• Room Acoustics and "Better" Sound

    Room Acoustics and "Better" Sound

    Installing Acoustic Panels: How much is too much? At times the subject of room acoustics seems a bit like the Defense Against the Dark Arts class in the Harry Potter novels: very important, but always ...
  • Showcase iPod Case

    Showcase iPod Case

    Showcase iPod Case I just found what I think is the coolest iPod case.Called the Showcase, and made by Contour Design, it protects your iPod from scratches and bumps without hiding the cool Apple design ...
  • Must-Have Piano Concertos in SACD

    Must-Have Piano Concertos in SACD

    Shostakovich/Shchedrin: Piano Concertos in SACD In the November 2006 issue of The Absolute Sound, Jonathan Valin and Mark Lehman list "100 More Best-of-the-Century Classical Compositions." Because it is the 100th anniversary of Shostokovich's birth, I ...
  • Vienna Teng, Dreaming Through the Noise

    Vienna Teng, Dreaming Through the Noise

    Dreaming Through the Noise If you like singer-songwriters, but are looking for a different sound, try this. I'd compare Vienna Teng's latest to something, but saying she's like Cowboy Junkies meets Lucinda Williams isn't really ...
  • Oppo Digital DV-970HD Universal Player

    Oppo Digital DV-970HD Universal Player

    I've been using the Oppo Digital DV-970HD universal (CD, SACD, DVD-A) player during some testing of class D amplifiers.This $149 box has been widely praised in The Perfect Vision, The Absolute Sound and other publications. ...
  • Headphone Reviewers Have It Wrong

    Headphone Reviewers Have It Wrong

    Yesterday I read another snippet on the Web about the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. I just had to wonder, “Who are these people writing about the Sennheiser’s as if they’d never heard them?” Let me ...
  • Five Must-Have Gadgets

    Five Must-Have Gadgets

    Let’s face it: lots of gadgets are disappointing. They’re too hard to use or don’t do what you expect or aren’t worth the expense. The problem is that it can be hard to tell the ...
  • Sony D-VE 7000S DVD player

    Sony D-VE 7000S DVD player

    Sony D-VE 7000S DVD player I've been using the nifty Sony D-VE 7000S DVD player for the past few weeks to handle a job that has previously frustrated me. If you have an SACD and/or ...
  • Attention, Electricity Hogs

    Attention, Electricity Hogs

    How to Offset Your Wicked Electricity Habit This morning at 7:46 am EDT, the United States passed the 300 million population mark. The run up to this milestone seems to have been accompanied by a ...

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