Episode VII Force Awakens New Details Look Promising?

— April 17, 2015 16:55

Star Wars: Episode VII Force Awakens New Details Look Promising?

Based on the latest YouTube trailer, the new Star Wars: Episode VII Force Awakens movie looks promising. Can this movie bring balance back to the franchise sorely missed since the original movies?

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AV Products that Should Make a Come Back?

— April 01, 2015 15:20

AV Products that Should Make a Come Back?

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.

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Dolby Wants to Make the Atmos Cinema Experience Mobile

— March 18, 2015 08:00

Dolby Wants to Make the Atmos Cinema Experience Mobile

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?

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Net Neutrality Objections: The 'Big Cable' Propoganda Machine

— March 02, 2015 08:00

Net Neutrality Objections: The 'Big Cable' Propoganda Machine

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?

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

— February 25, 2015 06:00

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

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?

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Spotify Sony PlayStation Music Partnership Announced!

— January 29, 2015 09:00

Spotify Sony PlayStation Music Partnership Announced!

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.

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The Dumbing Down of Audio: Trading Quality for Convenience?

— January 18, 2015 08:00

The Dumbing Down of Audio: Trading Quality for Convenience?

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.

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Dolby Atmos‑enabled vs In‑Ceiling Speakers Demo Results

— December 07, 2014 23:40

Dolby Atmos-enabled vs In-Ceiling Speakers Demo Results

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.

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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!

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.

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Axiom Audio Speakers & Amplifier Reviews

— November 27, 2014 05:00

Axiom Audio Speakers & Amplifier Reviews

Axiom Audio speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers reviews as well as alternative Internet Direct speakers and amplifiers costing the same or less money which we feel offer better value and performance.

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

— September 15, 2014 09:00

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

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.

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Interview with Legacy Audio on the Aeris Loudspeaker System

— July 13, 2014 08:00

Interview with Legacy Audio on the Aeris Loudspeaker System

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.

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The Dolby Atmos Home Theater Paradox

— February 25, 2014 08:00

The Dolby Atmos Home Theater Paradox

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?

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Interview with NHT On Loudspeaker Design Philosophy

— February 02, 2014 18:00

Interview with NHT On Loudspeaker Design Philosophy

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.

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

— November 22, 2013 13:15

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

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.

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Avegant Virtual Retinal Display

— October 17, 2013 08:00

Avegant Virtual Retinal Display

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

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What It Means To Be An Audiophile

— October 04, 2013 16:21

What It Means To Be An Audiophile

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.

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

— October 03, 2013 08:00

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

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.

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

— July 31, 2013 13:00

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

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.