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Apple AirPlay 2 Explained: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Trends

Nate Barrett/Digital Trends<p>At last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced its next big mobile operating system update, iOS …

Smart TV

Why Personas Fail

<b>Summary:</b> Personas are useful tools for UX work, so why do they often fail? Find out what pitfalls cause personas to fail, and how to avoid and …

Product Management

Designing Friction For A Better User Experience

Depending of the severity of the action, some dialogs might even require extra effort from the user, such as typing in a specific command. This …

iSINE LX In

iSINE LX<p>Immersive Sound<p>Lightning Cable<p>Specifications<p>$199.00 ORDER NOW<p>$199.00 ORDER<p>​​​​<p>​​<p>$199. Really. Truly.<p>Be the first to own the newest member of …

The best UX and design conferences in 2018 – the definitive guide

A complete list for designers looking for events and conferences to attend this year (or simply planning their next vacation).<p>A great way of learning …

UX Design

InnerFidelity Top Ten Best Headphones of 2017

Had a cruise through the last year of posts; pulled some cans off the Wall of Fame for a listen; and put together a list of the 10 best headphones of …

How to enable aptX (HD) Bluetooth audio on your iPhone, iPad? | DAR__KO

<b>ATTN: Bluetooth beginners.</b> You bought a nice pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones. The manufacturer has made a big noise about aptX (HD) support on …

Dirac Announces Next-Gen Room-Correction System

Dirac Research, the Swedish company specializing in sound optimization technology, has announced that it will demonstrate several major updates to …

14 Delightful-Sounding Gifts for the Discerning Audiophile

12.09.17<p>10:00 am<p>From headphones and speakers to accessories for their vinyl LPs, these gift ideas will appeal to any audio lover.<p>Audio-Technica<p>DSR9BT …

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

The Arctic

SVS pumps out high-quality low frequencies with its new 4000 Series subwoofers

If you’re not satisfied with just watching a movie or listening to a song, but would also prefer to <i>feel</i> them, a quality subwoofer is a key part of …

The Best Audio and Hi-Fi Deals

Whether you're an audiophile in search of the perfect receiver or just looking for a pair of budget wireless headphones, this year's audio deals are …

Consumer Tech

The Audiophiliac picks the best speakers of 2017

TAD ME-1<p>Vizio SB3621<p>Klipsch Forte III<p>Vanatoo Transparent Zero<p>Harbeth Monitor 30.2 40th Anniversary Edition<p>Yamaha YAS 207<p>Magnepan MMGi<p>KEF R300<p>Zu Druid VI<p>Dynaudio Special Forty<p>Emotiva T1<p>Sonos Playbase<p>Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2<p>KEF Reference 1<p>DeVore Fidelity Orangutan 0/96

Review: Nuraphones are the best headphones any of us have ever heard

But these are not like any other headphones you've ever used, because they sound totally different when you wear them to when I do. The first thing …

Audiophile

How to buy the right headphones

A hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy of headphones<p>Headphones are kind of like relationships: we all have them, we can scarcely imagine our lives without them, and yet no one ever bothers to train us how to select them. It’s that last bit that often leads us to suboptimal outcomes, and it’s the …

Devialet Squeezes Even More Power Out of the Phantom Wireless Speaker System

The French manufacturer takes its “entry-level” Phantom to eleven with an upgraded amplification system that spits out 1,200 watts.<p>The original …

Audiophile

BMW’s Bowers & Wilkins is worth the price for audiophiles

For ages, BMW has used Harman Kardon for its premium speaker upgrade. My little old E36 had H&K speakers, way back in 1996 and BMW still uses the …

Audiophile

Devialet Phantom Silver WiFi/Bluetooth speaker review

I can already hear people screaming. “$2,400 for a speaker? Who would be crazy enough to buy that?” What if I told you that they can be used in pairs …

Audiophile

I've tested dozens of Bluetooth headphones in the past year, and this is the best pair I've tried yet

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>I've tested enough headphones to be surprised at what I'm about to say: Bowers & Wilkins' PX is the best-sounding pair I have ever …

Consumer Tech

How to Buy an AV Receiver

Yeah, we keep hearing how the awesomely versatile, stupendously well-performing, and tremendously high-value audio/video receiver is going away, soon …

Audiophile

The best budget subwoofer

<i>By Brent Butterworth</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>If anyone asked me what's the best, …

Vanatoo Transparent One Powered Speakers

<b>Device Type</b>: Active 2-Way Speaker <b><br>Input</b>: S/PDIF (Coax and Toslink), USB, analog 3.5mm minijack <b><br>Output</b>: RCA Sub Out <b><br>Amplifier</b>: 60 watts per channel …

Audiophile

The “Perfect” EQ Settings: Unmasking the EQ

As someone who is quite an audiophile – who just doesn’t enjoy listening to music, but also plays several instruments – I was surprised when I …

How to set a budget for your audio system

The Audiophiliac’s guidelines for how much to spend and what you get for your money.<p>I enjoy covering the widest possible range of audio products, with an emphasis on gear that gives the best sound per dollar, with occasional forays to the upper limits of audiophile nirvana. So whether your audio …

Recommended Components: Fall 2017 Edition

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

Can wireless audio quality finally match wired? We tested the latest, AptX HD

Listening to music with Bluetooth headphones connected to your phone is convenient, but wireless headphones can never compete with a great set of …

The Yamaha R-N303 lets you listen to music in almost any format

These days, even those with excellent home stereo systems are listening to their music from a wide array of sources. Whether it’s checking out new …

Enable any TV to stream audio wirelessly to Bluetooth headphones or speakers

Even with today's modern TV sets that comes with all the bells and whistles such as Android OS, 4K and HDR; they still lack the feature to stream …

Here’s a pint-size speaker with a big sound

The little Vanatoo Transparent Zero speaker has a big heart, says the Audiophiliac.<p>The Vanatoo Transparent Zero is a terrific little speaker, and when you unbox a pair you can't help but notice that a lot of thought went into the design. They're unusually versatile -- you can use them with a …

Audiophile

UXPin releases free Material Design UI library

The makers of UXPin have released a free Material Design UI kit: a set of 140 handcrafted UI elements and 35 hi-fidelity screens. The kit also …

Material Design