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Audio and Hi-Fi

All the audio and hi-fi articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews at Higher Hz.

What is hi-fi? High fidelity audio explained

The word “hi-fi” is probably a term that you’ve heard get thrown around before when someone is referring to music. Hi-fi, or high fidelity, is a term used by audiophiles to describe the level of accurate sound reproduction that high end stereos and other devices provide.

This article aims to clear up the confusion about hi-fi audio and provide valuable information that may even get you on board with high fidelity audio. Keep reading to find out more!

Active, powered, and passive speakers: what’s the difference?

Understanding the different types of speakers is pretty simple: active speakers are different from passive speakers in that they have a built-in amplifier in the speaker cabinet, whereas passive speakers rely on power from an external amplifier. While it does answer the question, the definition explained here is quite basic, however, and in this article we’ll dive a bit deeper into understanding how different powered speakers work. We’ll also examine the pros and cons of the different speakers...

Waterproof, dust resistant, or weatherproof: IP ratings explained

You’ve surely seen that many products boast that they are waterproof, water resistant, weatherproof, protected against dust and dirt, and more. You may have waterproof Bluetooth headphones or you may be aware that most smartphones nowadays are waterproof or water resistant to some extent. While these titles may seem like they all mean the same thing, that is not the case, and the difference between them can be quite big. These titles are called IP ratings. In this article, you will learn about...

What makes a speaker loud and how to make it even louder?

Speakers are a vital part of today’s entertainment as far as music and even movies go. Some speakers are naturally very loud, while others are not. Luckily, there are ways to combat this issue and make your speakers even louder without too much difficulty.

In this article, we’ll learn about what makes a speaker loud, how to tell how loud a speaker is, and the different ways that you can make your speakers even louder. Keep reading to find out more!

What are hertz (Hz) in music and technology?

If you enjoy making music or listening to it with headphones, you have probably heard of something called “hertz” (abbreviated: Hz) in the music and technology world before. Hertz is simply the unit that frequency is measured in. Everything has a frequency, but hertz are usually used in the case of measuring things that have more than just one frequency. So what roles exactly do these measures of hertz play in the music and technology worlds, and what else is measured in hertz? Read...