They certainly are, because in an actual store you can touch, see and compare the sound of products you might buy!
Brick-and-mortar audio and home theater shops have been on the wane, but Northcoast Audio in Eureka, Calif., is bucking the trend.
In a store you can compare a bunch of headphones before you buy one, and that's exactly what's happening in Bozeman, Mont.
Making a play to attract fashionistas, the Amazon-owned online retailer tries its hand at social experiments in a bid to convince shoppers to abandon brick-and-mortar outlets for the Internet.
While the TDK Life on Record A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker has a few small shortcomings, it delivers very good sound for its size and price and is well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.
Cambridge SoundWorks' Oontz Curve has some shortcomings and isn't head and shoulders above the rest of the tiny budget wireless Bluetooth speaker world, but you're not going to do too much better for $30.
Back in the day, hi-fi buyers auditioned gear with their own two ears. Now, it's about shopping online for the best deal. Is that a good idea?
commentary Microsoft is looking for the object of desire that will have people breaking down the doors at Microsoft stores and catapult Windows into mobile orbit.
While it doesn't sound as good as its more expensive rivals, the Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz XL is the best big Bluetooth speaker you can get for under $100.
On today's show, Best Buy puts out a hypothetical survey starring the iTV, the iPod Nano's purported camera is too small for words, Amazon is trying to make things way too easy, and Emily's threshold for humiliation knows no bounds!