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Matthew Cox

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Bio: Matthew is an audio engineering graduate with a strong passion for post-production, recording engineering, and audio technology. Matthew is also an experienced musician with over a decade of experience in recording, touring, and performing. Matthew enjoys studying the inner workings of audio equipment and acoustics theory.

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The Best Large and Loud Bluetooth Speakers

Published on 26 Apr 2023

Large Bluetooth speakers can reach volume levels unmatched by those that focus on portability. When you’re trying to entertain a large group of people or throw a party, you’ll want a speaker that can keep up. That’s where these large and loud Bluetooth speakers excel. Large and loud are both relative terms, and for the […]

What Are Speaker Drivers & How Do They Differ?

Published on 19 Apr 2023

Speaker drivers are the components of a speaker system that convert electrical signals into sound waves. They are the heart of any speaker system and come in different sizes, materials, and components depending on their application. Let’s take a look at the role the driver plays in relation to the other components of a speaker: […]

Acoustic Treatment for Home Theater

Published on 23 Mar 2023

When setting up a home theater, acoustics are an incredibly important aspect to consider. A properly treated room allows the listener to hear all sounds accurately and clearly, providing a more immersive experience. The best speakers, amplifiers, and cabling will only get you so far- acoustic treatment removes the room’s interference with sound quality and […]

How to Choose a Gaming Headset

Published on 10 Mar 2023

Depending on your gaming type, you may find yourself with specific needs from your headset. For instance, FPS shooters require precise locations of footsteps and enemy fire to calculate their position. This may not seem like a concern for casual gamers, but for those looking to play competitive games, even on a casual level, good […]

Passive vs Active vs Adaptive Noise Cancellation

Published on 16 Feb 2023

Noise cancellation technology has seen major improvements in recent years, especially in earbuds/earphones, and is now almost a feature seen on every pair, including entry-level models. Noise cancellation refers to the ability of a device to reduce or eliminate ambient noise, allowing the user to hear what they want to hear better. There are different […]

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Active vs Passive Speakers

Published on 02 Feb 2023

If you’ve been looking around the speaker market, you may have noticed some speakers are referred to as ‘active’ while others are called ‘passive.’ Active and passive speakers are two different types of speakers that are used for different purposes. The main difference between the two is that active speakers have built-in amplifiers, while passive […]

Finding The Right Amplifier For Your Needs

Published on 20 Jan 2023

Shopping for a new power amplifier can become an overwhelming experience since there are so many sizes, styles, and types to choose from. Knowledge of power amplifiers and their specifications can go a long way in selecting the appropriate model for your needs. Before browsing for a new power amplifier, I’d recommend evaluating your needs […]

Hearing Health & How To Preserve Yours

Published on 28 Dec 2022

Hearing health is an issue that is often overlooked and is far more serious than many believe. In the United States, one in eight people older than 12 years suffers from hearing loss in both ears and about 1 in 3 people between the ages of 65 and 75 years old suffer from hearing loss. […]

Surround Sound Configurations – How To Set Up Your Speakers

Published on 19 Dec 2022

If you enjoy watching movies, series, documentaries, or any other TV at home, you need a few things to create a comfortable viewing experience. Aside from a good couch, a streaming service subscription, and quality television, a proper sound system is essential; without quality sound, money spent on the latest TV with ultra-realistic picture quality […]

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How To Take Care Of Your Vinyl Player

Published on 12 Dec 2022

Owning a vinyl record player is something special. Listening to recorded material in an analog decoding fashion adds an extra dimension to the music-listening experience. For some, it’s the warm, natural, and high-fidelity audio that just can’t be replicated using digital emulations, while for others, it brings about a nostalgic sensation. The fact that you […]