Factory Tour: McIntosh Labs, Binghamton, New York

Ahead of Woodstock's 52nd anniversary, a visit to the audio brand that made the massive sound possible

This 15–18 August marks the 52nd anniversary of legendary music festival Woodstock. Though many stories from the weekend focus on the clichés, the 1969 event was iconic for another reason that many—even those who attended—may be unaware of. The massive, live, outdoor concert was so well rigged with McIntosh amplifiers that all the details of the music could be heard. Up until that iconic Hudson Valley …

PI7 In-Ear Wireless Headphones

The sound quality of in-ear headphones can be lacking that immersive feeling, but the PI7 In-Ear Wireless Headphones from English audio company Bowers & Wilkins provides big sound in a small package. Founded in the 1960s, the brand has been innovating audio products for 50+ years and these headphones are evidence of their success. With adaptive noise-cancelling capability, 24-bit connection and Qualcomm aptX technology, and …

National Park Nature Walks Podcast Takes Listeners on Aural Journeys

National Park Nature Walks podcast provides sonic escape with sounds from places like Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Yellowstone, Voyageurs and beyond. Hosted by conservationist, scientist and audiophile Jacob Job, the podcast includes minimal narration, and relies on Job’s field recordings—bringing listeners “inches away from a multitude of creatures, great and small, amid the sonic grandeur of nature.” From songbirds …