Jeff from NAD visited Crutchfield and told us all about the NAD C 356DAC, a stereo integrated amp.
About the size of a typical USB flash drive, the DragonFly simply plugs into any open USB port on your PC or Mac®, installing itself automatically in just seconds. From there it takes over the audio processing function of your computer's sound card, replacing it with an audiophile-grade 24-bit ESS SabreT conversion chip.
Now you can enjoy all the advantages of an outboard digital-to-analog converter and a headphone amp while listening to music directly from your iPod, iPad or iPhone. Woody tries out the NuForce iDo.
Christopher, a web designer at Crutchfield, tried out the NuForce iDo™, a digital-to-analog converter/headphone amplifier for iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad®. He was looking for a desktop system for his music, and the iDo turned out to be the perfect solution.
Great sound and simple setup that was Ralph's experience with the Audioengine D2 wireless DAC and 5+ premium powered bookshelf speaker combination.
Dave, a Crutchfield audio enthusiast, tests whether or not upgrading your earbuds and adding a NuForce iDo DAC makes your low-res music on your iPod sound better.
The Astell & Kern AK100 represents a new benchmark for portable audio, with true audiophile performance you can fit in your pocket. It plays high-resolution music files, delivering them with all their native detail and depth for high fidelity playback beyond the capability of CDs.
A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Here are some tips on how to improve your vehicle's sound, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.
Music players like the iPod® are more about portability than quality sound. But a new product aims to elevate the portable listening experience far beyond good enough.
Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.
When Crutchfield designer Erica learned that one of her roommates would be moving, she decided to take the opportunity to set up a home office. She wanted a clean uncluttered look, and the ability to really enjoy her music while working.
Cambridge Audio's Azur 851C is a high-end CD player that delivers exceptional clarity from your CD collection, and also functions as a state-of-the-art digital-to-analog converter and a versatile digital preamp.
If outstanding comfort, luxurious presentation, and long-haul listening sessions are up your alley, have we got a pair of headphones for you.
Ben from Cambridge Audio shows us their Azur 651BD and Azur 751BD Blu-ray disc players. They're designed not only to render your videos beautifully, but also to play all your music with depth and clarity.
The Grado SR225i headphones deliver spacious sound with plenty of detail.
Looking for a better-than-average set of basic headphones? Me too. That's why I gave the Sennheiser HD 280 Pros a try.
Sennheiser doesn't use the term "Pro" lightly, so I was expecting quite a lot from the HD380 Pro headphones. I wasn't disappointed.
Steve Kindig, Tara W.
Steve, Crutchfield Senior Editor and audio enthusiast, and Tara, Crutchfield writer and digital audio enthusiast, set up a dedicated stereo listening system. They show you what you need to enjoy your music to the fullest, from a basic system to one that's more complex.
Some headphones just sound as beautiful as they look. And with their mahogany earcups, the Grado GS1000i headphones looked very beautiful, indeed.
Can material matter that much? Ralph tries out the RS2 headphones with mahogany earcups and says "yes."