Millions of Songs on your iPod Touch?

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Not mine. In fact I shuffle parts of my library very regularly so that my iPod Touch is never more than 1/3 full. Still, that is probably only 1000 songs at a maximum. However, if technology will have its way (and it will), the next next next next iPod could carry millions of songs. How will this be accomplished? Well, let me remind you about a great feature called digital compression. It has been around since the dawn of mathematics, but only in the last 30 or so years, been applied to music. In fact, the world’s de facto audio standard, the Redbook CD is compressed at 16 bits and 44.1 kHz.

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Q-Jays Inner Earphones in Review – Dual Balanced Armature Precision

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Jays – Design and Quality
The Q-Jays represent our 3rd Balanced Armature earphone review. This time, Sweden’s Jays’ top product, the Q-Jay are on the table. They are also the smallest dual armature earphones in the world. And tiny they are – the body could fit two or three times into a Monster Turbine shell!

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Headphone Tidbits 29 May

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For you hungry headphone-a-philes, keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming reviews. A high-end Westone UM3X has slipped in somehow which will be featured in an upcoming review, but this week’s will be the lovely looking and sounding Q-Jay from Jays of Sweden.

As many of you know, there is a massive headphone convention happening this weekend in California. CanJam will open its doors on Saturday to audiophiles from all over the world and feature all the big vendors that have made headlines in the hot, headphone world.

If you go, pick up a Sennheiser IE8 for me will ya? You can get last-minute details at headfi.org’s CanJam page.

Down She Goes! Apple’s Mac and iPod Line Losing Ground for 2nd Straight Quarter

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While not the news we hope and pray for, we can still pray. Pray that things set themselves aright (aside from sliding prices). Apple have been losing selling power now for the 2nd straight quarter. Mac shipments for the month of April have slipped 1.8 percent and quarterly sales by 3, a number that proves that even Apple are susceptible to recession.

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