Vintage Sounding

These hand-me-down cans have been languishing unloved for decades. The original owner’s pipe smoke smell has finally half-lifed so put them on for a listen. Very comfortable to wear and quite a smooth old school sound I guess. Smooth, not fatiguing or over emphasised at either end of the spectrum with some mid frequency colour…

Onion Lust

The sting of onion tears mask the real emotions but a lust for onions is a cause for concern. Image by Quinn Dombrowski under this creative commons licence. Up The Hill Backwards 2015

A Tidal Wave Of Listener Apathy

The recent relaunch of the Tidal music streaming service bolstered by many mainstream big music stars throws up more questions than answers for me. The first of which is does the majority listener demographic of the music artists who were part of the brand push own the kind of equipment where listening to uncompressed audio…

Blu Ray Audio: Once More Unto The Breach

The music industry appears to be about to launch yet another attempt to lure the 17-32%  of music listeners worldwide who treasure sound fidelity enough to lay down money to acquire it. Sadly this is a bit DeJa Vu for some as these golden eared listeners have may have already bought into DVD-Audio and SACD…

Alas Alac Lossless

My hearing is less than perfect but for those that can hear the difference lossless digital audio formats offer the means of storing sound recordings whilst preserving as much of the original without resorting to the kind of heavy compression and lossy methods of mp3’s,MP4,WMA and the like. Apple have just open sourced their Apple…