The Expansion of Audio Compression
How the iPod juggernaut and peripheral categories can help your audio business
By Nancy Klosek
It's a strange situation for purveyors of home audio gear, both on the retail and supplier sides of the fence. Who would have thought that a mere two years ago a small-footprint audio portable selling at around $300—and made by a computer manufacturer, no less, would wield so much influence over America's music consumption that it would stimulate the invention of a raft of peripherals costing, in some cases, more than the source component itself?