November 2014 Archives

Paul Wilson contemplates the impact and morality of Taylor Swift's no-streaming policy Read more

DO Listen, DO Compare!

Roger Skoff urges you to demand what he told salespeople NOT to offer you] Read more
Mark Smotroff connects dots between punk & prog while exploring XTC's breakthrough album reissue Read more
Brent Butterworth explains the critical fact that many audio enthusiasts don't realize about bass. Read more
Mark Smotroff explores Yes' 1974 Top 5 hit album Relayer in 5.1 surround and more Read more
Paul Wilson considers the pros and cons of collecting physical media versus streaming Read more
Roger Skoff wonders what those short messages are really trying to say, and why Read more
Our two-channel systems can create magic in our homes. They can generate a soundstage that has width, height and even depth. They can also show a separation and layering to all the sounds in a mix and connect with our emotions like nothing else in this world can. To achieve this beautiful bend in both time and space, many things must be known about your room. Your sound is your gear, you and your room. The three of you are married to each other. As in all relationships, there are things that are flexible and those that are not. So the following are six must-follow rules in setting up your hi-fi system if you want that marriage to work the best it can. 1. Room Size And Volume Finding the... Read more
Mark Smotroff faces and embraces 80s pop via a fresh tribute from former Jellyfish rockers Read more
Mark Smotroff trips out on legendary live Fripp / Eno officially released, restored Read more
Paul Wilson examines whether keeping your audio system on all the time improves the sound Read more
Roger Skoff writes about preconceptions Read more
Brent Butterworth explains how audiophiles can get subwoofers to work for them instead of against them. Read more
Mark Smotroff explores 'n explains how this latest version of a rock classic is genuinely new and improved... Read more
The most famous speaker in the history of rock is probably the one that serves as the "star" of three videos by the Replacements, including "Bastards of Young." Here's the speaker's identity and the story behind it. Read more
If you can't make any money with recorded music why do it? Read more
Roger Skoff notices that what goes around keeps on going around Read more
Tired of waiting for PONO's full-rez music site? Try TIDAL. Read more
Mark Smotroff springs for a classic rock doc thanks to recently reduced prices. Read more
Updating an OS can be tricky, but it's simple compared to replacing an old computer... Read more

Audiophile Review Sponsors