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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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About the Author

Grant Clauser
Grant Clauser is the technology and web editor for Electronic House. Grant has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore.

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Posted by Ernie Gilman  on  11/29  at  04:38 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  11:43 AM


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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