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Audioengine shows that big things can come in small packages

on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Computers and headphones are replacing the home stereo as the primary source for listening to music. Wireless speakers, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and a host of other technologies have developed and matured as a result. The external digital audio converter (DAC) also belongs in this group as a solution to the problem of lousy audio from desktopRead More…


Audioquest DragonFly USB Digital Audio Converter and Headphone Amp Review

on Sunday, May 26th, 2013

In the portable world of digital music, it seems that most people are happy with whatever setup they have – whether it’s a laptop, iPod or smart phone. Ironically, the most expensive device from this list also has the worst audio output: your computer. That laptop or desktop (iMAC, for instance) computer has about theRead More…


NuForce Cube Speaker review

on Friday, December 28th, 2012

With the growing popularity of wireless speakers – both Bluetooth and AirPlay – many speaker companies have begun to release products that are redefining how we listen to music. Suddenly, there are very small speakers that can produce quality audio with decent bass. Until recently, this was almost unheard of. Jambox, Soundmatters, Braven, Scosche, Jabra,Read More…


Audioengine D1 Premium 24-Bit DAC/Headphone Amp Review

on Sunday, May 13th, 2012

If you love music and are less than satisfied with the quality of what you’re hearing, you might consider adding a digital audio converter (DAC) to your system or computer. DACs are slowly becoming popular among serious music listeners with many companies are now making them for every budget. Let’s look at a new entryRead More…

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NuForce Icon uDAC-2 Headphone Amp/DAC Review

on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I have mentioned in the last few reviews that I am now reviewing headphones using the NuForce uDAC-2 USB amp/DAC plugged into my new iMac, when I am not using my iPod. There’s a really good reason for this. The iMac audio output sounds like … well, let’s just say it sounds bad. Really, reallyRead More…