Power Forces Changes In Portable Audio Design

By Pallab Chatterjee Power is becoming an overriding issue in the analog world, and nowhere was this more apparent than at the recent NAMM show. The annual show, which is run by the National Association of Music Merchants, featured mostly iOS applications and higher-performance hardware plug-ins, although Android development is starting show up. The recent releases of Android support the ... » read more

Listening In With Better Audio

By Pallab Chatterjee The high profile discussion on new consumer products has been high definition-video and high-definition TV broadcast. The other end of the experience is starting to catch up with improved audio. Since the shift from LPs and CDs has taken place towards downloadable portable audio data, there have been complaints from the listeners about the quality of the sound. The f... » read more