Home theaters have come a long way. Since the advent of Netflix, online television and Bluetooth control, smart home technology has outfitted the modern household with fantastic options. Why settle for less when you can have more?
As any of us who are in the consumer electronics industry, or who have owned AV equipment through the years know, things have changed quite a bit over time. Components use more advanced materials in their construction and features continuously evolve to accommodate more complex configurations. But perhaps the greatest change has been the transition from analog to digital formats. This transition concerns not only television signals, but encompasses a broad range of technology, impacting nearly every aspect of AV systems and changing the way in which end users interact with the technology.
So, have you decided to upgrade your home technology, music, or theater system? Perhaps you already own one of these systems, so it would seem as easy as just connecting the new devices that you purchase, and you’re done.
If you have ever owned a baby monitor or a wireless intercom from your local Big Box retailer, you have experienced wireless audio at its most entry level. Sound quality is typically mediocre at best, range often falls short of ‘perfect world’ specifications, and interference is just part of life. Such technologies have to some extent, given wireless audio a bad rap.
How do you listen to music? The ways in which we like to consume the acoustic arts vary as much as our tastes in the music itself. Some people would see anything less than a grandiose stereo system as inadequate, while others may prefer the mobility of discreet, personal headphones and a digital media source in their pocket. Many use their home theater as a dual-purpose instrument, delivering a movie theater experience and also their music-only listening when desired.