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Tokyo Headphone Festival 2019 Autumn Report

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Goh Beng Yeow
Goh Beng Yeow, the Founder / Editor at Porta-Fi™, is a recipient of the IT Youth Award in Singapore. Twice nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Beng Yeow has previously founded startups such as PDALive.com, Coded Pixels Consultants and was a Tech writer for TODAY, a national daily newspaper under MediaCorp. Since 2017, he has been writing, editing and producing commentaries, interviews, news and reviews on Porta-Fi™. In 2019, Beng Yeow was appointed Advisor to LHDC™, the industry's latest low latency and high-definition Bluetooth audio codec.


Lotoo PAW S1

Lotoo has a habit of unveiling prototypes at the Tokyo Headphone Festival. During the 2019 Spring Festival, the company showcased the prototype of its mid-tier PAW 6000 Portable Audio Player. At the 2019 Autumn Festival, the company unveiled the PAW S1, a portable DAC amplifier featuring a USB-Type C Port, allowing for compatibility with multiple operating systems iOS/Android/PC/Mac via OTG cables.

Possibly the first offering to feature a 4.4mm Balanced jack alongside a 3.5mm Single-ended jack, the company has shared that the DAC and amplifier circuit designed is a true balanced design with the Pentaconn 4.4mm jack implemented procured from Nippon Dics Co., Ltd.

Measuring 65mm (L) x 21mm (W) x 13mm (H) and weighing in at 25g, the PAW S1 will sport a full aluminium casing with an OLED display. The portable DAC amplifier has a built-in DSP, supports a sampling rate of up to 32bit, 384kHz, DSD via DoP up to DSD128 as well as the company’s proprietary PMEQ and ATE functions.

The PAW S1 portable DAC amplifier is expected to be officially released to the market in Q1 2020 with pricing to be confirmed.

Lotoo PAW S1

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  1. hi,if elysian acoustic lab ” terminator ” compare with sony ier z1r , which one is better ?
    thank you.

    • Hi Ing Kian, the two are very different IEMs which differs very much in Sound Signatures, without knowledge of your listening preference. It is very hard to cite which is better. The IER-Z1R is my go-to IEM if I would like an IEM which I can use as a reference while the Terminator is good, it is more of a HiFi sounding and not in the Flagship league as yet, however, my experience with the Terminator is that the performance can be further scaled with upgrade cables. I hope I have given you some insights.

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