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Welcome to Audiophile Forums! Soon we’ll be setting up a massive forum for audiophiles of all kinds: headphones, speaker, record producers and more. Oh, and thanks so much to couponcodehoster.com for supplying us with the promo code we needed to get the domain registration and hosting to fit within our budget.

Please be patient while we set up the website.

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Enjoy!

Take Your Website Away From The Lamestream

We Suggest Some Resources for Young People To Start a Website That’s Different.

So you’re thinking of starting a website to build a following. But you don’t want your website to just look like any old website. You want it to have a different look, a different feel, and be something you can be truly proud of. These are some ideas I’ve been jotting down about how to make a website that’s truly different:

Web Hosting:

If you’re going to make a website that you actually own, then you need website hosting. Now, there are sites like Blogger, WordPress.com and Tumblr that will let you make a quick website for free, but here’s the catch:
You don’t own anything you put on that website.

It’s their property, and they can do what they want with it: censor it, erase it, make money off it. You’re just feeding a corporate machine to save a couple dollars.

But you don’t want to buy hosting from douchebag companies like GoDaddy (CEO’s an elephant killer) or Hostgator (owned by multinational conglomerate).

There are a few web hosts that are actually Eco-friendly. They use wind-energy to power their servers, or purchase carbon offset credits to reduce their carbon footprint. These are my picks for the best alternative web hosts:

  • Hostnine – a small independent company with awesome customer support and a cool indie feel to everything. They aren’t one of the ‘green hosts’, but they make up for with coolness and affordability. You only pay for what you use, which is pretty awesome. Plus you can use a Hostnine coupon code and get it for even cheaper.
  • Hostpapa – This Canadian host is Eco-friendly, laid-back and has a great reputation. They also have some coupons codes, just check the same site from the previous link and you’ll find them there (I’m too lazy to do it for you).
  • Dreamhost – Dreamhost is big, but it has managed to avoid all the corporate acquisitions and remains independent. Also they are a green web host, with local datacenters and employees.

CMS:

I hope I don’t lose you. But every website has a CMS, and now they are incredibly easy to use. There are only two that you should even be thinking about: WordPress and Tumblr.

WordPress is the most popular, and there are thousands of themes to choose from. That way you can take advantage of all the free content on the web.

A provocative option is Tumblr. If you install it, then you have all the social sharing advantages of Tumblr but without Tumblr actually owning any of your content Popular sites like Me in my place use the Tumblr platform in this way.
If you’re a photographer, it’s a great way to retain ownership of your images as well as increase traffic to your website.

Domains:

The era of .COM is over. The new TLDs (top-level domains) like .BUZZ, .XYZ, .NYC are the new to set your website apart from the crowd. Imagine a name like: PhotographyWizard.NYC (okay, that was lame, but I couldn’t come up with something fast). They cost a little more than .COM domains, but it’s also far more likely that you’ll find the name you actually want for your website.

And Boom! After taking all these steps, you should have a sweet domain name, hosting that says something about you, and an easy to use CMS to add posts and pictures. The rest is up to you. Get creating!!

Satellite Radio. Worth the Extra Cost?

satellite radio worth it

This isn’t even a new trend: satellite radio has been around for over 10 years now. The basic idea is this: you buy a quality satellite radio device ($100-500), and subscribe to radio stations the way you would to television stations.

Try it for yourself: browse some cool Satellite Radios at Macys.com (here’s a couponcoder.org’s coupon page for them!)

Then, you get high quality, commercial free music whenever you want. It sounds awesome…but isn’t radio free? And easy? What’s wrong with conventional radio?

Well, the answers are a little complicated: yes, radio is free if you have a radio already, but to pay for that radio you have to sit through tons of commercials. And there’s a limited selection of radio stations, as opposed to the thousands of stations on satellite radio.

Satellite radio is also becoming more and more convenient as well: satellite radios (along with free subscriptions) are being installed in new cars, so (for the 1 year subscription, at least) you can get a taste of what satellite radio is like.

The sound quality is also noticeably better. It’s not as pronounced as when FM radio came along and threatened the entire AM Radio industry.

Aside from all the industry controversy over radio vs. satellite radio, we would like to take a look at the situation from a pure consumer point of view. Does satellite radio improve user experience?

The answer is mostly yes. Satellite radio seems like a natural extension of the radio industry: giving people exactly what they want if they are willing to pay a little extra for it.

What’s an Audiophile?

Are You An Audiophile?

Audiophile is a new term being thrown around on the internet lately. Unfortunately, it’s one of those words where the exact definition is not clear. Does it mean you’re a sound engineer? a headphones enthusiast?

are you an audiophile?

are you an audiophile?


For our purposes on this website, an audiophile is any one who is interested in sound fidelity.

  • Just want a good pair of headphones, visit our forums for advice on which ones fit your musical tastes.
  • If you want to talk about your experiences with different sound systems, you will find help here.
  • If you want to meet others with the same passions as you, you are welcome here.

Think of our website as a better, smarter version of Head-Fi. That’s right, I said it.