MYTH & ROID - eYe's

YMLTA: MYTH & ROID – eYe’s

For this You Might Like This Album, here is the very first album from MYTH & ROID. If you have watched Overlord or Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, or even more obscure anime such as Bubuki/Buranki (BBK/BRNK) or Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil), then you will have heard them. Consisting of vocalist Mayu and producer Tom-H@ck (who has songwriting credits for many K-ON! and Sword Art [ . . . ]

Winter Joy new package

Small Hi-Res Audio Company, Great Customer Service

Hi-Res Portable Player on a Budget? Back in November 2015, I was in the market to buy a Hi-Res audio player. But I did not want to spend over $200.00 just for another device I would have to carry around and worry about damage or theft. I wanted something that was both affordable, easily transportable, and able to play Hi-Res audio. My options were either: get a cheap mp3 player [ . . . ]

How to Convert SACD ISO to PCM FLAC For Free

SACDs, remember them? Well if you didn’t, you actually did not miss much. It was a format that was supposed to surpass CD’s, but due to various factors, it did not succeed. There are still some various places that still produce SACDs, even with only one plant in the entire world manufacturing the discs. But nowadays, CDs and back to Vinyl is way more popular to make (and for some [ . . . ]

Final Fantasy XV Group Picture

Final Fantasy XV: A Great Journey

The latest main title of the Final Fantasy series has finally been released after ten years of development: Final Fantasy XV. Previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, I played my copy during the latter half of December, when I had more time off from work and extra hours to play. I will give my impressions of this game without spoiling for those who have not played it yet. The [ . . . ]

Monoprice Subwoofer Winter

An (Affordable) Upgrade: Monoprice 8in Subwoofer

I finally got a better subwoofer for my 2.1 living room system: the Monoprice 8in Powered Subwoofer. Before that, I was using a cheap subwoofer that was part of a computer sound system that I just had lying around. I placed priority on my bedroom setup, but nothing on my living room deal. Having a new apartment with a bigger living room, I wanted something that would make my viewing [ . . . ]

The Great Passage group

Your Unique Passion: Encouragement from The Great Passage

In this Fall 2016 Anime season, there is an anime that is may fly under the standard Anime radar. The show does not contain high-intensity action, over-the-top slapstick comedy, or unbelievable science fiction tech, but rather a normal, everyday modern life involving adult characters. It is The Great Passage/Fune wo Amu, an anime based of a novel by Shion Miura. Overview of The Great Passage/Fune wo Amu Airing on the [ . . . ]

Gaia Point

Balancing Money for Your Hobbies

Some of you who are Anime and/or Video Game fans might be also audiophiles, or at least want better equipment to enjoy your shows and games. Maybe you have browsed audiophile sites and maybe lurked at some forums and got super jealous at others’ fancy and pricey equipment. You also may have noticed that the price of equipment is rather high, and certainly out of most of your budget ranges [ . . . ]

Gaia and the Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio: An Affordable Sound Upgrade

I mentioned on a previous post about buying a Chromecast Audio unit. Well, after a couple of weeks testing at my living room at my new apartment, I am quite enjoying my hi-res streaming on my system! And it took only $35.00 USD to do it. Small, easy to hide, and only needs to get plugged in a power jack and an audio jack, you can easy stream your music [ . . . ]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Soundtrack

YMLTA: Final Fantasy Record Keeper OST

For this month’s You May Like This Album, it is another video game soundtrack, but this one is more of a remix and rearrangement album. This album is the soundtrack for mobile game Final Fantasy Record Keeper. In this game, you venture onto various worlds and “Realms” that are taken from other Final Fantasy games. You also will get bonus party members from various other Final Fantasy games, and everything [ . . . ]

iphone7 Gaia no audio

Apple and Its Divorce of the Headphone Jack

As you may already know about the reveal of Apple’s iPhone 7, many are talking about one ambitious move Apple did for their new flagship smartphone: They removed the standard 3.5mm audio jack. Even after Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak publically told them that it was a bad idea to take out the audio port, Apple still went ahead and removed it. Yes, a feature that has been an absolute essential [ . . . ]

PAX 2016

Experiencing PAX For The First Time

Ahh, almost a full year living in Washington state, and so my first year at Penny Arcade Expo. Went with two buddies of mine and I finally got to see what all the hoo-hah was about. The only other time I went to a video game convention was at E3 some eons ago. Although I want to say I had a great experience then, honestly I did not. Insanely crowded, [ . . . ]

Stardew Valley Original Soundtrack

YMLTA: Stardew Valley Soundtrack

For this month’s You May Like This Album, here is something a bit different: the Stardew Valley Original Soundtrack by ConcernedApe (Eric Barone) Calm and Quaint Score This soundtrack is light and relaxing. There are no giant orchestras or vocal songs usually seen on modern games. For those of us who grew up in the 8-bit and 16-bit generation of games, this soundtrack feel will feel nostalgic. I enjoyed on [ . . . ]

Macross & Music’s Power to Move

A couple of weeks ago, I saw Macross Delta episode 19 and there was something that “resonated”. Warning: Contains minor spoilers on the Macross Delta series. Episode Disposition In the episode, a dubious military supplier named Berger Stone talked about the power of music, especially as a weapon. He discussed about how music either help gain major victories in wars, or even caused them to start in the first place. [ . . . ]