Top 5 Music Players for Audiophiles

Anyone with a smartphone has a portable music player in their pocket, but while that might be okay for the average punter, anyone with a desire to listen to digital music at the best possible quality will likely be left disappointed. If sound quality is the key driver in your next music player purchase, then … Continue reading Top 5 Music Players for Audiophiles

Denon MC2000 DJ interface: USB power to the people

DJing has always fascinated me as a transformative “power to the people” interaction of music and technology. Taking the music given to you by record companies and radio stations and being able to repurpose it to express yourself was all at once revolutionary and ancient – harking back to folk songs shared around the campfire … Continue reading Denon MC2000 DJ interface: USB power to the people

Native Instruments KONTROL S2: DJing on a diet

DJing is a lot lot more than “playing someone else’s records and looking cool in front of a crowd” although admittedly that is a large part of it. Continued innovation in the field has turned DJing into an artform in its own right and it’s very hard to argue with the stance that the turntable … Continue reading Native Instruments KONTROL S2: DJing on a diet

Cygnett’s new affordable headphone range: Perfect for Swan Songs

Cygnett are old hands at the mobile phone accessories game – having produced a range of affordable yet innovative cases and covers for things like iPhones and Blackberries in the past (check out their Sound Scoop case for the iPad 2 that emulates the sound boost you get from cupping a speaker with your hand). … Continue reading Cygnett’s new affordable headphone range: Perfect for Swan Songs

Orange Liveradio team up with Logitech to ‘evolve the Squeezebox experience’

In the same way only the most respected, celebrated and legendary car manufacturers, such as Mercedes Benz and Alfa Romeo, have forums dedicated for fellow enthusiasts to share their experiences and tips, technology companies must know they’ve ‘established’ themselves when there are forums in circulation devoted to sharing knowledge about their products. Such is the … Continue reading Orange Liveradio team up with Logitech to ‘evolve the Squeezebox experience’

Sun-powered sounds on the move with the Eton Soulra XL

Back in May (which was, it now appears, when we had our summer), I enjoyed a couple of weeks of excellent quality sound in the garden thanks to the Eton Soulra solar-powered sound system. I was pretty impressed by its easy of use, sound quality and compatibility, so I suspect that the same will be … Continue reading Sun-powered sounds on the move with the Eton Soulra XL

SongGenie 2 and CoverScout review

I used to work as a music reviewer way back when CDs meant something, so while half of my physical music collection comprises proper CDs with cases and covers, the other half is a mess of flimsy plastic or cardboard sleeves with track names printed on if you’re lucky or just sort of scrawled on … Continue reading SongGenie 2 and CoverScout review