Responding to Steve's request, Audiophiliac readers sent loads of images of their budget systems, homemade speakers, tube amps, and groovy turntables.
The readers' desktop systems, full-blown home theaters, and hand-made gear is a dazzling slideshow.
The Audiophiliac reports from the 2012 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and discovers spectacular products from $349 and up.
It's one of life's little mysteries, but most musicians have the crappiest stereo systems.
State-of-the-art audio is designed and built to the highest possible standards, and the very best gear has a sense of style.
Turntables in cars looked like the next big thing in 1956.
When Google unveiled its smart and controversial eyewear three years ago, some early tech adopters tried to do their part by eagerly pushing for Glass acceptance. The world pushed back.
Commentary: Forget the privacy issues -- it was a long list of other shortcomings, social and technical, that doomed Glass. Can Google learn for the next go-round?
Two years ago, the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, was sprinkled with people wearing Google's smart eyewear. This year, it seemed like no one was wearing it. Except me.
Ponder this. Audiophile fantasy #1--the perfect hi-fi--wouldn't sound all that great. The problem: Nasty, awful sounding recordings, a lot of the music you own, would still sound awful.