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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

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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Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Update: 3/12/18 added Amazon Affiliate comparison article info

It seems we must revisit this topic every few years when we notice suspect online publishing trends. The latest sad state of affairs that seems to be an overnight internet sensation is product  “comparison” articles. Many of these so-called “comparison” articles are nothing more than a collection of manufacturer photos and specs, along with a cursory one paragraph product summary with a general consensus opinion gathered online from other publications. What makes this more unscrupulous is how these articles are peppered with Amazon affiliate links to monetize every square inch of the page.

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The Long Overdue Death of Retail Compact Disc (CD)

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

Memorializing the Compact Disc. Once upon a time, the CD was the ubiquitous music platform. Our story outlines how the disc-based music technology was adopted, loved and eventually abandoned by a generation that arrived a little too late to collect vinyl record albums. In its day, the CD weathered a storm of competitors that sought to usurp the audio throne by offering key improvements in storage capacity and audio resolution. But behind the inevitable fall of the CD is a story of how the music industry refused to read the writing on the wall.

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The Biggest Failures in Consumer Audio/Video Electronics History

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

While we all enjoy the latest technologies afforded to us in consumer electronics, early adopters often pay the price by getting behind new formats that dry up as quickly as the cash they sunk into them. Then there are those formats and inventions that tease the buying public with alluring technology and promises of introduction “very soon,” but they never seem to materialize despite the hype and publicity. Let’s take a look at what we feel to be the biggest product failures in consumer A/V electronics and try to figure out what went wrong.… Read the full article

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Disney Expands Media Empire with 21st Century Fox

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

Since hearing that Disney has bought a chunk of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire with its $52.4-billion purchase of a majority of 21st Century Fox Studios., my go-to dad joke has been: “We always knew Fox News was a Mickey Mouse operation, now it’s official.”

But that joke is actually based on the incorrect assumption that Fox News was included in the deal – and it wasn’t. Both Fox News and Fox Sports will live on as their own businesses, still owned by Rupert Murdoch.

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