Parker Hall

Parker Hall

Parker Hall is a writer, musician, and home brewer from Portland, OR. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, where he studied jazz percussion with Billy Hart (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock). Now a freelance writer and professional member of the city's jazz and indie rock scenes, he spends most of his days writing, playing music, or tasting beers in his spacious North Portland basement.
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Home Theater

The European Audio Team’s B-Sharp turntable is a family heirloom in the making

European Audio Team's B-Sharp turntable offers high-end buyers gorgeous sound and an astonishing build quality, making it a fantastic choice for those who are looking for a lifelong addition to their audio arsenal.
Music

The best new music this week: Aphex Twin, Noname, and more

Are you looking for the best new music? Each week, we scour the internet to find the most compelling new releases. On tap this week: Fresh sounds from Aphex Twin, Noname, Black Belt Eagle Scout, The Goon Sax, and Slothrust.
Home Theater

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2018, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR, and much more.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods -- we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our 10 favorites.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best wireless earbuds around.
Emerging Tech

The best drone photos from around the world

Most of today's drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly revolutionizing the world of aerial photography as we know it. Here are some of the best drone photos from around the world.