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John Grandberg Apr 27, 2012 14 comments

With Apple selling millions of the new iPad in a very short period of time, it seems appropriate to once again discuss the best ways to use the device. I covered a lot of points in my prior article but there are always new apps launching and new things to try. I'll also touch on a few basics for those who may be new to the iOS world. Some of these uses might seem obvious---others may surprise you. Read on to find out what I mean.

John Grandberg Feb 24, 2012 15 comments

The iPod Touch has stood unopposed in the marketplace through 4 generations, without any direct competitors boasting similar feature sets. That's finally starting to change with several new Android-based devices being released from Philips, Samsung, Sony, and others.

I spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 to see if it makes the grade for discerning listeners.

John Grandberg Dec 22, 2011 28 comments

The Apple iPad is a versatile device. It's a game-playing, movie-watching, internet-browsing, email-sending, video-chatting, picture-taking, overall fun time-waster. And it can even help you get some work done too. But is there any way to use it as part of a serious audio system?

Let's have a listen!

John Grandberg Nov 15, 2011 34 comments

A library of over 10 million tracks. New albums added daily. High quality audio. Access through your home computer, smartphone, or streaming audio device. Sound interesting? There are several music services out there claiming to provide just that, for a small monthly fee of course.

But from an audiophile's perspective, do any of them actually live up to their promises?

John Grandberg Sep 28, 2011 14 comments

If you’ve been around the forums reading about portable audio players, it’s likely that you’ve come across the term “Rockbox”. You probably wondered what it was. Maybe you even looked into the matter further but stopped pursuing it when it got complicated. In this article I intend to arm you with enough info to help you understand what Rockbox is, what it does, and ultimately if it is something worth trying.

Interested in hot-rodding your portable audio player? Read on.

Tyll Hertsens May 27, 2011 2 comments

Since I wrote my "Headphones Can Kill You" article two months ago, I've seen in my news feeds at least three more people wearing headphones killed by trains. Unbelievable … but true. While I'm sure InnerFidelity readers are smart enough to stay off the tracks, there are plenty of other hazards out there --- I've almost been hit at the grocery store parking lot before. And don't you just hate it when the stewardess' lips move but you've got to pull the earphones out of your ear only to hear her ask if you want some lousy peanuts?

Well, now there's something you can do about it.