Wow, I would have made sure to explain what the CE awards meant in the first post if I’d realized no one knew or didn‘t understand the lead-in to the article. And here I though I needed to get out more.
I missed that one too. I thought that this was the Best product of the year stuff and was left scratching my head.
"The prestigious Audioholics Consumer Excellence (CE) Awards program ..."
1. its based on what manufacturers submit
2. its based on a read of the specs.
I'm not sure how that makes these awards prestigous. I guess Audioholics can be forgiven a little puffery, but still, as you can see from Genes responses here, its not usually their style.