Category: First Impressions

Watch: Klipsch’s Next-Gen Reference Premiere Speakers Are Here!

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know the Klipsch RP-600M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers (our review here) is one of the most successful affordable speakers ever made. That said, as audiophiles, we also know

AXPONA 2022: Coolest Stuff From Day One At The Biggest Hi-Fi Show!

One of the best things about going to an audio show like AXPONA is coming across extraordinary or unconventional stuff. A big part of designing hi-fi is coming up with new ways of doing things,

Moondrop Releases Their First Portable DAC/AMP, The $189 Moonriver 2

Today, Moondrop unveiled their first portable USB DAC/Amp combo, the Moondrop Moonriver 2. On paper, it looks well-equipped, with top-notch audio components like dual Cirrus Logic CS43198 premium DAC chips (supports high-resolution 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and

iFi Audio’s New ZEN Air Series Offers Enchanting High-Fidelity Audio For Only $99!

We’ve been fans of iFi Audio’s products for a long time now. They always offer an excellent mix of innovation, value, and, most important, sound quality. Given this, iFi is introducing the ZEN Air Series,

Cambridge Audio Announces Two Slick New Turntables At CES, Alva TT V2 & Alva ST

Further news coming out of CES 2022 in Vegas…Today, British Hi-Fi manufacturer Cambridge Audio unveiled the brand new Alva TT V2 ($1999) & Alva ST ($999) turntables, which are expected to hit retailers in the

Philips Sound Unveils New Premium True Wireless Earbuds With Dual Hybrid Drivers!

Last night, at CES in Vegas, Philips Sound gave the first demo of their soon-to-be-released T1 True Wireless Earbuds. Marketed under their Fidelio premium audio brand, the T1 is said to have the brand’s signature

Technics’ New EAH-A800 Noise Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones Boast High-Resolution Audio With 50 Hours Of Playback!

Today, Technics unveiled the $349 EAH-A800 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, a new premium set of Bluetooth earphones that promise industry-leading battery life (up to 50 hours), class-leading active noise canceling, and LDAC Hi-Res wireless audio.

Meze Audio Launches The Enchanting LIRIC, Their First Portable Closed-Back Planar Magnetic Headphone!

Today, Meze Audio released the $2000 LIRIC, their first portable planar magnetic headphone! This new model is a closed-back beauty with a matte black magnesium frame trimmed with leather. Inside the cups are Rinaro’s Isodynamic

Shanling Audio Teases New M9 Flagship Digital Audio Player

Today (via Twitter) Shanling Audio teased a new flagship Digital Audio Player coming this fall: Introducing Shanling M9 With M9, we will be taking a big step forward in the Android platform. Moving to newer

Audeze’s New CRBN Electrostatic Headphone Has Unconventional Tech And Enchanting Looks!

Today, Audeze, a company best known for reference-quality Planar Magnetic headphones, launched CRBN, a new electrostatic headphone with a novel carbon nano-tube technology in the drivers.  This tech is based around a web of carbon

#NewMusicFriday 4th Of June: 20 New Music Releases You Need To Hear!

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases! Every #NewMusicFriday, I pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums