Woody Allen & Music: 6 Things You Need to Know! (+ Videos)

Many people know Woody Allen as an excellent actor, film writer, and director. But only a few are aware Woody Allen is a proficient musician too. For those who don’t know, Woody Allen has been a musician from childhood and still is. He plays a musical instrument, is in a band, and goes on tour playing in different locations worldwide. And we’re going to talk about it all in … Read more

Integrated Amp Vs Power Amp: What’s the Difference? (Solved)

Power amps have been around for many years, and they were the standard devices used to drive speakers. Quite recently, integrated amps came into the scene, and they are gradually replacing power amps. However, many people don’t know the difference between a power amp and an integrated amp and which one to go for. And that’s why I wrote this article. At the end of this article, you should … Read more

Are All XLR Cables the Same? (All You Need to Know!)

With so many XLR cable brands available today, many newbies looking to get into the pro audio world always seem to have the question, “are all XLR cables?” And it is a very valid question because visually, all XLR cables look quite identical. But does that mean they are the same? Although all XLR cables are used to transmit audio from one device to another, they are all not … Read more

XLR vs 3.5mm: Which is a Better Choice? (Full Guide)

XLR and 3.5mm connectors are two of the many audio connectors available today. And they are, without a doubt, part of the most used options out there. However, do you really know enough about them? What is the difference between XLR and 3.5mm connectors? Which is the better option? And can you connect an XLR jack to a 3.5mm port and vice versa? This and more is what we’ll … Read more

Do Integrated Amps Have DACs? All You Need to Know (+3 Tips)

Having a DAC and integrated amp in your audio setup is an excellent way to drastically improve the sound quality of your home audio setup. But it can be quite expensive to purchase both a standalone DAC and an integrated amp. So the question on many newbie audio enthusiasts’ minds is, “do integrated amps have DACs built into them? After doing a little bit of research, here is everything … Read more

Is Your Audio Interface Broken? (10 Things You Should Know!)

Like most audio gear, an audio interface comes with many features and functions. Thus, it can be overwhelming to get it to work just like you want it to, especially when you have relatively little knowledge about how to do so. Many people have faced situations where their audio interfaces do not work as they expect them to. During such situations, the most typical thought that runs through the … Read more

Phono Vs Aux: All You Need to Know! (+ Useful Tips)

If you own an A/V receiver or a turntable, I’m sure you’ve come across input and output ports labeled “Phono” and Aux.” And this has many people confused. But what this the actual difference between and a phono port and and aux port. And which one should you use. This and more is what we’ll learn in this article. So let’s get straight into it. What Is a Phono? … Read more

Why are DACs So Expensive? (10 Things You Should Know!)

If you’ve thought of improving the sound quality of your audio system, then you’ve probably considered purchasing a Digital-to-Analog Converter (or DAC). But to your surprise, most DACs available today are quite expensive for the function they perform.  So the question on the minds of many audio enthusiasts is, “why are DACs so expensive, and are they even worth it?”. So after some hours of research, here is everything … Read more

5 Great Integrated Amps with Pre-Out Review (with Pictures)

Back then, integrated amps that were made will have a preamp output and a power amp input port at the back of the unit. And then, they will be connected via an audio jumper cable.  This means if you wanted to use a different power amp for your audio setup, you could easily disconnect the jumper cable and then connect the amp to the preamp output. This is not … Read more

Can You Connect a Condenser Mic to a Phone? (Full Guide!)

Maybe you’ve always wanted to improve the audio quality of your smartphone’s audio recordings by using a condenser microphone instead of the phone’s built-in mic. But is this even possible? Can you use a condenser microphone with a phone? You can connect and use a condenser microphone can with a phone. This can be achieved by connecting the condenser microphone to the phone’s charging port or headphone jack. Depending … Read more