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  • 2016 Audi Q7 Will Feature New 23-Speaker 3D Sound System

    AUDIO SOUND - Yahoo News Search Results
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 am
    Bang & Olufsen system packs 1920 watts.
  • 2016 Audi Q7 to get new 3D Sound System: First trailer revealed

    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    These varying sonic reflections allow the algorithm to calculate mathematical model of the recording room irrespective of the audio signal being recorded in mono, stereo or 5.1 surround sound. In the second stage, sound portions are reassembled so that ...
  • Smoke Sessions on Vinyl

    Stereophile.com
    John Atkinson
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 am
    With so few "major record labels" left standing, the music-loving audiophile stands alert for new venture—indies by the measure of indies—that offer very good music, excellent sound, and (is it too much to ask?) the occasional slab of vinyl. As first reported by Robert Baird in Stereophile's August 2014 issue, there is another worthy prospect worth celebrating: Smoke Sessions Records, the creation of Paul Stache, proprietor of Smoke Jazz Club on upper Broadway in NYC, where most of his discs are recorded live, with Stache himself at the controls.Fri, 12/19/2014
  • Aurender X100L

    Computer Audiophile
    Buffalo Boy
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    Can't find answer to, and no reply after weeks to Aurender support: "Can Aurender X100 be controlled in my system, Devialet 120 > router > iPad on home network offline?" (I used my old Lumin A1 offline on my network with no problem.) I reside in rural area with only Verizon Jetpack option for internet connectivity and am limited to 4GB data usage monthly, so offline use on network is a must. Admit I am not up to speed with these digital issues. Sold my Lumin A1 as poor marriage with my Devialet 120. The Devialet sounds best connected digitally to digital source and/or used…
  • Meyer Sound Bolsters Product Management Team with Michael Creason, Promotes Ashley Hanson to Design Services Manager

    Meyer Sound Stories
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Meyer Sound has promoted Michael Creason to the newly created position of Product Manager—System Applications and Training, while Ashley Hanson moves to the Design Services Manager role.
 
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    AUDIO SOUND - Bing News

  • 2016 Audi Q7 to get new 3D Sound System: First trailer revealed

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    These varying sonic reflections allow the algorithm to calculate mathematical model of the recording room irrespective of the audio signal being recorded in mono, stereo or 5.1 surround sound. In the second stage, sound portions are reassembled so that ...
  • Max Sound Corporation Wins in Court Again

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Max Sound Corporation (OTCQB: MAXD) -- the innovators of MAX-D HD Audio and other disruptive technologies, announced today that it has won yet another legal victory. The San Diego County Superior Court has ruled in Max Sound's favor in a long running ...
  • How to pick the right sound bar to go with your flat-screen TV

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:57 pm
    So your brand-new TV sounds like crap. Don’t feel bad, it wasn’t your lack of shopping prowess; there’s only so much TV manufacturers can do when it comes to projecting audio from the extremely thin form factors of today’s flat-panel TVs.
  • Make Reason Audio Sound bad

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    FutzBox from McDSP is now available in the Propellerhead shop. This is what they have to say about it... Introducing one of the most popular music and post production tools for adding grit, distortion, and character to your audio... FutzBox! The FutzBox ...
  • Grain Audio OEHP: A Great Kind Of Wooden Sound

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    With only a week left in the holiday shopping season, the pressure is on to find the unique gift for your special someone. It’s been a jam-packed year of testing audio gear, and we’re thrilled with the direction that companies have been leading us ...
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    Stereophile.com

  • Smoke Sessions on Vinyl

    John Atkinson
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:43 am
    With so few "major record labels" left standing, the music-loving audiophile stands alert for new venture—indies by the measure of indies—that offer very good music, excellent sound, and (is it too much to ask?) the occasional slab of vinyl. As first reported by Robert Baird in Stereophile's August 2014 issue, there is another worthy prospect worth celebrating: Smoke Sessions Records, the creation of Paul Stache, proprietor of Smoke Jazz Club on upper Broadway in NYC, where most of his discs are recorded live, with Stache himself at the controls.Fri, 12/19/2014
  • The January 2015 issue is here!

    John Atkinson
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    We kick off the New Year with the "Loudspeaker issue"— there are seven models reviewed at all price levels, from Vienna Acoustics, Sjöfn, Monitor Audio, Wharfedale, DeVore Fidelity, Revel, and KEF, a review of an affordable subwoofer from SVS, and an interview with veteran speaker designer Michael Kelly of Aerial Acoustics.Wed, 12/17/2014
  • Stereophile's Products of 2014

    Jon Iverson
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    No one spells it out anymore: Ours is a culture of BTW, TIA, AFAIK, and other letter-lumps, some of which have taken on meanings beyond their original intent. (Only recently did I discover that LOL stands for "I'm certain you find my attempts at humor as riotously funny as I do.") I am scarcely young enough to adapt. Our interoffice communications are no different. Once a year I am jarred to find in my inbox a message from John Atkinson with the curious subject line "POTY." I am scarcely old enough to be perturbed: Every 12 months, I have to be re-reminded that POTY stands for Product of the…
  • Cambridge Audio Azur 851D D/A processor

    Jon Iverson
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I've enjoyed having one of Cambridge's integrated amps in my office system for years, and the company boasts that the 851 series, designed in the UK and manufactured in China (like the rest of their line), is the best they've produced so far. After spending the last year listening to domestically manufactured DAC-preamps costing $6000 and up, I was curious to hear how a product costing only a quarter of the bottom of that range might stack up. Tue, 12/16/2014
  • PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP integrated amplifier

    Jon Iverson
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Ever since I reviewed PrimaLuna's ProLogue Premium, for the June 2012 issue, it has been the model I would turn to when I wanted a moderately priced integrated amplifier to try with a new speaker. It never disappointed me, and never seemed outclassed, even when the speaker was the MartinLogan Montis ($10,000/pair). At $2399, the ProLogue Premium to me represents the "sweet spot" for systems in the range of $4000–$10,000 or higher. Although its 35Wpc may not be enough for some speakers (depending on the room and personal preference), I never had any such problem, regardless of whether the…
 
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    Computer Audiophile

  • Aurender X100L

    Buffalo Boy
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    Can't find answer to, and no reply after weeks to Aurender support: "Can Aurender X100 be controlled in my system, Devialet 120 > router > iPad on home network offline?" (I used my old Lumin A1 offline on my network with no problem.) I reside in rural area with only Verizon Jetpack option for internet connectivity and am limited to 4GB data usage monthly, so offline use on network is a must. Admit I am not up to speed with these digital issues. Sold my Lumin A1 as poor marriage with my Devialet 120. The Devialet sounds best connected digitally to digital source and/or used…
  • DFF to DSF (Native) Conversation on Windows

    corehun
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    Is there a software that can convert dff to dsf (including dsd256 fs) without any pcm operation?
  • Paul Pang USB and JCAT USB

    rattosecond
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:12 am
    They say JCAT USB are manufactured by Paul Pang, is that true? Hence which sounds better or they sound the same?
  • TIDAL ... now on Linn DS

    Audio_ELF
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    Just a heads up for anyone running a Linn DS system. TIDAL will now work on Linn DS and there is a 60 day trial available. See Linn DS Now Integrates with TIDAL Eloise
  • Any performance difference in the WD Red line?

    HiRez_Lover
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Hi Guys, Santa (a->Z) is delivering my Synology DS214play any day now, so I am going to need some drives. It seems unanimous that WD Red is the way to go. I have about 800 CDs that I plan to Rip to FLAC, lots of photos, and hope to a mass a fail amount of HiRez music. I suspect (although I haven't seen any great estimator sites) that 2 x 2TB will be enough for a long while, but I would consider 3 x 3TB or 4 x 4TB (extreme) if there are any positive differences in performance or sound. The StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews site seems to be saying that a 4TB Red is a better drive, but I…
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    Meyer Sound Stories

  • Meyer Sound Bolsters Product Management Team with Michael Creason, Promotes Ashley Hanson to Design Services Manager

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Meyer Sound has promoted Michael Creason to the newly created position of Product Manager—System Applications and Training, while Ashley Hanson moves to the Design Services Manager role.
  • CP Holiday Trains Raise Money, Food, and Awareness with Meyer Sound

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The CP Holiday Trains are spreading the joy of the season—and filling local food banks with donations—across Canada and the northern US. Supported by Meyer Sound systems, the brightly decorated trains draw thousands of people who brave the winter cold to partake in the festivities.
  • Concord Pavilion Improves Lawn Coverage with Meyer Sound MICA

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    California's Concord Pavilion has completed its first concert season with its new Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeaker system covering its 4,570-capacity lawn seating area in the foothills of Mount Diablo. Since installation, the upgraded system has provided pristine, uniform lawn coverage for performances from Journey, The Steve Miller Band, Aerosmith, and Chicago to Kings of Leon, Marc Anthony, and Linkin Park.
  • With Meyer Sound LEO and LYON, Judas Priest FOH Engineer Gets Headroom, Weight Savings, and Clarity

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    For British metal legends Judas Priest's world tour, FOH engineer and production manager Martin Walker has selected LEO-M and LYON linear line array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound's growing LEO Family of products. With the power and linear response of both products, the crew can easily adapt the system for a wide range of venues, which includes casino showrooms, arenas, large theatres, outdoor amphitheaters, and festivals.
  • Oliveto Restaurant and Cafe Collaborates with Meyer Sound to Create Exceptional Dining Experience

    3 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Oliveto Restaurant and Cafe, the innovative, Italian-inspired dining destination in the heart of Rockridge in Oakland, unveils a new look – and sound – this week. Addressing the industry-wide issue of noise pollution in restaurants, Oliveto has found the perfect balance in its new partnership with Berkeley's pioneering Meyer Sound, installing a state-of-the-art acoustic solution in addition to making enticing aesthetic changes as part of the restaurant's first major renovation in 18 years. At the same time, the Meyer Sound system allows the restaurant to advance on its…
 
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    Adobe Audition

  • Audition CC 2014.2 now available!

    durin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Greetings and happy holidays! The Audition team has released a small update before the new year which addresses bugs discovered after the release of 7.1.  This update is available as part of your Creative Cloud membership and includes fixes for several potential crash scenarios: Fixed: Crash on Windows, and waveform artifacts, at certain High DPI Scaling values when moving playhead Fixed: Crash on Quit on OS X is OS update changed permissions on certain folders Fixed: Potential crash when using Spot Healing brush Fixed: Better inactive device detection Fixed: Recent iTunes/iCloud update on…
  • Audition CC as a Loudness Correction Appliance

    durin
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    While chatting with many of our users at NAB, IBC, and AES, it’s clear that loudness measurement and conformity is a crucial element in preparing their content for broadcast.  The CALM Act in the USA, and similar acts in countries around the world, enforce strict requirements on loudness measurement of content, with many standards such as ITU BS.1770, EBU R128,  ARIB TR-B32, or ATSC A/85.  Unlike the old days, where editors just had to make sure their levels didn’t go into the read, the new standards can require significantly more attention while mixing, or may benefit from…
  • Audition CC 2014.1 Now Available!

    durin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Happy to announce the latest updates to Audition CC 2014 (and the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications!) is now available to all Creative Cloud members.  Everyone should see their Creative Cloud desktop application notify them of an available update within the next 24 hours as the update rolls out among our distribution network. I’ve shared the details about what’s new in this release of Audition at an earlier blog post, and I wanted to take some time to go into a bit more detail about some of the features now available. Our engineers spent a great deal of time updating…
  • What’s new in Audition CC 2014.1? HiDPI, iXML, and exciting improvements!

    durin
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    I’m excited to reveal this sneak peek at what’s coming in the next update for Adobe Audition CC 2014. The first thing you’ll notice is a dramatic new interface update, with support for high pixel density (HiDPI) displays.  A new UI modernizes the look and feel of all Adobe digital video and audio applications, sporting flat icons, cleaner panels, and high-visibility highlights for better component and panel focus.  HiDPI support means those of you with retina or high-resolution displays will see sharper, defined icons and components, reducing eye fatigue and enabling…
  • Audition CC 2014.0.1 Patch released

    durin
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Next time you open Creative Cloud, you’ll see an update for Audition CC 2014 available! Unfortunately, there are no new features tucked away in here, but there are some important bug fixes our team identified after the release in June that we wanted to get out ASAP. Most important, there are improvements to Crash Recovery which ensure your content is safe and secure in the event of a crash. We also fixed a long-standing, tricky little bug that prevented some OS X users from launching in the event of some corrupted or unexpected system fonts. Please update when you have the chance, and…
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    Audio Federation

  • CES 2015 – Equipment Racks Galore

    Michael
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    CES 2015 – Equipment Racks Galore from Harmonic Resolution Systems (HRS) this year, as always. At least SOMEBODY is getting a workout with all those 40 to 60 lb Isolation Bases! We are also bringing an HRS equipment rack to Vegas: ACAPELLA  AUDIO  ARTS and  AUDIO FEDERATION Venetian Tower ROOM 30-225 HRS SXR 1921-3V with M3X isolation bases. (At least we think it will be the 3-shelf rack, if we get the Audio Note DAC5 Special here in time. Otherwise it will be the two-shelf rack)   HRS Static Display and Meeting Room – Venetian Tower  29-203 HRS RXR-1921-3V in Natural…
  • CES 2015 – Million Dollar System

    Michael
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    CES 2015 – Million Dollar System this year from Lamm Industries. Lamm again has two rooms this year, one with  a more modest system and… a room with one not so modest. Lamm adds EMM Labs as a room partner this year, who will supply the digital source components [TSDX transport and DAC2X DAC ]. Other participants are the Air Force One and Two turntables from  TechDAS and Kubala-Sosna cables. What brings the main system up to $1M this year are the new statement Verity Audio Montsalvat speakers listed at $495K. The smaller system features the $52K Wilson Alexia speakers.  …
  • Audio Note P1 SE Amplifier

    Michael
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The Audio Note P1 SE Amplifier has taken the place of the Audio Note Soro integrated amplifier in our 100% Audio Note system. Very different sound. Where the Soro uses the 6L6 (guitar amplifier) output tube, the P1  uses the EL84 tube, like the Oto integrated. Where the Soro is very dynamic the P1 SE  is very dense and rich. I think. Everything we are talking about here is between $2K and $7K. Now I wonder how Neli hooked it up, and whether the Audio Note M2 preamplifier is run into the P1 SE, or if  we are just using the nice volume control this amp has for those who want to forgo a pre.
  • NVS Sound vs. NVS Sound: Power Cable shootout

    Michael
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    We held an NVS Sound Power Cable shootout here between 3 NVS Sound power cords recently. It is so much fun to hear the differences as we moved up and around the product line. We threw in a couple of other brands of power cords as well, just for fun   The system we ran the shootout on was an 100% Audio Note system: Soro Phono integrated amplifier [we love the Soro!], AN/E Spe HE speakers, a  combination of AN Lexus and LX speaker cables, and CDT-5 transport and an old DAC 4. We put the power cords, one by one, on the Soro integrated. We started with an Audio Note power cord terminated with…
  • New servers for the blog (and website)

    Michael
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Just a quick note for now to say that we moved from MediaTemple to Linode. We apologize for all the 503 ‘overloaded server’ messages that you probably encountered the last 7 weeks or so. We were getting the same errors and let me tell you it was a real pain. [Full story later, but short and sweet: MediaTemple Premium WordPress hosting sucks :-)] Any problems now are my responsibility. Please let me know if there are ever any problems. Once we get things ironed out, we should be up for years [like Ultimist], not minutes.  But also let us know, for example, if the site is slow,…
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    CRAS Blog

  • How Big Is Game Audio Anyway?

    CRAS
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Sound for video games is an often overlooked aspect of the audio engineering world. With the first video games, there wasn’t a whole lot of sound involved. Maybe a beep here, a squeak there to support what was happening on the screen, but it wasn’t a whole lot more than a last minute add-on. Eventually […] The post How Big Is Game Audio Anyway? appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • What do the American Music Awards and CRAS Grads have in common?

    Becky@CRAS
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    CRAS Graduates have received credit working with many of the Artists nominated for this years AMA’s. The American Music Awards (AMA) are this weekend!  It’s really great to see the accolades CRAS graduates have achieved with the artists that have been nominated for this years AMA’s. It’s great to see these names on the list!  These grads […] The post What do the American Music Awards and CRAS Grads have in common? appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • Grad Spotlight : Ian Shedd

    Jess Repanshek
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Grad Spotlight: Ian Shedd Recently I had a chance to talk with our grad Ian Shedd and congratulate him on his 50th credit as a sound editor. You can check out all of his credits on his personal IMDB page here! While a lot of our grads go out to work at recording studios and […] The post Grad Spotlight : Ian Shedd appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • Pro Tools Quick Tip: Time Aligning Tracks!

    Jess Repanshek
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Sound or audio is, by very definition, the changing of atmospheric pressure perceived over time. This also ties into a term known as “phase”. Phase can be described as the time relationship between multiple waveforms, measured by the difference between periods of compression and rarefaction. In our latest Pro Tools Quick Tip, CRAS instructor Phil […] The post Pro Tools Quick Tip: Time Aligning Tracks! appeared first on CRAS Blog.
  • How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry – Part 6

    Becky@CRAS
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Our final “How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry” Top Ten List is from Greg and Rachel of our very own Internship Department.  Resumes, relocation, interviews, interning, finding jobs and keeping in touch with grads are just a few things that our intern coordinators deal with on the daily. So if anyone is going to have great […] The post How To Be Successful In The Audio Industry – Part 6 appeared first on CRAS Blog.
 
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    stupidDOPE

  • Listen: Beyonce – Drunk In Love (Tiesto Remix) | Stream

    Jesse James
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:11 am
    The one and only, Beyonce, is back! Today the songstress is back, this time in remixed form as the track “Drunk In Love”, gets reworked by the one and only, TIesto. The track takes on a much different energy from the original, while Beyonce still showcases these smooth and effortless talents behind the mic. This […] The post Listen: Beyonce – Drunk In Love (Tiesto Remix) | Stream appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Watch! Jay Z and Will Smith Speak on the Sound of “Annie” | Video

    Jesse James
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    In case you didn’t know, Annie is coming back for all of our enjoyments, and its doing so just in time for the holidays. We all remember the original, or atleast some of the music from the show, well today Annie is back! This time around we have something rather special for your viewing enjoyment. […] The post Watch! Jay Z and Will Smith Speak on the Sound of “Annie” | Video appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Look! Wale Announces His ‘Festivus’ Mixtape Coming Soon | News

    Jesse James
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    The DMV representative, MMG wordsmith, Wale, is back! This dude has been on his grind all year, gearing up for a new project and all coming very soon. Well today Wale is back with word of a project before the project, announcing to the world that his ‘Festivus’ Mixtape will be dropping before the album. […] The post Look! Wale Announces His ‘Festivus’ Mixtape Coming Soon | News appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Sparkle With Holiday Drinks! The Courvoisier Sparkler Recipe

    Jesse James
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    Its here already, the Holiday Season. If you are anything like us, you’re not prepared, but you’re already ready for a drink! Well today we’ve got that angle of the Holiday locked up, as we bring you another stunning new drink recipe to enjoy during the festivities this season. Today we get a bold drink […] The post Sparkle With Holiday Drinks! The Courvoisier Sparkler Recipe appeared first on stupidDOPE.
  • Watch: Fabolous Freestyles Live On ‘Sway In The Morning’ | Video

    Jesse James
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    With a brand new project headed our way on Christmas Day, the New York City native, Fabolous, is back! Today the wordsmith makes his return, linking up with the good folks over at Sway In The Morning to chop it up about a little of everything recently. Well today we get the footage, and we […] The post Watch: Fabolous Freestyles Live On ‘Sway In The Morning’ | Video appeared first on stupidDOPE.
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    Onlinecarstereo.com - Car Audio - Video Blog

  • Final Week to get it under the tree in time!

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    We are approaching the home stretch. This is the final week to place your orders and make sure junior's present would be under the tree before Christmas!
  • All good things must come to an end, including our Cyber Week Sale!

    5 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Our biggest car audio and video Cyber Week Sale of the year is about to end but there's still time to avail of huge savings on car stereo, car subwoofers, amplifers and tons more of discounted car audio equipment. Hurry! Before time runs out.  ENTER OUR CYBER WEEK SALE   
  • Cyber Savings Continues!

    3 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    It's Cyber Week and the huge savings continues! Experience a whole week of insane discounts on top of our already unbeatable prices on car audio, amps, subs and car speakers!  What's you excuse not to upgrade? 
  • Cyber Monday Sale Extended - One More Day of Savings!

    2 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Last call to save huge on car audio/video equipment! We've extended our biggest sale of the year for ONE MORE DAY!  Prices dropped rock bottom and on top of that take an additional 7% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!  Promo Code: CYBER14    
  • Cyber Monday Is Here!

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Missed out on our Black Friday deals on car audio and video equipment? Don't despair, our bigger Cyber Monday Sale is on now! We dropped prices on tons of car stereo/head units, car subwoofers, amplifiers and component speakers. Also check out rock bottom prices on Car Audio Bundles like Car Stereo Packages, Bass Packages, Car Video Packages or even DJ/Pro Audio Packages. Don't let the day slip by...this is the best day to get your upgrade!
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    eCoustics.com

  • Apple iPhone 5C Review

    TechRadar
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    The iPhone 5C marked a new era in Apple’s mobile onslaught, as the Cupertino-based firm finally broke rank from premium design and price by offering up a device which is slightly more affordable. Slightly being the key word there. Before you start getting excited about the potential of a "cheap iPhone", be warned that […]
  • OnePlus One Review

    TechRadar
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Google Nexus 4, the Google Nexus 5, the Motorola Moto G, and now the OnePlus One; this 5.5-inch bolt from out of the blue (well, China) joins an exclusive list of smartphones that offer an awful lot of smartphone for not a lot of money. But having used the OnePlus One, I’m wondering […]
  • Lowe’s Iris Smart Home Service Review

    Digital Trends
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    These may not be sexy gadgets, but Lowe’s Iris system might be the smartest path to a smart home. (8 out of 10) Pros A wide variety of compatible devices from third parties Simple operation and solid app control Cons Requires a proprietary hub Advanced features require a paid subscription Where better to find […]
  • Canon Maxify MB5320 Review

    Digital Trends
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The Maxify MB5320 clearly demonstrates Canon’s eagerness in pursuing the SOHO market, and it’s a winner. (8 out of 10) Pros Large color touchscreen Single-pass duplex scanning Excellent prints Cons Expensive Canon has a variety of printers that meet the needs of different users – from the home consumer to graphic designers and office workers. […]
  • Epson WorkForce WF-2660 Review

    TechRadar
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    After debuting Epson’s new PrecisionCore printhead technology in the popular WorkForce WF-3640, the company is bringing the same laser-like print quality to the affordable yet feature-rich WF-2660 ($149.99 /£96/AU$183) for small business. The WF-2660 is more suitable for an office that doesn’t print many pages or photos per month, but want the convenience of a […]
 
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    WordPress Tag: Car Audio

  • BT-308 Wireless Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR Car MP3 FM Modulator Reviews

    ssgearbestgadgets
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Are you searching for the best BT-308 Wireless Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR Car MP3 FM Modulator? Here I recommend one from GearBest Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of BT-308 Wireless Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR Car MP3 FM Modulator Main Features: Support SD card, enjoy your favorite music- Support USB flash disk- Plug it into cigarette lighter of your car- Voltage: 12 – 24V- Frequency response: 20Hz – 15KHzSpecificationsSpecificationModel : BT-308- Bluetooth version: V2.1 + EDR- Operation distance: 10M- Features: Durable, Portable- Color :…
  • Car Speakers - Fontana, CA

    cartoysandthings
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Car Toys & Things in Fontana always offers the best deals on car speakers, stereo equipment, and accessories. We have a huge selection of products to choose from and carry all the major name brands. If you ever find yourself in the North Fontana area, make sure to check out our beautiful new shop located at 7470 Cherry Ave. Fontana, CA. on the corner of Cherry Ave. and Roanoke Rd. If you can’t make it to the shop it’s okay, simply give us a call at (909)823-2142 and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Car Speakers Fontana, CA Being a…
  • Wireless Car Kit Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR Multi-point Handsfree Speakerphone with Sun Visor Clip Reviews

    ybvlightintheboxgadgets
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Are you searching for the best Wireless Car Kit Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR Multi-point Handsfree Speakerphone with Sun Visor Clip? Here I recommend one from LightInTheBox Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Wireless Car Kit Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR Multi-point Handsfree Speakerphone with Sun Visor Clip Key FeaturesThis portable car bluetooth speakerphone is specially designed will the aims of convenience and freedom of wireless communication. It supports multipoint that allows a speaker phone connecting to two phones. The bluetooth speakerphone has…
  • Sunvisor Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR Car Hands-free Speaker - Black Reviews

    ybxlightintheboxgadgets
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Are you searching for the best Sunvisor Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR Car Hands-free Speaker – Black? Here I recommend one from LightInTheBox Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Sunvisor Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR Car Hands-free Speaker – Black Key Features-Support connecting to two phones -Support secure simple pairing -Advanced echo and noise cancellation -Full duplex and high perfomance speaker -Bluetooth Version:V4.0 -Transmit Frequency:2.4GHz -Transmt Distance:10m -MIC Effective Distance:2-3m -BatterySpecificationsMaterial: PlasticColor:…
  • Wireless V4.0 Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit Stereo Audio Receiver for Car, Cellphone Reviews

    ybvlightintheboxgadgets
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    Are you searching for the best Wireless V4.0 Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit Stereo Audio Receiver for Car, Cellphone? Here I recommend one from LightInTheBox Company, a professional company focus on this kind of product. Brief Introduction of Wireless V4.0 Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit Stereo Audio Receiver for Car, Cellphone Key FeaturesSpecification: – *Bluetooth specification: V4.0- *Chipset: BC8610 ic- *Support profile: HFP, A2DP, AVRCP- *Operation range: 10m- *Battery capacity: 120mAh- *Color: Black- Feature: SpecificationsType: Bluetooth Car KitMaterial: ABSColor: BlackDimensions (cm):…
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    Sound & Vision

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    Jon Iverson
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Picture Sound Extras Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) doesn’t understand social media. So, when he attacks L.A.’s most powerful restaurant critic (Oliver Platt) on Twitter, their war goes viral and sinks Casper’s career. Hoping to repair the crestfallen chef’s relationship with son Percy, his loving ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) drags him to Miami. There, he buys a food truck and embarks upon a cross-country foodie road trip, which becomes a journey of self-discovery. In addition to his starring role, Favreau wrote, directed, and co-produced Chef, which probably explains why…
  • How Big a Screen Do I Need for My Projector?

    Al Griffin
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    Got a tech question for Sound & Vision? Email us at AskSandV@gmail.com Q I bought a Benq W1070 projector and plan to install it in my 22-foot long by 18-foot wide by 8.5-foot high basement. The room was pre-wired by the previous owner and there’s a ceiling mount with an electric outlet close to it. The mount is about 16 feet away from the front wall. Is that too far for this projector? I was originally planning to buy a 120 inch screen, but it appears that I would need at least a 150 to 170 inch screen for that distance.—Srikanth Athipatla
  • Peter Gabriel: Back to Front – Live in London, Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray

    Jon Iverson
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Performance Sound Peter Gabriel has made a career out of being a restless chameleon, a man perpetually interested in pushing sonic boundaries rather than remaining in stasis. The roles he’s chosen to inhabit over the last five decades are as varied and forward-thinking as they come: art school rocker. Progressive pundit. Alternative icon. Video vanguard. Electronic interpreter. World music leader. If there are new musical frontiers to discover and master, Gabriel is consistently among the first to dig into the aural dirt.
  • More 4K Streaming Now Available on UHD TVs

    Barb Gonzalez
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Amazon Instant Video and UltraFlix now stream 4K movies and TV shows to certain UHD Smart TVs proving 4K content is beginning to trickle in through streaming. However, file size may be an issue.
  • Living the Automagic Lifestyle

    Bob Ankosko
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Automation describes using control systems to operate equipment or other applications with little or no human interaction. At its simplest, home automation could be a garage door opener or a mercury-filled thermostat kicking on your HVAC system; and at its most complex, there’s virtually nothing an automation system can’t do.
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  • Cascade Microphones Fat Head BE

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Fat Head BE is a lower-cost version of the company's popular Fat Head ribbon microphone. Like its namesake, it is a passive bidirectional ribbon mic with a symmetrical pickup pattern. It uses the smaller body size of the Fat Head, rather than the larger Fat Head II design. The BE uses the same ribbon motor and bobbin transformer as the other Fat Head microphones.It is built with an asymmetrical grille; the rear half is an elongated dome. This presumably has some minor effect on the frequency response of the rear side of the ribbon.The cost savings in the BE model come from the reduction…
  • Neumann U47 fet Collectors Edition

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    The U 47 fet, also known as the fet 47, was originally manufactured by Neumann from 1969 through 1986, and remained in inventory through 1989. The mic was re-released as a "Collector's Edition" at the AES convention in Los Angeles in October, 2014.According to Neumann staff, the Collector's Edition is not a limited edition or limited production run. The microphone is part of the company's product line for as long as it continues to sell.Jürgen Breitlow, director of Research and Development for Neumann, says the original U47 FET went through six circuit revisions during its lifetime. The…
  • Cloud Microphones 44-A

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    The Cloud Microphones 44-A is an active ribbon microphone inspired by the RCA 44, with an innovative "music/voice" switch to improve the mic's versatility. It is the active version of the Cloud 44, which is a special edition of the JRS-34 manufactured exclusively for Zen Pro Audio.The 44-A is built into the body designed for its sibling mic, the JRS-34. The 44-A ribbon is the same as in the JRS-34, but is housed in a motor that differs from that of the JRS-34. While both use Stephen Sank's innovative spring-loaded motor frame, the 44-A employs magnets of rectangular cross-section, whereas the…
  • Pearlman Microphones TM-47

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Dave Pearlman's TM-47 is a tube microphone modeled on the Neumann U47.The capsule is Pearlman's version of the K47, manufactured in Southern California. Like the original K47, this capsule has a single backplate measuring 34mm O.D., and uses diaphragms made of 6-micron Mylar, metallized with gold.The circuit is as found in the U47, with either a Telefunken EF12 or EF14 steel tube. The transformer is described as a historically accurate BV8 type. The output capacitor is a vintage-style "paper in oil" type.We will provide more details about this microphone when they are made available.TM-47…
  • Soyuz Microphones SU-011

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The SU-011 is a tube microphone with detachable capsules, built into a compact small-diaphragm form factor. Yet its ability to host large diaphragm capsules from its sibling SU-017 makes it a "hybrid microphone" design, like the Oktava MK-012 and 3-Zigma CHI series.The tube is a subminiature glass pentode, called the 6S6B-V when transliterated from the Cyrillic designation.We do not have specifics about the SU-011 circuit, except to say that it differs from the SU-017. The SU-011's output transformer is located in the power supply.The microphone was first shown publicly at the AES show in Los…
 
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  • Densen B-130XS Modular Integrated Stereo Amplifier

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    The new Densen B-130XS modular integrated stereo amplifier (€3000) produces 80 Wpc and is prepared for the forthcoming top of the line Densen internal DAC that will offer USB, optical TosLink and S/PDIF coax inputs. The large power supply uses an encapsulated custom made Toroidal transformer and 90,000 uF of power capacitors. The Densen B-130XS may also use an upgrade via their external power supply. As a modular design, users can add a MM phono stage, surround board (5.1/7.1 line in and pre out), internal DAC that can be controlled both by remote and front panel push-buttons and Fabel DAC…
  • Marantz AV8802 Multi-Channel Preamplifier With 32-bit/192kHz DAC And Balanced XLR Output

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Marantz continues offering high-end AV products and have just announced their AV8802 flagship A/V preamplifier ($3999) which combines balanced audio output plus exclusive Marantz sound innovations with the latest video technologies and connectivity options. The AV8802 features a complex build-quality with a toroidal transformer, a three piece top cover layout, all packed in a heavy copper plated chassis for the best in shielding to keep the signal pure and clean. Read More
  • Voxtok Audio Capsule Multi-Room High Resolution Audio Player

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Even after a failed Kickstarter campaign, French company Voxtok is set to launch their multi-room Audio Capsule at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas. In fact it earned CES' coveted Innovation Awards Honoree for High Performance Home Audio/Video. So what does it do? The Voxtok Audio Capsule is a high-resolution media player and handles files up to 24-bit/192kHz and DSD files. Furthermore, the Voxtok unit is an end-to-end solution that consists of a device, Cloud services and a tablet / mobile APP. Their Kickstarter page says the unit supports most of the lossless and compressed file formats. It's a…
  • Rogue Audio RP-5 Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier With Adjustable MM/MC Phonostage

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Rogue Audio just announced their all new RP-5 stereo vacuum tube preamplifier with adjustable MM/MC phonostage ($3500). This strictly pure tube is said to be filled with "extraordinarily high tech as the RP-5 is our first preamplifier based on the groundbreaking new RP-X platform". Utilizing four 12AU7 tubes in a mu-follower configuration, the computer optimized circuitry "boasts outstanding sonics as well as industry leading technical specs". Read More
  • Valve Audio Devices DAC-12 DSD Review

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    The Valve Audio Devices DAC-12 DSD is two distinct digital converters in the one chassis. For PCM-based digital audio, whether from traditional S/PDIF or USB computer sources, the digital audio signal passes to two off-the-shelf hybrid-multi-bit stereo DAC chips, using each in dual-differential mode. The specific type is not disclosed by the designer, who feels that the specification is less important than the overall circuit application. More remarkable is the design philosophy of the DSD convertor. Instead of taking a DSD-capable DAC chip such as a delta-sigma device from ESS, TI or Cirrus…
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  • Audio News for December 19, 2014

    johnsunier
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Global CE Sales Rose 4.5% in 2014 – The total amount at factory level for 2014 was $707 billion, and it was driven by a 24% growth in cellphones and tablets. CE business is ecpected to grow to $733 billion by 2018. The TV segment will continue to grow, and emerging markets accounted for more than half of CE spending. Home automation will also be a key driver of growth in 2015. The Sony Cave-In on “The Interview” – While some of us may feel this bizarre situation was as serious as if the U.S. suddenly paid all hostage holders the money they ask for, John Rice of the Komedia…
  • Donald Byrd – Black Byrd – Blue Note (vinyl)

    johnsunier
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Donald Byrd – Black Byrd – Blue Note LA-047-F – stereo vinyl  (1973) ***1/2: (Donald Byrd – trumpet; Joe Sample, Kevin Toney, Freddie Perren – piano; David T Walker, Barney Perry – guitar; Allan Curtis Barnes –  flute, oboe, sax; Roger Glenn – flute, sax; Fonze Mizell – trumpet; Wilton Felder, Chuck Rainey, Joe Hill – bass; Keith Kilgo, Harvey Mason – drums; Bobbye Hall, & Stephanie Spruill – percussion) Black Byrd was Donald Byrd’s entree into R & B and funk music of the early 1970s. It found immediate success and there was a period of time when this…
  • D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 = 19 Sonatas – Orion Weiss, piano – Naxos

    johnsunier
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    D. SCARLATTI: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 = 19 Sonatas – Orion Weiss, piano – Naxos 8.573222, 79:20 (10/14/14) ****:  This latest collation of Scarlatti sonatas might well assume the epithet “the garden of delights,” so varied and inventive the colors the composer has wrought! Orion Weiss brings a new “dispensation” to the Naxos cycle of complete Scarlatti sonatas, here with an installment that has waited for three years. Naxos has asked a series of different artists to assemble the sonatas according to their own lights: Weiss, a pupil of Paul Schenly and Emanuel…
  • FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Player SRP $100.00

    johnsunier
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    FiiO X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Player SRP $100.00 Specs:  Dimensions: 96.7 mm x 57 mm x 14.1 mm Weight: 106 g Screen: TFT 320×240  Audio out 3.5 mm headphone jack Formats supported:  Lossless:   APE (Fast): 192 kHz/24 bit;   APE (Normal): 96 kHz/24 bit;   APE (High): 96 kHz/24 bit;   FLAC: 192 kHz/24 bit;   WAV: 192 kHz/24 bit;   WMA 9.1 LOSSLESS: 48 kHz/24 bit;   Apple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit; Lossy compression:   MP2, MP3, AAC, ALAC, WMA, OGG It was sad when Apple retired the iPod Classic earlier this year. It was also an opportunity, as more and more music…
  • Joe Sample & the NDR Big Band Orchestra – Children of the Sun – Pra

    johnsunier
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Joe Sample & the NDR Big Band Orchestra – Children of the Sun – Pra 61014, 62:22 (1/06/15) ****1/2: (Joe Sample – grand piano and Fender Rhodes; Jorg Achim Keller – conductor; Nils Landgren – solo trombone; Thorsten Benkenstein, Ingolf Burkhardt, Claus Stotter, Reiner Winterschladen, Dirk Lentschat – trumpets; Dan Gottshall, Klaus Heidenreich, Stefan Lottermann, Ingo Lahme – trombones; Fiete Felsch, Peter Bolte, Sebastian Gille, Frank Delle, Bjorn Berger, Lutz Buchner, Gabriel Coburger – saxophones, clarinets & flutes; Stephan Diez – guitar; Ingmar Heller –…
 
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  • Arcam Cd 72 woe

    kneecap
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    My Arcam Cd 72 cd player is refusing to power up. Having tried a different power lead, I have to decide whether to repair or or replace. Has anybody had a similar fault occur and if so,at what cost to repair?
  • Naim Forum

    SCS
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    Oh.. seems it's down. Where is that bloody Tidal thread? End is nigh
  • B&W A7 - opinions?

    tedmanzie
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    I just bought a B&W A7 to be the 'family stereo'. Must admit I bought it blind, having read a few reviews and having had a recommendation from our local hifi shop (they didn't have them in stock though so i couldn't demo). Anyway it arrived yesterday and while I was impressed by the ease of set-up, I must admit I am a bit disappointed by the sound. It has impressive bass extension but has the 'smiley face' eq sound that makes the midrange terribly cheap sounding, like there is a pillow over the singer!? For £700 I was expecting more, I'm thinking of returning it. Anyone getting on better…
  • What amplifier do I want?

    naimbadboymatt
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Looking for an amplifier that gives me the best qualities of valves but also the best of solid state bass grip/ tightness and ultimate headroom....
  • Linn lp12 power supply

    technarchy
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Hi chaps, I've got an old lp12 circa 1981 which I would like a power supply for to play my many 45s. Mine is a pre circus,basic power supply( big red on/off switch),non corner braced plinth running a linn basic arm & a grado prestige cart! As far as I can see my options are external power supply's as I've read my plinth isn't deep enough for a hercules & I haven't the crossbrace! I've seen the hercules/mose , the origin live kit & the heed orbit for the money I want to spend £400 tops fitted! Any advice & where to buy/get fitted in the sussex area appreciated! Rest of my…
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  • NAD c272 highend enough for 804s?

    Explorer45
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    I am currently powering my B&W 804s speakers with a Denon AVR-2308 into the powersection of a NAD C372. The Denon will be upgraded to a x5200 next year and I would like to get some more power while I'm at it. I was thinking of either buying a used C272 poweramp and run that and the C372 in bridged mono mode (400w@8ohm) or selling the C372 and get a single Rotel RB-1572 (250W@8ohm). My hopes for the upgrade is to get better definition in the midrange and more sparkling highs (allthough bit more push in the low end would be a nice addition aswell). All thoughts are most welcome!
  • A decision before Christmas

    audiolan
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Christmas is near and I have been thinking of upgrading my 2 channel setup with the options I have hopefully you guys can give me an idea for my tastes 1. Amp - a)Yamaha AS 1000 or AS 500 b) Nad 316 or 3020 hybrid 2. Speakers - a) Yamaha ns 555 or ns 777 b) Dali sensor 7 c) JBL es 30 The price of the as-1000 is a one time only because they haven't shifted the only amp brought to my country and they want clear their inventory. My listening tastes range from mainly classic rock, classical, blues, indie and oddly enough old school hip hop and some dance. I am partial to a warm to neutral setup.
  • What amp for Dynaudio ?

    Anadrol88
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Hi all ! I own a pair of Dynaudio Excite X38, I hesitate between 3 amps: Marantz PM-11S3 Hegel H300 Electrocompaniet - ECI 5 MK II I did read in some reviews that the Hegel did sound better than the Marantz, but it was on the Focus line. I did write to Dynaudio and they replied that from the Focus line the power from the Hegel would be a big plus (dampening factor is 1000 instead of 100 for the Marantz), but for the Excite line choosing between these is just a matter of taste. What would you advise me ? Thank you very much !
  • Hearing Loss & Equipment Reviews

    Kev H
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I recently tried the "Can You Hear This?" hearing test on Noise Addicts. By this test my hearing cuts out between 12 kHz and 14 kHz. Further reading on the site indicates that this is normal for a person my age, 52. Also, according to the site, at age 45, hearing may "cut out" at 14 kHz. So, if this is true, can audio reviewers, many of which look to about 45 or older be trusted? Remember, many do post pictures of themselves with their reviews. Not mention many have been in the business 20+ years. So, assume age at first publication of 25. Thoughts on this anyone? :mad:
  • HT Pass Thru Question

    smile
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    Trying to integrate HT w/o losing audio quality. Would this work: Run L/R pre out from Anthem receiver into an ARC SP 9 preamp input (Spare say). I'd calibrate and use with preamp gain set constant and input set to Spare. For 2 ch I'd simply not turn on the Anthem and set input to desired source. Preamp would have to be on to use Anthem. All 2 ch sources would be connected to the ARC preamp . Speakers are full range so no sub. See any problem with this? Lee
 
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  • [Admin] Posting problems mini-FAQ

    RAHE Moderator
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Rec.audio.high-end is a moderated group. As stated in our guidelines, submitted messages that are not acceptable for posting to the group will receive a rejection notice unless it is one of the following: 1. Spam 2. A "for sale" or "wanted to buy" post. 3. Crossposted 4. Uses a spam-proofed or som
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    8 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Rec.audio.high-end is a moderated group. As stated in our guidelines, submitted messages that are not acceptable for posting to the group will receive a rejection notice unless it is one of the following: 1. Spam 2. A "for sale" or "wanted to buy" post. 3. Crossposted 4. Uses a spam-proofed or som
  • Re: Linkwitz Labs lx521 open baffle speaker

    Peter Wieck
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    a) No, I have not auditioned these speakers. b) The single most dangerous behavior a potential purchaser of audio equipment might do in their quest is to solicit the opinion of others on equipment they have not heard themselves. c) Whatever might apply to other-than-transducers applies exponentiall
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  • The Enlightenment

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
      The Quiet Ensemble is an Italian sound designer duo, consisting of Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli. We’ve seen their mice orchestra, and fish based installation before. Their latest project isn’t based around animals, but around lamps. The Enlightenment is described as a “hidden concert of pure light”, performed by an uninhabited orchestra of lighting elements, including stagelights and high-powered bulbs. It reminds me somewhat of Francois Bayles “Acousmonium”, but with a variety of lamps instead of speakers. Neon lights instead of violins,…
  • Sonify... Wikipedia

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Sonification, and especially data-sonification, is still an underused technique. I’ve been quite interested in sonifications, and have heard both very useful, as well as utterly rubbish applications. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around which sonifications work, and which don’t. In the “Sonify…” posts, I will post about different ways of sonifying data. This time: Sonfiying Wikipedia. Listen to Wikipedia by Hatnote is a sonification and visualisation of changes being made to Wikipedia. Hatnote is Mahmoud Hashemi and Stephen LaPorte, both interested…
  • Five Sound Questions to Oliver Jennings

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
      Oliver Jennings is an audio-visual artist creating moving image and sound in unconventional ways. His practice is concerned with looking for new approaches to generating moving image and sound, with particular interests in revealing hidden natural structures, soundscapes and patterns within unexpected and everyday objects. We’ve seen his work Every Object has a Spirit here at Everyday Listening. In his most recent work, the award winning Bio-Symphony: Music of the Plants (above), which premiered at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show, he used a device to read bio-feedback in…
  • Shimmering Beast

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Nicolas Field is a musician, composer, and more recently, active in fine arts. He studied percussion in Amsterdam and The Hague, and is a founder of N-Collective, who strive to support and promote adventurous music. His work “Shimmering Beast” is a huge, upside down triangle, formed by sixty cymbals and stands, bass-transducers and light. This monumental and visually stunning collection of cymbals strike eachother lightly because of a resonating floor, and produce a shimmering sound. “Shimmering Beast” was created during a residence in the Swiss Institute in Rome and…
  • Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    Konrad Smoleński is an artist working in different fields, often collaborating with other artists and musicians. He works and lives in Warschau and Bern. His works are often big and sculptural, connected to sound or video. His work “Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More”, is a sculptural instrument written for two bronze bells, two walls of loudspeakers and resonating objects, in this case resonating lockers. The composition links the rich symbolic sound of the clocks to the abstract sound of reverb and resonating noise. By using delay and other effects, Smoleński creates…
 
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  • Audiophilia Audio-Food-Fest

    Karl Sigman
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    [The turntable Vegan plate above is nla, but looked perfect as a lead in to this definitely non-Vegan get together - Ed]. When my wife and several of her friends told me they were considering opening a small local catering service for freshly cooked Indonesian food, I snapped into action: I arranged an event at my apartment in New York City. I invited a small group of my local Audiophilia/audiophile friends to taste a sampling of what these ladies were up to, so as to help them along and encourage them. If my friends had exceptional discerning ears, I reasoned, then they might also have…
  • Sir Andrew Davis conducts Der Rosenkavalier with the Royal Opera House

    Anthony Kershaw
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Ann Murray, Barbara Bonney, Kurt Moll Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House / Sir Andrew Davis Opus Arte 3 CD set (185:00) Recorded live by the BBC at the Royal Opera House in 1995. One can never have enough Der Rosenkavaliers. One of Richard Strauss’ masterpieces and the greatest comic opera since Mozart. If you know the opera well, you’ll have the very famous EMI recording with Karajan with an all star cast featuring Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, produced by her husband Walter Legge, and played by his creation, the Philharmonia…
  • Audiophilia Recommended New Releases — December 2014 Update

    Audiophilia Staff
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Shostakovich – The Complete String Quartets [8 CDs – 480 mins] Pacifica Quartet Cedille Box 1003 (2014) It was inevitable that the four volumes of the Pacifica Quartet’s highly reviewed cycle of Shostakovich’s string quartets would be re-released as a boxed set. These fifteen works surely represent the most significant contribution in the near two centuries since Beethoven’s defining statement of the genre, and the Pacifica’s performances have quickly been hailed as definitive. Each volume also offers a contemporary work by another Russian composer, for historical context. Having…
  • Digital Theatre — The London Symphony Collection

    Audiophilia Staff
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) usually plays digital tag with its German counterpart, the Berliner Philharmoniker (BPO). On Twitter, Facebook, blogs, community outreach, etc, they’re both the benchmarks. Chicago and Amsterdam, take note. However, where digital concerts are concerned, the BPO beat the LSO to the imaginary post by a long way with its brilliantly conceived (and very expensive to produce — underwritten by Deutsche Bank) ‘Digital Concert Hall‘ (DCH). Not sure if the DCH was trademarked, but the LSO decided not to go the huge investment route of TV…
  • The Victoria Symphony plays A London Symphony

    Anthony Kershaw
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composer of A London Symphony. Beethoven : Leonore Overture No. 3 Barber : Adagio for Strings Arutiunian : Trumpet Concerto Vaughan Williams : Symphony No. 2 “London Symphony” Victoria Symphony conducted by Tania Miller Ryan Cole, trumpet December 1, 2014. Royal Theatre, Victoria, BC — A challenging program from the Victoria Symphony on a frosty Monday evening. Fresh from what should have been the most difficult program of the season, Britten’s massive War Requiem, conductor Tania Miller programmed Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and Barber’s…
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  • Jeff Dorgay’s 9 Favorite Amplifiers

    toneaudio
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    While many people argue that speakers are the anchors of an audio system, I will always contest that the power amplifier is just as critical (if not more so) to a system’s overall sound. A great amplifier can make a mediocre pair of speakers come alive, but a great pair of speakers powered by a mediocre amplifier still sound mediocre. In celebration of the power amplifier, I decided to list a few of my favorites from over the years, in no particular order. Hit us up on Facebook with your favorite power amp. We always love to hear from readers. Audio Research D-79 From $3,250 to $6,000 (for…
  • Mark Marcantonio’s 7 Cheap and Cheerful Favorites

    toneaudio
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    As the guy on the TONE staff who covers some of the more “reasonably” priced gear, I am a big fan of trickle-down technology. Amazing things are happening at the high end of the audio food chain, which means that what was once reference-grade technology is now available in much more affordable and even entry-level components. And so the pool for high-quality but inexpensive gear is growing. I’ve had the opportunity over the last few years to audition and review a lot of amazing examples. What follows are seven of my standout favorites. Shunyata Venom 3 Power Cord $125 So, it’s time to…
  • Rob Johnson’s 7 Long-Term Favorites

    toneaudio
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    I’ve been meaning to update my 20-year old car, but the love of music, and buying the audio gear that reproduces it, keeps getting precedence. Fueled by a life-long passion for audio, my reference system has evolved over the course of many years starting with a Sony boom box at age 12. During all those years many pieces came and went. As with many kindred audiophiles, the very slow process of sonic improvement involves selling the weak link component and buying a better one, whenever saving, horse-trading, or sweat equity makes purchases possible. With so much great gear out there, it’s…
  • Light Harmonic Geek Out 1000 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

    toneaudio
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    Building on their momentum of successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns, Light Harmonic added to their Geek Out line of products: the remarkable Geek Out 1000, designed to drive larger headphones. Those seeking a similar DAC/amp device designed to support in-ear monitors should check out the Geek Out 720 or other products in the Geek Out lineup. For such a tiny device, Geek 1000 offers substantial prowess for anyone exporting files from his or her computer using a USB 2.0 port. Light Harmonic includes with the Geek Out a 6-inch USB cable – and the computer’s USB port powers the…
  • More thoughts on the “Wife Acceptance Factor”

    toneaudio
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    Motivated by my friend Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney’s article on the same subject that you can read here, I must say I agree with her, but for some different and more wide-ranging reasons. Having sold hifi years ago, I remember customers getting all excited about a system only to say, “My wife will never go for it.”  Granted, there are a lot more attractive speaker choices these days, but this was always a bullshit line, and my friends that sell automobiles say the same thing.  It’s usually a way to get out of wasting a salespersons time on things you can’t afford – throw your wife…
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  • Scion celebrates 10 years of supporting indie artists

    audiomelody
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Presented By Scion Scion has recently hit the 10 year milestone of supporting independent artists through its Scion AV programme, something we thought we should celebrate! The US car-maker has worked with over 2,000 independent musicians and bands across a variety of genres from household names such as Steve Aoki, Motorhead, and RZA to smaller artists that are still growing their following such as Chicago rapper/producer Tree or country-influenced California band Travesura. The arts has always needed its benefactors, and Scion have not only offered funding and a platform for bands to get…
  • Music festivals showcase the brightest and best

    audiomelody
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:32 pm
    An increasing number of artists making headlines became famous as a result of performing at music festivals. This increase in the popularity of festival artists is due to many being independent. Because independent artists don’t have recourse to the marketing campaigns that artists with large record companies do, they must rely on festivals and other means for publicity. Jordan Kurland is a partner of Noise Pop, co-founder of Treasure Island Music Festival and a board member of the Stern Grove Festival. His experience has given him the tools to manage some of the best artists who…
  • Is U2’s deal with Apple the future of record releases for big-named artists?

    audiomelody
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    It took U2 five years to deliver a follow up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon, but due to their deal with Apple Songs of Innocence was downloaded an impressive 26 million times. Measured against album sales of other artists 26 million is phenomenal, with Beyonce’s very popular self-titled 2013 record only managing 3,366,000 sales worldwide. However, it is impossible to compare like-with-like with regards to Songs of Innocence, because no-one knows how many times people would have bought the album if it wasn;t delivered to their iPhone or iPad for free by Apple. In terms of money…
  • 4 USB audio interfaces that won’t break the bank

    audiomelody
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The cost of a home studio has come down a long way with software taking over the vast majority of tasks, but to get the best audio recording and playback quality you can, you will need to spend a little money on a dedicated audio interface. Here are our picks for five of the best USB audio interfaces available for well under £200, so you won’t have to pin your hopes on winning a hand of blackjack at Red Flush casino to be able to be able to buy one. Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 (£180) The Komplete Audio 6 is both and audio/MIDI interface that offers digital I/O, four analogue…
  • 5 Most Important Gigs of All Time

    audiomelody
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    1. The Beatles at Shea stadium, New York, 15 August 1965 Considering the sound was awful, there was no lighting show, no screens and no one could see the band, you may wonder how this gig has made it to the top of the list ­- but it was a world changing concert that paved the way for the large stadium and arena tours that we know today. No music act had ever filled a stadium before or sold so many tickets for a one off performance, so this concert set a precedent for where live music was going. These were the days before the band had the luxury of stage crew, bodyguards, event staff or…
 
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    Head Yo

  • Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones Review

    Josh
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    Phiaton is a company known for its personal audio offerings, and it has become a moderately well-known company in this regard. It is known for its natural soundstage, durability and eye-catching design that many in the world try to replicate with lukewarm successes. Phiaton has long been in the running for making the best noise ...The post Phiaton Chord MS 530 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Etymotic Research HF5 Headphones Review

    Josh
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    Etymotic Research takes pain staking effort in delivering the best noise cancellation ear phones in the market, with meticulous attention to design engineering and performance technology.  The Etymotic Research HF5 Portable In-Ear Earphones fall right into this category of superbly manufactured ear plugs aimed at providing the ultimate music experience. Infact, they are one of ...The post Etymotic Research HF5 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids

    Josh
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Most of the people easily find headphones for themselves but when it comes to choosing a pair for their kids, they don’t know about the options available in the market or how to choose them? I’ve been contacted by many parents for the same and as a result, I’ve created a detailed guide on the safest and ...The post Noise Cancelling Headphones for Kids appeared first on Head Yo.
  • PSB M4U 2 Headphones Review

    Josh
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    PSB is synonymous with serious high definition technology in the world of music. Detail and dynamic expressions come together in each of their products to bring the listener a world of deep and intricate music, with each note and tone getting the attention they deserve. Keeping in line with its tradition, PSB brings the PSB ...The post PSB M4U 2 Headphones Review appeared first on Head Yo.
  • Meet the Most Stunning Portable Headphone Amp with DAC

    Josh
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    I consider myself a quintessential music dilettante rather than an audiophile and my music-verse revolves around experiencing new headphones and writing reviews on them. It was my first encounter with any amplifier (it felt like I’ve been living in Stone Age). I met an old friend and told about my website and he showed me ...The post Meet the Most Stunning Portable Headphone Amp with DAC appeared first on Head Yo.
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    Alchemea - Music Production & Sound Engineering Blog

  • Sample Magic 2015 Course Dates Announced

    Peter Barter
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    After another successful year of summer courses in association with Sample Magic, we’re proud to announce a fresh run of dates for 2015. In addition to our annual Summer School and the return of the hugely popular Production Academy, there is now also a week
  • Special Offer – 25% Discount on Alchemea Weekend Music Production Courses

    Peter Barter
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Ever dreamed about learning to record, mix or master your audio with award winning engineers? Not sure what to get that special someone in your life for Christmas? Why not take advantage of this great time limited offer for Alchemea’s weekend music production courses? 25%
  • Is the current music industry model sustainable?

    Christian Huant
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    As we know, since the turn of the millennium, things have dramatically changed in the music business. The internet, piracy and more generally the zero-value attributed to easily clone-able digital media, has led to a decrease in record sales. Even though digital downloads and streaming
  • Assistant Engineers ‘Utility Belt’ – Top 5 Items

    Jon Olliffe
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    After graduating from Alchemea around the turn of the millennia our current Head of Studio Sound, Jon Olliffe, spent 10 years refining his craft working in top studios around London before returning. Today he shares his top 5 accessories every assistant audio engineer should have…
  • Basic Acoustics

    Christian Huant
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    We’ve already seen what sound is, and how we perceive it. The final point to consider is how the environment affects the sound between it being generated at source and us perceiving it at its destination. Out or In? Fundamentally we have 2 situations: we
 
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    Beats Music Now

  • Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Interviewed

    dangellert
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    When Daniel Ek launched Spotify, a stated goal was to diminish music piracy by giving piracy a competitor. Spotify accomplished this by offering a competitive service which pays rights holders for the music. As Ek suggests in his latest interview, we are just in the beginning, “…there’s a billion people doing it [listening to music online]. If they contribute to a legal service of any kind, that’s a huge win.” Ek goes on to say “We are in a growing industry, not really an industry where we’re fighting for market share.”  The music labels are all adjusting…
  • Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine Joins GQ’s Men Of The Year

    dangellert
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Jimmy Iovine is always bold and confident with his assertions – if he’s right he gets bolder and if he’s wrong he moves on. His GQ question and answer interview for Men Of The Year is no exception. Conviction is not lacking. After all, the GQ title is “The Music Legend Who Just Might Save Apple.” … save Apple?!! — the most profitable company on the planet today… Iovine says he “convinced them (Apple) that they had to buy this company (Beats)… I think it was two years before they said yeah.” With the purchase of Beats, Apple…
  • Billboard 200 Chart To Count Streaming In Album Rankings

    dangellert
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    File this under ‘on-demand streaming keeps marching forward and infiltrating more of the business of music.’ Billboard will now incorporate on-demand streaming services to its famed Billboard 200 chart — the chart that tracks the top 200 albums for the week. Old description Until now, Billboard used pure album sales from Nielsen SoundScan to rank the albums. Now SoundScan will add streaming numbers — from on-demand services like Spotify, Beats Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Google Play Music — to sales numbers for an over-all ranking. The formula is 1500 streams equals…
  • Sharing Music Should Be Easy

    dangellert
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Musician Ron Pope has written an Op-Ed for Billboard titled “How I Made $250K From Streaming.” The point of view of the article is from an independent musician who obviously works hard at the business side of his music. He describes how the streaming services have given him the ability to distribute worldwide – an impossibility before streaming came along unless you were signed to a major record company. Pope’s article is worth reading because it gives a balanced, level-headed, real-world view point of the current business of music. Pope describes a scenario of person…
  • No Data Usage When Using 27 Music Services on T-Mobile

    dangellert
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    T-Mobile has added 14 more music streaming services to their Music Freedom program. Music Freedom allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from selected services — all without using up any data. Now totaling 27 music streaming services, T-Mobile keeps expanding this partnership. Notable additions are Google Play Music, Soundcloud and Xbox Music. Beats Music is not part of the Music Freedom program, yet curiously Apple’s iTunes Radio is included… Below, all the Music Freedom choices: AccuRadio BlackPlanet Radio Digitally Imported Fit Radio Fresca Radio Google…
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    sirs-e.com

  • Save Money with LED Lighting for the Home

    Dennis Santos
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    As homeowners we’re always looking for ways to save money and the topic of “going green” is becoming more and more important. When it comes to our homes, we immediately think of things such as new windows or better insulation as a way to save money and help the planet by using less energy.However, did […] The post Save Money with LED Lighting for the Home appeared first on .
  • Save Big During the SIRS-E Winter Sale!

    Allyssa Villanueva
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
      Starting Monday (12/15/2014) at 12:00am CST and lasting until Friday (1/02/2015) 11:59pm CST, we will be having the following deals for the SIRS-E Winter Sale: Use code SALE20: for 20% off all SIRS-E LED Strips, Controllers, Power Supplies, and Accessories Use code SALE10: for 10% off all Sunlite, Daslight, LumiDesk, and Work Pro products […] The post Save Big During the SIRS-E Winter Sale! appeared first on .
  • Choosing the Right Installer for a LED Lighting Project

    Dennis Santos
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Installing an LED lighting solution is a great way to save money, be environmentally friendly, and also add a unique finishing touch to your décor. Whether you’re building something new or remodeling a room that needs some love, one of the most important success factors is choosing the right resources. Selecting the right solution for […] The post Choosing the Right Installer for a LED Lighting Project appeared first on .
  • Cyber Week at SIRS-E Starts Now!

    Allyssa Villanueva
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Starting Wednesday (11/26/2014) at 12:00am CST and lasting until Monday (12/1/2014) 11:59pm CST, we will be having the following deals for Cyber Week: Use code CYBER20: for 20% off all SIRS-E LED Strips, Controllers, Power Supplies, and Accessories Use code CYBER10: for 10% off all Sunlite, Daslight, LumiDesk, and Work Pro products Use code CYBER5: […] The post Cyber Week at SIRS-E Starts Now! appeared first on .
  • DMX Signal Not Working

    Dennis Santos
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    DMX512 is widely used for stage lighting and effects through a digital communication network. It offers a wide usage of controlling your professional, architectural, or home design lighting system. Like all subjects that deal with DMX technology, there really is no fail-safe way to go about locating the problem. This post will explain the strange […] The post DMX Signal Not Working appeared first on .
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    Picky Ear

  • The Most Recommended Headphone Brand of 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    We are trying to find the most recommended headphone brand of 2014 and we need your help! We'd absolutely love it if you could vote for your favorite brand.The post The Most Recommended Headphone Brand of 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Brainwavz AP001 Amplifier Review 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    For the very budget conscious, this amplifier is worth your time. At just shy of $30, it's one of the cheapest amplifiers on the market. While the Brainwavz AP001 isn't flawless, it provides a great sound quality and overall is a decent headphone amplifier.The post Brainwavz AP001 Amplifier Review 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Brainwavz S0 Review 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    At a retail price of just $49.50, the Brainwavz S0 are a great, cost-effective option that delivers above expectation. They have a very smooth and easy going sound signature, are comfortable to wear, and come with a ton of additional ear tips.The post Brainwavz S0 Review 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives Review 2014

    Hogni Kamban
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The JVC Xtreme Xplosives earbuds are one of the most affordable headphones on the market. With their good sound quality and solid build, they are a pair that will serve you well. They have a powerful bass, good noise isolation, and are surprisingly comfortable to wear.The post JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives Review 2014 appeared first on Picky Ear.
  • Interview with Home Studio Expert John J. Volanski

    Hogni Kamban
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    I’ve got an awesome guest for you today! It’s John J. Volanski, an electrical and audio engineer, home recording enthusiast, and author of the book, Sound Recording Advice. John has been operating his own home recording studio for over 20 years. Needless to say, he knows what he’s talking about. I first met John when […]The post Interview with Home Studio Expert John J. Volanski appeared first on Picky Ear.
 
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    The best earbuds

  • A Variety Of Choices For Best Earbuds Under $50 in 2014

    Thebestearbuds
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    If you plan to spend less than $50 for a compact and solid headphones-earbuds style, believe it or not there are a lot of good choices for you. I couldn’t count how many earbuds available falling in this category, so the simple way to pick up a decent pair among them is specifying what is it for?  As you know, earbuds have gradually become a personal gadget matched to your lifestyle or even a part of personal fashion style. Check out best budget earbuds for $30 or less for the very good sets for everyone who wants to experience in-ear cannal sound. Among these cheap earbuds,…
  • 5 Most durable earbuds under $50

    Thebestearbuds
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Are you tired of buying a new set of earbuds? If you tend to give your earbuds to have a rough life, in which you take them to your excercise and running, it couldn’t last long. Some people enjoy music from earbuds roughly 6-8 hours a day, such heavy use can make earbuds die sooner. The earbud cable will bounce the most when you are running and walking, and some runners still complain about their earbuds stop working just one day after they take ‘em on their outdoor running.  The issue with earbuds normally comes from the jack where the cable gets stretched to much and the thin…
  • Earbuds that track your heart rate

    Thebestearbuds
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    In a post about smart headsets vs earbuds, I stated that the earbuds today are being innovated to be smarter. The popularity of smart devices, together with their ecosystem and diversity of app stores contribute to the development of wearable tech. The accessories shoud be accessible and controlled by app for convenience. As a fitness enthusiast, you will receive more benefit from these wearable devices. They can perform voice commands and connect to apps and now.  What more the earbuds can do? Instead of wearing wristbands and strapping more things on your bicep, earbuds with extra…
  • Retractable earbuds-clever items to simplify your life

    Thebestearbuds
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Earbuds are messed up in pocket How do you normally store your wired earbuds after use? wrapping them around your phones or putting them back to the travel pouch. Most people will stuff directly to their pant pocket, and when pulling out the cables get messed and the chance the cable will be detached from inline control is most likely to happen. So what’s the next thing? they have to solve a lot of the knots and tangles or buy the new one. Though many earbuds today designed with flat cable to reduce the tangle, but without keeping by a carrying case, they are still complicated. You…
  • Best noise cancelling earbuds (in ear headphones) of 2014

    Thebestearbuds
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    You probably know the best Bose Quiet Comfort 25 the ANC over the ear headphones with very expensive price roughtly $300, in fact not many people want to carry a heavy stuff on their heads, so earbuds is an alternative for more convenient and portable. What is the best noise cancelling earbuds among plenty of them on the market, we will introduce some of them received positive reviews from users and experts. Finding a decent pair of noise cancelling earbuds is not a tough job. However, it depends on how much money do you want to invest and where do you use them. Understanding…
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    Headfonics

  • The VE6 Xcontrol CIEM by Vision Ears

    marcusd
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    You mention the words “stage series” to any custom monitor fan and they will immediately nod their head in approval. It is a phrase commonly associated with the now defunct German brand label Compact Monitors who had built up a highly reputable series of CIEM’s entitled ‘The Stage Series”. This series garnished some huge praise from initially the professional musicians who lapped them up and then slowly moving to the audiophile market over the latter years as an equally hungry beast. Compact Monitors had been around for 10-12 years prior to the split and was…
  • The ESW9-LTD Headphone by Audio Technica

    Michael Piskor (24bit)
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Well, good on Audio Technica for trying to better one of their long discontinued headphones and actually succeeding. Fans of the ATH house sound are going to feel right as rain with the new $400 limited edition ESW9-LTD on ear headphone. Funny enough, I live near Audio Technica HQ in Stow, Ohio in the USA and even they were unable to help me acquire a reviewers unit of this new portable rehash, ended up importing it myself through Pricejapan.com who were beyond wonderful with shipment details, speedy responses and keeping me updated even when I didn’t ask for it…so tell me why…
  • The W300AR CIEM By Advanced AcousticWerkes

    marcusd
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    There are a lot of custom IEM companies out there vying for your hard earned cash and sense of individuality. You would have to be living under a noise suppressing rock not to notice how popular they have become in the last couple of years. Some of the brands are very well known such as UE, JH Audio but this year we have tended to reach out and see what the smaller companies have to offer such as 1964EARS and lesser known custom IEM brands such as Minerva in the UK (more known for hearing aid solutions). I have been very impressed by both the level of service, communications and end product…
  • The Urbanite On-Ear by Sennheiser

    Michael Piskor (24bit)
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    The new Sennheiser Urbanite was released a few months ago and we took time out to see how Sennheiser has been slowly evolving their more consumer orientated headphone range after the well received Momentum . The Urbanite comes in two flavors, the On Ear, which is the one we are reviewing today, and the XL version which is the large circumaural type headphone. The On Ear is $199 and the Xl is $249 SRP. This is a little higher than the On Ear Momentum’s current street price which has dropped considerably to the low $100-150 mark making it a very temping alternative. Now it seems like the…
  • UBSOUND to launch in the US 2015

    marcusd
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    UBSOUND I believe are the first wholly owned Italian manufacturer and designer of IEM’s and recently launched their first units in the European market called “The Fighter”. Their roadmap points out to an ambitious array of not just IEM’s, but headphones, DAP’s and DAC’s with the obvious slant on fashion in an ‘oh so Italian’ manner and style. After all they hail out of Milan so a vanilla product is not just going to cut it right? Well come January 2015 UBSOUND are going to be tapping the US market with a brand new IEM called “The…
 
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