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Tokyo Headphone Festival 2019 Spring

Tokyo Headphone Festival 2019 Spring Report

Organised by Fujiya Avic, the Tokyo Headphone Festival is a bi-annual affair featuring in Spring and Autumn. The 2019 Spring edition happened on 27th and 28th of April at Nakano Sunplaza. The...

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...
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...

5th China Guangzhou International Headphone Expo Report

Previously known as Guangzhou HiFi Headphone & Digital Audio Expo, the China Guangzhou International Headphone Expo, now in its 5th year, took place from 1st to 2nd of September in Guangzhou, China. Apart...
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...
Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Music Logo

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"...
Earphone Cable

Verisimilitude of Earphone Cable

The age-old argument of cable quality has raged between audiophiles for ages. Regardless of whether it is desktop or portable, some enthusiasts argue the quality of the cables is as just...
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...
Bluetooth 5 Logo

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...
FiiO Signage at Manufacturing Facility

Tour of FiiO Manufacturing Facility in Guangzhou, China

Manufacturing capabilities contribute to a company’s overall strategic strength. The ability to respond quickly to customers’ orders, or to ramp up production rapidly can be a powerful and difficult-to-replicate competitive weapon. FiiO...