Audio & Voice

VR and the Return of Hardware

Here at bluesalve we’ve been closely watching the evolution of virtual reality for the consumer market. When you’re looking at a genuinely revolutionary technology, you can’t…

Advanced Audio Will Revolutionize Digital Therapeutics

We’re all aware of the healing power of music, which is not only a sentiment but a scientific fact. Recent advances in audio technology, particularly spatial…

TV: The Obvious Smart Home Interface?

As smart homes become increasingly sophisticated, integration trends are moving toward the total convergence of home connectivity, with all IP devices addressable by the user. The…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 4

Now that we’ve discussed background and foreground on what next-gen audio retailing might look like, let’s cut to the chase – where’s the money? Beyond the…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 3

What will a successful next-generation audio retailer look like? We already know plenty of examples from the extant luxury and custom installation side of the business.…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 2

We at bluesalve Partners confidently predict that the audio industry is heading into a major new growth phase. Fresh incentives such as lossless and hi-res streaming…

Audio Retailer Renaissance: Part 1

Barrels of ink have been spilled over the past 20-plus years regarding the decline of the specialty audio retailer. The visits to the local “hi-fi shack”…

Lossless Will Ignite Another Audio Revolution

After years in the wilderness, the audio business is about to boom again. The recent announcements that Apple and Spotify will follow Amazon into lossless, full-fidelity…

Hearing Loss and Audio: Not a Conflict; a Path to a Better Experience

This article was prompted by a comment Robert made to last issue’s article, “Hearing Loss and the Need for High-End Audio.” I asked Robert to expand…

Voice Control: Stuck in Place at 100 MPH?

Written by: Mary Miller For many consumers, the concept of voice control at home has become synonymous with the name Alexa. Given the immense popularity of…