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Top 4 Home Audio Trends

Soundbars, wireless audio and iPod docks produce bigger bang in smaller sizes.


Bang and Olufsen BeoLink 3500 speaker

As higher-end sound becomes a mainstream demand, the home audio market has seen a shift toward products that are discreet and simple to use.

The average consumer is looking for an alternative to a traditional sound system.

This is why products like soundbars, wireless speakers and active computer speakers are the hot products in home audio. They provide unobtrusive sound solutions.

We take a look at the top four trends in home audio. Let us know what you think and about other current trends or those coming down the pipeline.

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Top 4 Home Audio Trends

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About the Author

Grant Clauser
Grant Clauser is a technology editor, covering home electronics for more than 10 years for such publications as Electronic House and Dealerscope. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore.

2 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by Ernie Gilman  on  11/29  at  05:38 AM

For those iPod docks, I wonder who’s going to introduce an old-Apple to new-Apple dongle!  The iPod dock in the photo might just be obsolete.

Guys, I came here via a link from remotecentral.  Let’s have your web programming grow up: when I hit BACK, please take me to the last website, not the last slide!  I want to see the slide show, but only once: you make me see it backwards to go back to the last site.

Posted by John Nemesh  on  11/29  at  12:43 PM


Apple sells a “Lightning” to 30pin adapter, with included D/A converter (Lighting is digital out only) for about $29.  But keep in mind, most people are probably just going to use AirPlay.  Docks are SOOOO last century! smile

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