Smartphones, tablets, and OLED displays may get the lion's share of attention at CES, but what about audio? Here's a choice sampling of the very best of CES.
A lot of high-end speaker companies build cost-is-no-object systems, but even by that standard, Verity Audio's Monsalvat is pretty extreme.
Even among audiophiles there's no consensus as to whether analog or digital sounds better.
MP3 files can sound pretty bad, but are FLAC and Apple Lossless really any better? Do they sound good?
Every sound you hear in real life is analog, but digital recording converts the original sound into a sequence of numbers. No wonder analog and digital sound so different!
CNET reviews the Winegard RCDT09A, the first battery-powered DTV converter box.
The transition appeared pretty smooth for customers in the Chico and Redding market, the key being getting the word out about digital converters.
Mainstream CMOS chipmaking technology is becoming more competitive for capturing light in digital cameras. It's swept the high-end SLR market.
Avnera, which makes chips for wireless manufacturers, has come up with a low-cost, high-performance solution for wireless communication. By integrating components such as radios and analog-to-digital converters into one chip, the company is able to keep costs down.
Take it with a grain of salt, but the rumor mill predicts Pentax will announce the K20D and K200D SLRs in January along with some new lenses.