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Thanks to this little gizmo, LPs sound better than CDs or FLAC files

The Audiophiliac spends quality time listening to Schiit Audio's astonishingly great (and cheap) Mani phono preamplifier.

By 2 November 2014

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You make my streams come true: How Spotify came to be my musical wonderland

A lifetime of cassette tapes, CDs, and MP3 players prepared me for an excitingly boundless, but flawed, streaming music experience.

By 9 August 2015

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You already have great speakers. Do you really need a subwoofer?

The Audiophiliac checks out the new Zu Audio Undertone Mk. II subwoofer to see what it does for a system with large floor-standing speakers.

By 9 August 2015

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Microsoft releases DVD player app for Windows 10 -- for $15

Windows 10 excludes a few key features, including support for playing DVDs. Microsoft has now released an app to handle the task, though it doesn't play Blu-ray discs.

By 7 August 2015

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The other analog format: Cassette tape decks have never been cheaper to buy

Vinyl's surging popularity is covered ad nauseam in mainstream media; the Audiophiliac ponders the rise of the other major consumer analog audio format, the cassette.

By 2 August 2015

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A low-cost/high-performance contender: Onkyo's A-9010 integrated amplifier

Onkyo's feature-packed A-9010 amp is just the ticket for aspiring audiophiles.

By 2 August 2015

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Old school boom box vs. today's wireless speakers: Which sounds best?

The Audiophiliac pitted a 1991 JVC PC-X100 boom box against a bunch portable wireless speakers, and the results surprised even him!

By 26 July 2015

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Apple Music vs. Spotify: Is there a difference in sound quality?

The streaming-music wars are on, with Apple Music and Spotify now locked in a battle on price, features and artist selection. But how do they compare on sound quality? We put them head-to-head to find out.

By 5 July 2015

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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By 27 June 2015

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The secret art of cutting music into records, one disc at a time

Peek under the veil of an underground group of musicians and sound engineers who own record lathes, machines that cut music records from blank discs.

By 25 June 2015