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Trying to Beat Beats in the Headphone Category Remains a Challenge

Trying to Beat Beats in the Headphone Category Remains a Challenge

By Jeff Berman

 

Headphones continue to be one of the few bright spots for the U.S. audio market ... or for the CE accessory market, depending on which product segment you think they belong in. While it's easy to view a pair of... Read More

 
My Search for Higher-Quality Soundtracks in Streaming Movies

My Search for Higher-Quality Soundtracks in Streaming Movies

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

As the video quality of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video continues to improve, the audio quality remains stuck in neutral. Adrienne Maxwell explores the current options for streamed movie soundtracks. Read More

 
High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

High-Performance AV Companies Need to Find New Distribution Pipelines or Face Certain Peril

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

The distribution channels for high-performance AV gear aren't as plentiful as they used to be, and it's time for manufacturers to get creative if they want to survive. Read More

 
Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

Orange Is the New Black When It Comes to Speakers

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Are you brave enough to step away from the black, white, and silver boxes that are so common in the speaker industry and try something a little more bold--a bright color or unique finish? Read More

 
Will Ultra HD Blu-ray Delay Our Disc-Less Future?

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray Delay Our Disc-Less Future?

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Will Ultra HD Blu-ray save the disc format ... or at least delay its demise? Jerry Del Colliano discusses the short- and long-term fate of the physical disc in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Like It or Not, Curved TVs Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

Like It or Not, Curved TVs Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

By Jeff Berman

 

People certainly have strong opinions about curved TVs. Jeff Berman discusses the state of the curved TV market and asks a few industry experts what they think about the curved form factor. Read More

 
The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Used AV Gear

By Jerry Del Colliano

 

Are you thinking of selling or buying used AV gear? The upside can be huge, but so can the downside. Jerry Del Colliano offers his advice on how to ensure the best experience on sites like Audiogon, Ebay, and Craigslist. Read More

 
Questions Remain About Ultra HD Blu-ray After CES

Questions Remain About Ultra HD Blu-ray After CES

By Jeff Berman

 

CES has come and gone. While some questions about the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format were answered at the show, many others remain. Jeff Berman discusses the state of UHD BD in this week's featured news story. Read More

 
Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

Is the Popularity of Soundbars Good or Bad for the Audio Industry?

By Jeff Berman

 

There's no denying the popularity of soundbars, but is that popularity a plus or minus for the audio industry as a whole? Jeff Berman poses that question to several popular AV retailers. Read More

 
CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

CES 2016 Show Report and Photo Slideshow

By Adrienne Maxwell

 

Adrienne Maxwell took in all the sights and sounds of CES 2016. Here is her wrap-up on trends to watch for and new products to crave. Read More