Audio Equipment

The Best Earphones For Sound Quality

I’ve tested many earphones at Reactual over the last two years — probably about 30 earphones in total. My top issue is most earphones is a lack of sound quality — I’m very fond of rich sound with well represented bass. I also like my earphones to be comfortable and durable. I eventually found some earphones that were worthy of purchase.

The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $200

The best bookshelf speakers under $200 are the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers. These inexpensive speakers are great value. These speakers were designed by Andrew Jones, a noted speaker designer. One of his other notable designs are the TAD Reference One’s which sell for slightly more money than the SP-BS22-LRs — $70K. Professional reviewers like the SP-BS22-LRs. …

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The Best Stereo Receiver Under $250: Harmon Kardon 3700

Harmon Kardon, founded in 1953, helped create the high-fidelity audio industry, and today the company continues to produce great audio gear. Featured here is Harmon Kardon’s 3700 receiver, which has a clean, minimalist design. Selling for about $310, this receiver is really a high-end device at a budget price. Like all Harman Kardon stereo and A/V receivers, it incorporates the company’s …

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The Top Rated Waterproof Headphones

Today, water lovers can bring their tunes with them and still get quality sound. Not just for swimmers, waterproof headphones are beneficial for all sports enthusiasts since they are also sweatproof and can be rinsed off after use. By reading reviews across the web (iLounge and CrunchGear are good sources), we’ve come up with a …

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The Top Rated Computer Speakers

Please see our updated 2016 article: The Best Computer Speakers Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Computer Speakers   The Harman Kardon Soundsticks received editor’s choice on both PCMag and CNET for excellent sound performance and unique, aesthetic design. The frequency response range of 44Hz to 20KHz offers crisp definition for all forums: music, movies, and gaming. Power switch built in …

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

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 …

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