When it comes to portable digital audio, we're in a pretty good place -- we have phones that can play music, as well as iPods and tablets. But when it comes to home audio systems that play digital audio, things seem to have come to a bit of a standstill. Yes, there are individual wired docks that play music, and high-end solutions like wireless speaker systems from Sonos are available. But there aren't many mid-market options that can wirelessly stream audio from devices and play that audio throughout our homes.
Until now. At least, that's according to Evolver.fm editor Eliot Van Buskirk, who has proclaimed that 2014 could be the year that the home audio war "gets real." We'll ask him what he means and who's going to be jumping into the fray.