Month: February 2018

Monitor Audio Announces New “Studio” Bookshelf Speaker

Britain’s Monitor Audio has been releasing products this year at a fast and furious pace, and the flurry of new speakers continues with their announcement of a new Bookshelf, simply called “Studio”. The speakers seems

Music Monday: Great Music for Headphones Part 2

Last week I shared some albums I thought sounded really good while listening with some nice headphones. Today i’m sharing another playlist with some new and old songs i’m really digging during my headphone testing

Music You Need To Hear: Tigran Hamasyan-“For Gyumri”

Pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan’s “For Gyumri”, his third recording on Nonesuch Records, is what I would call short and sweet. At only 5 tracks, it is technically an EP, but the combination of atmospheric

Hi-Fi Deals: Get These Celebrated Budget Audiophile Cans for Only $50! (That’s $20 off)

Long considered by Headphone enthusiasts as one of the best headphones under $100, Newegg is selling the Philips SHP9500S Over-Ear Headphone for only $49.99 from now until the end of tomorrow! That is $20 off the

Music Monday: Some Great New Albums for Headphone Listening!

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to listen to certain albums on headphones. It’s like the intimacy of the presentation showcases the effects and the instrumentation, enhancing the experience. Over the last couple

Music You Need To Hear: Melody Gardot-“Live In Europe”

In this edition of “Music You Need To Hear”, my weekly post where I point out a standout new release, i’m featuring Melody Gardot’s “Live In Europe”. I’m a big fan of Gardot’s music, since

Hi-Fi Deals: Meze Audio Is Giving Away Free In-Ear Headphones When You Buy One Of Their Over-Ear Models

For a limited Time, Meze Audio is giving away a free pair of their in-ear headphones when you purchase one of their over-ear headphones! If you purchase a pair of the Meze 99 Classics ($309) headphones,

Watch It Wednesday: Introducing Nucleus By Roon

Last May, Roon Labs announced they would be releasing a Intel NUC based Music Server called Nucleus for their Roon Music management software, and it seems like they are beginning to ship to US Dealers.

Hi-Fi Deals: Get The HIFIMAN HE400i Special Edition Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones for $179! (That’s $70 Off)

Here’s a chance to get some Audiophile-grade cans at a really great price! Right now BuyDig is offering the HiFiMan HE400i Planar Magnetic Headphones in Dark Blue Chrome for $249, and Coupon code “LISTENUP” cuts that to $179 with

Music Monday: Mark Wade Trio-“Moving Day”

Every Monday I like to recommend some great sounding, as in well recorded, music as part of the “Music Monday” feature, and this week i’m recommending this funky Jazz album from the Mark Wade Trio

AKG Now Accepting Pre-Orders on its $1000 5-Driver Earphone, Ships Mar. 4th

AKG‘s new “Reference-Class” Earphone, the N5005, is now available for pre-orders on the AKG website for $999.95, with free 2nd-Day shipping. Announced at CES 2018, the N5005, features a complement of 4 Balanced-Armature and 1