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by superphool
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

Re: Hello everyone

Hi,
welcome to the board and thanks for the post on "CAT8" cables - that's a scam I'd not heard of.
by superphool
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Home audio & HiFi
Topic: DACs - another frequent rip-off; read the facts before getting phooled!
Replies: 0
Views: 555

DACs - another frequent rip-off; read the facts before getting phooled!

DACs - Digital to Analog Converters - as stand-alone units for headphone listening or feeding an amplifier, are a relatively new phenomenon. They are also one of devices that has some of the most ludicrously overpriced items in the home audio or audiophile market. A DAC is used to convert digital a...
by superphool
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Other technology scams and myths
Topic: Radiation scams and myths
Replies: 0
Views: 669

Radiation scams and myths

A lot of sites have false and information about radiation, either to mislead and scam people or just through ignorance and parroting other junk articles. "Smartphone radiation", "Cell phone radiation", "WiFi radiation", "5G radiation", "Laptop radiation" - the list of nonsense claims is endless and...
by superphool
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Headphones, headsets and earbuds - general
Topic: Headsets - Microphone not working - Smartphone vs PC compatibility
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Headsets - Microphone not working - Smartphone vs PC compatibility

One of the commonest problems we see online relating to headsets (and to some extent microphones) is people saying a headset or mic that works perfectly with one device does not work with another. That is usually relating to compatibility when trying to swap the same headset between such as a smart...
by superphool
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Mobile phones, Tablets, MP3 players
Topic: Water damage and the rice myth
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Water damage and the rice myth

There is a common internet myth that if your phone gets wet, you can put it in a bag of dry rice and that will prevent it being damaged. That is totally and categorically false If your non-waterproof phone (or other electronic device) gets wet, leaving it in a bag of rice is almost as bad as leavin...
by superphool
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Headphones, headsets and earbuds - general
Topic: Headphones - Terminology, background and other information
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Headphones - Terminology, background and other information

Headphones were first created around 1910 using telephone earpieces mounted to a headband, for military communications and telephone operators. The first stereo ones were released by Koss in the late 1950s Headphones are also known as earphones and the two names are synonymous. However as some peop...
by superphool
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: DAWs - General info and questions
Topic: About Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software
Replies: 0
Views: 468

About Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software

In essence, a "Digital Audio Workstation" or DAW program is a software emulation of a recording studio multi-channel recorder, mixing console and effects racks. In other words, a full recording studio in a program , just needing a PC - a desktop, laptop, Mac, or Linux based, depending on the specif...
by superphool
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Basic facts
Topic: Transistor (solid state) vs Valve (tube) equipment
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Transistor (solid state) vs Valve (tube) equipment

Thermionic valves (aka tubes or vacuum tubes) were the first active electronic devices, that could amplify a signal. The technology was improved steadily from the very first crude devices around 1900 - 1910 through to high technology and high power devices by the 1940s and 50s. The transistor was i...
by superphool
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Credits
Topic: Credits
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Credits

All the text posted by the Audiophools owners is our original work, unless explicitly stated otherwise in a post - in which case the material will be credited and where possible a link will be provided to the source site. Many images used to create or inspire the category icons are from the https://...
by superphool
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: About Audiophools
Topic: About audiophools
Replies: 0
Views: 598

About audiophools

Audiophools was created by a group of engineers who have all worked in electronics for many years, involved in the design and manufacture of products including audio equipment, digital audio processing, radio and RF gear and much, much more. We are all music & audio enthusiasts outside of our profes...

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