Although technology might be advancing at a breakneck speed, one thing always stay the same: we audiophiles have high standards. We want our sound to be clear, we want it to be full and, perhaps most importantly, we want it to be true to the original source.
Although the principles of stereo sound may be decades old now, and it's single unit speakers that are dominating the audio market, audiophiles far and wide still believe that two speakers really are a whole lot better than one.
But although that may be the case, actually finding a set of speakers that ticks all of our boxes is much easier said than done.
Fast-forward to 2019 and smart speakers are close to being a household staple.
Amazon's Alexa ecosystem has now grown to 20,000 Alexa-compatible devices from more than 3,500 brands, and it's only growing bigger. Meanwhile, Google released smart speakers with its own voice assistant built in, and Apple's much-vaunted Siri-controlled HomePod and Sonos's One are leading the way for good-sounding smart speakers.
It seems every audio manufacturer is releasing a smart product with at least one voice assistant built inside it these days. And they're just getting started.