June 17, 2019, 8:44 pm
FiiO Q1 Mark 2

FiiO Q1 Mark 2 DAC/Amplifier Review

Apple’s closed-source iOS system, coupled with its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016 has made it challenging to play hi-res audio files on the iPhone. While...
ESS Sabre to integrate MQA

SABRE DACs from ESS Technology to integrate MQA Rendering

ESS Technology announced that they will introduce versions of their SABRE® audio DACs that feature integrated MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) rendering, making it easier for audio hardware manufacturers looking to incorporate MQA...
ALO Audio SXC 8 Headphone Cable

ALO Audio SXC 8 Headphone Cable Review

In my review of the Campfire Audio Cascade Closed-back Headphones, I highlighted its ability to scale with better sources and cables, this was observed during the course of the review, where...
Campfire Audio Cascade

Campfire Audio Cascade Closed-back Headphones Review

The Campfire Audio Cascade closed-back headphones is the company's first attempt at closed-back headphones, a name that ensures a departure from the Cosmo naming theme which its has adopted for its line...
Audirvana

Audirvana launches Audirvana Plus for Windows 10

Audirvana, the maker of Audirvana Plus, the reference hi-fi audio player currently available for the Mac OS, announced the launch of its Windows 10 version catering for the other spectrum of...

HeadAmp Gilmore Lite MK2 Headphone Amplifier Review

It has been 16 years since Justin Wilson, founder and CEO of HeadAmp Electronics, Inc. sold his first amplifier, the Gilmore V1. An amplifier that adapted Kevin Gilmore's "A Pure Class-A...
HIFIMAN SHANGRI-LA jr.

First Impressions: HIFIMAN SHANGRI-LA jr.

When it comes to headphone systems, the mention of SHANGRI-LA directs one to a USD 50k peak that is pretty much out of reach, an electrostatic statement piece for HIFIMAN. During CES...

Shanling M3s DAP Review

Based in Shenzhen, China. Chinese manufacturer Shanling is hardly a new player in the Portable Fidelity (Porta-Fi) market, in fact, 2018 marks the company’s 30th anniversary of establishment. Shanling has come a...
Lotoo PAW 5000 MKII

Lotoo PAW 5000 MKII Review

Based in Beijing, China. Lotoo is a brand under Infomedia, the largest technology supplier for audio workstations and broadcast automation systems in China. The company's main business lines include broadcast automation...