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Sound Quality Listening Guide - produced by NuForce

<b>NuForce listening guide</b><p>We all know that music speaks to our emotions. This guide sets out to demonstrate the difference, superior sound can make. …

20 Audio Applications To Enhance Your Music Listening Experience

Invariably, whenever I meet fellow computer audiophiles at audio shows or dealer events we always ask each other what the other is using. Depending …

Project R2R building new reel-to-reel tape machine

There's no doubt that digital music formats offer a convenient way to listen to lots of music on the move. Factor in on-demand streaming services and …

Austrian audiophile company designing new reel-to-reel player

<b>Is reel-to-reel tape the new vinyl?</b><p>Austrian audiophile company <b>Horch House</b> is trying to help resurrect the last frontier in obsolete audio players: …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Operating Systems

How To: Record Streaming Music, FaceTime Calls, Skype Audio, & More for Free

Piracy, it can be argued, is the scourge of the internet. But when it comes to music, sometimes it's best to give a listen to a track or album before …

Why I'll pay for Apple Music, Spotify AND Google Play Music

The first 3-month free trials of Apple Music will be coming to an end in a few days, and we can expect to see a crop of ‘should you keep paying?’ articles. Many people will be trying to decide whether to pay for Spotify, Apple Music or a rival, but why choose? Paying for more than one is a …

Apple Music

Making waves: classical music and the rise of streaming

Streaming has changed the way an increasing number of people now listen to music, yet many record labels say that the numbers just don't add up. …

6 things to consider when choosing a streaming-music subscription

Need help getting started with all-you-can-stream services like Spotify and Apple Music? This primer fills you in on the questions to ponder before you sign up.<p>Music-streaming services let you listen to nearly any song or album for a small monthly fee. By our count, there are at least 11 …

Reel-to-reel tape is the new vinyl

Like string theory, audiophile subculture is complex and defined by unresolved questions. Is an insanely expensive cable really better than an outrageously expensive cable? Do tube amps trump solid-state amps? Horn, electrostatic, or ribbon hybrid speakers? What about <i>Kind of Blue</i> — mono or stereo? …

2015 Recommended Components

Components listed here have been formally reviewed in Stereophile and have been found to be among the best available in each of four or five quality …

Dynaudio Xeo 6 System Review

The Dynaudio Xeo 6 system is often misrepresented as a pair of wireless loudspeakers. The reality is that the Xeo 6 is a system that takes the place …

Chromecast Audio Can Now Stream Hi-Res Audio

The Google Chromecast dongle can stream music, but given that it connects to a HDMI port, it use seems to be largely limited to the TV. This is why …

Inside Devialet’s plans to conquer the U.S. audio market with its Phantom speakers

PARIS, France — To understand just how much painstaking craftsmanship and thought went into every single aspect of Devialet’s Phantom speaker, all you have to do is watch CEO Quentin Sannié take one apart.<p>Over the course of two hours at the company’s Paris headquarters, Sannié explained the design …