Lots of people around the world love good quality audio equipment. Luckily for consumers, it is now simple to buy products like this. By venturing into cyberspace, individuals can take their pick from a host of audio cables, speakers, stereos and more.
What people end up buying depends on a number of factors. Their personal preferences will play a major role, as will the intended purpose of the equipment. Of course, budgets also impact on consumer choices. Audio equipment ranges from cheap to pricey, with most products falling somewhere in the middle.
At the top end of the scale
During The Home Entertainment Show (T.H.E. Show), which took place in Las Vegas earlier this year, a hugely expensive piece of audio equipment was displayed. This is perhaps no surprise given that the electronics show is highly significant in the world of high-end audio products.
The event was staged in the Executive Conference Centre at the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and it featured the latest innovations in sound equipment. Stealing the show was a million dollar system.
Plenty to see
Attendees at the four-day event also got to see exclusive developments in headphones and the latest 320-page publication of The Absolute Sound was showcased. Nearly the size of an LP cover, the deluxe hardback tome was presented by its editor in chief Robert Harley during the opening night reception.
The book no doubt proved popular among audiophiles and there were first-edition, numbered copies on sale. Meanwhile, people could get their books signed by Mr Harley.
In addition, in the ‘marketplace’, consumers could search for high-end headphones, rare vinyl and CDs and hard-to-find software.
A global affair
Commenting on the gathering, President of T.H.E. Show Richard Beers said: “More than half of our exhibitors at T.H.E. Show this year are new to our show – and many are new to the business.” He added: “We have new exhibitors from China, Japan, Italy, the UK, Sweden and locations dotting the entire globe. This show is truly international and, in many cases, first entries to the industry.”
For example, darTZeel from Geneva, Switzerland, unveiled its new danalogue integrated amplifiers.
Setting a budget
Given the fact that there are so many impressive products on the market for audiophiles to choose from, it can be hard for these enthusiasts to limit their spending. However, splashing too much cash on the items can be a mistake.
By setting a budget before they start shopping, people can help ensure they do not break the bank. Meanwhile, there are some great deals to be found on high end audio cables and other products over the web.
Also, by making sure they choose good-quality equipment that will stand the test of time, individuals can be confident they will have superb audio solutions for many years to come. To help them make the right choices, consumers can take a look at the expert reviews available over the web. They can also peruse the comments left by customers. This is a great way to gain an insight into the true value of products.
About the Author – Anna Longdin is a freelance blogger and self-confessed audiophile who has written for a range of websites, including The Cable Company.