How big amplifier do I need in terms of Watts?

Tutorial with power calculator to determine how many watts the amp must be

How many watts do I need? How big should my amplifier be? How much amplifier power do I need? These questions are asked over and over by many people and here’s a nifty little power calculator and some logical arguments may help you reach an answer.

ZORO II HD headphones Review

Looks like Beats, smells like Beats, but do they beat the Beats?

ZORO II HD is an affordable on ear sealed headphone with a youthful and trendy look, but how does it sound? Was there anything left for sound quality after they made them look this good? Read on to find out.

Philips Fidelio X1 vs X2 Review

Philips Fidelio X2 Review and comparison with X1 – which headphone is better?

Philips Fidelio X1 was a smashing success and what’s better than improving upon an already great design by launching the Philips Fidelio X2 headphones which addresses the concerns some people had with the first model? In this review you’ll learn it all.

Search engine for used headphones, speakers and hifi

Tip on a site that tracks most global market places for Hifi equipment

Just a quick tip on a great search engine for finding cheap second hand and used audio equipment. This search engine indexes a lot of the global marketplaces for audio equipment.

How to set up a Free Equalizer for Spotify Tutorial

Follow this guide to improve your listening experience by using a free equalizer for Spotify

Want a free equalizer for Spotify? This tutorial will teach you how to set up an EQ for Spotify and hopefully give you a sense of how you can achieve the best results using an equalizer.

How to run bit perfect playback in foobar tutorial

Follow this guide to get better sound quality by bypassing Windows' processing with bitperfect

In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to use Bit perfect with Foobar. Bitperfect enables you to route the audio away from Windows’ audio processing and directly to foobar2000 and therefore get better sound quality.

The Gorgeous Philips Fidelio X2 in tha house!


A BLACK and GORGEOUS pair of headphones – the Philips Fidelio X2 is rolling out big time, and because their predecessor – the Philips Fidelio X1 – shook my personal beliefs about how much performance you could have with very affordable open backed headphones I just had to have them – in gorgeous black (in case I forgot to mention). Woop, woop!!!! :D

ZORO II HD Headphones has arrived

A Beats inspired headphone with great sound quality?

The DHL delivery man fought through ice and snow to deliver a pair of headphones at my door. The cans came in a tiny box and had traveled here all the way from China after a polite gentleman from a company named noontec contacted me asking if I would be interested in doing a review of their ZORO II HD fashion Hi-Fi headphones.

Sony MDR-1R Headphones Review – Massive Sound Field

SONY's MDR-1R – are they really THAT good?

Sony MDR-1R over ear headphones come in three variations, the Sony MDR-1RBT which has Bluetooth and can be operated wirelessly, MDR-1RNC which has active noise cancelling and the version being reviewed here, the plain Sony MDR-1R which use a good old fashion cable.

Objective2 + ODAC Review – Not without a flaw

A legendary headphone amplifier and DAC under heavy scrutiny

This is a review of the Objective2 + ODAC combo with rear power. Objective2 is a headphone amplifier, whereas ODAC is a USB DAC. Both were designed by NwAvGuy and while you can build both yourself by getting  an Objective2 DIY kit, this unit was assembled by Mayflower Electronics.

Can studio monitors be used as speakers

An investigation into monitors VS Hi-Fi speakers

People often wonder if studio monitors can be used as speakers or if studio monitors can be used as computer speakers. The simple answer is yes, the long answer is it depends. This article is written in a simple manner and aims to help you make the right decision.

Bit Perfect with Foobar and ASUS Xonar Essence One (E1)

Running Bit Perfect basically means that the bits are transferred perfectly from your PC to your E1 without any form of processing by other programs, like Windows. Said in simpler terms: The bits that is your music file, be it flac, mp3, wav or anything else, will be sent exactly as they are to your Essence One.