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: 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

Ripping your CD collection part 2 – building your library

Final article explaining audio encoding standards and ripping your CD collection into a digital music library. . . . → Read More: Ripping your CD collection part 2 – building your library

Ripping your CD collection part 1 – audio encoding 101

In this first of a two part series I explain the current state of audio encoding and dispel some of myths and arguments in easy to understand language. In the second part I will explain in detail the actual process of ripping a large CD library with optimum results.
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