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Subwoofer Cable Vs. RCA: Which is Better?

RCA and subwoofer cables are both used to connect subwoofers to home theater systems. Subwoofers work normally with RCA cables because they can work with the connection, however, some cables diminish AC hum to produce a clear sound by offering higher shielding. Buying high-quality cable for your subwoofer is important. However, which one of them…

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What Is An HDMI Audio Extractor?

HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface and is used for transferring both uncompressed audio and video sources from one device to another with a specialized port on the device providing both sources. Usually, devices that are HDMI-compatible are multimedia devices such as display monitors, video cameras, desktop computers, gaming consoles, some select audio devices,…

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Bluetooth Audio Codecs Explained

Having fewer wire clutters to deal with is a relief and luckily some smartphone companies are bringing back the headphone jack. Bluetooth’s presence is literally more prominent than ever because of the trend for wireless audio gear. Bluetooth Audio Codecs come in very handy in this situation. In this article, you will understand what Bluetooth…

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Audio File Formats Explained

If you have a very large digital music collection, you might be struck by the number of digital formats your music comes in. Almost everyone knows of the MP3 format, but other formats like OGG, MQA, DSD, or AIFF seem very foreign. Most of the time, the audio format your music comes in isn’t something…

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Fletcher Munson Curve Explained

Have you ever wondered why your headphones sound different when listening to the same song at different volume levels? It’s because of something called the Fletcher Munson Curve. The Fletcher Munson Curve is a significant part of our modern world. Only when you understand how the curve works can you truly appreciate its significance in…

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Balanced vs. Unbalanced Cables

Many factors determine the performance of an audio system and the quality of sound it produces. One of the main factors is the cables that the system uses and their connection. The cables can either increase noise or distort the quality of sound of the elements connected to it. This is why using the proper…

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What is Parametric EQ?

If you are keen on music, you might be aware that an equalizer is important in any audio content. An EQ plays a great role in equalizing your music. It is flexible and serves as a filter through which you can make different alterations to your audio content.  Additionally, an EQ allows you to adjust…

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Soundstage & Imaging Explained

Soundstage and imaging are two intertwined words with a close relation. These two are powerful because they determine the quality and immersion of your listening session. Whenever you see someone sitting down and listening to music with loyalty, it is because of the accuracy and clarity effects that soundstage and imaging offer. The two can…

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In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) vs. Earbuds

Technology has triggered the innovation of various personal audio listening devices. You might have heard of earphones, earbuds, or in-ear monitors or even used any of them and failed to get the difference between them. This is because their appearances are mostly the same. Nevertheless, there is a significant difference between these audio devices. They…

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Preamplifier Vs Amplifier

The terms amplifier and preamplifier might be confusing for you if you’re not updated with all of the audiophile terminologies. It can seem like they’re interchangeable, but they’re in reality they are not. Though preamps and amps serve to amplify your sound or power your speakers, each one has its special use that sets it…

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Multi-Channel Home Theaters Explained

Entertainment is becoming the in-thing for many, especially families. Home theaters are the perfect way to get the best type of entertainment and get relaxed. Long gone are the days when people used to go to discos and have fun or to the stadiums to watch football. Technology has brought entertainment to people’s homes, and…

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How Do Wireless Headphones Work?

Headphones became a necessary tool in our daily lives. We use it for work, in school or for recreation. And as technology evolves, so do they. Wireless headphones were first introduced in the ’60s. But it was in 2004 that Bluetooth wireless headphones came onto the market. These devices were based on a technology that…

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Best Equalizer Settings For Perfect Sound

Audio engineers optimize songs to sound good on most playback devices. They know how best to equalize and mix instruments and voices, such that the music sounds just fine in most scenarios and to most listeners. But obviously, balancing a tune to fit everybody’s taste is impossible, and playback devices have their limitations. However, you…

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