April 23, 2019, 8:16 pm

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News in the Portable and Audio Fidelity Arena

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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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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...
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IFA 2017: MQA expands partnership with Music Services and playback support on LG and...

MQA has announced a breadth of partnership news at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. Starting with new MQA Streaming Partners, Korean-based hi-res streaming service, Groovers who is working on MQA mobile and desktop...