Jeff from NAD visited Crutchfield and told us all about the NAD C 356DAC, a stereo integrated amp.
I recently borrowed a NuForce Icon 2 desktop integrated amplifier with built-in digital-to-audio converter (DAC) to see if it would improve the sound of my digital music library. ...
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.
Jon, Crutchfield video director, took the NuForce Dia home and tried it out in his home theater setup. He was impressed by how the stereo integrated amp with built-in DAC added clarity and detail in his music and movies.
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.
Dave, a Crutchfield audio enthusiast, tests in the Crutchfield Labs whether or not upgrading computer speakers with Audioengine 2 (A2) speakers and adding a Music Fidelity V-DAC II (digital-to-analog converter) makes the low-res music on a computer sound better.
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.
If you want to get the best sound possible out of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, check out the Cambridge Audio ID100 dock.
Crutchfield's senior home A/V editor, Steve Kindig reviews the Oppo BDP-95 universal Blu-ray player.
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.
Which headphones are the best? There's no one answer. Here are our recommendations for "the best" based on general usage and situations.