Speaker Out Vs. Headphone Out: All You Need to Know!

Audio outputs are used to transmit audio signals analog or digital audio signals into the input of other audio devices. However, using the wrong audio output for your audio connection can affect the quality of sound you get from your system. It can lead to weak signal output, poor audio quality, or completely unusable audio. In extreme cases, using the wrong audio output can even result in damaged hardware … Read more

5 Great DACs with Mic Input Review (with Pictures)

DACs play an important role in this digital media era by converting streaming music and other digital media files to analog audio that can be heard through headphones or speakers when amplified. This is why all smartphones, laptops, and PCs come with built-in DACs. As you may already know, standalone DACs are built to give you more control than what built-in DACs offer users. Since the primary role of … Read more

Main Out vs Control Room Out: All You Need to Know!

Two standard outputs on mixing consoles, are Main Out and Control Room Out ports. Since every type of output on mixing consoles differ slightly from each other, what are the differences between these two output types, and how do they function? I will address all this in this article so read till the end. The main difference between a main out and a control room out is that, a … Read more

Is The Monitor Out On Mixers and Amps Different? (Solved!)

One of the output ports that can be found in both mixing consoles and amplifiers is the Monitor Out port. With mixing consoles and amplifiers performing entirely different functions, does that mean the functionality of their Monitor Out ports and the type of signal they carry vary as well? I will address these and more in this article so read till the end. Functionally, there is no difference between … Read more

Bluetooth Headphone Volume Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It!

One common problem with Bluetooth headphones is when the headphone’s volume does not change no matter how much you press them. If your Bluetooth headphones have stopped responding to volume control, then you know exactly how frustrating this can be. The good news is, depending on the audio source you are using, there are some ways of resolving this issue. In this article, I am going to explain why … Read more

Are Bookshelf Speakers Active Or Passive? Facts to Know!

Bookshelf speakers are among the most versatile of all speaker types available. This is because they come in different varieties and can be used with many different audio systems. In addition to these, they can be configured in multiple ways as well. Due to this, bookshelf speakers have become very popular. Despite their popularity, quite a number of people are unsure as to whether bookshelf speakers are active or … Read more

How To Remove Stuck XLR Connectors (Full Guide!)

Anyone who uses XLR cables regularly knows how easily their connectors can become stuck in their sockets and other audio devices. There are numerous reasons why this may happen. Nonetheless, it is always frustrating when any XLR socket gets stuck in another socket. When they get stuck firmly, removing them can be hard to do. Though this is the case, if you are faced with a stuck XLR cable, … Read more

Can You Convert A USB Mic to XLR? (Important Things to Know!)

USB microphones are getting better as each year passes. In fact, the latest models are so good that producers, musicians, and audio engineers are looking for new ways to incorporate and use them in their music production. Due to their unique qualities, lots of people recommend that one gets a really good USB mic that can be used for as many purposes as possible. However, with most USB microphones … Read more

How to Clean XLR Connectors (+7 Great Tips)

Cleaning XLR connectors is not something that everyone considers to be important. This is not surprising since these cables are very reliable, and thus usually work very well. In rare cases where they stop working, they are simply replaced. Due to this, the idea of cleaning XLR connectors has not been embraced by most people. However, you can significantly increase the lifespan and effectiveness of your XLR cables by … Read more

Tape Out vs Pre Out: What’s The Difference? (Explained!)

Tape Out and Pre Out are two audio ports you’ll find on some audio devices. Pre Out is a more common audio output port but Tape Out isn’t that common. Although, both are audio output ports, they serve different purposes. So, what exactly is the difference between Tape Out and Pre Out? A Tape Out is a line-level output that sends a weak signal that is unaffected by signal … Read more