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The Audiophiliac

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.

By March 20, 2014

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Can aptX give you better sound over Bluetooth?

Sound quality over Bluetooth is often lacking. A technology called aptX promises "CD-like" sound over Bluetooth. So what's aptX?

By May 23, 2014

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Rdio boosts streaming quality

Music-streaming service Rdio is updating its catalog to 320kbps for higher quality playback.

By April 28, 2014

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What should you look for when choosing a car stereo?

Upgrading your car stereo's receiver is the one of the easiest ways to boost your dashboard tech. Here are the seven features we look for when making recommendations.

By January 24, 2014

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FiiO's nifty $200 portable high-resolution music player is a knockout

The Audiophiliac spends some quality time with FiiO's little X3, an awesome 192kHz/24-bit music player/headphone amplifier; it also sounds sweet with MP3s.

By September 7, 2013

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Google hitches Opus audio technology to WebRTC star

The developer version of Chrome now relies by default on Opus, a royalty-free audio compression technology designed for voice and music.

By April 2, 2013

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Igbloo is a Bluetooth speaker actually worth listening to

Igbloo is a crowdfunded Bluetooth doohickey that connects your phone or music player of choice to your hi-fi system.

By October 9, 2013

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Sonos finally adds streaming straight from Android

Android users can now play downloaded music directly from their device without the need for a separate PC or NAS.

By July 23, 2013

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The Brick takes mobile phones back to the '80s

British phone manufacturer Binatone has unveiled The Brick, a mobile phone with a distinctly 1980s aesthetic -- and more than three months of standby time.

By September 11, 2013

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Listening in on Audi 3D audio

Audi brought a Q7 SUV to CES 2013 to showcase its partnership with Bang & Olufsen and The Fraunhofer Institute to develop what it calls 3D audio in the car.

By January 9, 2013