Going by the name, one would think that home audio is all about the audio. But we know better. The aesthetics of audio tech have always been important, although the look that's considered desirable has changed over the years.
We've all heard the terms "surround sound" and "stereo" in reference to types of sound systems, and along with them, loads of accusations about quality and their ability to create the clearest, most realistic sounds. But what do these terms actually mean? What is the difference between stereo and surround sound, and how do they correlate to sound quality?