Posts Tagged: "audiophile"

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A-Audio Legacy ANC Headphones Review


Noise cancelling headphones have a bad rap, and for good reason: the theory is great, but in practice most fall flat. The principle of noise cancellation is simple: block out interfering audio by creating an interference pattern so the bad noise is cancelled out. However, there’s almost always a lot...

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HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Review


A short time back, I had the opportunity to meet with HIFIMAN’s head guru, Dr. Fang Bian. We went over some of the past problems in creating audio products for a discerning public in the age of digital audio playback devices, low resolution files and where the term “Audiophile” seems...

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Cord Cruncher Headphones Review

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What’s the worst thing that can happen to a pair of headphones you’re using with a mobile device? Well, duh, it’s to have the wires connected between each of the earbuds get tangled. Besides being a pain in the behind to untangle (and always to have to do at the...

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Harman Kardon MAS 102 Music System Review


The early days of consumer electronics belittled “small” — after all,vacuum tubes and circuitry required plenty of space to do its thing. The miniaturization of components was looked askance at by some — there was this belief that the quality was being shrunk along with the device. And as time...