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NPR: iPods Edge Out Home Stereo Systems

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

I heard this yesterday on NPR: NPR: iPods Edge Out Home Stereo Systems
My first thought yesterday was “it was inevitable”.
My second thought (on rethinking this today) is “it’s still inevitable.. but I think their story is misleading”.
The story says that “the popularity of digital music players … is reshaping the home-stereo business.” I can agree with that opinion. To support this opinion they cite the Consumer Electronics Association which places “the value of shipments of digital-music players” at $3.7 billion and [the value of shipements of] “traditional home stereo[s]” at $1.2 billion. This clearly shows that digital-music players seem to have outsold home stereos.
The problem is that it’s not an either-or situation.