April 25, 2018, 12:35 pm
AK70 MKII Theatrical Edition Fate / stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Limited Edition

Astell&Kern announces AK70 MKII “Theatrical Edition Fate / stay night [Heaven’s Feel]” Limited Edition

IRiver Japan announced the AK70 MKII "Theatrical Edition Fate / stay night " Limited Edition, is a collaboration model based on Astell&Kern's latest high-res player AK70 MKII. The limited edition model features a...
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Sennheiser announces HD 660 S

Sennheiser launched the HD 660 S, building on the legacy of its predecessor, the HD 650. The HD 660 S spots a new and improved transducer design that delivers lower harmonic distortion...
Focal Clear Headphones

Focal launches Focal Clear Reference Open-Back Headphones

Focal is confirming its position as an innovative manufacturer of high-end headphones with the launch of the Focal Clear. Priced at €1,500/USD 1,500, Clear is Focal’s new circum-aural open-back headphone for audiophiles...
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Bowers & Wilkins launches the Bowers & Wilkins PX

Bowers & Wilkins, the British speaker brand known for its high-performance audio products, announces the launch of the Bowers & Wilkins PX headphone, the company's first adaptive noise cancelling wireless headphones. The...
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Wireless headphones sales jump 343%, a year after Apple drops 3.5mm headphone jack

At the launch of the iPhone 7, when Apple announced that it was dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack, there were mixed reactions from consumers and industry experts. To many, the decision...
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Hi-Res Audio Market set for further growth

According to Market Research firm NPD Group, sales of Hi-Res Audio devices grew 77 percent from 2014 to 2016, while unit sales grew 118 percent. NPD Group classifies flash-memory players, receivers...

Astell&Kern announces the AK70 MKII

Astell&Kern today announced the AK70 MKII, successor to the AK70. At a first glance, the AK70 MKII exhibits minimal changes to its exterior form factor, it is the internal circuitry that...
Onkyo and Pioneer Enable MQA Playback on the Onkyo DP-S1 and XDP-30R DAPs

Onkyo and Pioneer Enable MQA Playback on the Onkyo DP-S1 and XDP-30R DAPs

Onkyo and Pioneer have announced the release of a firmware update for the Onkyo DP-S1 and Pioneer XDP-30R enabling MQA playback on their latest DAP players, delivering on a promise that...
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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"...
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IFA 2017: Labels Sony, Universal and Warner outlined hopes of mass-market appeal for hi-res...

"We are at a time where we are seeing major opportunities for hi-res: to get the younger generations to move on to hi-res. Formats like MQA make it more portable, so...