Bowers & Wilkins Custom Installation speakers

Hear everything, see nothing – the definitive guide to custom installation

You don’t have to see your loudspeakers to enjoy great sound. Custom installation speakers are easily concealed within your home, yet offer a genuine alternative to conventional cabinet designs. True,… Read more

Why rip your CDs? And why rip them to lossless?

Why rip your CDs? And why rip them to lossless?

Ripping music – transferring it from a physical format into a purely digital form stored on a computer drive – was once regarded with suspicion by those who prize sound… Read more

Why PCs are becoming the audiophile's choice

Why PCs are becoming the audiophile’s choice

In the past, audiophile music fans essentially had two options when deciding which source to use: a turntable or a CD player. Yes, there have been attempts to bring other… Read more

A history of binaural recording

A history of binaural recording

‘Binaural’ simply means ‘relating to two ears’, and it’s only an accident of history that we don’t use the word instead of ‘stereo’ (which actually means ‘solid’). As it is,… Read more

Getting more from your iPod: the definitive audiophile’s guide

Getting more from your iPod: the definitive audiophiles guide

Since its launch in October 2001, the Apple iPod has been responsible for a revolution in the way we enjoy music – and that’s not hyperbole. Where our portable music… Read more

Voices in my head – A guide to headphones

Voices in my head – A guide to headphones

Headphones have enjoyed a diverse technological history, Paul Rigby looks at their past, present and future. Headphones are one of the most personal items in anyone’s hi-fi. They generate some… Read more

The definitive guide to 24-bit FLAC

The definitive guide to 24-bit FLAC

High resolution downloads are changing the way we enjoy music, opening up possibilities undreamed of back in digital’s early days… CD was revolutionary when it first appeared, just over 30… Read more

John-Dibb

Learn how to listen: sound tasting at Abbey Road with Dr John Dibb

Continuing on our mission as sound evangelists we invited a group of journalists to a Sound Tasting at Abbey Road Studios. The aim was to give them an insight into… Read more