Display-worthy design meets brute audio force in the Samsung HT-C9950 7.1 3D Home Theater System ($1,800). This high-end HTIB system features a slim, silver media console with a slot-loading, 3D Blu-ray player, an included iPod dock, tall front and rear main speakers, stylish center and side speakers, a slimline bass module, a single HDMI output, and 1400 Watts of total power, or more than enough to draw the ire of your downstairs neighbors.
If you really, really care about the quality of your digital music collection -- and it's playback -- then perhaps you'd be interested in the Olive O6HD Music Server ($5,000). This hand-built high-end hi-fi addition features a 2TB AV hard drive, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, twin TI 192khz/24-bit Burr- Brown PCM1792 DACs running in mono mode, along with a dedicated linear power supply for the analog output stage for pristine output via analog or digital hookups, 802.11n Wi-Fi for stream music to different rooms, connecting to Internet radio, and accessing music stored on your home computer, HDMI output for connection to a TV, a separate headphone DAC for personal listening, and compatibility with the company's iOS app, letting you control the box from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
Found in the desert after a night of strange activity in the skies, the Avantgarde Trio Classico ($190,000) are finally available for sale. Apart from their brainwashing-capable looks, the Trio Classico deliver otherworldly audio thanks to three horn drivers — a low-midrange, midrange, and tweeter — and four dedicated subwoofers, all of which combine to pump out sound literally capable of transporting you anywhere in the universe. And if you believe all of that, you might actually be crazy enough to pay for them.