Microphones are used to record audio in a variety of different settings, from professional music production in a studio to podcasts to simple video calls at home. As you probably know, not all microphones are built the same way, and different types of mics are designed for different purposes. Each kind has its own advantages and limitations, and it’s important to learn about the major differences if you’re interested in buying a microphone.
Just as with all hifi audio equipment, proper maintenance and upkeep of your turntable is essential for protecting the sound quality and lengthening its lifespan. Record players in particular are sensitive pieces of equipment and can be easily damaged by normal amounts of dirt and dust. And if you think that you don’t get your turntable dirty, think again. When a turntable needle hits the grooves of a record, it produces a small amount of static electricity which actually attracts dust to it. Beyond that, dust will collect on the turntable naturally, so even if yours sits idly on the shelf, it still needs to be cleaned. Worry not – just a little upkeep and cleaning goes a long way to prevent damage that is expensive to repair and help your turntable last as long as possible.
If you’ve looked into high quality headphones at all, you probably noticed that there are many, many different kinds. Picking a brand is hard enough, but each brand has a plethora of models to choose from. And it’s not just about price and specs – the most expensive pair is not necessarily the best for your needs. Beyond external design, different models actually have distinct purposes and are designed for specific uses. Generally, there are three main categories of headphones: consumer, studio, and gamer.