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You just bought a 1080p TV--why listen to its lo-fi speakers?

On the dealer's showroom floor they never have the sound turned on, and there's a good reason for that.

By October 4, 2007


Sinkholes of Sound: Hi, Lo, & No-Fi in the Age of the iPod

The Audiophiliac trashes Springsteen's "Magic" CD and muses on the mysteries of "lo-fi" sound.

By December 14, 2007


Is good-enough sound good enough for you?

Most flat-screen TV buyers are perfectly content with the sound of the speakers built into their new TVs. Are you?

By August 10, 2010


Poll: Is stereo on its way out?

Sound bars, iPods, AirPlay, and Bluetooth speakers are essentially monophonic, not stereo sound sources. Does one speaker sound better than two?

By October 13, 2012


An Audiophiliac reader speaks out

David H.'s "Skin, Grass, and Sky; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Cassette Deck" is the winning entry from the recent Audiophiliac reader contest.

By July 9, 2014


Radar Bros., 'Warm Rising Sun': Free MP3 of the Day

Radar Bros. make pretty country-folk ditties that show their attachment to lo-fi folk without bogging them down by the genre's self-seriousness. Download a free MP3 of "Warm Rising Sun" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By May 21, 2008


Bowers & Wilkins Z2

The attractively designed $400 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless speaker sounds pretty good and has a built-in Lightning dock, but it doesn't quite stand out enough in a crowded market.

November 5, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating November 5, 2013

132 years of audio history

Some say Thomas Edison invented the first machine to record and play sound in 1877. Video Interchange collects a small but illuminating overview of the history of audio formats.

By March 19, 2009


Have a microphone? You could win Monster Turbine headphones

The Audiophillie Music Awards contest deadline for entries is April 12, so there's still time to enter!

By April 6, 2010


Aussie series Shutterbugs is comedy for photo geeks

A new web series filmed in Melbourne showcases the quirky and often obsessive nature of photographers who are into everything from analog cameras to time-lapse shooting.

By September 22, 2011