The Top Rated Wireless Portable Headphones For 2012

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LG Tone HBS-700 Wireless Earbud Headphone ($45) Despite selling for under $50, the LG Tone HBS-700 is one of the top rated bluetooth headphones. It received an 8 out of 10 rating from CNET, which makes it their Editor's Choice for a bluetooth headphone. CNET says it was one of the most comfortable headphones they've tried, and that the audio reproduction was impressive. Amazon buyers also liked this headphone -- it received an average of 4.5 of out 5 stars, from a total of 264 reviewers. PC … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Earbuds For Sports

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MEElectronics M6 Earbuds Average Amazon Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (from 329+ reviewers)   These M6 Earbuds by MEElectronics are more durable and provide better sound that comparable earphones in their price range. CNET rated them 3.5 out of 4 stars saying "A great value for bass addicts". These earphones incorporate a "memory wire" and an angled ear tip, making them good earphones wear while  engaged in sports. You can get the MEElectronics M6 at Amazon for about … [Read more...]

A Wireless Speaker For Bikes: The Cy.Fi

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Wearing headphones while cycling can be annoying, or even downright dangerous if you can’t hear what’s going on around you. I recently tested the cy.fi Wireless Sports Speaker, a streamlined little gadget that lets you enjoy your music while staying aware of your surroundings, or even sharing your tunes with your friends. The cy.fi speaker weighs 3.7 ounces, and it’s slightly bigger than a deck of cards. Buttons on the face of the speaker unit control volume and track selection, so you can … [Read more...]

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

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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 sound they produce is always going to be inferior to CD-quality sound. But does this really manner? Is there a meaningful … [Read more...]