I've been listening to CDs on a crappy thrift store boombox for years now, and would like to buy some equipment to get me to a higher level of audio quality. The complication is that I live in a small apartment with small children, and don't have the space for a standard component stereo system. [more inside]
Please help me choose an inexpensive home stereo for a teenager. I'm overwhelmed! [more inside]
Can you help me figure out exactly what these potential gifts are for an audiophile/electronophile friend? "Philips CDI player, preferably with a mpeg video cartridge" and/or "Philips DCC unit or deck, whichever it is called." [more inside]
Thinking of buying the NuForce Icon Desktop Amplifier. Opinions, direct experience, alternative recommendations welcome. [more inside]
I'm looking for a record player for my parents for Christmas, the highest quality within a budget of $400-$500. This has been addressed in the past, but that was a year ago, and my budget is greater. Can any audiophiles give me recommendations on equipment? [more inside]
What's a nickname for the speakers on a stereo? [more inside]
I'm looking for a pair of not-too-expensive clip-style headphones to replace my current MDR-Q33s. Earbuds irritate me and I like being able to keep one phone on while using the other ear for short conversations and the like. Any recommendations?
What are some popular (both expensive and cheap) software packages for windows based multi-track recording? Also, are there any relevant and good websites/webcommunities and newsgroups? Soundcard/hardware recommendations would be nice as being limited to one input might be a drag and I really don't know how to tell the difference between a good soundcard chipset and a bad one.
Is there any way/device to hook up an external harddrive full of my mp3'ed cd's and tapes to my stereo? I am not thinking of going the ipod way.
Would you consider a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 platinum a prosumer sound card, as far as audio playback is concerned? [more inside]
I have Harman Kardon SoundSticks that connect to my iMac. What hardware would I need to connect my television's sound output to these SoundSticks?
I am in the market for a new car stereo in-dash receiver, and I was wondering what the best method of buying one would be, and where the best places on the Web to purchase might be? I only want to purchase an in-dash receiver with MP3 capability (no pre-amps, etc.), but I'm also interested in a system that I can plug a portable MP3 player into if necessary. I am looking to spend under $250 total for a receiver. [more inside]