April 16, 2013
I’m a firm believer that certain types of cables are simply cables, no matter how well they are branded and packaged. When I see a DJ talk about how much better their monster RCA cables are, I usually ask for proof. The “proof” is nothing more than a general consensus that if something cost more than it must be better. Sure, there is a little bit of truth to this thought. While the audio quality might not be altered in any way (after all, it’s just an RCA cable), the build quality of the cable might actually be better than the next, so it’s worth paying the money for something that will last longer. The trouble is, how far does this go?
The NEO D+ cables actually have some substance other than the claims they make. The square shape actually keeps the cable from bending, and makes it significantly harder …
January 5, 2013
Some people purchase headphones because of the cool factor that comes with it. There nothing wrong with that, as long as the headphones are of decently quality and worth the high price tag. Beat By Dre probably take the cake for being trendy and noticeable, while still being able to deliver good sound. If you’re a hiphop lover than you probably already know where Dr. Dre comes from – but you may not know much about Monster, the gear company behind the entire production. Monster is more frequently known for their “Monster Cables”, which have become a household name like Kleenex is for tissues.
Monster cables take the very simple and utilitarian RCA cable and make it something much more durable and shielded. Likewise, they come at a higher price – but you can be sure that your audio will not be degraded from one of the weakest parts …
December 28, 2012
Cables have changed and morphed over the years to keep up with changes in the technology. Take our new high definition televisions for example. Once upon a time, RCA cables were the standard form of “new technology”, and these were considered the best you could get (instead of using coaxial cable box lines). That had soon become old news and newer innovations like s-video soon beat out our old standbys of composite and component cable. Now we revel in creation, as HDMI is now the standard for all high definition televisions and computer monitors.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the wall outlet. Sadly, there have been no innovations in that department and no matter how new the device is we still have to plug it into the wall in the same fashion. We still have the simple power strips and adapters and we won’t be seeing wireless electricity any …