Understanding Speaker Frequency Response

Understanding Speaker Frequency Response

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How do you decide which speaker is the right one? What are the key factors that make you choose some speaker or a speaker system? We have made a small research and concluded that many users base their decision on the specifications printed on the speaker box. After all, this is the easiest and the most convenient way, especially when you don’t know much about speakers and their performance. One of the characteristics that users find reliable is the frequency response. The problem is - the frequency response range itself doesn’t define the speaker’s audio quality. Also, most of the buyers don’t really understand the true meaning of frequency response. This is the reason and the opportunity to create this article and try to explain the term “frequency response” and help you realize what t
The History of Headphones

The History of Headphones

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What is, besides a wallet, phone, and keys, a "must-have" object in your bag or pocket? The answer is, in fact, quite simple – headphones. Even though the original headphone use wasn't related to listening to music at all, they’ve been present in our lives for almost 140 years and they have significantly evolved since the day they first appeared. Regardless of their purpose and way of use, headphones have been an extremely important part of our lives and our love for them has been growing for decades. It seems that no human can go outside without a pair of headphones. No matter if they are full-size headphones or earbuds, they are a mandatory accessory of every modern person. When they were first produced, there was only one model of headphones, while today, there is something for every
Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) Explained

Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) Explained

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Noise is an omnipresent occupational hazard. So many workers, especially industry and construction workers all over the US, are exposed to excessive noise levels. Long-term exposure to these noise levels can cause hearing loss but can also affect human health in other ways. That’s why it’s so important to limit the exposure to excessive noise or, if that’s not possible, to use a hearing protection device (HPD). The market is flooded with all kinds of hearing protection earmuffs and earplugs, but which one should you choose?  The most important characteristic you should be looking for when choosing a hearing protection device is the device’s noise reduction rating (NRR). In layman’s terms, noise reduction rating describes the ability of a certain HPD to attenuate noise. However, there’s
6 Best Bluetooth Speakers With Stands In 2020

6 Best Bluetooth Speakers With Stands In 2020

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Looking for a pair of DJ speakers or stage speakers with Bluetooth connectivity and stands? Our article on 6 best Bluetooth speakers with stands in 2020 is here to make your search much easier. We will discuss the most important characteristics to pay attention to when buying these speakers and to answer all the questions you may have about them. We have also prepared a list of 6 best Bluetooth speakers with stands so you don’t have to look elsewhere – you have everything in one place.  One thing you should know before we start is that these speakers are not like regular portable Bluetooth speakers. These speakers are usually powered and don’t have batteries. Also, since most of them are designed for parties and DJing, they are larger than average. Bluetooth speakers with stands ar
9 Best Low-Profile Subwoofers In 2020

9 Best Low-Profile Subwoofers In 2020

Car Audio
Many people want their car audio systems to produce more oomph but they give up on adding a subwoofer after they realize how big they are. Or how expensive they are. Or how difficult it is to install them. We have good news for you - you can easily overcome all these problems by adding a low-profile subwoofer (aka shallow-mount subwoofer) instead of a regular sub. Low-profile subs are not as pricey and they are much slimmer which makes them easier to install. So, if you have certain space limitations and want some serious bass, don't give up. Buy a shallow-mount subwoofer instead of a regular one and you won't regret it. Our article on 9 best low-profile subwoofers in 2020 is here to help you with your search. Best Low-Profile Subwoofers - Comparison Table We’ve tested numerous po
Moon ACE All-in-One Music Player Review

Moon ACE All-in-One Music Player Review

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After reviewing Naim’s Uniti Atom, we are continuing our series of reviews of all-in-one hi-fi systems with SIMAUDIO’s MOON ACE all-in-one music player. This is another affordable and quite versatile all-in-one system. As always, we will discuss the design, features, setup, capabilities of the system, compare it with some alternatives, emphasize the most noticeable upsides and downsides, and give you our verdict. Making your own high-end hi-fi stereo system is a huge hassle and it’s a time-consuming and expensive venture. Just think about it – you have to buy a power amp, preamp, DAC, you have to match them all together (which means a lot of experimenting), and you need a lot of space for all this equipment. That's why some manufacturers decided to change their approach and started
6 Best FM Transmitters For Churches In 2020

6 Best FM Transmitters For Churches In 2020

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Looking for a way to temporarily transform your church into a drive-in religious object? Buying an FM transmitter is probably the easiest and the most budget-friendly way of doing that. Our article on 6 best FM transmitters for churches in 2020 is here to help you with your search. Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, many institutions, including churches, had to change their routine and adopt some new rules. In an attempt to stay in contact with their congregations, many churches adopted some new (or rather old) technologies. FM transmitters have become highly popular devices because they provided the means to hold the service for the congregation without having the congregation inside the church. Instead, each church member can park his/her car in front of the church, tune in to ...
What is High-Resolution Audio?

What is High-Resolution Audio?

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Technological progress has brought new high-resolution video formats such as 4K into our lives, so there should be no reason why we wouldn’t enjoy high-resolution audio. However, it is not all so simple and this topic has been rising different kinds of discussions ever since it appeared. The problem with modern audio files is their size. An original soundtrack that is recorded in a professional music studio is made in the highest possible and available resolution but the recording is extremely large, which makes it impossible for storing on small portable devices with limited memory that we are using every day. In spite of the fact that our devices even use external memory, which is getting larger and larger every day, it is still impossible to store many high-resolution files on a sing
5 Best Bluetooth Speakers With Long Battery Life In 2020

5 Best Bluetooth Speakers With Long Battery Life In 2020

Speakers
The main topic of this article is the battery life of a Bluetooth speaker. We will discuss different battery-related topics (battery types, average battery life, the correlation between battery life and volume, etc.). After a short introduction, we will present to you our selection of 5 best Bluetooth speakers with long battery life in 2020. We all want a Bluetooth speaker that sounds good, provides a reliable wireless connection, and has good battery life. Those three things are always crucial and we all pay attention to these features when looking for a Bluetooth speaker. Naturally, these three things are never our only criteria and, depending on the needs and intended purpose, people are also looking for a more or less rugged speaker, a speaker with or without a microphone, more ...
7 Best Wireless Headphones For Cycling In 2020

7 Best Wireless Headphones For Cycling In 2020

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What features should wireless headphones for cycling have? If you’re a cyclist, you’re probably already aware of all the problems people encounter when using regular headphones for different sports activities. Especially for cycling. Our article on 7 best wireless headphones for cycling in 2020 is here to help you find the perfect model for your needs.  One of the obvious distracting factors are cables. In this case, fewer is better, which means that wired headphones don’t do the job when it comes to sports. Also, full-size headphones are not an option. They only add unnecessary weight and, subsequently, aren’t adequate for intense workouts. OK, the first problem is solved – cyclists need earbuds, standard wireless, or true wireless earbuds. But what about noise isolation? D
What You Need to Know About Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

What You Need to Know About Audio Return Channel (ARC)?

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Have you ever checked the rear panel of your TV and saw all those input and output ports? If you have and you found them confusing or you are simply searching for a way to establish a better connection and get better audio quality from your TV and all the audio devices in your house connected to your TV, we may be able to help you. Although the technology has been developing rapidly over the past decades, many of us still aren’t familiar with all the terms, audio equipment features, and all their possibilities. One of the features that has been introduced almost 10 years ago but still can be unfamiliar to some people is ARC. As it is very helpful and useful in every house, we have decided to do a little research and write this article that will thoroughly explain everything you should
5 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers With Wheels In 2020

5 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers With Wheels In 2020

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What’s the point of a tailgate party or just any outdoor party if you don’t have some large and powerful speaker(s) to set the mood? Preferably, some portable Bluetooth speaker. Maybe even a Bluetooth speaker with lights. And wheels, don’t forget about the wheels. Why wheels? Well, because carrying a huge speaker around is quite exhausting – wheeling it, like a suitcase, doesn’t require that much effort and it’s much more convenient. We are here today to talk about portable Bluetooth speaker with wheels, discuss all the features you should pay attention to when buying one, and present to you our selection of 5 best portable Bluetooth speakers with wheels in 2020. For starters, let’s just list some important characteristics you should think about when looking for a portable Bluetooth spe