High-Res Audio Rules at CE WeekJune 25, 2014 By Nancy Klosek
Among attendees was Sony Electronics president Mike Fasulo, who talked of the importance of getting Millennials’ “feet in the door” to experience high-res audio with enticements like Sony’s X9 wireless speaker or its MDR-1R headphones – or, for the TV viewer, the $1,299 HT-ST7 premium soundbar, which he said was #2 in dollar sales and #2 in volume sales for soundbars over $500. “We have a story to tell in premium audio and premium video,” he said. “And now that DEG and CEA have come out with a spec, it’s wonderful – a real positive.”
Also on hand was HDtracks’ Grammy-nominated composer, engineer and producer David Chesky, who showed off a mobile incarnation of high-res audio – the Sprint and HDtracks HTC One Harman Kardon Edition smartphone – with his co-founder and brother, Norman.