I marvel at the quality of today’s “just add speakers” streaming integrated amplifiers. The best have beautiful high-resolution screens that wow you with alluring album art and copious metadata displayed in large, crisply rendered fonts.
A little while back, we reviewed iFi Audio’s ZEN Stream, a simple yet powerful streaming transport that let audiophiles bring a pristine digital music signal into their systems without a lot of fuss. While we
Now that we’re moving into the fourth quarter of the year, and simultaneously sliding into the holiday season, the new product announcements are coming in hot and heavy! Today, we have a list detailing some
If you’re putting together an audio system on a budget, it’s an excellent time to be alive. Affordable hi-fi gear has never sounded better, so getting more system for your money is easy if you
With Delta-Sigma DAC chipsets becoming so ubiquitous in our globalized markets, R2R-based DACs are coming back in a big way. Once considered an outdated technology, many audio manufacturers are selling them as a contrast (in
Today, Pangea Audio announced the arrival of the Vulcan Parawood Four-Shelf Rack, a new version of their highly sought-after Vulcan audio rack. The new design features shelves of sustainable tropical hardwood with a clear semi-gloss
This year, LETSHUOER made a massive splash in the IEM market with the S12 Planar Magnetic Driver IEMs (review coming soon), which provide remarkably balanced and detailed performance for a very affordable price. Now in
It seems like every high-end hi-fi company has an all-in-one amplifier at this point. That said, there aren’t too many with a built-in CD player. As a matter of fact, I can only think of
If you’re putting together an audio system on a budget, it’s an excellent time to be alive. Affordable hi-fi gear has never been better made or better sounding, so you get more system for your
This weekend, at the High End Audio Show in Munich, Ifi Audio is unveiling its latest DAC/Amp combo, the ultraportable Go Bar. This new compact DAC/Amp will provide much of the functionality of its larger
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
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,
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
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,
Today, iFi Audio announced the availability of the $349 ZEN One Signature…this new pure Digital to Analog Converter takes the DAC stage from our recent Product of the Year ZEN DAC V2, adds S/PDIF inputs
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
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
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.
Today, Audiolab released the $2299 Omnia, a classy-looking Roon Tested streaming amplifier with a built-in CD player, Play-Fi streamer, MM phono stage, and asynchronous USB input. The amp stage is Class AB (50w per ch.
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
Today, NAD launched the $1499 NAD C700 BluOS Streaming Integrated Amplifier, a new affordable counterpart to the well-reviewed Masters Series M10 BluOS Music Streaming Amplifier….has 80W per channel, Full-Color Display, HDMI, 2 Way apt-X Bluetooth,
Today Shanling Audio previewed their new Class D All-In-One Integrated Amplifier, the EA5: Designed as a multifunctional music centre for your desktop Hi-Fi system, working perfectly all alone or in combination with your other devices.
Today, PSB Speakers, long known for manufacturing fine speakers of excellent value, announced the imminent arrival of their new flagship speaker line: “PSB Speakers, long renowned for excellence in loudspeaker design, announced their new flagship
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
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