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Apple – Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Rumors about Apple acquisitions are a staple of Internet lore. The iPhone maker is known for its massive cash reserves at nearly $300-billion. It has money to spend and the company has made it clear it’s going to muscle its way into video production to support a future video streaming service. But Apple-original programs will need to be nothing less than stellar to compete with Emmy Award winners, Netflix and Amazon.

What’s really at stake for Apple and Amazon going into 2019?Read the full article

Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Bose.

The mere mention of the company’s name conjures up all manner of reaction, response and opinion from the audio community. The self-appointed cognoscenti of the audio world have decreed that Bose products are decidedly inferior to even the better mid-line brands of audio components, are decidedly not of audiophile quality, and in some cases, derive their success more from marketing sleight-of-hand than from legitimate engineering excellence or widely-agreed-upon sound quality.

Yet they are by far the biggest-selling brand of audio products in the world and the name Bose is known well beyond the usual limited confines of audio enthusiast precincts.… Read the full article

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Outlaw Cowboys in the Age of Toxic Masculinity

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

What can wild west outlaw Arthur Morgan teach America’s legions of gaming young males about masculinity in our modern day? During times of existential crisis, America consistently turns to the old west in popular culture. And Red Dead Redemption 2 has arrived at a time when young men may have never been so unsure of their place in the world.

On October 26, Rockstar Games finally released its long awaited open-world, wild west themed game Red Dead Redemption 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Read the full article

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Trump’s Tariffs Are Bad for the Audio Business

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

In the game of global economics, Donald Trump sees himself as a formidable player — one to be respected, and even feared. On Friday, November 2nd, the president tweeted a photo of himself with the words “Sanctions Are Coming” appearing in a font conspicuously similar to the one used in HBO’s Game of Thrones. The tweet was a play on that show’s ominous tagline “Winter is coming,” and was posted shortly after Trump administration officials announced the reimposition of economic sanctions on Iran.… Read the full article

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HTC Exodus 1: The Off-Grid Blockchain Jesse Ventura of Smartphones

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Mention the word blockchain and most people immediately think of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But while they share a common history, they’re totally distinct ideas. It’s reminiscent of going back to the early days of the Internet in the early 90s and explaining the difference between the Internet itself (blockchain) and email (Bitcoin). But like the early Internet, blockchain is maturing into a powerful, multi-purpose platform with capabilities well beyond Bitcoin or even cryptocurrency itself. Enter the HTC Exodus 1, the first effort from a major phone manufacturer to create a blockchain and crypto-friendly handset.… Read the full article

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Siegfried Linkwitz (1935-2018)

By | September 12th, 2018|Categories: Dagogo|Tags: , |

Siegfried Linkwitz
(November 23, 1935 – September 11, 2018)

Linkwitz

September 11, 2018 (San Francisco Bay Area): On this day, we have lost an industry giant. Renowned audio industry veteran Siegfried Linkwitz passed away in his Sea Ranch residence on September 11, 2018 after battling prostate cancer at the age of 82. Linkwitz was the co-inventor of the Linkwitz-Riley filter widely adopted by the audio industry.

A San Francisco Bay Area resident, Siegfried Linkwitz attended the California Audio Show more than once, and his LX Mini were exhibited at the show in 2017 to noted repute; it was voted by attendees to receive the Best Value Component Award.

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Even EarPrint Headphones Customize Sound for Your Hearing

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

by Jacob GreenJuly 02, 2018

Even EarPrint Customized Headphones

Even EarPrint Customized Headphones

Danny Aronson, CEO and founder of the Brooklyn-based startup Even, has a bit of a bone to pick with the personal audio industry as a whole. “We all hear differently,” he says. “And we hear differently in our left and right ears. Yet, this issue has never been addressed by any of the leaders in the commercial personal audio industry.” He goes on to say that while other companies “boast that they have high quality audio products, they do not address the most critical factor in a person’s listening experience — how he or she actually hears.

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Bowers & Wilkins to Launch New Research and Development Center

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Bowers & Wilkins, the famous British audio brand, is announcing the relocation of its world-famous research and development center to a new and larger facility with cutting-edge equipment and tools. The move represents a significant investment to expand the team and accelerate the company’s ability to develop new capabilities that will drive innovation across its suite of luxury home speakers, headphones and performance car audio.

The new facility will be called, Southwater Research & Engineering (SRE), based on its location in the West Sussex town of Southwater, U.K.

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Legacy Audio Interview with Bill Dudleston

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Originally published: 11/12/12

We managed to sit down with Bill Dudleston, founder of Legacy Audio for a one-on-one interview about his brand and loudspeaker designs that have garnered so much industry respect over the years.  This was a particularly exciting interview for me as I’ve been watching Legacy Audio evolve since my teenage years dreaming one day of owning a pair of their finely crafted speakers.  Their core philosophy and no-nonsense approach to loudspeaker design has always resonated with me and has been a personal inspiration to learn more about the art and science of loudspeaker design.

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The Biggest Successes in Consumer A/V Electronics in the Last 50 Years

By | April 13th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Last month, we took a humorous trip down memory lane and recounted some of the most glorious failures in audio-video history. Some were real clinkers, some were “can’t-miss” inventions that somehow missed anyway, and some were just truly laughable “What could they possibly have been thinking” disasters.  From a sure-fire home run that just barely turned into a foul ball at the very last instant to a weak bouncing grounder that never had a chance, it was an entertaining look back at what might have been.… Read the full article

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