Lumin X1 Network Music Player Review

Lumin X1 Network Music Player Review

Single Reviews
Lumin is a Hong Kong-based audio manufacturer. It was founded only 8 years ago but it’s already one of the fastest-growing high-end audio companies and it has already gained such an impressive reputation. In 2012, Lumin released the world’s first DSD-compatible music streamer and it was a huge success. Since then, Lumin expanded its product range, but its main area of expertise are still network music players and, according to numerous positive reviews written by fellow audiophiles, Lumin is one of the best in the industry when it comes to music streamers. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Lumin’s X1 flagship network music player. Priced slightly under $14,000, X1 is supposed to be one of the most capable and best-performing streamers on the market. Let’s see what’s so special about it.
8 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers In 2021

8 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers In 2021

Speakers
Certain events, like parties and other group gatherings (both indoor and outdoor), require and depend heavily on the speaker quality and loudness. You can’t throw a large party without a big and powerful speaker (or speakers). That is simply unacceptable. Today, we are here to help you get a better understanding of all the specs related to speaker loudness and to present to you our selection of the biggest, most powerful, and loudest Bluetooth speakers in 2021. We may also give you a few tips on what to look for and what to pay attention to when looking for a loud Bluetooth speaker. Ready? Let’s go. Fun Facts About the Human Perception of Sound Fact 1: The human ear is a very complex and very sensitive organ. The smallest change in loudness (aka SPL or Sound Pressure Level) an
Top 6 Loudest Wireless Earbuds In 2021

Top 6 Loudest Wireless Earbuds In 2021

Earbuds
If you are the kind of person who loves to turn the volume all the way up, you’ve come to the right place. Our article about the top 6 loudest wireless earbuds in 2021 is here to present to you 6 great pairs of earbuds that don’t only deliver loud and clear sound output but also are wireless. Why Do We Need Loud Wireless Music? Even though wireless music doesn't offer the same quality as wired music, we are all witnesses of how wireless devices have become a true necessity over the years. People are rushing into the cordless future and we really can't blame them for that. The world is getting busier and so are we, so why would we lose so much time on untangling long cables or getting through a busy day with no music at all? We need wireless music to get us through our daily acti
What MP3 Players are Compatible with Audible?

What MP3 Players are Compatible with Audible?

Audio Players
Looking for an mp3 player that can play your Audible audiobooks? Our article is here to help you understand what Audible is, how it works, and what mp3 players are compatible with Audible. We will also discuss ways to play Audible books on non-compatible mp3 players. Our list of compatible players is divided into 4 parts. If you want something fully compatible with Audible, don’t read the whole article – just the first two sections. If you are interested in all the possible options, you should check out the rest of our suggestions.  What is Audible? Audible was founded back in 1995. In 1998, Audible released its first product. It was a portable device called Audible Mobile Player and it had only 4MB of internal storage, which allowed the users to store up to 2h of audio conten
6 Best Low-Profile Center Channel Speakers – Slim & Compact

6 Best Low-Profile Center Channel Speakers – Slim & Compact

Speakers
If you’re trying to find a slim, compact, and great-performing center channel speaker, you’ve come to the right place. Our article on 6 best low-profile center channel speakers in 2021 is here to answer all the questions you may have about center channels, their role in home theater and surround sound systems, and characteristics that make a good center channel speaker. We have also made a nice selection of the best slim and compact center channels, so you don’t have to look elsewhere for suggestions. Everything you need to know is right here – you just have to lay back and read.  In a 5.1 system speaker system, the number five describes the number of speakers around you and the number one describes the number of subwoofers. The subwoofer is responsible for all the low frequenc
Manger P1 Loudspeaker Review

Manger P1 Loudspeaker Review

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Manger Audio is a German high-end speaker manufacturer founded more than 50 years ago. During the 1960s, the founder of Manger Audio, Josef W Manger developed a special type of transducer named Manger Sound Transducer and, since then, this unique kind of driver has been the key element of all the Manger’s speaker designs. Manger’s current speaker line consists of three floorstanding speakers (active S1 and passive P1 and P2), two bookshelf speakers (active C1 and passive Z1), one wall-mounted speaker (W1), and one in-wall speaker (I1). Today, we are taking a closer look at one of the latest flagship models from this company called Manger P1. For starters, here’s a short overview. Manger P1 is a 2-way passive floorstanding loudspeaker. It houses two drivers – one powerful Manger tran
5 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers With USB Ports In 2021

5 Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers With USB Ports In 2021

Speakers
If you need a speaker that has more options for music playback and not just Bluetooth connection or if you need a device that can charge your phone or tablet in case of emergency, you’ve come to the right place. Our list of 5 best portable Bluetooth speakers with USB ports in 2021 gathers 5 models that offer much more than a simple Bluetooth experience. Why Do We Need Bluetooth Speakers with USB Ports? We are aware of the fact that we’re living in the wireless era and that Bluetooth is an integral part of our lives. We use it to stream music from our phones, tablets, computers, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices all the time. We also use Bluetooth speakers to stream podcasts or even answer important calls hands-free. Handy, isn't it? It saves space, sets you free from cable clutter, and
What MP3 Players are Compatible with iTunes?

What MP3 Players are Compatible with iTunes?

Audio Players
Have you noticed that you’re not getting the same user experience when your iPod is connected to your Mac and when your non-Apple mp3 player is connected to it? Numerous people all over the world have experienced this issue. The reason why this happens is actually quite simple – your mp3 player is not compatible with iTunes. When your iPod (or iPhone or iPad) is connected to your Mac (or Windows PC with iTunes installed), it is automatically recognized and synced with iTunes. However, when you connect a generic mp3 player or a player made by a manufacturer other than Apple, you may encounter a series of compatibility problems. iTunes may not even recognize your mp3 player. The truth is – there are no mp3 players, tablets, or smartphones (other than those made by Apple), that are fully comp
What Are Planar Magnetic Headphones & How Do They Work?

What Are Planar Magnetic Headphones & How Do They Work?

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If you have a pair of full-size headphones, the chances are quite big that they have standard dynamic drivers as this is the traditional and very popular technology that has been used for ages now. One of the reasons these headphones are so popular is that they are easy and inexpensive to make. Inside their cups, you can find a voice coil with a cone-shaped diaphragm and a magnet behind them. We can’t say these aren’t great but their main problem is inconsistent sound production across different frequencies, which makes the sound they deliver not completely accurate. Also, being cheaply made, the parts inside the cups are glued together and the glue wears off over time and the headphones begin to fall apart. Along with the hardware, the sound also gets worse. On the bright side,
8 Best Surround Sound Amplifiers For 5.1 & 7.1 Systems In 2021

8 Best Surround Sound Amplifiers For 5.1 & 7.1 Systems In 2021

Amplifiers
Looking for a surround sound amplifier for your 5.1 or 7.1 system? You’ve come to the right place. Our article about 8 best surround sound amplifiers for 5.1 & 7.1 systems in 2021 is here to make your search much easier. It will help you understand these devices better, give you some guidelines that can help you find exactly what you're looking for, and finally, present to you our selection of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound amplifiers. What’s the Purpose of a Surround Sound Amplifier? For the purposes of our article about the best surround sound amplifiers, we considered surround sound amplifiers and AV receivers the same thing. However, it is important for you to understand that amplifiers and AV receivers are not absolutely the same. You see, every AV receiver is also a surround