Speakers

The Emergence of Multi-Voice Platforms, Expressing a Core Competency

By Dennis Goldenson / May 20, 2019
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Hearing Multiple Voices So, last week, Sonos announced a firmware update that integrates Google Assistant into its Sonos One smart speaker and Beam soundbar. Over a year and a half

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Raising the Bar for Sound

By SeongCheol Jang / October 30, 2018
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The birth of the soundbar mainly stemmed out of the poor audio quality of recent flat panel TVs. The flat panel TV cabinet design works against the audio designer as

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The Significance of Silence with Noise Compensation

By Dennis Goldenson / May 5, 2018
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Finding Peace and Quiet from the Outside World In listening to my wife and children, watching the news on TV, traveling on a plane, driving in my car and sitting

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Audio and Voice Megatrends, Thinking about the Future. Part 1, The Previous 5 Years (or so)

By Peter Cooney / December 22, 2017
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Megatrends To Date In the last 5 years & more there have been a number of high level trends that have transformed the audio and voice market. These have been

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Smart Microphones

Smart Speakers: The Digital Assistant Nose Under the Machine Economy Tent

By Joe Hoffman / December 5, 2017
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Smart Speakers are booming, and not just as a play-on-words.  Amazon started the category with its 2015 introduction of the Amazon Echo.  Amazon followed that introduction in rapid succession with

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Smart Speakers calling for Smart Amplifiers

By Peter Cooney / October 23, 2017
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The voice controlled smart speaker market is growing rapidly, voice platform vendors such as Amazon and Google are experiencing strong sales of their own branded speakers and most traditional speaker

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Automotive Voice Companion

By Dennis Goldenson / October 14, 2017
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The Applicability of Automotive Voice UI While not yet mainstream, voice UI has grown more nuanced as it evolves in real (and practical) use case applications.  Automotive voice recognition has

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Hedging Bets in an Expanding Smart Speaker Ecosystem

By Peter Cooney / September 15, 2017
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I’m sure it’s of no surprise to most readers of this Brainwave that voice controlled smart speakers are a big deal. SAR has been publishing a lot of commentary on

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3.5mm, Unplugged

By Peter Cooney / July 4, 2017
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When Apple launched its iPhone 7 in September 2016 with the notably absent 3.5mm headphone port, its competitors were quick to capitalize on the PR opportunity; when Google launched its

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Why Apple is taking a bite out of the smart speaker market

By Peter Cooney / June 7, 2017
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PCs existed before the Apple Mac, MP3 players existed before the iPod, and the mobile phone market was already well established by the time the iPhone grabbed people’s attention. Therefore,

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