Some days ago I was organizing my audiophile feed on The Old Reader site, let's just say I have a bit too much on the Hi-Fi topic, so I trimmed down a little. So how does one clean a long list of hobby sites without losing the good stuff? Well, if in the feed of … Continue reading When hobby sites become advertising outlets.
I love music and like most audiophiles adore new shinny toys, be it new or vintage. Sadly these days I'm getting a bit tired of most audiophile gear related magazines, sites and blogs, and it all started when I bought yet another magazine. I picked up the 4€ monthly volume skimmed a bit and found … Continue reading The audiophile cult of High-End.
They are faces of the same coin, in one you can read about audiophile gear and in the other you can read about music. They are called “Audio & Cinema em Casa” and “Blitz” These two magazines are old in Portugal, the audiophile one is about 20 years old and the music one comes from … Continue reading Magazines, news, written stuff and some thoughts.
So I subscribed for a year of the digital subscription of Audio on Magzter for about 8€ O_o…had a bit of a discount I must admit. Btw the paper magazine costs about 4 € so I think this was a good call, mostly because I tend to trash paper magazines after a few years. The … Continue reading Revista Audio & Cinema em Casa.
I believe ads are a necessary evil in this consumer oriented world, good ads sell stuff and that’s a good thing for companies that need to make some money, the main problem is when ads are full of bullshit, and it does happen a lot in the audiophile world but not so much in the … Continue reading About ads & audio magazines.
Everybody wants to be special or at least have something special in his or her life. I’m not special in any way to the world, or at least I don’t feel like it from that point of view. I’m special for my family and friends, because I’m a part of their life, that’s the best gift I … Continue reading The “special” marketing plague in Hi-Fi gear and brands.
I’m an amateur writer but I always try to be professional when writing an article. This means I need to have a no bias approach about the person or product I writing about. I don’t like the fan-boy attitude of some online magazine editors that bow down to the brands they review just because they use their products in reference systems or those … Continue reading Pro reviewers and biased articles.