Thursday, February 22, 2018

Compact Disc! Yay!

Still today the CD technology is superb compared to most formats in terms of fidelity. The problem with most music is that the audio is dynamically compressed, noise reduced, equalized, and changed in many ways from the master tapes to try and cater to expected preferences of different listener audiences.
However, the CD is capable of much higher dynamic range than most music even contains. It is capable of incredibly low noise floor (no hiss). It is fairly durable when made on high quality compact disc materials (not cheap CD-Rs). It is compact (har har). And you physically own your music. No licensing or monthly fees. It can easily be converted for portable music players if needed.
Why are we moving away from this format? I understand streaming and its benefits. It is a great companion to CDs. However, streaming costs money forever continually, requires (with exceptions) an internet connection (which could cost more depending on the device), suffers from much lower audio quality (although it is improving slowly), music can (and commonly does) get removed from the service, you can't stream on every device in every situation (airplane, cell dead zone, etc.). Streaming is great, but CDs are better in many ways. We can have both, but allowing streaming to take over is ruining high fidelity audio.
Then again, I'm preaching to the masses who probably care less about fidelity at all. So I digress...

Monday, November 13, 2017

New video review!

Sony NWZ-A17 mp3 player review:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

JDS Labs Element DAC/Amp Review

A review of the JDS Labs Element DAC/Amp. This thing is one of the finest pieces of audio equipment I've used. I love everything about it.

Check it out and please subscribe and leave some comments if you have any questions or, well, comments. hehe

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Chord Mojo DAC/Amp Review

A review of the Chord Mojo DAC/Amp.

A great sounding portable digital audio converter and amplifier with support for a multitude of formats and dual headphone output!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ER4 Earphone (ER4+) - Fit Tutorial

I've uploaded a new video showing how to get the best fit with the Etymotic style earphones. This will hopefully assist you in achieving the best seal, noise isolation, and bass response.

er4 fit

ER4SR/XR/S Review

I've recently uploaded a new review video talking about the newest ER4 earphone models from Etymotic. They are both excellent, and I highly recommend them! Check out the review here:

er4 review

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New EP coming soon!

I will be releasing a 6 song EP of my music soon in an official capacity. Please stay tuned. :-)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New cover song "Destiny" by Eric Woolfson posted!

New cover song "Destiny" by Eric Woolfson posted!

This song has been one of my favorites. I have always loved a'cappella songs done well, and this is one of my favorites sung by Chris Rainbow (so good). This is a tribute to Eric Woolfson, who has been one of the greatest impacts on my musical journey through life. Him and his work as the Alan Parsons Project with Alan Parsons has given me so much from pure musical enjoyment to insights into great composition and mixing techniques.

I always like to think I have known a part of Eric by having such a deep connection with his music. As though I can feel a part of his emotions through the emotions in his songs that he conveys. As though the depth and sincerity he always had was him speaking directly to me (and you). He is greatly missed and I hope this cover has something of him in it and can serve as a tribute to him and what he meant to me and still means to me.

Saturday, October 18, 2014