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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PS AUDIO: Enjoying our limitations

Paul McGowan writes: A couple of readers have asked a good question.  ”A digital recording of a live event doesn’t always sound as good as an analog recording of the same, yet you say a digital copy of that analog recording ALWAYS sounds identical.  How can that be?” This is a really interesting area and […]

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Texas Blues Man (Limited Green Vinyl LP)

  We are told: Lightnin’ Hopkins had already recorded dozens, if not hundreds, of sides for various labels by the time he hooked up with Chris Strachwitz in the late ‘50s, but his recordings for Strachwitz’s Arhoolie label are some of the rawest and strongest of his career. Originally released in 1968, this classic slab […]

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HEADPHONES: Factors that Influence Listeners’ Preferred Bass and Treble Levels in Headphones?

Sean Olive writes: Most people would agree that headphone purchase decisions are heavily influenced by the brand and styling (size,  weight, color, quality of  materials).   But what is considered stylish and fashionable  by me is not shared by my 15-year old daughter (this week donning purple hair), and vice versa. In other words, the […]

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