Sound Advice: Headphones worth the extra money

Q. I read your recommendation of the Grado headphones and noticed that the SR80e headphones are only $20 more than the $79 SR60e model. That's not much more if the headphones are noticeably better. How do they differ? Are they worth the extra $20?...

Sound Advice: Small camera, high quality

Q: I am looking for a small camera for travel and want the best image quality available. What is your top recommendation, regardless of price?

--David A., San Antonio, Texas

A: It used to be the Sony RX100 series, but now that I have tested the ...

Sound Advice: Small brands that outperform

Q. You touched on bigger companies providing better value than some small high-end companies. What are some photo and audio products from smaller companies that outperform more expensive, bigger brands?

-- Donald Carl, Plantation, Fla.

A. This ...

Sound Advice: These headphones will make you smile

Q. I just moved to a one-bedroom apartment and I'm interested in options for music listening aside from using speakers. I was thinking about a turntable into a phono preamp, then into a headphoneamp powering good headphones. Do you recommend a ...

Sound Advice: A budget-friendly camera for travel

Q. I need a new camera for traveling and my primary interest is good picture quality. I would also like something that does not focus as slowly as my old point and shoot. My budget is $250, maybe $300 max. I don't want a big SLR or interchangeable...