9 Tips for a Quieter Car Cabin

Driving can be such a calming experience—unless, of course, you’re dealing with persistent cabin noise that kills the carefree mood. Whether having a conversation with your co-pilot, listening to your favorite jam, or soaking in the peace of a solitary drive, a rattling or whistling disturbance can be extremely aggravating. [...]

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Sennheiser HD660 S Review

A paid of HD 660S on Recording Console
Uniquely all-natural sounds from high-quality headphones A high-quality pair of open-back headphones has always been on my list of things to purchase because of the natural, spacious sound they’re known for. Now that I’m doing a lot of work at my home office, I wanted to have a pair of [...]

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The Benefits of Music and the Science Behind It

The Sound of Music: An Introduction As long as people have been around, there has been music. Early humans used bone and ivory to make flutes. Archeologists have found examples that date back 60 000 years including a flute made from bear bones.  Before even those instruments, humans likely used [...]

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Component vs. Coaxial: Know the Difference

Component Speakers and Crossovers with Amp
Anyone with the slightest bit of car knowledge has likely heard of the two types of speaker systems: component and coaxial. But not everyone knows what their differences and similarities are. The component versus coaxial debate is a common one in the car-audio industry. Therefore, we decided to tackle it [...]

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Common Soundbar Problems (And How to Fix Them)

Soundbar Startup
The average flat-screen television is pretty slim, both for functional and aesthetic reasons. But the problem with a thin TV is that the factory speakers are not always as powerful as one might want. That's where soundbars come in. Soundbars are bar-shaped speakers that you can hook up to your [...]

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An Interview with Singer/Songwriter John Van Deusen

John Playing at the Sunset Tavern
Since John Van Deusen started writing songs as a teenager, he has created a tremendous amount of music. He is a prolific songwriter, touring performer, producer, and artist. Recently I was able to ask John a few questions about the gear he uses to listen to and create music, as [...]

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The Best Turntables Under $1000

Record Player with Orange Record near Window
Music is a passion many people share. How you listen to music can be another passion, whether by going to live shows, enjoying it in your vehicle with friends, or sitting in alone and listening to a vinyl record. Listening to vinyl often goes hand in hand with enjoying high-quality [...]

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The Best 12 Inch Subwoofers

A 12
Although the most commonly upgraded component of a vehicle's factory sound system is the stereo head unit, the most common problem is usually a lack of low-end bass. The best way to improve this issue is by adding an aftermarket subwoofer. This article is focused on 12” subwoofers, which are [...]

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The Best Record Player Under $100

Technics Record Cartridge Close up With Playing A Vinyl Record
Odds are if you are looking to enter the world of vinyl then music is a passion of yours. Listening to vinyl can be a great hobby that can lead you to appreciate your music in unique ways. The ritual of setting up your turntable and having the needle drop [...]

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The Best Open Back Headphones

Grado Labs SR80e Open Back Headphones
If you are on the never-ending quest for the best listening experience, then eventually you will arrive at open back headphones. They have a sound all to their own that is worth hearing. Open back headphones are headphones where there is no material on the back side of the driver [...]

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