Convert Vinyl Records To HiFi Digital Recordings

by Patrick Hyde •

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Digitization isn’t anything new in the audio world. Since vinyl’s surprise resurgence in popularity began half a decade or so ago, a host of USB vinyl players appeared on the market claiming to digitize your record. Marketed for a generation who had grown up without ever playing a vinyl record, these players were simple to use and inexpensive compared to analog turntables. The problem is that they are also cheap, most of them insultingly so.

The Most Unique Wearables of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The Details Wearables represent one of the most exciting and fastest growing tech fields in 2016. Fitness trackers and VR headsets are the most popular and visible wearables, but they represent a tiny fraction of where wearables can go. Unique applications for wearables can make you safer or amplify your music experience. They can monitor your mood and augment your …

V-Moda Headphones Can Withstand Salt Spray, UV Exposure and Extreme Temperatures

by Justin Thomas •

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The V-MODA XS is the most durable portable headphone I’ve found. This headphone is designed to be rugged — it has a steel frame, and a headband that can be bent flat without breaking. It also features cloth braided cords (for durability), and it complies with 810G U.S. Military Standard tests for extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure.

Best USB Microphones For Podcasts

by Patrick Hyde •

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A good microphone is a must for those who make and broadcast podcasts. While traditional electronic microphones from Shure, Sennheiser and Neumann transmit with crystal-clear quality, they come with ¼” or XLR microphone plugs.

How To Set Up A Wireless DJ System

by Patrick Hyde •

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Being a live DJ is as much about the performance as it is the music. For a performance without the restraint of wires, a complete wireless DJ system allows you to move around with unfettered freedom. It is also a great option for the amateur who wants to impress at a house party, or take their sound out to the …