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The 404 1,482: Where we're approaching the streaming singularity (podcast)

With this morning's news of Apple possibly acquiring Beats by Dre, who else would we have in the studio but the CNET Audiophiliac himself, Steve Guttenberg! We'll talk about how the purchase would affect services like Spotify and Pandora, the growth of cassette culture, why you should never buy a USB turntable, and Steve's new CD all about how to listen to music through headphones.

By May 9, 2014


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


Higher-fi, making the best-ever sounding recording

Recording session with mics installed in dummy head--where ear canals would be--takes fidelity to the next level.

By December 28, 2010


HDtracks: Why settle for iTunes now that you can get CD quality music downloads?

Why buy low quality downloads, now that there's a CD quality alternative, HDtracks.

By April 29, 2008


Is Peter Frampton an audiophile?

Rock icon Peter Frampton invests a lot of time recording his music; he really wants you to hear how good it sounds.

By May 15, 2010


Art of mastering music: Getting better all the time

Engineer Alan Silverman has mastered albums by Norah Jones, Keith Richards, Dolly Parton, and Rufus Wainwright.

By March 3, 2009


If you've never downloaded music, read this

Sure, it looks like everybody's doing it, but you've never downloaded music. Don't be ashamed, you just have good taste.

By June 10, 2008


CNET Live--Episode 52

Attorney Colette Vogele of the Rules for the Revolution podcast joins us to talk copyright law. She delivers her 5 things you should know about copyright law.

By May 1, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 713: Chore Wars--The Cleanening

We unveil the MMORPG to end all MMORPGs: Chore Wars--Cleaning the kitchen has never been so epic. Also, iPhone comes to Canada!

By April 29, 2008