The Best Computer Speakers of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The best computer speakers are Audioengine’s A2+ Desktop Speakers. These speakers have excellent sound and are housed in hand-finished wood cabinets.

The Most Durable Portable Headphones Of 2016

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.

The Best Headphones Under $200

by master •

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The Beyerdynamic DT-990-Pro-250 is the highest fidelity headphone you can buy for under $200. I own this one, and it’s amazing. I’ve spent a lot of time examining headphone lists created by audiophiles, and this headphone was recommended many times. It’s an open headphone — this mean others around will be able to hear your music. I recommend using a …

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The Best Alternatives To PayPal

by Justin Thomas •

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PayPal makes sending and receiving money easy, but there are drawbacks. For one, PayPal isn’t always free. Because of fees, receiving money usually means you’ll see fewer dollars than you were expecting. There are also an increasing number of complaints about transaction delays, holds, and account freezes. While PayPal is still a reliable way to send and receive money online, …

Is There A Real Difference Between MP3s and CD-Quality Sound?

by Justin Thomas •

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Since their appearance on the internet in 1994, MP3 files have made music much easier to transfer around the world. Because MP3 files are compressed, their file size is typically ten times smaller than the original, uncompressed audio file. This means quicker downloads, and the ability to store more music on an iPod. However, because MP3 files are compressed, the …