Category: Portable Audio

Roon 2.0 Brings Stunning New App With On-The-Go Music Playback

Today, Roon Labs announced the launch of Roon 2.0, a significant new update to their well-liked music management software. This free update lets you use Roon outside the home, providing worldwide access and playback to

LETSHUOER S12 Review: You Need To Hear This Affordable And Engaging Planar Magnetic IEM!

Ed Note: As of the time of this writing, the LETSHUOER S12 is currently on sale for $118.30, which is $50 off the list price. If you’re looking for a good pair of Earphones for

MOONDROP Aria Snow Edition Review: These $79 IEM Earphones Are Enchanting!

TL;DR The Aria Snow Edition has great build quality, a comfortable fit, and smooth open sonics for a great price. However those who like a lot of Bass may find them a little thin. Intro

HiBy Goes Back To The Future With New R2R Digital Audio Player

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 Once considered an outdated technology, many audio manufacturers are selling them as a contrast (in

Gravastar Sirius Wireless Gaming Earbuds Review: Thumbs Up For Movies And Games, Thumbs Down For Music

TL;DR These earbuds are comfortable and sound good when playing games or watching movies, but they’re underwhelming when listening to music. Intro I’ve reviewed a lot of True Wireless Earbuds, but Gaming Earbuds are something

Hifiman Drops A $399 Closed-Back Version Of Their Super Popular Sundara Headphone

Today, Hifiman announced a new closed-back version of their well-loved Sundara headphone. Dubbed the Sundara Closed-Back Planar Headphone, this new model is designed with beautiful, hand-finished beechwood ear cups which isolate listeners from background noise

Pre-Orders For The Z REVIEWS x LETSHUOER Z12 X HiFiGo Planar IEM Begin Today

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

7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko Review: The Cheapest Planar Magnetic IEM Is Eye-Opening!

The 7Hz x Crinacle Salnotes Dioko is a large-format Planar IEM with a new dual-cavity 14.6mm driver and double magnet array. All of this is packed into a lightweight yet solid aluminum shell.

SoundPEATS Free2 Classic Review: The Best True Wireless Earbuds Under $25! (W/Coupon)

TL;DR Great looks, comfortable fit, and excellent sound make these earphones an impulse buy for those looking for affordable true wireless earbuds without ANC. Intro With many smartphones getting rid of headphone jacks, folks are

The New Px7 S2: Bowers & Wilkins Launches A Sumptuous Noise Cancelling Headphone

Today, legendary hi-fi company Bowers & Wilkins unveiled the $399 Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2, their latest wireless headphone with active noise canceling. It replaces one of our favorite ANC headphones, the PX7, boasting a

ICYMI: FiiO Intros BTR7 Bluetooth DAC/Amp, A Flagship Device With Dual THX Amplification And CD-Quality Wireless!

About a week ago, FiiO held their summer launch event where they announced a bunch of new products. One of the most intriguing is the new BTR7 Bluetooth DAC/Amp, their new flagship portable DAC that

CanJam Chicago 2022 Highlights: A Quick Tour Of The Best Headphones, DACs, and Headphone Amps

While it wasn’t the biggest show, CanJam Chicago 2022 definitely showcased the value of quality of quantity. So if you wanted the opportunity to sample some of the best hi-fi headphone gear available today, then

Focal Clear Mg Headphone Review: Beauty And Beast!

TD; LR No other headphones at this price point give you a front-row seat at the concert like these do. Intro When purchasing a pair of high-end headphones, you fundamentally want something with a combination

The Best Budget Audiophile Gear Of 2022 (So Far): Speakers, Headphones, Etc.

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

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas (For The Audiophile Dad)

Father’s Day (June 19th) is coming soon! Have you bought Dad a gift yet? Is he a music lover? Is he still listening to his tunes on a beat-up old stereo system or headphones purchased

Sivga’s Latest Headphone Boasts Elegant Walnut Wood And Beryllium-Plated Dynamic Drivers

Sivga, a company known for producing beautiful natural wood audiophile headphones, has a new flagship semi-open-back dynamic headphone with Walnut wood cups and beryllium plated LCP composite diaphragms. First previewed at High End Munich, Sivga’s

iFi Audio Go bar Review: The Best Ultra-Portable DAC Amp Combo. Period.

TL;DR If you’re looking for the most capable ultra-portable DAC/Amp combo, look no further. Intro I’m a big fan of iFi Audio’s DAC/Amp combos. It’s hard to beat their combination of power, build quality, and

Best Headphone Amps For Audiophiles On A Budget (2022)

Building an Audiophile Headphone system can be a rewarding and economical way to enjoy high-fidelity music reproduction. For example, when I was younger and couldn’t afford a super-expensive 2-channel hi-fi system (I also didn’t have