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

Pre-Out vs Sub-Out: All You Need to Know! Explained for Newbies

If you are a new owner of a receiver or are now looking to purchase one, you have probably noticed two output ports labeled Pre-Out or Sub-Out. For those who don’t know what a pre-out and a sub-out are, this article is for you. After a few hours of research, here is what I learned about these two ports.  The main difference between a pre-out and a sub-out is … Read more

Are Beats Headphones Good for Mixing? (+2 Useful Tips)

Although Beats headphones are not as popular as it was before Apple acquired the company, they are still part of the most popular headphones we have today. And they are loved by many because of their bass response and the overall hype around them. Maybe you are learning how to produce music and you don’t want to spend money on a new pair of studio monitors or headphones for … Read more

Do Wireless Headphones Come Charged? (+6 Questions Answered)

It’s no news that wireless headphones come with in-built battery. And this is what powers the device and enable it to function. But can you use these headphones right out of the box? Do the batteries of wireless headphones come charged? Most wireless headphones come pre-charged and can be used immediately. Wireless Bluetooth headphone devices with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries will have a decent amount of power right out of the … Read more

Can You Use a Power Amp with an Integrated Amp? (& How To)

The quest for improved sound can be likened to a never-ending journey for most audio enthusiasts. In that regard, the possibility of using a power amp with an integrated amp is a scenario many people would love to experiment with. However, is it really possible to achieve this setup? Can you use a power amp with an integrated amp? You can use a power amp with an integrated amp … Read more

Do Subwoofer Isolation Pads Work? (Read this First!)

Subwoofer vibration isolation pads have been around for decades. Yet, many people are not aware of their effectiveness in insulating floors and other structures from the vibrations produced by subwoofers.  Just like any other product in the hi-fi community, there are diverse opinions about subwoofer isolation pads. While many people think they are definitely worth the purchase, several others think these pads are snake oil. Besides all the skeptics, … Read more

Subwoofer Isolation: How Effective Are They? (Full Guide)

Having a subwoofer in direct contact with the ground can create many issues due to the unwanted vibrations these subwoofers produce. Many people face this problem. The quest to solve this problem has led to the introduction of subwoofer isolation products. Subwoofer Isolation Products are also known as “anti-vibration” products. It is widely believed that isolating subwoofers from the floor helps to minimize vibration transfer through the floor and … Read more

Can Subwoofers Damage Your Car? (Explained + Important Tips)

Subwoofers are one of the key components most people go in for when they are considering an upgrade to their car stereo system. This is not surprising since subwoofers help you to achieve the best possible sound in your car. They are an ideal choice in cars because subwoofers produce clean and deep-toned sounds. However, some drivers play their subwoofers very loud, which can cause everything around to vibrate … Read more

Can You Mount an Amp on a Sub Box? (Solved & Explained!)

Finding a space in your car to mount your amplifier can be a challenging and confusing process. That’s because vehicle manufacturers usually leave no dedicated space to accommodate a car audio’s amp. So, one of the common places people think of mounting their amp is on the subwoofer box. But can you mount an amp on a sub box? Is it a good idea? It’s not ideal and safe … Read more