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  • Naim Uniti Series gets AirPlay2 Support and Siri Voice Control

    Naim Uniti Series gets AirPlay2 Support and Siri Voice Control

    Yelling commands out loud to unseeing, but all-hearing computer software/hardware platforms just got easier for Naim Uniti owners after the company implemented AirPlay2 Support and Siri Voice Control on its entry-level line of wireless music systems.
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 12:33pm -
  • McIntosh Labs C49 Preamplifier Announced: Modular Digital jumps from Integrated Amp Line

    McIntosh Labs C49 Preamplifier Announced: Modular Digital jumps from Integrated Amp Line

    With the latest news from McIntosh Labs seeming to be a nod to future-proofing, it turns out this company has been going back to the future since 2017. The newly announced Swiss Army knife of a preamplifier in the C49 ($5,000 USD) is using modular da…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:59am -
  • High End Munich 2019 Wrap: The Four Cycles of Audiophile Combustion

    High End Munich 2019 Wrap: The Four Cycles of Audiophile Combustion

    The four parts of a four-stroke internal combustion engine’s cycle are: intake, compression, power, and exhaust. The 38th consecutive staging of HIGH END Munich was pretty much like that.
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 11:31am -
  • High End Munich: Into the Light with Lumin

    High End Munich: Into the Light with Lumin

    The Lumin Music room was a delight to my eyes as well as my ears. Everything in the room, including the sound, was light and bright – clean and open.
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 2:25pm -
  • High End Munich 2019: Dynaudio and the Wireless Paradigm

    High End Munich 2019: Dynaudio and the Wireless Paradigm

    My audiophile wine-snob friends are shunning me. I see my hipster friends rolling their eyes. My long-time readers are scratching their heads. But it is true. I am actually getting into wireless + DSP speakers.
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 2:12pm -
  • High End Munich Stays Simple with Voxativ Absolut

    High End Munich Stays Simple with Voxativ Absolut

    For years I have imagined when I retire I will buy a pair of German-made Voxativ AC-4a, Alnico magnet, wood-coned, full-range (loudspeaker) drivers; mount them on an open steel baffle; and power them with an exotic First Watt amp by Nelson Pass – o…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 2:05pm -
  • Naim DAC-V1 Review

    Naim DAC-V1 Review

    Naim has been on the home audio scene since the early ’70s when Oxford born and self-taught designer Julian Vereker brought the NAP200 power amplifier to market after his disillusionment with then current pro-audio offerings.
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 19, 8:14pm -
  • High End Munich 2019: Mark Levinson Strikes Again

    High End Munich 2019: Mark Levinson Strikes Again

    Right now, in the audiophile marketplace, who is bigger, bolder, more ubiquitous, or more iconic than Harmon Luxury Audio’s Mark Levinson brand?
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 1:44pm -
  • High End Munich 2019 with CH Precision

    High End Munich 2019 with CH Precision

    The $20,995 Etsuro-Urushi Gold might be the most expensive phono cartridge in the world. I mention this because in the CH Precision room, at High End 2019 I was delighted to experience the Gold in comparison to C-H’s all-out assault on the digital…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 7:59pm -
  • High End Munich 2019: Totaldac Brings TotalPower to DAC Line

    High End Munich 2019: Totaldac Brings TotalPower to DAC Line

    From the window in my Brooklyn bunker, Vincent Brient’s totaldac company looks like one of the coolest, most independent, audio companies in Europe. (totaldac is located near Mont Saint-Michel, France).
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 11:54am -

InnerFidelity

  • InnerFidelity Podcast No.11 with Heinz Renner of AKG, Philips and LB Acoustics

    InnerFidelity Podcast No.11 with Heinz Renner of AKG, Philips and LB Acoustics

    The AKG K1000 is a headphone classic. Its truly open design has placed it in the annals of audiophile history alongside some of the most iconic pieces of personal audio. InnerFidelity interviews Heinz Renner – one of the original designers of the h…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 12:16pm -
  • High End Munich 2019: Finish with Head Wrapping

    High End Munich 2019: Finish with Head Wrapping

    Now, one week after Munich, I see the headphone industry as a multi-headed hydra. One hydra head speaking to smart phone subway riders. Another to travelers on international flights. Another to indentured office-cubicle servants and stock-room box-so…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 11:24am -
  • MOZero Wireless Headphone Review

    MOZero Wireless Headphone Review

    My first impression of the MOZero was a casual run-in at a local audio store. Nothing struck as particularly extraordinary at first, $150 USD wireless Bluetooth headphones with some active noise-cancelling capabilities. Then I listened to them.
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 7:35pm -
  • High End Munich 2019: MrSpeakers and HeadAmp Wow

    High End Munich 2019: MrSpeakers and HeadAmp Wow

    In the headphone world, companies like Stax relaxed; assuming their position on top of the electrostatic headphone mountain was secure. But we all know: you snooze – you lose.
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 1:40pm -
  • High End Munich 2019: CanEver DAC-Headphone Amp

    High End Munich 2019: CanEver DAC-Headphone Amp

    I have not yet experienced the music-playback capabilities of CanEver’s ZeroUno D/A processor. But Art Dudley has. And he praised it at some length in the April 2017 Stereophile: “By the end of its stay in my home, it had pushed virtually all of…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 7:47pm -
  • High End Munich 2019 With Warwick Acoustics

    High End Munich 2019 With Warwick Acoustics

    At the start of High End 2019, I had never heard of electrostatic headphone manufacturer Warwick Acoustics. Then, on the second High End day, I noticed the $24,000 USD pro-styled Aperio electrostatic headphones and their associated power-supply-energ…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 12:00pm -
  • High End Munich 2019 with Auris Audio

    High End Munich 2019 with Auris Audio

    As much as I like to pretend that my audio-reviewer self is free of pre-conceptions and prejudice I would be lying if I said ‘how a product looks’ does not affect me.
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 19, 12:09pm -
  • Astell & Kern Launch Flagship SP2000 at High End Munich With Native 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 Playback

    Astell & Kern Launch Flagship SP2000 at High End Munich With Native 32-bit/768kHz PCM and DSD512 Playback

    Astell & Kern please stop coming out with so many new and amazing products – my review schedule is already busy enough.
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 19, 1:06pm -
  • Audeze LCD-GX: Audeze Gets its Audiophile Game Face On

    Audeze LCD-GX: Audeze Gets its Audiophile Game Face On

    Just when many thought the Audeze gaming headphone experience couldn’t get any better thanks to their Mobius planar-magnetic cans, the company goes all audiophile and breaks out an $899 USD version for the top-tier line in the newly announced LCD-G…
    - 13 days ago, 12 May 19, 6:02pm -
  • dCS Bartok Impresses with JPS Labs and HIFIMAN at High End 2019

    dCS Bartok Impresses with JPS Labs and HIFIMAN at High End 2019

    As an audio component, you know you have hit the big time when you have a whole room to yourself at High End Munich 2019.
    - 15 days ago, 10 May 19, 4:42pm -

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  • MUNICH 2019: Sources and Cables

    MUNICH 2019: Sources and Cables

    Munich High End is undoubtedly the largest high-end audio extravaganza in the world. It not only featured some of the best products recently displayed at AXPONA Chicago (another incredible show!), but also a wide array of products thus far unseen on…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 4:18pm -
  • Munich High End 2019: Seen and Heard

    Munich High End 2019: Seen and Heard

    Editor's Note: The intended format of this report is a photo essay. My full, more traditional text-driven report on Electronics and sounds at the show will be forthcoming. Scroll and enjoy! Lifestyle Demos Like it or not, "lifestyle" audio continues…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 4:03am -
  • Vienna Acoustics Celebrates 30 Years in Business With New Haydn Jubilee Limited Edition

    Vienna Acoustics Celebrates 30 Years in Business With New Haydn Jubilee Limited Edition

    The following is a press release issued by Vienna Acoustics. May 23, 2019 | Buffalo, NY - Bluebird Music today announced the first new loudspeaker from Vienna Acoustics in three years, the Haydn Jubilee Limited Edition. Vienna Acoustics wanted to mak…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 3:26pm -
  • Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Smiles

    Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Smiles

    “Who’s kidding who? . . . Miles smiles?” So queried Anthony Tuttle in the original 1967 liner notes to Miles Smiles, but the sophomore outing from Davis’s second prodigious quintet configuration is anything but a laughing matter. Indeed, Mile…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:20pm -
  • Harbeth Monitor 40.2 40th Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker

    Harbeth Monitor 40.2 40th Anniversary Edition Loudspeaker

    Go to Harbeth’s website and you’re greeted with the company blurb: “the world’s best loved loudspeakers.” An assertion like this obviously cannot be proved, but there’s no question the brand generates a singular loyalty at once fierce and…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 11:16am -
  • McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

    McIntosh Announces C49 Preamplifier

    The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | May 21, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce the C49 Preamplifier. Be prepared for f…
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:52am -
  • Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

    Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

    Benchmark Media Systems is a low-profile audio company, with its roots in professional electronics. In the past decade, Benchmark consumer products, especially its digital-analog converters, have achieved acclaim for ultra-low distortion and clean so…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 11:54am -
  • Conrad-Johnson Announces Reference Headphone Amplifier.

    Conrad-Johnson Announces Reference Headphone Amplifier.

    The following is a press release issued by Conrad-Johnson. May 20, 2019 - The conrad-johnson design team is particularly excited to announce the release of our latest product, a headphone amplifier that just sounds right. The HVA1 is a reference qual…
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 11:28am -
  • Audirvana Launches New Version Audirvana 3.5 for MacOS

    Audirvana Launches New Version Audirvana 3.5 for MacOS

    The following is a press release issued by Audirvana. Paris, France | May 17, 2019 — AUDIRVANA, maker of the leading expert audio software for Mac, has redesigned the software and is thrilled to unveil its new version 3.5. AUDIRVANA, Completely rew…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 3:31pm -
  • Munich High End 2019: Loudspeakers

    Munich High End 2019: Loudspeakers

    The biggest and best audio show in the world was, I’m pleased to say, good-sounding on the whole, which has not always been the case in the past in Munich. Oh, there were the usual room nodes and specular reflections, but more often than not the sp…
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 19, 11:02am -
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