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  • newThe ECM Catalog Comes to Streaming

    The ECM Catalog Comes to Streaming

    Why is this news? Two reasons—there's a ton of great music in their vaults, and ECM's focus on sound quality has kept them away from streaming. Until now.
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 12:59pm -
  • Download of the Week: Aldous Harding

    Download of the Week: Aldous Harding

    Like I said, blame Stephen. Aldous Harding's Party, released on 4AD in May of this year, is perfect.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:56am -
  • AudioQuest Beetle

    AudioQuest Beetle

    Nothin' Bugs MeTo my way of thinking, if you want a DAC that offers USB, Optical, and Bluetooth inputs and you want it to sound good without deciding between it and a car, I have news for you.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • ISO REGEN

    ISO REGEN

    This is an article about a USB accessory. Just thought you should know. If you're looking for writing that illuminates the social and political forces that brought us to this particular moment in our culture, allow me to suggest Hannah Arendt's Eichm…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Monthly Spins: Ghost Records: Musical Heritage Society

    Monthly Spins: Ghost Records: Musical Heritage Society

    What exactly is a ghost record? It’s a recording that remains elusive and has perhaps taken on an outsized place in your archivist’s brain. It’s the lost record that you’ve forgotten the name of and, perhaps searched for over the years to no…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 7:33am -
  • Lovely Recordings Hosted by Richard Crimi (Part 4)

    Lovely Recordings Hosted by Richard Crimi (Part 4)

    This is a list of albums in my collection that I like to listen in their entirety. I call it 'Whole Albums Worth Listening To”. There's not a clinker in the bunch of songs of each. When I first discovered each of these I played them over and ove…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 7:01am -
  • Download of the Week: Julien Baker

    Download of the Week: Julien Baker

    The older we get, the more distance lies between us and what it's like to be young. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that this distance represents a linear progression; a slow steady march towards wisdom. As George Gershwin said, it ain't ne…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 7:44am -
  • In Barn: Vanatoo Transparent Zero Active Speakers

    In Barn: Vanatoo Transparent Zero Active Speakers

    Vanatoo Transparent Zero Active Speakers ($359.00/pair)
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:20am -
  • Capital Audiofest 2017: Computer Audio

    Capital Audiofest 2017: Computer Audio

    I always enjoy the Zu Audio room because they play real music and always get good sound (they use turntables as source). Their Omen Dirty Weekend [Mk.II] speakers (the smaller ones) are $999/pair (that's less than a thousand dollars)Sometimes my fo…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 9:01am -
  • Weird New Pop, Volume 7: The Problem of Bass in America

    Weird New Pop, Volume 7: The Problem of Bass in America

    Photos: Stephen Mejias. Design and animation: Todd Steponick, Nice Looking DesignsTrack 31"Everyone on the web forum wakes up to find a jagged crack up the length of their bathroom mirrors."—Carmen Maria Machado, "Especially Heinous," Her Body…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 7:44am -

InnerFidelity

  • MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open Planar Magnetic Headphones

    MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Open Planar Magnetic Headphones

    I'll admit feeling the MrSpeakers Aeon Flow Closed look a bit alien to my eyes when first I saw it. Now that it's been on my desk for a few months I find it quite appealing. Not so much for it's looks—don't get me wrong, I quite like the look&#1…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:02pm -
  • PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC

    PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC

    There's no shortage of choice for quality headphone amps. Whether your budget is $249 or $5,000, or somewhere in between, you should be able to find an amp that satisfies your requirements.The same goes for D/A converters. The little Grace Design S…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 6:44pm -
  • Sennheiser Noise Canceling Headphones: PXC 550 Wireless; HD 4.5 BTNC; HD1 Wireless; and HD1 On-Ear Wireless

    Sennheiser Noise Canceling Headphones: PXC 550 Wireless; HD 4.5 BTNC; HD1 Wireless; and HD1 On-Ear Wireless

    About this time last year I reviewed the then new Sennheiser PXC 550 BTNC over-ear, noise canceling headphones in hopes that someone would manage to unseat the Bose Quiet Comfort 35. Didn't happen. The Sennheiser had some great features, but in the e…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 6:24pm -
  • Tyll's Reviewer Profile Up On Stereophile

    Tyll's Reviewer Profile Up On Stereophile

    Gotta say, it feels kind funny swinging my doors wide open and letting everyone into my home. I try to keep it mostly business here. But I've often thought you guys would enjoy some of the gadgets I've built. Make sure you stay 'til the end so you ca…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 7:42pm -
  • Bose SoundWear Companion Speaker

    Bose SoundWear Companion Speaker

    To say I looked at the Bose SoundWear Companion Speaker with a great deal of skepticism when I first saw one in the Bose kiosk at Denver International Airpot after RMAF is a serious understatement. Boy was I in for a surprise!
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 6:11pm -
  • Headphone and Headset Measurement Seminar

    Headphone and Headset Measurement Seminar

    A couple of months ago, out of the clear blue, I was approached by the folks at Listen Inc. to see if I was interested in having an equipment sponsor for my headphone measurement program. After a few moments of stunned silence I said, "Um, sure, let'…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 7:50pm -
  • How Tyll Reviews Headphones

    How Tyll Reviews Headphones

    Chatting with Jana and listing out the review process really drove home just how complicated and how many discrete steps are involved. You'll notice I look down a lot in the video. It took about three pages of single line notes to detail all the step…
    - 23 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 10:20am -
  • CanJam at RMAF2017 That's a Wrap!

    CanJam at RMAF2017 That's a Wrap!

    I half-jokingly wrote that the Bose counter at DIA was the show stopper for me. The truth is, my overwhelming impression of CanJam@RMAF this year was, "We made it!" It really did seem to me that the enthusiast headphone segment has come of age. We've…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 4:31pm -
  • CanJam at RMAF2017 Showstopper - Bose SoundWear Companion at the Denver Airport Bose Store

    CanJam at RMAF2017 Showstopper - Bose SoundWear Companion at the Denver Airport Bose Store

    Internally, my skeptomometer pegs; externally, I smile and ask if I can give it a go. Pairing is quick; I find my reference tracks; punch play; and HOLY SCHNIKIES! It's like I put on a sound helmet. Even in the noisy airport I get music...real music.…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 3:18pm -
  • CanJam at RMAF2017 - HiFiMAN Sundara Open Planar Magnetic Headphones

    CanJam at RMAF2017 - HiFiMAN Sundara Open Planar Magnetic Headphones

    If there was a theme to CanJam this year for me it would be affordably priced planars. With all the new stuff from new places attracting attention, I was really happy to see HiFiMAN represent with their new Sundara ($499) planar magnetic headphones.…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Oct 17, 5:00pm -

Stereophile

  • newRené Jacobs' take on Mozart's <I>Requiem</I>

    René Jacobs' take on Mozart's <I>Requiem</I>

    Every conductor who undertakes Mozart's Requiem must ask one fundamental question: Whose Requiem shall I conduct? After René Jacobs asked the question, he can up with a novel solution for his new period-aware, decidedly contemporary Harmonia Mundi r…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:18am -
  • Stereophile's Products of 2017

    Stereophile's Products of 2017

    The mice in the walls call summer to close while nets come down and leaves turn dead red, but by the time you see this there'll be holiday music in the air . . . and some generous soul might, just might, sneak a few looks through this issue of Stereo…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:59pm -
  • Outlaw Audio RR2160 stereo receiver

    Outlaw Audio RR2160 stereo receiver

    For audiophiles of a certain age, the mere mention of NAD Electronics' original 3020 integrated amplifier (1980, designed by Erik Edvardsen), or Adcom's GFA-555 stereo power amplifier (1985, designed by Nelson Pass), conjures up happy memories of aud…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 3:38pm -
  • Day 1 at the NYAS: a Binaural Video Report

    Day 1 at the NYAS: a Binaural Video Report

    In this video, we join Stereophile writer Herb Reichert as he explores the 2017 New York Audio Show that took place last weekend at the Park Lane Hotel—this is the first of three videos covering the show. We're particularly excited about this se…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:14pm -
  • Why I Can't Stop Being an Audiophile

    Why I Can't Stop Being an Audiophile

    "Why can't you stop being an audiophile?"The question took me off-guard. It didn't come from one of the usual suspects—a hostile anti-audiophile, or a non-audiophile who simply can't fathom why we should care so much about something as nonesse…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:17pm -
  • Recording of December 2017: <I>Bringin' It</I>

    Recording of December 2017: <I>Bringin' It</I>

    Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' ItMack Avenue Mac 1115 (CD). 2017. Gretchen Valade, exec prod.; Christian McBride, prod.; Todd Whitelock, assoc. prod., eng.; Timothy Marchiafava, asst. eng. ADD? TT: 68:59Performance ****½Sonics *****As mu…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:17pm -
  • Ken's Day Two at the New York Show

    Ken's Day Two at the New York Show

    Seeing as I'd recently been in contact with the good people at Cambridge Audio when hoping to repair a 25-year-old integrated amplifier, it was great to put faces with names in the Cambridge Audio room…Tue, 11/14/2017
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 8:43am -
  • The December Issue . . .

    The December Issue . . .

    . . . is here, with Outlaw's $799 "retro receiver" on its cover. "A conspicuously good-sounding audiophile product at a ridiculously low price," declared Herb Reichert. At the other end of the price spectrum, Michael Fremer reviews the most-expensive…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:42am -
  • Saturday at the New York Show with Ken

    Saturday at the New York Show with Ken

    Luxman. Even the name puts me in mind of pushbuttons, brushed aluminum, and classic 1960s audio designs…Sun, 11/12/2017
    - 7 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 9:35am -
  • Jadis JA 200 monoblock power amplifier

    Jadis JA 200 monoblock power amplifier

    Ron Cox, Zen master and good friend from Zuni, New Mexico, gingerly navigated the crowded streets of Amp City—the essentially all-tube amp collection sprawled on my listening-room floor between the speakers. Ron had no trouble spotting the four…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 1:18pm -

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  • ECM Records Commences Streaming and Expands Partnership With Universal Music Group

    ECM Records Commences Streaming and Expands Partnership With Universal Music Group

    The following is a press release issued by ECM Records. Munich/Berlin | November 17, 2017 – Esteemed independent label ECM Records today announced they are expanding their partnership with long-standing distribution partner, Universal Music Group (…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:38pm -
  • Soundtracks Series Vol. 9: Jeff Wilson's Top 10

    Soundtracks Series Vol. 9: Jeff Wilson's Top 10

    For my list I focused on soundtracks of recent vintage, including both reissues and newer works. The latest film score trends emphasize a growing list of audiophile recordings and a renewed interest in vinyl. In other words, soundtracks continue to o…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 8:09am -
  • Three Astell&Kern Portable High-Resolution Audio Players Receive CES 2018 Innovation Awards

    Three Astell&Kern Portable High-Resolution Audio Players Receive CES 2018 Innovation Awards

    The following is a press release issued by Astell&Kern. New York, NY | November 16, 2017 – The three newest portable high-resolution audio players from Astell&Kern, the global leader in high-resolution portable audio players, have been named as CES…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:50pm -
  • Oppo Digital Sonica Network DAC

    Oppo Digital Sonica Network DAC

    Oppo Digital has an enviable reputation for manufacturing high-value audio and video equipment. Sometimes “high value” is a euphemism for “cheaply made,” but not so with Oppo; its universal disc players totally rewrote the book on what consti…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:47pm -
  • 2017 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    2017 Golden Ear Awards: Jacob Heilbrunn

    Wilson WAMM Master Chronosonic loudspeaker $685,000 With the new WAMM, an entirely reconceived version of the legendary original, David Wilson has broken new sonic ground. Wilson has gone to considerable lengths to refine its emphasis on the time-dom…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:19pm -
  • Shinola Introduces Collection of Four New Heaphones

    Shinola Introduces Collection of Four New Heaphones

    The following is a press release issued by Shinola. DETROIT, MI | November 14, 2017 - Shinola is proud to announce The Canfield Headphone Collection. Designed and developed in Detroit and based in the belief that how it’s made matters, that how thi…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 10:21am -
  • McIntosh Announces MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

    McIntosh Announces MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

    Binghamton, NY | November 14, 2017 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC1.25KW Quad Balanced Power Amplifier. The MC1.25KW is our newest and one of…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 4:04pm -
  • Audionet Scientist Series Electronics: Stern Linestage and Heisenberg Monoblocks

    Audionet Scientist Series Electronics: Stern Linestage and Heisenberg Monoblocks

    Wednesday morning, October 24th, found me taking a day trip to GTT Audio & Video, located in Long Valley, NJ, about forty minutes west of Newark, to attend a private audition of Audionet’s new Scientist Series of electronics, the Stern linestage ($…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:48pm -
  • TAS Legacy: Wilson Audio WATT Loudspeaker

    TAS Legacy: Wilson Audio WATT Loudspeaker

    When David Wilson signed on as a reviewer for TAS, lo those many years ago in 1980, the magazine’s editor Harry Pearson felt constrained to note that “Wilson is attempting to design a professional recording monitor system, hand-built and of modul…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 11:33am -
  • Newvelle Launching Third Season of Releases

    Newvelle Launching Third Season of Releases

    The following is a press release issued by Newvelle Records. November 10, 2017 - After coming up with this concept two years ago and producing two box sets that we are enormously proud of, we are now launching our Third Season. We are filled with gra…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 1:26pm -
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