This Harmonica-Housed USB Drive Contains All of Bob Dylan's Albums

Not that any of us needed proof that the times are a-changin', but grown-up hippies looking to grab this impressive omnipedia of Bob Dylan's music might be dismayed to discover that instead of vinyl, it comes packaged on CDs as—well as this adorable USB flash drive housed in a faux harmonica. » 10/01/13 5:00pm 10/01/13 5:00pm

Classical Music Lovers Get an iTunesesque Store of Their Own

It's not impossible to browse and discover good classical music online—but it's very, very difficult. The iTunes selection is limited, and the sound quality of downloaded music isn't up to Tchaikovsky. Sony aims to fix that with Ariama, a music store devoted the classics. » 10/05/10 9:18am 10/05/10 9:18am

How To: Rip Your Music Like a Pro

For most people, dropping a CD into their disc drive and clicking "Import" in iTunes is good enough. For music freaks, though, it's not—and with good reason. Here's how to digitize your tunes, the right way. » 9/19/09 4:00pm 9/19/09 4:00pm

This is something else that iTunes doesn't do right: album art. Sure, it'll find it, but when…

Samsung YP-R1 PMP Plays Your Torrented Episodes of 30 Rock

We're loving Samsung's new line of PMPs, and as lifelong haters of forced video conversion, we're especially glad that Samsung's been throwing us torrent-using pirates a bone with great codec support and a 2.7-inch touchscreen in its new YP-R1 PMP. » 6/13/09 11:00pm 6/13/09 11:00pm

How To: Manage An All-Lossless Music Library With iTunes

Do you love music? Have a giant hard drive? Maybe two? I'm guessing that might be the case, and here's what you should do: give up lossy audio compression for good for pristine lossless files. » 4/11/09 12:00pm 4/11/09 12:00pm

Cowon iAudio F2 Flash-Based Digital Audio Player

Cowon has just released the iAudio F2, a flash-based digital audio player that has the same multi-codec support that Cowon DAPs usually have. Available in storage capacities ranging from 512MB to 2GB, the iAudio F2 can play MP3, WMA with or without DRM, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC. Honestly, that amount of space seems a… » 9/18/06 9:08am 9/18/06 9:08am

Teclast TL-29 PMP: Pretty Face, Pure of Heart

Teclast's R&D division has come up with the TL-T29, a portable media player that actually is pretty eye-pleasing. Also appreciated is that it supports so many gosh darn codecs, including the usual (MP3, WMA, etc.) and the esoteric (FLAC and Ogg). It does all of this with a 2.0-inch, 220x176-pixel resolution window to… » 9/06/06 2:39pm 9/06/06 2:39pm

Trekstor Vibez Digital Audio Player Looks Odd, Might Actually Be Good

Trekstor, the same company that brought us that Depeche Mode digital audio player, is coming out with yet another odd DAP, the Vibez. Available in an 8GB and 15GB version, the Vibez, aside from looking rather odd, is trying to make a name for itself with its support for FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. Throw in the usual MP3 and… » 8/28/06 2:15pm 8/28/06 2:15pm