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  • Audio Without Numbers, by Herb Reichert

    Audio Without Numbers, by Herb Reichert

    Two Men Meet, Each Believing the Other to Be of Higher Rank, Paul Klee (Etching and tonal etching on zinc, 1903)[Please join me in welcoming columnist Herb Reichert to AudioStream. Ed. (yay!!)]"Knowledge" that a storm is a Level 5 hurricane with…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 8:09am -
  • Spotify's NYSE Debut: Irrational Exuberance

    Spotify's NYSE Debut: Irrational Exuberance

    Here we go again—a company that's never seen a profit and doesn't make its product has a big opening day on Wall St. making its owners wealthy (or wealthier). Gee, how great.
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 18, 7:27am -
  • Monthly Spins: April 2018

    Monthly Spins: April 2018

    I guess I could say this every month but there’s so much amazing stuff to share with you that it’s a little overwhelming. Many of these albums I’ve listened to several, even a dozen times already and can easily imagine them making the best of t…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 9:55am -
  • Audio Talk with John, Herb, and Mike

    Audio Talk with John, Herb, and Mike

    Pull up a comfy chair and join us for a chat about some of our favorite things.
    - 24 days ago, 1 Apr 18, 6:45pm -
  • Download of the Week: Anna von Hausswolff

    Download of the Week:  Anna von Hausswolff

    Blame Stephen, again. Swedish singer, organist, and composer Anna von Hausswolff has made some dark magic on her latest album Dead Magic.
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 18, 8:55am -
  • DJM Electronics GigaFOILv4 – INLINE Ethernet filter

    DJM Electronics GigaFOILv4 – INLINE Ethernet filter

    and the winner is...News Flash: Ethernet noise FOILed!For readers who have been around since 2015, you may recall my review of the DJM Electronics GigaFOILv3 Ethernet Filter wherein I said:The first change I made was to take the GigaFOILv3 out…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Mar 18, 10:10am -
  • In Barn: sonicTransporter i7 for Roon DSP

    In Barn: sonicTransporter i7 for Roon DSP

    Small Green Computer sonicTransporter i7 for Roon DSP ($1499/no internal storage, $1899/1TB SSD, $2299/2TB SSD, $3049/4TB SSD, $1695/4TB HDD, $1995/10TB HDD).
    - 30 days ago, 26 Mar 18, 8:06am -
  • Download of the Week: Stella Donnelly

    Download of the Week: Stella Donnelly

    Stella Donnelly's debut EP, Thrush Metal mixes heavenly vocals and guitar with hellish tales of horrible men. I've known more than my fair share of horrible men so listening to Stella Donnelly's lyrics leave me unsettled in that, "Yes I know" kinda w…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 9:27am -
  • AVTech Media Ltd (UK) Acquires Home Tech Network From Ten Publishing Media

    AVTech Media Ltd (UK) Acquires Home Tech Network From Ten Publishing Media

    March 22, 2018AVTECH MEDIA LTD (UK) ACQUIRES HOME TECH NETWORK FROM TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIANew group combines AVTech Media's specialist hi-fi/home theatre titles with TEN's Home Tech Network to create the World's Largest Consumer Electronics Audio/…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 11:59am -
  • iFi Audio nano - iGalvanic3.0 and Mercury3.0 USB Cable

    iFi Audio nano - iGalvanic3.0 and Mercury3.0 USB Cable

    Many audiophiles that I meet ask me about the necessity of using USB enhancement devices and suggest to me that a well-designed USB DAC has no need for these products. I have reviewed many well engineered DACs that have galvanic isolation and take c…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 8:53am -

InnerFidelity

  • CanJam SoCal 2018 - Campfire Audio Cascade Sealed Over-Ear Headphones

    CanJam SoCal 2018 - Campfire Audio Cascade Sealed Over-Ear Headphones

    It's about time.Seriously, time is a heck of a thing. I've known Ken Ball, Founder and CEO of Campfire Audio and ALO Audio, for well over a decade. He's one of those rare few guys who've taken his enthusiastic headphone hobby and turned it into a c…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 6:16pm -
  • CanJam SoCal 2018 - Dekoni After Market Ear Pads

    CanJam SoCal 2018 - Dekoni After Market Ear Pads

    Ear pads make a difference to the sound of headphones...a big difference! If I ever had any doubt, I was convinced by the time I swapped swapped Fostex TH610 pads onto the TH900 Mk2 and the sound went from needles jabbing my ear drums into something…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:31pm -
  • CanJam SoCal 2018 - Meze Empyrian Planar Magnetic Headphone

    CanJam SoCal 2018 - Meze Empyrian Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Having thoroughly enjoyed my time with the original Meze 99 Classic I was quite excited to hear of Meze's latest endeavor to make a flagship planar magnetic headphone. After a good hard look...I'm more excited than ever.
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 7:59pm -
  • CanJam SoCal 2018 - Audeze Mobius 3D Headphones

    CanJam SoCal 2018 - Audeze Mobius 3D Headphones

    This is a pretty cool headphone. Certainly seems like a forward thinking push towards smart headphones to me. I sure as heck didn't want my experience with them to be on a noisy trade show floor. Fortunately, Audeze is in Orange County not too far fr…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 4:30pm -
  • Katz's Corner Episode 24: Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier

    Katz's Corner Episode 24: Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier

    Nelson Pass's Lab has produced an impeccable headphone amplifier with more than enough power, that's quiet, solid, and very clean. Several other reviewers have reflected on this excellent amplifier, but I want to weigh in with my unique sonic perspec…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 18, 6:16pm -
  • 1More Triple Driver Over Ear Headphones

    1More Triple Driver Over Ear Headphones

    Show impressions are always suspect, but I did like what I heard when I visited the 1More booth at CES early this year. They're well known for their in-ear monitors and last year introduced their first over-ear headphone, the MK801, which I found a b…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 6:50pm -
  • AVtech Media Ltd (Uk) Acquires Home Tech Network From The Enthusiast Network

    AVtech Media Ltd (Uk) Acquires Home Tech Network From The Enthusiast Network

    I never had the feeling that the folks at TEN understood us. This is a whole new ball game!
    - 34 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 1:52pm -
  • Audeze Mobius Head-Tracking Virtual Reality Gaming Headphone

    Audeze Mobius Head-Tracking Virtual Reality Gaming Headphone

    We're about 5 days in on the Audeze Mobius Indigogo campaign, and 2100+ backers have already raised $550k, blowing through the $50K goal by an order of magnitude! Doesn't surprise me a bit, Sankar Thiagasamudram, Audeze's CEO, told me of these forthc…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 6:42pm -
  • Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Over-Ear Sealed Headphones with Haptic Bass Drivers

    Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Over-Ear Sealed Headphones with Haptic Bass Drivers

    For those of you who just stumbled across this InnerFidelity review as you were looking for information about the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless, welcome! InnerFidelity is a website for hard core headphone enthusiasts and it's likely you've never read h…
    - 45 days ago, 11 Mar 18, 6:55pm -
  • Apple to Enter High-End Headphone Market Bloomberg Reports

    Apple to Enter High-End Headphone Market Bloomberg Reports

    Thing is, the AirPod sensors are primarily to improve its performance as a fitness earphone, which is something not really needed for a full size "high-end" headphone. Why would Apple want a high-end headphone if it's not going to have all the sensor…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Mar 18, 8:29pm -

Stereophile

  • newListening #185: Audio-Technica & Arché

    Listening #185: Audio-Technica & Arché

    In an oft-viewed clip on YouTube, recorded at the 2009 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, three world-class guitarists pause during a music workshop to talk about their instruments: Danny Knicely describes his 1939 Martin D-18, Chris Eldridge talks briefly…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 4:27pm -
  • newLG V30 Hi-Res smartphone with MQA

    LG V30 Hi-Res smartphone with MQA

    "Phones are the gateway device," proclaimed Marc Finer, executive producer of the Hi-Res Pavilion, at the start of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. When he pointed to LG Electronics' V30 Hi-Res+MQA smartphone, which includes streaming apps for Qob…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 4:27pm -
  • Herb's Binaural Video at AXPONA

    Herb's Binaural Video at AXPONA

    After visiting the Expo Hall with Herb Reichert, we move on to the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel's upper levels to visit a few rooms, capturing binaural sound so, on headphones, you can hear what Herb heard.Mon, 04/23/2018
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 7:46am -
  • Podger's Delightful <I>Four Seasons</I>

    Podger's Delightful <I>Four Seasons</I>

    "Why should I bother with yet another recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons?" you may ask. "There are already 226 entries for it at arkivmusic.com!"Because baroque violinist Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque's new, period instrument Channel Classi…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 7:03pm -
  • Smart Devices, Stupid People

    Smart Devices, Stupid People

    The Internet of Things, or IOT, is an extremely hackable network that connects everything from household appliances to cars. To me, it's the ultimate example of technology that, once created, just doesn't need us—and I fear that the more tasks t…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 9:52pm -
  • Recording of May 2018: Monteverdi: <I>Vespers 1610</I>

    Recording of May 2018: Monteverdi: <I>Vespers 1610</I>

    Monteverdi: Vespers 1610Joanne Lunn, Esther Brazil, sopranos; Amy Lyddon, Rory McCleery, altos; Joshua Ellicott, Matthew Long, Nicholas Mulroy, Peter Harris, tenors; Peter Harvey, William Gaunt, bass; Dunedin Consort, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornet…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 9:51pm -
  • AXPONA Raises the Bar

    AXPONA Raises the Bar

    The remarkably relaxed, smiling faces of AXPONA Tradeshow Coordinator Jordan Brereton (left) and VP/Event Director Liz Miller (right) say it all. Photographed after show's close, Jordan and Liz were poised to announce that under the leadership of JD…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 1:10pm -
  • Herb Visits the AXPONA Expo Hall

    Herb Visits the AXPONA Expo Hall

    In the first of the videos we shot at AXPONA 2018, Herb Reichert takes you along with him in a brief exploration of the Expo Hall, featuring Gayle Sanders' Lamborghini, Todd Garfinkle of M•A Recordings, a crowd of headphone wearers, and a myster…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:58pm -
  • JA's Sunday Afternoon at AXPONA

    JA's Sunday Afternoon at AXPONA

    Lunch? A quick donut and a Tall Café Mocha at the Renaissance Hotel's Starbucks and I was ready to hit the remaining floors on the 16th floor. "These are not your father's Ohms!" read the poster in the HHR Exotic Speakers room. Looked like 'em to me…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 12:43pm -
  • MQA, DRM, and Other Four-Letter Words

    MQA, DRM, and Other Four-Letter Words

    In an article published in the March 2018 Stereophile, I wrote that critics have been attacking MQA, the audio codec developed by J. Robert Stuart and Peter Craven, by accusing it of being lossy. The critics are right: MQA is, in fact, a lossy codec&…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 3:51pm -

TechRadar: Audio

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The Absolute Sound

  • 2018 AXPONA Show Report: Electronics

    2018 AXPONA Show Report: Electronics

    The enormous, palatial Schaumberg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center played host to this year’s fully resurrected Audio eXPO North America. Boasting over 165 listening rooms, with another 125 exhibits on site, and with attendance up 21% from 2…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 6:32pm -
  • The TAS Super LP List: New Entries for 2018

    The TAS Super LP List: New Entries for 2018

    Editor's Note: This list only contains new entries for the 2018 list update. Watch for the full list here coming soon, or pick up a print issue of TAS 283, where the list appears in full. Of the many articles and reviews that Harry Pearson wrote for…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 9:38am -
  • 2018 AXPONA Show Report: Analog Sources

    2018 AXPONA Show Report: Analog Sources

    AXPONA 2018 starts out with a new location and a new attitude. The new location is the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois, which is a 15–20 minute ride from O'Hare International Airport. The new attitude is o…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:33am -
  • Kate St. John: Second Sight

    Kate St. John:  Second Sight

    These days you might know singer and songwriter Kate St. John as a film-music supervisor (Far from the Madding Crowd), orchestral arranger (Laura Marling, Hal Wilner), or session player (Van Morrison, Tom Waits). But 20 years ago the former member of…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 8:02am -
  • 2018 AXPONA Show Report: Loudspeakers Under $20k

    2018 AXPONA Show Report: Loudspeakers Under $20k

    Photography by Dennis Weeks Here’s an unanticipated finding: TAS’ Jonathan Valin, assigned the impossible task of covering all loudspeakers at the vast High End Munich show last year, observed that most were priced above $20,000 per pair. At AXPO…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 9:41pm -
  • Esoteric Grandioso D1 DAC, P1 Disc Transport, C1 Linestage, and M1 Monoblock Power Amplifier

    Esoteric Grandioso D1 DAC, P1 Disc Transport, C1 Linestage, and M1 Monoblock Power Amplifier

    As I learned on my Japanese audio excursion (Issue 279), purity is the country’s overriding sonic goal. But how to achieve it? The answer, of course, varies by price point. With its cost-no-object Grandioso series, Esoteric has sought to eradicate…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 8:19am -
  • Season Two of Newvelle Records

    Season Two of Newvelle Records

    Launched just two years ago, Newvelle Records has already found its niche in both the jazz and audiophile worlds. The high production standards of this subscription-based vinyl-only outfit are manifested in album covers with gorgeous photography, sty…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 3:19pm -
  • 2018 AXPONA Show Report: Digital and Personal Electronics

    2018 AXPONA Show Report: Digital and Personal Electronics

    This year’s Axpona was full of surprises. First there was the new venue, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, which was designed specifically for trade shows and other gatherings of like-minded folk. It was large, clean, and I had a TV in…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 11:16am -
  • FM Acoustics Resolution Series FM 155 MKII Linestage Preamplifier, FM 122 MKII Phono Linearizer, FM 108 Monoblock Power Amplifier

    FM Acoustics Resolution Series FM 155 MKII Linestage Preamplifier, FM 122 MKII Phono Linearizer, FM 108 Monoblock Power Amplifier

    With the recent critical and commercial successes of relatively youthful Swiss high-end-audio companies like Soulution, CH Precision, Dartzeel, and others, electronics from the heart of Europe have never been held in higher esteem. The problem is tha…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:42pm -
  • Listen to Kef at Home Theater Technologies

    Listen to Kef at Home Theater Technologies

    The following is a press release issued by KEF and Home Theater Technologies. April 17, 2018 - Home Theater Technologies is a custom electronics integrator, specializing in residential solutions. Since our inception in 2000, our staff has prided ours…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 11:04am -
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