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The Audiophiliac

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

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Rdio upgrades entire catalog to AAC and 320kbs streaming

The streaming service has converted all of its 30 million-strong catalog to AAC format, offering different quality bitrates up to 320kbps for users to choose from.

By October 16, 2014

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Sony's tiny high-resolution audio player might be the next big thing

It's called the Walkman NWZ-A17, and this wafer-thin player has a lot going for it, says the Audiophiliac.

By October 11, 2014

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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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This ultimate portable music player will make your ears jump for joy

The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.

By July 19, 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