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Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

Home Theater in the Great Outdoors Is Less Expensive Than You Might Think

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Outdoor home theater is a popular trend, and a variety of affordably priced projectors, speakers, screens, and accessories make it easier than ever to entertain family and guests with a movie night under the stars. Read More

 
That Really Cheap Pair of Brand-Name Headphones May Be Too Good to Be True

That Really Cheap Pair of Brand-Name Headphones May Be Too Good to Be True

By Jeff Berman

 

The sale of counterfeit consumer electronics products is a long-standing problem, especially in the headphone category. Jeff Berman discusses how some major headphone manufacturers are fighting back. Read More

 
First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?

First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?

By Brent Butterworth

 

Does the use of a first-order crossover really make a better speaker? Brent Butterworth explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Remind a Hipster That Vinyl Still Sucks

Remind a Hipster That Vinyl Still Sucks

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Vinyl may be enjoying a resurgence in popularity, but Jerry Del Colliano would like to remind everyone, especially hipsters, why we shouldn't embrace the format too wholeheartedly. Read More

 
Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know

Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What You Need to Know

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

High Dynamic Range is the hottest new display technology, but a format war is brewing. Adrienne Maxwell discusses the differences between Dolby Vision and HDR10. Read More

 
The Great

The Great "Voice Search" Face Off

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell compares the voice-search functionality on today's top streaming media players from Roku, Apple, Amazon, and NVIDIA. Read More

 
Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

Evolve or Die: The Changing Face of the CE Retail Landscape

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no question that the CE retail landscape looks very different now than it did 10 years ago. With the rise of online retail and the fall of prices in AV categories like televisions, big-box and specialty retailers must adapt their inventory or risk going out of business. Read More

 
How HAUS Is Helping Dealers Make a Smarter Home

How HAUS Is Helping Dealers Make a Smarter Home

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell pays a visit to the new Home Automation University (HAUS), a member-based business education company aimed specifically at the blossoming smart-home market. Read More

 
The Pros and Cons of Multiple Subwoofers

The Pros and Cons of Multiple Subwoofers

By Brent Butterworth

 

How much benefit can you get from using multiple subwoofers in your system, in terms of both maximum bass output and a smoother frequency response? Brent Butterworth explores the topic in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Great New and Re-issued Music From the Past Year

Great New and Re-issued Music From the Past Year

By Mark Smotroff

 

If you're looking for great-sounding music to enjoy through your audiophile or home theater system, Mark Smotroff picks some of the best new music and re-issues from the past year. Read More