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Review: Shuoer Tape – “Reel Performance”

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Today we’ll be taking a look at an interesting new product from another Chinese manufacturer, the Shuoer Tape, a low-voltage electrostatic IEM. It sells for only $129 USD, but it impresses.
Disclaimer: the Shuoer Tape was sent to us by distributor Linsoul in exchange for our honest thoughts and opinions. 

The original ‘Walkman’ revolutionized portable audio when it was first unveiled by Sony back in 1979. Cassette technology gave music fans the ability to experience previously unheard-of sound quality at a genuinely achievable price, and it truly took music to the masses.Read the full article

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Liam Gallagher: Talkin' 'Bout Why Generation

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #135Subscribe to our print edition here!

Why him? Why not! RIding high on the release of his second solo album, Liam Gallagher ponders what it means to be himself 25 years on from Oasis’ breakout album.

Words by Emily Swanson.


For all you’ve heard about Liam Gallagher, he’s quick to own up to his weaknesses. Everyone knows he was in the seminal British rock group Oasis – he’s just not the one who wrote “Live Forever” or “Wonderwall”, nor is he the one who delivered the psychedelic solo that rips through the latter half of “Champagne Supernova”.… Read the full article

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Gigabyte unleashes Aorus Radeon RX 5700 XT with Silent Mode

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Gigabyte has released yet another variant to the Radeon RX 5700 XT, AMD’s reference GPU (graphics cards), and it’s boosted with more features than the last. Over the weekend, the Taiwanese manufacturer unleashed the Aorus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G, which is basically Radeon RX 5700 XT on steroids.

It’s been months since the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT hit the streets, and the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC 8G has also been out for a while. However, considering the graphics card’s success, delivering excellent 1440p gaming performance and a number of forward-looking feature, you can hardly blame Gigabyte for capitalizing on its success.… Read the full article

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2020 Camera Magazine Imaging Awards – Fixed-Lens Camera

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: AV Hub|

The annual Camera Magazine Imaging Awards recognise excellence in the design and execution of imaging products. This year there are ten categories and to be eligible, products had to go on sale around Australia from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019. Our fixed lens camera category included everything from superzoom models to ruggedised compacts, but in the end a modern-day classic won the day.

Fixed Lens Camera Winner: Leica Q2

Even without its Leica badge, the original Q was a superb camera, combining style, features and performance in a hugely desirable package.… Read the full article

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That Michael Weiss kickstarter is back….get in now

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Audiomatters|

A couple of months after the initial project goal was not met, Michael’s stepped up to try it again. I’m in again and you should be too if you care for contemporary jazz artists and great analog sound.  Let’s get this going, and thank you Michael for refusing to give up.

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Craft Records Reissues on Vinyl Creedence Clearwater Classics <i>Green River</i> and <i>Willy and The Poorboys</i>

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Though you could argue that Bayou Country containing “Proud Mary” and “Born on the Bayou” was a better album, I’m going with Green River as a stronger, more consistent overall album (you remember albums, don’t you?), which also had some hits like “Bad Moon Rising” (with it’s refrain “there’s a bathroom on the right”), “Lodi”, which at the time made me wonder why Fogerty was writing about New Jersey and of course the title tune. In retrospect, despite the New Orleans musical setting, much of what Fogerty wrote was about his life growing up in Berkeley, Calfornia.
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Best laptop

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Welcome to our pick of the best laptops. In this guide you’ll find the best laptop for your needs – no matter what type of laptop you’re looking for.

So, we have premium laptops, budget laptops, gaming laptops and Chromebooks as well. Basically, if you’re after a brilliant laptop, we have you covered.

At the moment, our pick for the best laptop in the world is the Dell XPS 13. The Dell XPS 13 has been at the top (or very close) of our best laptops list for years now, with each new model improving on the last. 

This year’s version is no different, bringing improvements to the design and performance to the 13-inch Ultrabook, and that’s why it’s once again our pick for the best laptop in 2019.… Read the full article

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How to watch I’m a Celebrity 2019 online for free in the UK or abroad

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is well underway and and it's already been a real treat this year, filled with plenty of adventures, challenges and even a jungle love island trial. Can't wait to watch? Keep reading to find out how to watch I'm a Celebrity online for free – regardless of where on Earth you are.

The 19th series of I'm a Celebrity brings a fresh set of gross challenges in the Australian jungle, along with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly's antics co-hosts which is fantastic news for the viewing public.… Read the full article

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Best computer

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

The best PCs pack more power now than ever before. They’ve evolved to the point of packing eight-core processors and super high-end graphics cards, some of which offer real time ray tracing – things that were not possible only a few years back. Staying on the cutting edge means getting one of the best PCs included on this list, even if most of what you’ll do is browse Facebook and surf the internet.

The good news is, the best PCs available right now are also more affordable than ever, which means that regardless of what your budget might be, you'll find one that's not ideal for you and your needs, but can also keep you on the cutting edge.… Read the full article

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Best smartwatch

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

A smartwatch is the ultimate smartphone accessory – and plenty are now able to work on their own. The range of smartwatches on the market today can tell the time, of course, but they can also beam important notifications straight to your wrist, track your fitness stats and pay for your morning coffee.

Today's best smartwatch models can perform lots of tricks, like searching the internet with your voice, tracking your location with GPS or even monitoring your heart rate to protect your overall health.… Read the full article

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