Review: Enqueue music player for OSX

As regular readers will have noted, my preferred music encoding format is FLAC. My whole music library (>7,000 tracks) is FLAC at 16/44.1 or higher. I am a fussy listener and I do not want to even have any chance of compression artefacts interfere with my music listening.

This is problem for me now on Mac OSX . . . → Read More: Review: Enqueue music player for OSX

Review: Nuforce Icon integrated desktop amplifier

My office desktop audio setup has always been the poor cousin of my main home theatre setup in the family room. The problem is, I spend way more time in my office these days and I always listen to music when I am on the PC. So when I was listening to music most often I . . . → Read More: Review: Nuforce Icon integrated desktop amplifier

Ripping and streaming DTS audio CDs to WD TV Live

I have a few DTS Audio CDs in my collection. I am talking about the  Рincreasingly rare РDTS 5.1 encoded CDs that were produced by DTS Entertainment some years ago. Like this one here.

I originally imported them to test out multichannel audio on my (then new) home theatre system. Recently though they have been gathering . . . → Read More: Ripping and streaming DTS audio CDs to WD TV Live

Review: Western Digital TV Live

The Western Digital TV Live (WDTVLive) is a second generation device for playing media on your TV or home theatre directly from a portable hard drive. With the Live version, Western Digital added an Ethernet port which greatly expands its overall utility.

The device comes nicely packaged with the obligatory DC power pack, an infrared remote (with . . . → Read More: Review: Western Digital TV Live

XBOX 360 is not an audiophile music source

Do you play music from your XBOX 360? Have you noticed that it doesn’t sound as good as it should? Does it sound muddy, compressed and just plain dull and lifeless? Do you notice that much of the bass and lower midrange is missing? I saw someone report that it sounds like someone threw a wet . . . → Read More: XBOX 360 is not an audiophile music source