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Interview: Michael J. Koss Introduces STRIVA Wi‑Fi Headphones

— June 07, 2012 05:00

Interview: Michael J. Koss Introduces STRIVA Wi-Fi Headphones

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.

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Car Audio Head Units Belong in Space Shuttles, Not Cars

— May 22, 2012 04:45

Car Audio Head Units Belong in Space Shuttles, Not Cars

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.

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Dolby Atmos Coming to Theaters Near You

— May 14, 2012 10:15

Dolby Atmos Coming to Theaters Near You

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.

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Audioquest Cable "BoomBox" Demo: Legit Science or Slick Marketing?

— April 18, 2012 13:30

Audioquest Cable "BoomBox" Demo: Legit Science or Slick Marketing?

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.

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AV Rant #280: Ego Stroker

— April 04, 2012 07:45

AV Rant #280: Ego Stroker

Lots of news, reviews, and updates including a comparison of iTunes Match and Mastered for iTunes to an original CD recording. Plus lots more!

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Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Blu‑ray Review

— March 05, 2012 09:45

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

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.

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What Home Theater Can Learn from Apple

— February 28, 2012 06:05

What Home Theater Can Learn from Apple

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.

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AV Rant #273: Interview with PJ Pesce

— February 24, 2012 19:47

AV Rant #273: Interview with PJ Pesce

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.

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AV Rant #272: Badmouthing the Brits

— February 24, 2012 00:25

AV Rant #272: Badmouthing the Brits

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!

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Defining Confusing Audio Terms

— February 21, 2012 05:15

Defining Confusing Audio Terms

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.

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The Insanity of Marketing Disguised as Loudspeaker Science

— February 09, 2012 13:25

The Insanity of Marketing Disguised as Loudspeaker Science

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.

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Why We Measure Audio Equipment Performance

— January 31, 2012 18:50

Why We Measure Audio Equipment Performance

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.

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Internet Victory as SOPA, PIPA Lose Steam

— January 19, 2012 07:30

Internet Victory as SOPA, PIPA Lose Steam

The SOPA and PIPA bills are withering away as Internet activism seems to have scored a victory.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Cure for Black Ops

— November 09, 2011 14:25

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Cure for Black Ops

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 marathon - my ears are still ringing from the machine gun and artillery fire. But I'm thoroughly invigorated and this game is one of the most anticipated of 2011.

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HDMI Forum: More Better? or Just More Money?

— October 26, 2011 10:17

HDMI Forum: More Better? or Just More Money?

This week, HDMI Licensing created a whole new organization, HDMI Forum, Inc. The new organization is supposedly intended to bring more people into the process of developing the HDMI specification.

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Home Health & Audio Unite at CEDIA 2011

— October 14, 2011 21:45

Home Health & Audio Unite at CEDIA 2011

The health and CE markets appear to be merging. From under the bed TV mounts with automation, to computerless & wireless email and printing, disabled consumers are covered.

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AV Rant Podcast #251: Umbrage

— September 30, 2011 10:05

AV Rant Podcast #251: Umbrage

Liz names her first podcast... and we note the deplorable lack of innuendo. Oh well, she's still learning. If you haven't already, please check out Tom's Master of Macabre story entitled "Fresh Air".

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Steve Wilson "Grace for Drowning" Blu‑ray 5.1 Music Release

— September 22, 2011 15:50

Steve Wilson "Grace for Drowning" Blu-ray 5.1 Music Release

Steve Wilson releases "Grace for Drowning" on Blu-ray in 5.1 HD surround sound with video content for every song. If you are a fan of progressive rock or great music in general, check it out!

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Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu‑ray Review

— September 21, 2011 05:15

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray Review

When the release of Star Wars was finally announced as heading to the Blu-ray format, it was met with much trepidation from fans. Fear and rumor spread across the Internet

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CEDIA & Consumer A/V: The Minority Report

— September 19, 2011 14:08

CEDIA & Consumer A/V: The Minority Report

According to research, up to 63% of women have the final say so in A/V related product purchases. The industry needs to address this and better market its need in our daily lifestyles.

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CEDIA Expo 2011: Energetic and Hopeful

— September 14, 2011 09:25

CEDIA Expo 2011: Energetic and Hopeful

I can't explain why, but this year's 2011 CEDIA could be best described as energetic and hopeful. While the economy hasn't fully recovered, there was a sense that "we are all in this together".

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Indianapolis Meets CEDIA 2011 and Goes Green

— August 26, 2011 15:59

Indianapolis Meets CEDIA 2011 and Goes Green

See how Indianapolis and CEDIA "Green up" and find out what new technologies are available in health and home for A/V and beyond.

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Best Buy Sells Its Soul with Rent‑A‑Center Kiosks?

— August 25, 2011 04:30

Best Buy Sells Its Soul with Rent-A-Center Kiosks?

Rent-A-Center (RAC) is lining up a new program to offer electronics to people who, frankly, cannot afford them. And they are teaming up with Best Buy via in-house kiosks and a no-credit-check process.

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Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree on the Degradation of Audio Quality & the Music Industry

— August 11, 2011 17:05

Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree on the Degradation of Audio Quality & the Music Industry

This article shares lead singer of Pprcupine Tree Steve Wilson's views on compressed audio and the state of the music industry today. Support high res audio and educate the masses to preserve the art.

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A Dialogue with HDMI Licensing about DisplayPort Cables

— August 07, 2011 20:25

A Dialogue with HDMI Licensing about DisplayPort Cables

HDMI Licensing's latest "snafu" had to do with HDMI Licensing declaring HDMI to Mini DisplayPort cables persona non grata and (more or less) telling HDMI Licensees not to sell them.

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CEA Study Finds Consumers Enjoy High Quality Audio

— August 07, 2011 15:00

CEA Study Finds Consumers Enjoy High Quality Audio

So this week the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ventured into the realm of user listening preferences and released the results of a new study. The study explored the demand for HQ audio.

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AV Rant #243: Stuck on Stuff

— August 05, 2011 02:00

AV Rant #243: Stuck on Stuff

Part two of Liz's Soup to Nuts on streaming this week is about storage. More than you ever wanted to know about servers, clouds, and NAS. Plus ESPN3D and AT&T, modular design, Velodyne, and more.

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Active vs Passive 3DTV Polarizes Industry, Experts and Consumers Alike

— August 01, 2011 08:15

Active vs Passive 3DTV Polarizes Industry, Experts and Consumers Alike

3D HDTV technology has polarized the TV industry! Two opposing camps have emerged with different methods of achieving 3D effects for home televisions, and each side is claiming superiority.