Best budget headphones

Want some new headphones? You don’t have to spend a lot to get great results. From in-ear to over-ear, sporty to noise-cancelling, these pairs deliver… You could spend hundreds on a new pair of headphones, and we wouldn’t blame you for doing so. But you can still get great results from spending far less. These […]

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Yushan Cable Risers

We are told ….. When a cable is clamped to the block it’s acoustically coupled to the block. And although the cable has insulation layers and outer sleeving, this is all surprisingly acoustically conductive – this is why cable dressing has such an effect on audio quality (see here). So when clamped, acoustic energy within […]

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We Need a New Definition of “Audiophile”

Brent Butterworth writes:  Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition defines audiophile as “a person who is enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction.” The word first appeared in print in 1951, in an era in which audio gear bore little resemblance to what we use today. Since then, the working definition of audiophile also seems to have changed. […]

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Computer Modelling of Sound – University of Salford

The ability to model a sound field accurate is fundamental to the understanding of the underlying characteristics of the sound and how the sound can be manipulated and controlled. The advance of computational technology, both in hardware and software, has enabled us to make great progresses in modelling ever more sophisticated sound fields in realistic […]

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The DaVinci Group Launches Signature Series

We are told ….. The DaVinci Group (TDG) has launched its new Signature Series line. First shown as a prototype at CEDIA 2015, the Signature Series concept featured a new form factor that attracted the attention of TDG dealers, and many volunteered their suggestions on an ongoing basis as the company worked on subsequent iterations […]

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Occupy Hi-Fi Part III: The Mission, The Music, and Worthless Distractions

Michael Mercer writes: I wasn’t going to write this piece until Tyll Herstens – a founding father of the personal audio community – wrote and asked to read my mission statement. I was psyched. Especially, because the request followed Tyll’s recent essay, “Mission Trumps Bias”, published on Innerfidelity, a brilliant response to a blog post […]

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