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?