Not long ago, I wrote about the death of high fidelity. However, all is not lost. For those of us who care about listening to music in the best quality possible, there are many viable options.
For the digitally inclined, high resolution downloads are gaining popularity. One of my favorites in the Bowers & Wilkens Society of Sound. This is a complete treasure trove of fresh, new unique music available in various lossless formats like Apple lossless, FLAC (including 24 bit) at an affordable annual price. An excellent introduction to basic high rez files and a way to an instant hifi, is to load up your iPod with Apple lossless downloads, then connect it to one of the B&W Zeppelin iPod speaker docks.
It’s a great time to be a gamer. Even greater, it’s downright awesome to be a gamer during the gift giving season. There has been no shortage of incredible games this fall. The hardest part of compiling this gift guide was narrowing the games down to this list. You certainly are not relegated to this list, as there are many fine games that are out this season. This is just a suggestion.
There seems to be no shortage of articles touting the resurgence of vinyl. While there is no doubt a resurgence of vinyl among young people, for many others, the format never left. At least this is the case with us here at J&R. We have been in the vinyl business since our inception. That’s right, [...]
You know what’s great about holiday shopping for an audiophile? They won’t get offended if you ask them what they want. In fact, they will probably tell you exactly what they want. It’s just easier that way. Heaven forbid you buy them some awful iPod dock. Here are some superb gift ideas. Of course you [...]
The Zune HD is the latest portable media player from Microsoft. It will come in a 16GB and 32GB configuration. The first thing one notices about the Zune HD, is the gorgeous 3.3″ OLED screen. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Videos and images pop in stunning fashion. Apart from the awesome OLED screen, the Zune HD has [...]
Buying gifts for people isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. It’s the thought that counts they say, but sometimes you have to wonder what the gift giver was thinking. Thankfully, there is no second guessing vinyl purchases as a gift. Provided you know the musical tastes of the person you are shopping for, [...]
Blu-ray is currently the best medium to view movies for the consumer. Anyone serious about maximizing their audio and video experience at home need not look further than blu-ray at the moment. It’s the pinnacle of home entertainment. So that said, what should you purchase for the blu-ray addict in your life? The first thing [...]
The long wait is finally over. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is finally here. Modern Warfare 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare 2 picks up a few years after the first game. Like all veteran COD players know, you get to traverse various locales [...]
How do you improve a wonderfully designed universal remote like the Harmony One? For Logitech, it was simple, add an RF (radio frequency) module. Their latest universal remote, the Harmony 900 has RF capabilities. In terms of functionality, the Harmony 900 is almost identical to the Harmony One. However, the Harmony One is only IR [...]