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A broad range of accessories for a stereo system, headphones and wireless systems

NAD Viso HP-50 Headphone Review
Review and measurements of NAD Viso HP-50 headphone

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Upsampling Digital to Analog Converter
The DacMagic is an upsampling outboard digital to analog converter (DAC) offered by Cambridge Audio, a UK manufacturer. The DAC is the core of a digital audio system and the rapid technological improvements in DACs and the rise in popularity of computer audio has driven demand for outboard DACs.

Questions & Answers About External Digital to Analog Converters
A DAC, or digital to analog converter, converts digital signals into analog signals. The DAC has one of the most important jobs for sound quality: it creates an analog signal from the digital pulses stored on a disc and its accuracy determines the sound quality of the music we hear.

Aperion Audio Home Audio Link
Setting up and installing a basic wireless multiroom music system is easy and quite affordable with the Aperion Audio Home Audio Link, also known as HAL. HAL streams music and other uncompressed audio content wirelessly from one audio device to as many as three others.

Innovolt Plug-In Protector & Power Doctor Diagnostic Tool
The Innovolt Plug-In Protector is an affordable power protection device for single components. It incorporates CVSS protection, which protects against damage caused by all five types of power grid disturbance. The Plug-in Protector can also be used with the Innovolt Power Doctor, a diagnostic tool used to determine when and which type of power grid disturbance occurred.

Review: Able Planet True Fidelity NC-300W Noise Canceling Headphones
The NC-300W is Able Planet's entry-level model, a closed-ear headphone with a detachable audio cord and in-line volume control. They come in a zippered hard case with a ¼" headphone jack adapter, an airline jack adapter and a single AAA battery to power the Linx Audio and noise canceling features.

Speaker Stands are Important for Appearance and Sound Quality
Speaker stands serve many important purposes for bookshelf speakers. They come in a variety of sizes, styles, colors and finishes and should be used whenever possible. This article discusses the benefits of using speaker stands for placing bookshelf speakers and includes suggestions for selecting speakers stands and price comparisons.

Review: The Beatles "A Hard Days Night" Remastered CD
Recording techniques and sound quality have improved significantly since The Beatles first recorded "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964. EMI Records has released 14 remastered Beatles albums and beautifully restored the detail and clarity of these timeless songs.

Demystifying Surge Suppression and AC Power Line Conditioning
The vast infrastructure known as the power grid that delivers power to our homes and offices is subject to disturbances, interruption and other anomalies that can cause serious damage to all electronic components. This article examines the potential problems with the electrical power grid and the best ways to protect your valuable electronic components.

Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio Cables: What are the Differences?
Coaxial and optical digital audio cables are used to make a digital connection between a CD or DVD player and a receiver. Both types transfer a digital signal from one component to the other. So, what are the differences between the two types and which is better?

Profile: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b are closed-ear headphones with active Noise Cancelling that reduce ambient noise by as much as 85%. They can also be used in passive mode for listening without the noise cancelling feature or the cord can be disconnected and used for noise cancelling only, such as in an office.

Best Stereo System Accessories
These affordable stereo accessories will help get the best performance and enjoyment from a stereo or home theater system

Best Budget and High-Performance Stereo Headphones
Stereo headphones are a great gift idea for music lovers, gamers, sports enthusiasts and travelers. This article features budget headphones from $24 to high-performance models up to $350.

Personal Stereo Systems
One of the best ways to enjoy music is without a big stereo system. Just a pair of very high quality headphones and a disc player is all that's required for a great personal stereo system.

Type of Stereo Headphones
Stereo headphones come in various types and designs including closed ear, open ear, ear buds, noise canceling, surround sound and wireless headphones

Best Stereo System Accessories
The best and most popular stereo system accessories that will add to the enjoyment of your stereo system.

Auralex SubDudeHD Subwoofer Isolation Platform
The SubDudeHD is designed to improve bass definition and tightness by isolating the subwoofer and reducing secondary vibrations in the room.

Next Generation Remote Control Extender
The Next Generation Remote Control Extender converts infrared (IR) remote control signals to radio frequency signals (RF) extending their range throughout the house, even through doors and walls. It provides a simple solution to a common problem.

Audio-Technica AT-PEQ3 Phono Preamplifier
The Audio-Technica AT-PEQ3 is an audio accessory for connecting a turntable to a receiver, integrated amplifier, audio mixer or powered speakers. The AT phono preamp allows you to use a turntable with components that have no phono input

NAD PP-3 Phono Preamplifier with Analog and USB Digital Outputs
The NAD PP-3 combines a phono preamp with an analog-to-digital converter with a USB output to connect to a PC. The NAD PP-3 comes with PC-compatible VinylStudio Lite software for converting records (and tapes) to WAV or MP3 files.

NAD PP-3 Digital Phono Preamplifier with Analog and USB Digital Outputs
The NAD PP-3 combines a phono preamp with an analog-to-digital converter with a USB output to connect to a PC. The PP-3 comes with PC-compatible VinylStudio Lite software for converting records (and tapes) to WAV or MP3 files.

Top Ten Stereos and Accessories
Top Ten List of Stereos and Accessories for music enjoyment and to get the best performance from your stereo system.

Wadia 170i Transport iPod Dock with Bryston BDA-1 DAC
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How to Digitize Vinyl Records and Tapes
The process of converting vinyl LP records and tapes from analog to digital is known as 'digitizing'. Digitizing analog music requires three things: an analog to digital converter, a software application to process and save your music, and a computer hard disk drive to store it on.

Best Sources for Vinyl Records
Once considered a part of analog history, vinyl records are experiencing a surging comeback in popularity. Read on to find out where the best selection and the best deals can be found on new and used vinyl records.

Gift Ideas
These headphones and earphones include noise canceling models, earbuds and wireless headphones. Full reviews are included with most.

Review: Edifier 'SoundToGo' Compact Computer Speakers
No one truly expects high fidelity sound from the speakers in a laptop computer. That requires an outboard speaker system or connection to a home stereo system. The Edifier Sound To Go is a compact, yet powerful speaker system for laptops that presents a third option for better sound, and a pretty good one.

Best Places to Buy Vinyl Records
Once considered a part of analog history, vinyl records are experiencing a surging comeback in popularity. Here are the best sources for buying new and used LPs.

NAD Viso HP-50 Measurements

Do Speaker Cables Make a Difference? Science Weighs In.
A scientific test to find out if it's possible for speaker cables to change the sound of a stereo system

10 Cool New Headphone Products from RMAF

Sony MDR-10RNC Measurements

Review: Sony MDR-10RNC Noise-Cancelling Heaphone

Audeze LCD-XC Headphone Review

Audeze LCD-XC Headphone Measurements

5 Great Cheap Audio Gifts Under $25

5 Great Cheap Audio Gifts Under $50

Musical Fidelity V90-DAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Review

Harman Kardon Solo On-Ear Headphone Measurements

Harman Kardon Solo On-Ear Headphone Measurements

How to Make Your Own Audio Diffusers With Concrete Forming Tubes
How to Make Your Own Audio Diffusers With Concrete Forming Tubes

Harman Kardon Soho On-Ear Headphone Review

JBL Synchros S700 Measurements
JBL Synchros S700 Measurements

JBL Synchros S700 Over-Ear Headphone Review
JBL Synchros S700 Over-Ear Headphone Review

Phiaton MS530 Chord Noise-Cancelling Headphone Measurements

CES 2014: New Audiophile Headphones

Do Speaker Cables Make a Difference? The Scientific Perspective, Part 2
Do Speaker Cables Make A Difference Speaker Cable Test

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