Shanghai International Home Entertainment Expo

The Shanghai International Home Entertainment Expo is one of those shows that sprang up because of the continuing increase in income and wealth in China. The show takes place at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 31 to June 1 and features some of the top high-end brands in the world.

Like many people, I’m into high-end audio and video. However, some of this stuff borders on plain stupidity. Does anyone need to spend $7,700 USD on a speaker cable? I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t be able to hear the sound difference between that and a lamp cord. Then again, the high-end cable does look a lot more impressive. A lot of these accessories can be considered audio jewelery. A Timex and Rolex both tell time equally well but which one do you want on your wrist?


22 thoughts on “Shanghai International Home Entertainment Expo”

  1. Rolex? Timex? Nah, I prefer to carry a vintage Elgin pocket watch made in the USA. Many of them still retain very high values, it’s not uncommon to see them going for $5,000 or even $10,000, some of them are encrusted with jewels and many are cased in gold. Elgin also made wrist watches, but you get the point.

    Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun in China. Wish I could join you there!

  2. prefect weather for a perfect expo..but isn’t the room small?? ❓

  3. Sha says:

    Yeah, that’s a ridiculous amount of money for a speaker cable whether you can afford it or not. Rip off.

  4. Barbara Ling says:

    What do you use for your high audio turntables? My husband who is an audiophile swears by the VPI scoutmaster series over at http://www.vpiindustries.com – that was the center around which much of our personal high end audio is built.

    Enjoy,

    Barbara

  5. Congratulation for that show, hope this shows get successful.

  6. Thiago Prado says:

    The strange part of the video was the name “The exorcist” inside a frame in the table where the Black Spike speakers were displayed. What is supposed to do? Keep the evil away from your house? 👿

  7. Oh, but I do wish I had money to throw around for stuff like that!

  8. It’s not stupid at all. Why buy a big house over a small one? Why buy an exotic over a hatchback? If you have the money and you’re into music, buy em.

  9. I heard that some factories (steel mills, smokestack-type operations) in China were going to shut down a couple months early for the Olympics to ensure better air quality. Maybe that’s why you saw blue skies.

  10. The turntable is not dead. At the last few CES shows in Vegas, there were booths showing off the latest turntables – albeit targeting the DJ space.

  11. Flimjo says:

    I just never thought a speaker cable could cost $7,000. Wow. 😯

  12. Terry Tay says:

    A Timex or a Rolex?
    hmmmm…
    Send me one of each and I’ll be able to answer your question John 😉 😆
    ~Terry

  13. Mike Huang says:

    Gold plated electrical outlet 🙂

    -Mike

  14. Mike Huang says:

    BTW, I love that song 😉

    Andy Lau – Ai ni yi wang nian
    Any Lau – Love You For 10,000 Years 😛

    -Mke

  15. Apoorv says:

    Expensive 😈

  16. Noobpreneur says:

    John,

    That $7,700 you interested in is insane – Does it makes any difference listening to Il Divo’s singing with the speaker stuff, I wonder? 🙂

  17. Abdul says:

    What are you gonna do with it……you are FILTHY rich to buy that!
    I hope to see a video with that thing in your house.

  18. Scot says:

    That is 8.2 surround as I can see 2 subwoofers 🙂

  19. What kind of deal are they running at the Home Entertainment Expo, there isn’t any food!

  20. $7,700 for a speaker cable? You can buy a serious, yes, a serious, stereo for that much.

  21. Haha, exactly. I agree with Affiliate Conf. Silly.

  22. AJ says:

    some of these products are for those who throw money away

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