Tag: Digital Music

MQA on LG V30+: Audio Quality Impressions

LG Mobile has differentiated itself from the other smartphone competitors with Quad DAC audio processor on V20, G6 and V30. The V30 goes further by becoming the first smartphone that supports the relatively new but promising MQA format. MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated, an audio … continue

2016 In Summary: Best Products Reviewed

2016 is an exceptional year for me and my blog. I published 144 articles, averaging 12 posts per month. I reviewed almost 40 headphones and earphones, 5 speakers, around 20 smartphones and tablets, 15 wearables, 11 cameras, and 5 cars. Every single product tested and … continue

Sony NW-A26HN Walkman

Sony’s NW-A26HN is an updated release to the earlier A15 which was given to me by Sony during a campaign last year. From the photo above, you can see that they are identical in exterior, with just a few differences: A20-series support built-in active noise … continue

List of SG50 Singapore Songs

With less than a month to 9 Aug 2015, Singapore’s 50th National Day, the local music community is filled with songs specially produced for the occasion. And all of them are available for free download.   Here are a list of my favourite ones, in … continue

Close To You

Late last night, I was browsing my news feed and one of my friends shared a Yukie Nishimura recording of “Close To You”, a Carpenters classic. I liked her arrangement, which adheres to the original whimsical feel. I’ve always liked how this song tugged my … continue

Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You

Tonight, Mayenne was not at home, because wifey has to work on a big project proposal. So the night is ours to do what we wanted. I have no other photo projects on hand, and I have a cameo performance for my friend’s wedding banquet … continue

Red Nano for the Red Dot

Today, the Straits Times (and probably many other national newspapers) features large prominent adverts on Red Nano, the new search engine created by SPH (Singapore Press Holdings) solely on the Singapore market. It makes sure that all the search results are localised to Singapore context. … continue

Quiet, Don’t Tell Her the MP3s are here

I’ve been doing so much photo taking and editing that I have not touched on my music side of me for the past month, so I decided to arrange 2 pop songs. “Quiet” 安静 by Jay Chou, is a favourite song to many many people … continue

I Believe… in I Believe

In 2004, my music manager got me to produce an album by re-arranging a list of Mandarin pop songs in New Age style. I did 16 tracks and submitted to the record label. It seems that the album was ready to be released, but months … continue

The Meaning of Music

The easiest way to understand (and therefore appreciate) the meaning of a piece of music is through lyrics. Which is why I felt that lyrics are more important in a song than the melody. And though sometimes you would enjoy the instrumental version of a … continue

I Am Real – Jeff Chang

“I Am Real” (我是真的) is a classic Mandarin pop song that is very popular in 1995-96. Sung by the Prince of Ballad, Jeff Chang 张信哲, he was then THE artiste that epitomises love songs. Huirong had just revamped her blog site with a new template, … continue

Rock On Akoustik Piano

After over 2 years of contemplating, I finally bought a software piano sampler. In case you are wondering what’s that, a software piano sampler is basically a software piano. Nowadays, you don’t need to buy a hardware synthesizer to get the instrument sounds you need: … continue

Tong Hua – Michael Guang Liang

“I want to become the angel whom you love in the fairytale” A touchingly beautiful song that I’d like to present in this blog, arguably Guang Liang’s best song, sweeping the Mandarin pop awards in 2005. I hate the karaoke-MTV though, coz the producers used … continue

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