March 25, 2019, 10:21 am

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Expression of opinions or offering of explanations about anything related Portable and/or Audio Fidelity.

25th Beijing International Music & HiFi Show Report

Founded in 1994, the Beijing International Music & HiFi Show now in its 25th year, took place from 7th to 9th of September in Beijing, China. As with previous years, the venue...
FiiO M9 DAP

FiiO M9 – the “Bucket Machine” of Chinese DAPs

This article was originally written by James Chung, Gemma Liang and Matt Liao of FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. and was published on Weibo in Mandarin on the 30th of September. With permission from...
FiiO Link

FiiO Link – A First Look

When FiiO unveiled the M6 last week, it announced the inclusion of FiiO Link. Porta-Fi takes a look at what the functionality offers prior to its release. A companion functionality, FiiO Link...
Guangzhou AV Fair 2018

Guangzhou AV Fair 2018 Report

The Guangzhou AV Fair 2018 in its 25th edition was held at Dongfang Hotel, Guangzhou and China Hotel, Guangzhou from the 14th to 16th September. Spanning across over 100 exhibition halls of various specifications...
TIDAL Masters

MQA on jackless mobile devices – The Truth

In 2017, TIDAL announced the availability of 'Master' quality recordings. Integrating MQA, the company has offered it to all TIDAL HiFi tier subscribers under a new 'Master' listing. On 11th of March...
FiiO M9 DAP

An insight into the design philosophy of the FiiO M9

This article was originally written by Demond Ding, Product Manager of FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. and was published on Weibo in Mandarin on the 22nd of September. With permission from FiiO, our...

International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2018 Report

Organised by Singapore's Sound & Sight Journal, the International Sound & Sight Exhibition (ISSE) 2018 is being held at the Parkroyal on Kitchener Road Hotel, Singapore from the 16th to the 18th of...
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Verisimilitude of Wireless Audio: Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth technology is a godsend for many who seeks to minimize the wire clutter from the digital lifestyle. The jack-less smartphone design which was first led by Apple with a number...
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Hi-Res Audio vs. Hi-Res Music – Are they the same?

During my interactions with fellow enthusiasts, the term "Hi-Res Audio" and "Hi-Res Music" are commonly used interchangeably, often leaving impressions that the two are the same. In reality, "Hi-Res Audio" and "Hi-Res Music"...
Telephone Operator at Work

Evolution of the 3.5mm jack

It has been slightly more than a year since Apple announced the iPhone 7 would arrive sans the 3.5mm jack since then a few other smartphone manufacturers have jumped on the...