Category: Resources

Why I Started Home Studio Basics

Today I wanted to come at you with something a little different; a glimpse into the past but also why I decided to start this blog and YouTube channel! If you’re interested in a real and raw answer, stick around. I’m not going to sugar coat anything, but rather give my honest reasons behind what

The Best DAC Chip In Headphone Audio

Greetings mate and Welcome aboard! Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music (NOT gear), all over again, so… Do keep in mind this is going to be my personal opinion but is based on experience with nearly 40

What is MQA?! (Everything You Need To Know)

I’d first like to give a shout-out to Sound On Sound. Much of what is written in this post references their phenomenal article on MQA Time-domain Accuracy and Digital Audio Quality. What is MQA? Do you need it? Is it overrated? What separates MQA from other forms of playback? All of these answers and more,

RMS Power vs. Peak Power In Headphone Amplifiers

What is RMS Power vs. Peak Power? How does it affect an Amplifiers’s true power output numbers? All of these answers and more, comin’ up… Greetings friend-0 bass head, Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music (NOT gear),

What is THX AAA Technology In Audio & Video?

Greetings bass head and Welcome aboard. Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music (NOT gear), all over again, so… What is THX AAA Technology In Audio and Video? THX is a standard for reproducing only the best and

How To Repair Your Broken Cassette Tape

Greetings bass head and Welcome aboard. Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music (NOT gear), all over again, so… Video Discussion Don’t forget to leave me some love and subscribe! <3 Today I just wanted to go over

Stereo vs. Mono: What’s The Difference?!

Greetings bass head and Welcome aboard! Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping you make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music, all over again, so… Back in the day, people actually used to listen to music through a single speaker with a completely centered image of

Passive vs. Active Speakers: Which Are Best For YOU?

What is the difference between Passive vs. Active Speakers? What is Crossover? Which speaker type is best for YOU? All of these answers and more, comin’ up… Greetings comrade, Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music, all over

What is Asynchronous USB? | Do You NEED It?

Updates: 2/12/21. Article posted. What the heck is “Asynchronous USB?” Is this yet another audio scam designed to trick people into buying sh** they don’t need? All of these answers and more, comin’ up!! Greetings bass head, Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make

What Is DSD In Audio? – Is It Worth Pursuing?

Updates: 2/9/21. Article posted. Greetings bass head and Welcome aboard! Stuart Charles here, HomeStudioBasics.com helping YOU make sound decisions leading to a beautiful audio experience that will make you fall in love with music, all over again soo… What is DSD in Audio? That’s a great question and it can be answered for the low