I really love Portugal, after all I was born and raised here so that nostalgic patriotic feeling did rub on me, especially from my father who was in the military during the 70′s. So I’m biased when I say, most stuff made in Portugal is of good quality. The list is not amazing but if … Continue reading Assembled or made in Portugal.
I’m usually all in favor of scientific testing made by professionals and will often joke about subjective testing of gear and interconnects, I’m known for using the bullshit word very often when writing about audiophile cables, but I don’t attack reviewers personally via the comment section of forums or blogs because I think its a … Continue reading Audiophile objectivity & online harassment.
Everyone knows I have a bit of a feud against audio cables and other so called tweaks in the subjective audiophile world, my hate for audio bullshit became so great I almost crossed the troll bridge to the dark side. I’m glad my self censoring works well and I refrained from making personal attacks to … Continue reading Audiophiles and the need to be.
I often focus too much on the negative side of audiophiles, because writing about BS is way more fun than writing about the good side of the hobby. I believe that many audio enthusiasts are amazing persons. I already interviewed some and even if only half of the enthusiasts are like them, this hobby is in fact full … Continue reading The good in audiophiles.
Like all people I fall victim of my own consumer desires, the “I want" becomes the "I need”, but do I really need new stuff to enjoy my music, it’s a personal question that touches the core of the consumer society we live on. If my desires had their way I would have some top of the line … Continue reading Consumerism and desire.
In 1996 I was half my age and things were a bit different. Didn’t had internet or a computer; my Walkman was my life; still had hair; didn’t had a cellphone and I was shy, so very shy. No I don’t want to go back to the 90s even if they were special to me, … Continue reading The 90s cult!
So you got clutter in your life, that’s good! It means you actually have a life! Some years ago I wanted a more minimal life and for a time it did work, it was a good experience but it wasn’t for me. Not that I don’t mind the simple lines and clutter free houses but … Continue reading Organizing clutter and the minimalist lies.
Lets face it, if you use the internet sooner or later you’ll download or stream something copyrighted. Does it make you a pirate? You bet it does and there is no middle ground in the music labels business, if you hear it without paying you are a nasty pirate, so say arrgg mate and welcome … Continue reading Piracy and middle ground for fans.
I believe artists and the music company workers should get paid for their talent and work, but not everybody can pay the same way. Most artists are very professional about their work and should also get all the money they deserve for it. Think about that every time you download a Indie artist work, think … Continue reading The right to a free musical culture in poor economies.
Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB started transmitting on my country in August of 1998 during the World Expo98, millions were spent on a broadcasting network that was built to be a failure like so many future projects of my country. What was the official reason for the failure, even with more than half country covered by … Continue reading The failure of digital radio in Portugal.
People love new stuff, from smartphones and tech gadgets to furniture and clothes. Most people don’t like keeping the same old stuff around, but why are we so in need to upgrade tech gadgets? We live in a consumer oriented lifestyle, there is a constant need to consume or economic shit happens. Don’t believe it? … Continue reading The lust for upgrading tech gadgets.
I was a teenager during the 90s and like all youth of my age I enjoyed music, so I spent most of the last half of the 90s using Sony earbuds , my trademark was in fact using just one earbud when I was with my friends, for me it was a normal thing and … Continue reading Portable music during my teenager years, the 90s.
I don’t like to use the term audiophile so lightly, these days many audio lovers are becoming stereophiles, mostly because of information mediums sponsored by snake oil patrons that make these people spend huge amounts of money in products they don’t need at all. I consider myself an audio enthusiast and a music lover; those … Continue reading To be or not to be an Audiophile!