Better Home Entertainment Sound
Consumers are buying home entertainment systems each year. With uncertain economic conditions, watching movies, playing video games and listening to music at home offers a less expensive entertainment alternative for many consumers. Building a great home entertainment experience requireshigh-quality audio components.
The MP3 generation grew up listening to music through earbuds, many of which have poor frequency response. It’s no wonder, then, that many of these consumers have low expectations for home entertainment sound quality. Those of us who grew up with large headphones, high-quality speakers and LPs played on turntables outfitted with diamond needles know how good sound can really be.
Today, most American households have flat panel TVs, many of which feature multiple speakers. CEA recently released its U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2009-2014 report,which is optimistic about 2013 home audio segment sales, finding many consumers are ready to upgrade their current systems to “foster a more immersive entertainment experience.” The report forecasts an 11 percent year-over-year home audio unit growth with more than $1.69 billion in sales expected this year.