Audio Codec Comparison Table

[nextpage title=”Introduction”] Audio codec is a small chip measuring 0.25 x 0.25 inches (7 x 7 mm) located on the motherboard in charge of the analog audio functions. Knowing the specs of a codec will permit you to compare the audio quality of different...

HiVi Swans D1080MKII Speakers Review

[nextpage title=”Introduction”]HiVi is a manufacturer of audiophile-grade speakers and today we are going to review their Swans D1080MKII stereo (i.e., 2.0) amplified speaker set for PCs, iPods or portable CD player, targeted to users that want a...

HiVi Swans S3W Speakers Review

[nextpage title=”Introduction”]HiVi is a manufacturer of audiophile-grade speakers. Swans S3W is their simplest model, targeted to users that want a simple yet stylish stereo speaker set for their computers, iPods or portable CD players but at the same...

How On-Board Audio Works

[nextpage title=”Introduction”] Today all motherboards have an embedded sound card (this feature goes by several different names, like on-board audio, on-board sound, integrated audio or integrated sound). In this tutorial we will explain how the on-board...