Category: First Impressions

The Extraordinary Polk Audio LEGEND L100 Premium Bookshelf Speaker In The House: First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

Last Fall, at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest outside of Denver, Colorado, I‌ had the good fortune to be there when Polk Audio unveiled their new flagship speaker line called the Legend Series. The star of

CES‌ 2020:‌ All The Spectacular Audio Gear We’ve Seen So Far!

CES‌ 2020, the annual Consumer Electronics industry show that convenes in Las Vegas every year, officially opened to all ticket holders today (it opened to the media on Sunday). Over the first three days, there

These Extraordinary Drop + THX‌ Panda Planar Magnetic Wireless Headphones Have Some Sensational Tech!

Today, Drop (formerly Massdrop), the San Francisco company known for marketing limited availability products based on input from community members, announced the launch of their first audiophile-grade Bluetooth headphones. The new circumaural headphones dubbed the

The Thrilling HIFIMAN Ananda-BT Bluetooth Planar Magnetic Wireless Headphone In The House: First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

The Full Ananda-BT Review is up!…check it out here. There aren’t too many $1000 Bluetooth headphones out there. Some may ask, do we need one? Well, with it’s $999 Ananda-BT High-Resolution Bluetooth Planar Magnetic Headphone,

The Spectacular Beyerdynamic Lagoon Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones In The House! First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

The Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphone market is really crowded. You have your mass-market kings from Sony and Bose, the contenders from hi-fi companies like Bowers & Wilkins and DALI, and now decent budget models from umpteen

The Seductive Fiio M11 Pro Digital Audio Player In The House! First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

Fiio’s M11 Digital Audio Player had some pretty beefy specs, but evidently that wasn’t good enough because now we have the jam-packed Fiio M11 Pro. In this new version, they upgraded the DAC chips to

Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper High-End Stereo Headphone In The House! First Impressions And Unboxing Pics!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it. Apple’s removal of the headphone jack from their smartphones and its subsequent removal by other smartphone makers has increased the demand for high-quality wireless audio. This has

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Report Part 5: The Show In Pictures-Room Highlights!

So this is the wrap-up of my Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019 coverage, and basically, I wanted to post some pics of the rooms I dug but haven’t posted yet. Zu Audio’s room was pretty

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Report Part 4: The Show In Pictures-Headphones & All In One Speaker Systems!

RMAF was a blast…I flew in late on Friday, so I didn’t have time to spend hours listening to headphones like I usually do at the shows. But I did take some quick listens and