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Here's what you need to know about what dynamic range compression is doing to your music.
Commentary: The quiet demise of Apple's iPod Classic prompts CNET's Nick Statt to reflect on the time before streaming services -- when music was first set free.
Pandora's first ever direct deal with labels marks a new age for artist relations at the No. 1 streaming-music service and may usher Pandora into a world of long-term opportunity.
Steve Deckert's latest vacuum-tube amp design lights up the Audiophiliac's speakers!
The Audiophiliac's remarkable encounter with newly created versions of the first electronic instrument, the theremin; space-age sounds abound!
Mastering engineer Bob Katz is certain the Loudness Wars will soon fade away, and music will sound better than ever.
Spotify rolled out its new Discover feature to its Web player today to help you stop browsing sooner and start rocking or quietly listening and contemplating -- your choice -- sooner.
Hardcore fans will pre-order it anyway, and Wilco's confident that fence-sitters will like it enough to buy it too. Plus: how many other bands name themselves in one of their songs?
US president Barack Obama has shared his Spotify playlist and there are some surprising choices. Noah and the Whale? Ricky Martin?
High-resolution audio is all about revealing music's fine detail, but what if the music you love is distorted, dynamically compressed and low-fi?