Jeffrey Lee Puckett

Articles by Jeffrey Lee Puckett

Why You Should Listen to Led Zeppelin II Through Your Headphones

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From its opening seconds, Led Zeppelin II announces itself as a gift to anyone with a pair of headphones. Robert Plant’s muffled chuckle to begin “Whole Lotta Love” is immediately incinerated by Jimmy Page’s kaiju-sized guitar riff, which fills the left channel. Meanwhile, there’s an echo of Page’s riff deep in the right channel, the implication […]

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Why You Should Listen to Led Zeppelin II Through Your Headphones

Sennheiser Led Zeppelin

From its opening seconds, Led Zeppelin II announces itself as a gift to anyone with a pair of headphones. Robert Plant’s muffled chuckle to begin “Whole Lotta Love” is immediately incinerated by Jimmy Page’s kaiju-sized guitar riff, which fills the left channel. Meanwhile, there’s an echo of Page’s riff deep in the right channel, the implication […]

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I Watched Tron: Legacy Through an Audiophile Soundbar and It Blew My Mind

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Tron: Legacy is a perfect pop culture intersection involving gaming, coding, robots made of coding, electronic music, the digitalization of the world, and game-loving robots made of coding who play electronic music. Most people probably remember the 2010 film as “The One With CGI Jeff Bridges,” but music lovers know it for the participation of […]

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I Watched Tron: Legacy Through an Audiophile Soundbar and It Blew My Mind

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Tron: Legacy is a perfect pop culture intersection involving gaming, coding, robots made of coding, electronic music, the digitalization of the world, and game-loving robots made of coding who play electronic music. Most people probably remember the 2010 film as “The One With CGI Jeff Bridges,” but music lovers know it for the participation of […]

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Why You Should Listen to Revolver Through Your Headphones

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Revolver is the perfect intersection of everything that made the Beatles such a force for change. Experimental yet accessible, unfailingly commercial even as it rejected convention, and so freaking good that, 55 years later, it still sounds fresh. It’s also a record that takes on a new life with headphones, and not because it’s loaded […]

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Why You Should Listen to Revolver Through Your Headphones

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Revolver is the perfect intersection of everything that made the Beatles such a force for change. Experimental yet accessible, unfailingly commercial even as it rejected convention, and so freaking good that, 55 years later, it still sounds fresh. It’s also a record that takes on a new life with headphones, and not because it’s loaded […]

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Mixtapes Are the Original Playlists, All Thanks to Lou Ottens

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Lou Ottens enjoyed a life that saw him turn a short temper into a major cultural milestone. Ottens was the Dutch engineer who spearheaded the 1963 invention of the cassette tape and the introduction of a portable cassette recorder/player. The moment of creation came when he got angry at his reel-to-reel recorder for shooting tape […]

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Mixtapes Are the Original Playlists, All Thanks to Lou Ottens

lou ottens cassette mixtaoe

Lou Ottens enjoyed a life that saw him turn a short temper into a major cultural milestone. Ottens was the Dutch engineer who spearheaded the 1963 invention of the cassette tape and the introduction of a portable cassette recorder/player. The moment of creation came when he got angry at his reel-to-reel recorder for shooting tape […]

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The Importance of Isolation and How to Fix Vibration in Your Turntable Set-Up

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A lot of people dismiss the idea of isolating stereo gear from vibrations with a smirk and two words: snake oil. Those people clearly don’t live in a 100-year-old home with springy wood floors that turn it into a really big bounce house. Maybe they live in a newer home, or more likely in their […]

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The Best Affordable Speakers, Powered and Passive

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Smart people believe that loudspeakers have the most profound impact on the sound of a stereo system. Every link in the chain is important, but if the speakers don’t speak to you, then you won’t listen. The best way to choose a speaker is to audition them, but that isn’t easy to do these days. […]

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