RCA vs 3.5mm: What’s the Difference & Which Sounds Better?

RCA and 3.5 mm connectors are among these numerous connectors that help you connect, transmit and enjoy audio. These connectors are used by many on a daily basis. However, most people have little to no knowledge about them. This article will shed light on these two connectors. One question, however, that is asked many times is “between RCA and 3.5mm, which sounds better?” There is no noticeable difference in … Read more

RCA vs 1/4″: What’s the Difference & Which is Better?

There are many audio cables available today. RCA and 1/4″ cables have stood the test of time. And for many years, both types of cables and connectors are used by many people for different purposes. But between RCA and 1/4 inch cables, which is the better choice? This and more is what you’ll learn in this article. There is no noticeable difference between an RCA and 1/4 inch TS … Read more

Mixer vs Receiver: What’s the Difference? (+5 Answers)

Mixers and receivers are used in a lot of applications and environments. Some of these include; recording studios, public address systems, televisions, home theater systems, and more. They are a key component in many audio applications. However, many don’t know the difference between the two, and there are some misconceptions about these two audio devices. So after some hours of research, here is every thing I learned about Mixers … Read more

Speakon vs XLR: What’s the Difference & Which is Better?

If you are someone involved in professional audio, then you’re probably familiar with Speakon and XLR connectors and knows when to use them. But for those who aren’t familiar with these two connectors, this is the article for you. I will talk about Speakon and XLR, the differences and address some of the common questions most people have about them. Let’s get into it. Speakon is primarily used for … Read more

Are XLR Cables Mono or Stereo? All You Need to Know

There is usually a lot of confusion when the subject of whether cables, particularly XLR cables, are mono or stereo, is brought up. This subject area can be very confusing for beginners and even professionals. I am going to speak about the issue of whether XLR cables are mono or stereo in this article, so read along. XLR cables are primarily used to transmit a balanced mono audio signal … Read more

Line Out vs Headphone Out: What’s the Difference? (Solved!)

Line outputs and headphone outputs are two identical audio ports that are often confused with each other. This is not surprising since there is little information about them on the net. This article is going to shed more light on the two and the differences between them.  But what exactly is the difference between a Line Out and Headphone Out? Line Out (or Line Output) is an audio port … Read more

Speakon vs 1/4″: Which is a Better Choice? (Full Details)

There are many different types of audio cables and connectors available today. However, Speakon and 1/4″ connectors are two of the most common ones used in live audio production.  Although both the Speakon and 1/4″ primarily do the same thing, that is, transfer audio signal from one device to another, they are used for different purposes. And that’s what you’ll learn in this article. So what’s the primary difference … Read more

MIDI Files and Copyright: All You Need to Know (Explained!)

Over the years, MIDI files are gradually replacing traditional sheet music. MIDI has now become the standard way we program musical notes in music production software. And it’s quite easy to transfer MIDI files from one person to the other. But just as any intellectual property, MIDI files have their own unique copyright laws that most people are not aware of. So this blog post is dedicated to answering … Read more

XLR & Mic Splitters: How Well Do They Work? (Full Guide)

Perhaps you want to send an audio signal from one source to multiple destinations. Or maybe you want to split a microphone signal and then send one of the signals to the Front of House mixing engineer while recording the same signal.  Whatever your reason, XLR splitters can come in quite handy when you want to duplicate a signal and send it to multiple devices. But how effective are … Read more

Do XLR To USB Cables Work? (+3 Important Things To Know!)

Nowadays, a lot of people record and produce audio materials from the comfort of their homes. The introduction of USB audio devices and cables such as XLR to USB cables has further increased this statistic. XLR to USB cables are electrical cables that enable you to connect an XLR device directly to your computer. The idea behind the design and manufacture of XLR to USB cables is to enable … Read more