The lifespan of software is a curious thing. Unless a program is deemed irreplaceable by an industry (like Photoshop), most die out or are succeeded by a better—or cheaper—option a few years later. Even games, outside of retro collectors’ items or unicorn hits (Diablo II), lose steam. After the downfall of Napster,…
Audiophiles are always on the hunt for the most over-the-top setup to impress and make other audiophiles jealous. And there's now a nuclear option in the audiophile arms race with this DAC featuring a built-in rubidium-powered atomic clock promising incredibly accurate and stable digital to analog conversions, and…
Grado Labs' Professional Series headphones are the standard bearer of aural excellence. They're the harmonic gold standard for legions of audiophiles. Only problem: they're too damn expensive. No longer. Enter the Grado PS500. Rejoice.
If you want better audio quality from your iPhone or iPad, the Icon iDo is an amp that's supposed to pump out audiophile-grade sound. Just plug in your iOS device to the amp, plug the amp into your stereo system and enjoy the sweet sing songs of tunes.
Concrete isn't usually associated with elegance and beauty but Israeli designer Shmuel Linski wants to change that. His "Exposed" concrete speakers are the latest in a series of high-end concrete product concepts.
Audia Strumento's GoldAmp A100 weighs only 800 grams. 800g of gold at today's prices would cost around $39,200. Its MSRP however, will be between $48,622-$51,490. Sure it's expensive but this is what audiophiles get wet dreams about.
Look, I understand audiophiles are willing to try anything to get to audio nirvana, but spending $650 on a glorified chopping board shouldn't be on the list. You'd have better luck replacing your cables with coathangers, srsly.
You like music, don't you? We believe there is nothing better than crystal clear audio, when listening to your favorite songs. Head-Direct knows what it takes to get the best quality into your portable audio device. Today, you have the chance to win a piece of that quality, with the HiFiMAN HM-601 Player.
Pulling design cues from products of old, Onkyo is applying a 1980s aesthetic to their high-end line of home theater gear, which includes a power amp, preamp and CD player.
When your headphones cost more than your monthly rent, there's pressure to keep them pristine—but also to show them off. The Omega Headphone Stand does both with a single, oval-shaped piece of wood.
Sound snobs are the easiest—and yet hardest—folks for whom to Christmas-shop. You know they want something audio-related, but you're probably not qualified to choose something. No problem. We've got this.
When you're super rich, you don't have to rip your own CDs—you can have a $5000, 2TB audiophile command center like the Olive O6HD do it for you. They'll sound better that way, too.
After last week's Apple announcements, your previous-gen iPod probably isn't looking so hot. Cheer up! We've got five mods that'll breathe new life into the little guy, so you don't have to feel guilty about picking up a shiny replacement.
Those cheap earphones you keep buying year after year? The ones with the cool designs? They all kinda sound the same, huh? There's a pretty good reason for that: They actually are all the same earphones.
I don't know what your idea the perfect speaker system is, but for me it's a cross between a alphorn and a vuvuzela, gigantic and squished. Oh, and not safe to stand near. Good thing there's the Pnoe.
Like expensive video cables, premium audio wiring is one of consumer electronics' great placebos. Do you want to be a sucker? Of course not. CNET's Steve Guttenberg provides some illuminating advice on buying and setting up cables on the cheap.
Audiophile. That'd be a nice distinction to have. But what makes an audiophile, really? An obsession with high fidelity audio, for one thing. But also the ownership of incredible-sounding, incredibly-expensive gear, like these $1700 Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones.