Year: 2018

1MORE Releases New True Wireless, ANC Earphones

I’m a big fan of 1MORE earphones and headphones, especially the Triple Driver Over Ear headphone, which I use with my LG V40 smartphone on a daily basis. So whenever they release a new product,

Review: Nano iDSD Black Label by iFi

MQA and Native DSD playback set this mini powerhouse apart. Looking for a powerful, great sounding, DAC/headphone amp combo that handles MQA rendering and native DSD playback? Want it to be smaller than a pack

Brainwavz Audio Alara Planar Magnetic Headphone Now Available For Pre-Order

Once a brand known for inexpensive, high-value IEMs like the Delta, Brainwavz Audio has beefed up their lineup over the last year or so, adding several premium products to their offerings, including several balanced armature

Music You Need To Hear: Nas – “illmatic: Live From The Kennedy Center”

Man, when I first heard this crazy dude named Nasty Nas jump all over the track on Main Source’s “Live At The Barbeque”, I just knew this cat was something special. A few years later,

Q Acoustics Improves a Winning Formula With New 3000i Series Speakers

When a product has already been called “The Best Bookshelf Speaker for Most Stereos” you would think not much improvement is needed. But in a competitive racket like budget loudspeaker design, resting on your laurels

Pick Up These Critically Acclaimed Elac Debut B6 Speakers For Only $200! (That’s $80 Off)

Check out the deal on the new Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2!: https://amzn.to/2YymeN6 When the Elac Debut B6 speakers first hit the market at the unbelievable price of $279, this is what CNET had to say about

AXPONA 2018: Checking Out The Big Show In Chicago (Elac, Hsu Research, Vanatoo)

The Audio Expo North America, better known as AXPONA, kicked off this past weekend in its new digs at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg Illinois. The organizers moved it to a new location

Music You Need To Hear: Listen to Kamasi Washington’s “Fists Of Fury” and “The Space Travelers Lullaby”

Since he came on the scene a couple of years ago, Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has provided awe-inspiring soundscapes that simultaneously “do it for the culture”, and expose the listener to “high culture”. This continues with two more

Portable Hi-Res: MQA Streaming With Tidal Masters On the LG V30!

In January, I wrote a post called “LG V30: The Ultimate Hi-Fi Audiophile Review”, and in that post, I talked about MQA (Click here if you don’t know what it is), and how the V30

Music You Need To Hear: Sons of Kemet-“Your Queen Is a Reptile”

Sorry guys, I missed Music Monday, but never fear I still have a great music recommendation for this week. This week’s album is from Sons of Kemet, a British jazz band I just discovered, led by

Cambridge Audio Celebrates 50 Years With “Cost No Object” Edge Series

A little over a month ago, at a Cambridge Audio demo in Chicago, I heard about their new “cost no object” 50th Anniversary line that would be on display at the AXPONA show in April.

Music Monday: Wynton Marsalis Septet-“United We Swing”

I’m really digging this all-star jazz and blues jam session featuring some of the most iconic voices to ever record music…we’re talking Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Audra McDonald and many more…all accompanied by

Hi-Fi Deals: Start Your Budget Audiophile System Off Right With This $350 Speaker Deal! (That’s $150 Off!)

Amazon is selling the ELAC Uni-fi UB5 Bookshelf Speaker (Black, Pair) for $350 which is $150 off the usual price of $500. The Uni-fi UB5 is the smallest three-way speaker on the market, due to its