July 20th 2011 3:18 am


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by dave

Streaming audio to multiple devices (Sonos, DLNA, etc) from your desktop?
Earlier today, I stumbled across AirAudio -- an app for Android devices that will stream nearly any audio available on your phone (from your favorite music services, local storage, etc) to any compatible DLNA or Apple *AirPlay* speaker or receiver.
I no longer have an Android device, but I’ve long wanted something like this for my desktop computer. Basically, we have two Sonos speakers around the house and a nice set of stereo speakers in my office, hooked up to my... Read more →

by dave

Anyone participating in the Sonos beta for their new controller apps?
I've been a pretty huge fan of Sonos for a few years now and have amassed a small army of their speakers, providing some pretty great sonic satisfaction throughout our home. That said, one of the most frustrating things about Sonos has long been their apps (both for desktop and mobile devices). It's slow, cumbersome, and sometimes makes it a pain to get to the music you want to enjoy.
They recently announced an open beta for their new controller app, and if you have... Read more →

by frankspin

How much does audio quality matter when buying music?
In a recent conversation via Twitter I came across the site mp3ornot.com which uses an A/B test to see if you can find the difference in the files. It's an interesting test to take and see if you can actually notice the difference; mind you it's still not the best since they're not local files and sources may vary.
It did get me to thinking about music quality and perhaps some peoples obsession with having the best quality when they may not even notice. If you're... Read more →