2014 Audioholics Product of Year Award Winners - North America - worldwide magazine

Dec 17, 2014
2014 was undoubtedly a big year for the A/V industry. Arguably the biggest news was Dolby Atmos making its way into the home theater market. The new audio codec is helping to drive the sales of next generation A/V receivers such as the Yamaha RX-A3040 and Denon AVR-X5200W, not to mention additional loudspeakers. The release of the HDMI 2.0 specification also made the news, and will be critical for those looking to enjoy 4K Blu-ray discs said to be coming in 2015. 

Regular readers also know that 2014 was another year for us to get our ears on a lot of cool equipment. RBH sent us their flagship SX-1212P/R subwoofer, which shattered records for output, while we sampled a healthy portion of great speakers at down to earth prices. Our friends at OPPO Digital continued their tradition of delivering excellent products, getting into the headphone and headphone amplifier markets. Yeah, it’s a good time to be an Audioholic.

With so many fine products to choose from, it’s not easy to pick winners for our Product of the Year Awards. As always, our picks were based on our staff’s favorite review products for 2014 and/or direct product experience we’ve had with the products in professional installations and personal demos. Are you ready to see our picks for 2014’s Product of the Year Awards?