audiophiles

Nuclear-Powered Preamp Promises Excessive Accuracy With Built-in Atomic Clock

Audiophiles are always on the hunt for the most over-the-top setup to impress and make other audiophiles jealous. There’s now a nuclear option in the audiophile arms race with this DAC featuring a built-in rubidium-powered atomic clock promising incredibly accurate and stable digital to analogue conversions, and vice versa.


$US650 'Audio Vibration Neutralising' Board Would Be More Effective As A Chopping Board

Look, I understand audiophiles are willing to try anything to get to audio nirvana, but spending $US650 on a glorified chopping board shouldn’t be on the list. You’d have better luck replacing your cables with coathangers,


McIntosh-Owning Audiophiles Probably Heard About This MCLK12 Clock Already

Audiophiles who don’t bat an eyelash at spending $US7,500 on a McIntosh sound system inevitably purchased this wall clock before it even came out, but for we ear-challenged individuals, a few details regarding a $US2,000 clock:


You Should Only Talk To Audiophiles In Person

It does make me wonder, how do Audiophiles deal with the puny sound of a mobile phone? The complex notes and tones in our voices just don’t pop anymore! [xkcd]


AudioFeeds Alerts Deliver Social Media Updates With Soothing 3D Sounds

Twitter and Facebook updates? Everywhere I go I hear their chimes and beeps all the live long day. Annoying, but not nearly annoying enough. Enter a technique called AudioFeeds, which will deliver them with something called “3D sonification.” Sounds peachy.


How (And Why) To Avoid Premium Audio Cables

Like expensive video cables, premium audio wiring is one of consumer electronics’ great placebos. Do you want to be a sucker? Of course not. CNET‘s Steve Guttenberg provides some illuminating advice on buying and setting up cables on the cheap.


In Defence Of Audiophilia

It rarely occurs to me to defend my interest in recreating the sound of live music. I do it because I love to listen to beautiful sound. Is wanting great audio crazy?


Music For Deaf People Headphones Produce "Sound" Through Synaesthesia

A concept from designer Frederik Podzuweit could deliver music to the deaf using synaesthesia, aka perceiving one of the five senses, like hearing, via a different sense, like touch. Or, as the Beach Boys might call it, Good Vibrations.


These $US1700 Ultrasone Edition 8s Could Be Your First Audiophile Headphones

Audiophile. That’d be a nice distinction to have. But what makes an audiophile, really? An obsession with high fidelity audio, for one thing. But also the ownership of incredible sounding, incredibly expensive gear, like these $US1700 Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones.