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The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Monthly Spins: Best Albums of 2017

What a year. We again have so many remarkable artists putting out such astounding work. There’s nothing that gives me more pleasure than sharing …

The ECM Catalog Comes to Streaming

Why is this news? Two reasons—there's a ton of great music in their vaults, and ECM's focus on sound quality has kept them away from streaming. Until …

The 10 essential tracks to listen to with new headphones

10 essential tracks to try when sampling a new pair of cans<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I hear a few questions quite often: what are the best Bluetooth headphones, where can I find those $1,000 cans for less than $100, and what music do you use for testing in your reviews? The first …

Audiophile

28 Names That Are So Cool They Make Us Want to Legally Change Ours

Do you have a running list of potential names for your future children? Or maybe you have a list but you're saving them for the day you finally …

7 Free Games You Should Play This Weekend

The days are longer now. The sun doesn’t retreat to the west before 8:00 PM, offering more light to cast an unsightly shadow against your computer …

Mass Effect Andromeda

Build your own Bose!

I’ve heard of making music, but the BOSEbuild wireless speaker takes it literally! This badboy is a hi-fi audio speaker, but it comes absolutely …

Gaming audio and you. Why (99.5% of) gaming headsets suck, and how you can en...

Gaming audio and you. Why (99.5% of) gaming headsets suck, and how you can enter the world of high fidelity sound on a gaming headset budget!<p>Ok guys, …

Audio Porn Experiment Part #1 and #2

The other day, after comparing two power conditioners that produced very different sonic results in my system, and writing a Stereophile review, I …

All About That Bass: Subwoofer Secrets 2017

I was midway through a long delayed reorganization, riffling through piles of as yet to be filed home- and work-related stuff. As anyone can tell …

Audiophile

Is It Time to Bid Farewell to Vinyl?

While most of your audio playback devices are going wireless, there are some that aren’t. If you’ve got a hi-fi audio setup at home, chances are it …

Music to Your Eyes: Art and Audio Rolled Into One

In the past, design-centric audiophiles often had to look to costly high-end brands for home audio systems that could blend in with their décor, while commercial businesses had to sacrifice ceiling or wall space to accommodate audio components. But thanks to the technologies that are available …

The Problem With Being Too Agreeable

Half an hour had passed and I sat in my car, waiting for my habitually tardy friend to arrive so I could help her move. Resentment and anger started …

Psychology

How to Get More From Your Home Theater Without Paying a Dime

Unless you had your home theater set up by a professional, chances are you aren't getting the best possible video and sound out of your existing …

8 cheap and easy ways to clean vinyl records by hand

<i>Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory</i><p><b>Stressed out by the idea of lathering your first editions in wood glue? Don’t fancy spending a packet on a</b> …

Best TV for gaming 2017: These 4K, HDR televisions will get the most out of your PS4 Pro or Xbox One X

These are the best TVs for gaming you can buy the year<p>With the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X available right now, there really hasn’t …

6 Musical Toys For Kids With Great Sound Quality

We all love music. If you have ever seen a toddler start swaying along to music you realize just how innate our enjoyment is and how music really can …

Kids

The Aftermarket IEM Cable Shootout -Part 2

<b>Introduction:</b><p>Many people ask if aftermarket cables are beneficial or not. Some say that they are worth it to get in order to improve sound quality, …

Withings adds digital functionality without killing the analog watch vibe

Withings' wearables have always appealed to different sensibilities than other smartwatches and activity trackers. Instead of having a digital display or no display at all, they use analog clock faces, with one hand showing the time and another showing your progress on a daily activity goal. The …

Wearable Tech

The Best Movies of 2016 (So Far): Punk Rockers, Sexing Sausages, and One Horny Politician

Believe it or not, there have been plenty of standout films released so far this year—and from some very unlikely places. Here are the best of the …

Sound Advice: Headphones' benefit limited by the quality of the sound source

Q: I have a Nobsound 6J9 headphone amplifier, Grado SR60e headphones and an Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB record player, all purchased based on your …

Audiophile

12 Best American-Made Backpacks For Men

MIS Backpack<p>A tactical gear junkie favorite, this MIS (Make It Simple) Backpack adheres to military specifications with a water-resistant …

Camping

RaspTouch Standalone Raspberry Pi 3 Audio Player

Enjoy your music even more with the RaspTouch Standalone Raspberry Pi 3 Audio Player. This high-end, open source audio player is complete with a …

Turntable Anatomy: An interactive guide to the key parts of a record player

August 14, 2015 In Features, Turntables & Tech<p><b>Hover on the illustration above to explore our interactive guide to all the nooks and crannies of a</b> …

Turntables

Auralex Now Shipping GeoFusor Sound Diffusors

New GeoFusor Offers Highly Effective Diffusion with a Contemporary Aesthetic

Shipping

Wonderful Websites You Should Bookmark Right Now to Learn From Internet

The internet can be a wonderfully, immense place for interesting content. If you've ever wanted to learn a new skill or to accomplish a seemingly monumental task, you need look no further than the internet. There is basically a site for every interest under the sun. It is also a great place to …

Tutorials

Corner Bright Light

Once known for being dark and shadowy, <b>corners are about to be seen in a whole new light</b>. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer <b>Scott Klinker</b> reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame …

10 Great Hoodies to Wear This Winter

<i>Last Updated December, 2017.</i><p>In the world of casual outerwear, the hoodie embodies versatility. It’s just as appropriate for an evening huddled around …

Commuting

All Recording

Recording News & Blogs<p>Courtesy of Omega Studios. When folks talk of churning away the hours in the studio, images of sitting behind a console and …

Audio Recording