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Aug 172014
 
Five Headphone Recommendations - Introduction

This is the first part of a multi-part series that gives some recommended models of headphones for you to consider. After reading this introduction we suggest you then read the various articles showing our recommendations for each category of headphones : How to Properly Compare Headphones Five Headphone Recommendations – Introduction 1.  In Ear Headphones […]

Aug 162014
 
How to Properly Compare Headphones

Many of us instinctively prefer listening to music through regular loudspeakers, perhaps because it seems more analogous to listening in a real life concert hall. But using headphones offers three compelling advantages, and sometimes is not only our best choice, but may also be our only choice.  For example, as travelers, headphones give us a […]

Jul 312014
 
You Can't Trust Your Ears - Or Anyone Else's

Our sense of hearing is amazing, and also an amazing contradiction. It is simultaneously super-sensitive, but also flawed.  We can hear amazingly quiet sounds (and also incredibly loud sounds possession billions of times greater sound energy), and we can distinguish one sound or voice from a morass of other sounds and voices.  Life without our […]

Jun 282014
 
What Makes Digital Music Good (or Bad) Quality?

This is the second part of a new series on digital music.  The first part, chronicling the astonishing deterioration in recorded music quality, is here. The sounds we hear are usually created and always heard in what is termed an ‘analog’ process.  Earlier types of recording and playing back music used analog processes at every […]

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