Looking for the ultimate in-ear headphone experience? Have a money's-no-object budget to go with your desire for killer sound? Word on the street is the Altec Lansing A-Series brings the goods.
Upgrading your headphones or speakers can seriously enhance your listening experience, but it's important to remember that your setup is only as strong as its weakest link. In many cases, this is the wimpy 1/16th inch jack that computers, smartphones and mp3 players use. The Audioengine Digital to Audio Converter (or DAC for short) D1 acts like a mini amp for whatever device you are playing music on.
We've given away so much great music this week, we could close our eyes and pin the tail on the MP3 and still come up with a winner every time. We'll remind you of a few of our faves before we grab a stick and break the MP3 pinata that's hanging in the boss's office that's full of next week's music.
Today we form a Bermuda Triangle of music with Free MP3's from Chris Cappello (playing tonight in Connecticut), Paradise Fears (doing the deal in Minneapolis) and a pair from Great Deceivers and Yip-Yip (sharing a bill in Orlando).
There's a vast array of speaker systems on the market these days designed to convert your personable listening experience into a communal one. The builders at Geneva Sound have released a snazzy little model called the XS, worthy of taking a look and a listen.
It's Seattle. No it's L.A. No it's Brooklyn. Actually it's all three of these little burghs that are hosting music of note tonight. Check out what's happening and get some Free MP3s while you're at it.
Another British label to be featured in our Label of the Week series is Oxfordshire based Big Scary Monsters. Started by Kevin Douch when he was in school, the label has built itself a solid reputation of releasing music by a very diverse range of artists that often don't quite seem to slot into any obvious scene or genre.
So you didn't get that new Ferrari you put on your Christmas list last month? Fear not, the legendary car-maker is teaming with Logic3 to build a line of iDocks and headphones that reportedly sound as good as their cars roll.