Bluetooth 5.1 vs 5.2

Bluetooth 5.1 vs 5.2

Bluetooth has had a lot of different versions since its inception in 1998. With so many updates over the year, it can be confusing to know how each of these is different from its predecessor, and how much of a difference it makes when you’re trying to assemble gear. This article will explain why the last few versions have been the greatest leap the technology has taken in its long...

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Grado Lab Headphones

Grado Lab Headphones

There aren’t many brands that have as much mystique as Grado Labs. Unless you are a dedicated audiophile, there’s a decent chance that you haven’t even heard of the family owned headphone company - and they like it that way. Their New York manufacturing headquarters that houses some of the world’s most highly regarded headphones is located in a nondescript, graffiti covered townhouse in residential south Brooklyn. Those in the...

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Top 5 Audiophile Mistakes

Top 5 Audiophile Mistakes

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran of the audiophile lifestyle, there are some common traps and pitfalls that are easy to fall into. These are our top five most unique and essential tips to avoid, and they cut across all levels of experience. 1. When you’re a beginner, don’t always choose quality over quantity You may think I just misspoke there, but this is actually what I meant...

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Planar Magnetic vs Electrostatic Headphones

Planar Magnetic vs Electrostatic Headphones

The difference between Planar Magnetic and Electrostatic headphones all have to do with their specific driver technologies, and how those work to produce sound.  Essentially, electrostatic headphones use quickly alternating electrical charges to push and pull a thin diaphragm at rapid speeds, thus moving the air around this diaphragm and producing sound. Planar Magnetic headphones use opposing sets of magnets on either side of the diaphragm, which will generate its...

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Are Expensive Cables Worth It?

Are Expensive Cables Worth It?

The gap between the most basic and the most specific cable seems to be ever widening by the day, and it can be easy to get confused as to what differences you are actually paying for.When it comes to high end cables, what exactly are the differences between these and their cheaper, more common counterparts? With the advent of more and more high quality - and thus higher priced -...

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What is Headphone Burn In?

  Burn in. What is it? Do you need to do it? And is it worth it?Odds are if you read this site or others like, you probably have a strong opinion on this based on your own experiences. For those who may be less familiar, this refers to the process of breaking in a new pair of headphones by playing hours of sound on them to adjust the sound...

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