CES 2015 The Wrap!
CES is also a time for me to talk to people in the business and find out not only what is but what will be. One of the most thought-provoking and convincingly awesome demo's I experienced took place in a bar at the Mirage after hours on a laptop and I cannot talk about it. What a dick, I know. I mention this because in a few months I expect to be telling you all about it and it's big.
I also got to see many new faces, tons of new products, and I know for a fact that I also missed stuff. Make sure you head over to our sister site Stereophile and check out their coverage, especially Jon Iverson's who covers all things digital, for a more complete picture.
Hi-Fi can be like religions; for some it's a divisive, anger-inducing, single set of sonic scriptures to follow and anyone who strays from the chosen path is to be reviled or pitied. Thankfully, that's the minority of people but they happen to be a very vocal crowd, just like religious fanatics. Attending shows like CES reinforces the fact that hi-fi is filled with tons of wonderful characters, many frighteningly intelligent, who have presented us with a multitude of paths to get us where we want to be. Our job, as listeners, is simply to match our preferences with the corresponding path.
The means to our ends, the enjoyment of music, is a multifaceted all-too-human endeavor. I wouldn't have it any other way.