Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Learn how to evaluate different speakers with audio expert Jon Zimmer.
Tags:How to Buy a Stereo System,how to choose amplifiers,how to choose an audio system,how to choose home theaters,how to evaluate sound quality,how to know speaker quality,Howcast,jon zimmer
Grab video code:
My name is John Zimmer. I'm the owner of Sound Representation, which specializes in the sale of high-end audio equipment. I really learned everything that I know about high-end audio from working at this store that we're sitting in right now, Stereo Exchange. I'm going to teach you what to look for when you want to shop for a stereo.
Evaluating speakers is a crucial part in putting together a great stereo system. The most important thing to do is to bring your own music to a speaker evaluation. It is imperative that you play something that you know intimately, otherwise you have no point of reference. It's important to have material with good dynamic range and varied instrumentation. If you are making an evaluation of mixed CD, try and use material that is sourced from a CD and not MP3s, as you will get a better idea of what the system can do. Conversely if all you listen to is MP3s, bring some of those too, so you can see how the system handles those too. Questions to ask yourself when listening speakers, how well do these speakers produce a stereo image? Do I need to be sitting right in between the 2 speakers in order to enjoy the music? Am I having an emotional response to the music? Am I hearing things that I have not heard before on music that I know very well? The most important thing is to trust your ears. You are going to live with the speakers you buy, so buy the ones that sound best to you.