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Monster ControlTalk Headphones Cell Phone Compatibility Table

Monster® ControlTalk™ headphones allow you to control your cell phone’s media functions without having to interact directly with your phone. ControlTalk headphones feature an in-line control button for adjusting volume, switching tracks, accepting calls and other actions usually found just on the phone. Keep reading to view the table and find out if your Monster ControlTalk headphones work with your cellphone. Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrade your audio components to ensure the best listening experience

Have you experienced amazing sound today? Most humans are capable of discerning a vast range of tones, from 20Hz to 20,000Hz – the deepest bass to the most deafening highs. But most speakers and audio systems reproduce a narrow and imprecise frequency range, meaning you’re missing valuable portions of your audio experience. Imagine watching your favorite movie on your new HDTV but with half the picture missing; having an inferior sound system is much the same, never letting the artist’s musical feel or the director’s soundtrack impact you as intended. Read the rest of this entry »

Choose Niles Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers for your next custom installation

Niles Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers are specifically engineered to meet demanding applications, audiophile expectations, and contemporary design trends. Since its beginnings in 1978, Niles has focused on creating solutions-based products that cut no corners and spared no expense. Today, Niles is a leading manufacturer of in-wall, ceiling-mount, outdoor, and home theater speakers, but also provides infrared (IR) systems, volume control, and multi-zone systems. Keep reading to learn more about Niles ceiling-mount loudspeakers and their many applications and advantages. Read the rest of this entry »

DLP, LCD, or Plasma: Choosing the right HDTV based on panel technology, size, and placement

“Which one should I buy?” Trying to sort through the onslaught of technical jargon and conflicting advice usually ends with the customer making a rash decision driven by a desire to end the headaches and waiting instead of accurate and helpful information. We’ve already discussed the differences between resolutions (eg: 720p vs. 1080p ) and the importance of investing in HD technology (eg: digital transition in February 2009 ), but little has been said about screen size, viewing distance, or which panel technology is right for particular conditions and uses. Below you will find information to help you determine if you should buy a DLP , plasma , or LCD ; how big of a screen you should get; what the different technologies are best at doing; and how and where to position yourself/TV to maximize your HD experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Table-top radios: Bose Wave vs. Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i

st1\:* { BEHAVIOR: url(#ieooui) } Everyone knows the iPod revolutionized the music industry – not to mention the way we experience and think about music – but the same problem remains: how to maximize the listening experience. Many people spend their day with tiny earbuds tinning away, others plug their iPods into large stereos and blast themselves with sound. But what if you also like listening to the radio, or want an alarm clock for your bedstand? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a radio that sounds amazing and also accepted your iPod, providing a simple dock-and-play experience that respects the music through quality components and innovative designs? If you want a true music system, one that integrates the iPod, radio, and alarm functions, then I recommend the Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo-i . Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the Difference Between 1080p, 1080i, 720p and Other Resolutions?

1080p seems to be all the buzz in the electronics world today. I know that you’ve heard the term before in commercials for High Def TV’s, Blu-Ray Disc Players or from the “all knowing” salesmen in the electronics isle of a department store. It is true, 1080p resolution will give the highest picture quality possible. However you have to have equipment that can support it, and at the moment there isn’t a whole lot that can. Read the rest of this entry »

Easily Charge & Play Your iPod in Your Car

This article explains what options you have for charging and listening to your iPod in your car. Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking Plasma Myths

Pioneer Electronics sponsored a study with the experts at IDC and the Imaging Science Foundation titled “Mythbusting – Just the Facts on Plasma TV Performance” . Real-world tests were conducted on HD plasma TVs, LCD TVs and microdisplay (MD) rear-projection TVs to measure picture quality and viewing experience in a way that represents what you see when watching TV. The results… Read the rest of this entry »

Learn About High Definition TV

You’ve seen the words “Broadcast in HDTV” at the start of some of your favorite television shows. Your newspaper is flooded with ads from local electronics stores plugging the newest “must have” HDTV sets. But, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), while more than 60 percent of American television viewers recognize the abbreviation “HDTV,” they are very confused about all of the new TV terminology and what they will actually see when they invite high-definition television into their home. Read the rest of this entry »
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