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Home Computer Is Becoming Audio Infotainment Hub

More and more, the “home audio” experience is happening via the family computer.
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More and more, the “home audio” experience is happening via the family computer.

Almost three-quarters of online adults in the United States are using home computers to listen to audio content, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.

It issued a study called “Computer-Sourced Audio Consumption in the Home.”

“Rapid penetration of the PC in U.S. households (now estimated at 82 percent) has more and more consumers looking to their home computer instead of their TV, DVD player or CD player for a home audio experience,” it stated.

While most home PC audio users are satisfied with the audio experience, more than a third want better sound quality.

“In fact, when forced to choose between having a quality audio experience and owning a large number of audio files, almost half of home PC audio users chose quality over quantity,” CEA stated.

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