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  • dCS Bartok Streaming Network DAC Arrives For Review

    dCS Bartok Streaming Network DAC Arrives For Review


    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 1:04pm -
  • McIntosh Labs: Roon Tested Certification for Eleven Products

    McIntosh Labs: Roon Tested Certification for Eleven Products

    It was only a matter of time until the big blue meters swung around to point the way towards streaming-audio software palanquin Roon and all the hassle-free and optimized listening that comes with that compatibility.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 2:40pm -
  • MQA TIDAL Masters Now Available On iPhone

    MQA TIDAL Masters Now Available On iPhone

    Listening to MQA on-the-go just got easier with the announcement that digital music-streaming service TIDAL brought their iOS mobile-app code in-line to handle the software unfolding (24-bit/96kHz) of the ultra-high resolution Master Quality Authenti…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 2:25pm -
  • Totaldac Amp-1 to be revealed at Munich HifiDeluxe 2019 – UPDATE

    Totaldac Amp-1 to be revealed at Munich HifiDeluxe 2019 – UPDATE

    I simply cannot. I know… and I’m sorry, but it’s quite impossible at the moment. I’ve received telephone calls and emails about it before even being able to publish this post – people want to know and I feel bad that I can’t say more. UPD…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Clarus Crimson AC Power Cables Review: Digital Delight

    Clarus Crimson AC Power Cables Review: Digital Delight

    In my experience choosing cabling to loom up your hi-fi has been a protracted exercise in A/B listening tests and like eating too much pasta, can leave you feeling a bit sleepy and in need of a nice espresso. That said, in the digital-playback world…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 9:27pm -
  • PS Audio Launches Power Regenerator for Stellar Line

    PS Audio Launches Power Regenerator for Stellar Line

    PS Audio’s Stellar Line of gear is no stranger around here, with the M700 mono blocs and Gain Cell DAC having spent a few months in the bungalow with me last summer and earning great praise for their price/performance ratio and also an AudioStream…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 6:25pm -
  • T+A MP2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player Arrives

    T+A MP2000 R MKII Multi-Source Player Arrives

    Streamlining your box count to get something that can do most or all of what the bulk of those separates do is fast becoming the holy grail of digital audio for many.
    - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 1:47pm -
  • John Atkinson steps down as Editor of Stereophile April 1

    John Atkinson steps down as Editor of Stereophile April 1

    The email came as no great surprise, but even though I was aware that John Atkinson was making preparations to leave the bridge as captain of Stereophile, seeing it in black and white on my laptop screen this morning gave me a bit of a jolt.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 2:05pm -
  • Rob Darling of Roon Labs: AudioStream Podcast No.6

    Rob Darling of Roon Labs: AudioStream Podcast No.6

    Welcome to the sixth episode of the AudioStream Podcast and host Brian Hunter brings you Rob Darling of Roon Labs. Darling has made his way from the production end of music all the way to the heavyweight audiophile streaming-software company Roon. Hi…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 1:59pm -
  • dCS Announce Updated Software for Network Bridge

    dCS Announce Updated Software for Network Bridge

    Remote updates strike again. Twenty years ago, the very idea that we’d allow a corporation unfettered access to our digital entertainment products, music hardware, or our refrigerators or televisions would have seemed positively Orwellian.
    - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 1:51pm -

InnerFidelity

  • newInnerFidelity Podcast No.9 with Jannik Schentek of Sennheiser

    InnerFidelity Podcast No.9 with Jannik Schentek of Sennheiser

    Jannik Schentek is a product manager for Sennheiser’s Professional Audio products. He sat down with us at NAMM 2019 this year to talk about how the legendary headphone maker looks at everything including consumer research, voicing and even packagin…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 12:22pm -
  • Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL MZ3 Headphone Amp/Preamp/Amp arrives

    Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL MZ3 Headphone Amp/Preamp/Amp arrives

    Versatility seems to be so much more than a buzzword these days in the world of high fidelity.
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 4:16pm -
  • Sennheiser IE 40 Pro Review

    Sennheiser IE 40 Pro Review

    Sennheiser's new IE 40 PRO offers killer performance for its $99 asking price. No, scratch that... it offers killer performance, period. 
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 1:48pm -
  • Audio Engineering Society International Conference on Headphone Technology

    Audio Engineering Society International Conference on Headphone Technology

    The Audio Engineering Society, or AES, has just announced that it will be holding its second annual international conference from August 27–29, 2019 in San Francisco.
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 1:04pm -
  • Headphone Neutrality, At What Cost To This Hobby?

    Headphone Neutrality, At What Cost To This Hobby?

    As the AXPONA audio convention and the 40th Anniversary of the Walkman approach, I’ve been taking a moment to ponder on the last year or two of headphonedom.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 3:03pm -
  • Headphone Review Update: Sennheiser HD 820, Audeze LCD-4z, Meze Empyrean

    Headphone Review Update: Sennheiser HD 820, Audeze LCD-4z, Meze Empyrean

    Things here at the bungalow are settling down into a more well-oiled machine status after the birth of my second daughter a few weeks ago, and with that comes more in-depth reviews. With that said I wanted to let readers know what was coming up in th…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 8:52pm -
  • HIFIMAN HE6se Review

    HIFIMAN HE6se Review

    I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with closed-back dynamic-driver equipped headphones of late. In particular Focal and Sennhieser, to the point where jumping to a pair of planar-magnetic headphones felt like I was going behind their, well……
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 1:50pm -
  • Crystal Cable DUET Headphone cables

    Crystal Cable DUET Headphone cables

    Cables make no difference to the fidelity of sonics whatsoever. Cables make a big difference to the sonic signature of the electronics they are used with. Which camp are you?
    - 25 days ago, 23 Feb 19, 1:44pm -
  • HIFIMAN Launch Ananda BT Wireless Planar Headphones

    HIFIMAN Launch Ananda BT Wireless Planar Headphones

    Bluetooth got another nod for connectivity from the audiophile world with HIFIMAN’s announcement of their wireless $1,199 USD rechargeable Ananda BT model at CANJAM New York over the weekend.
    - 27 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 2:30pm -
  • CanJam New York 2019: The Show in Review

    CanJam New York 2019: The Show in Review

    Unlike stodgy audio fests, with their musty carpets and dim hotel rooms, CanJams have this open-air, brightly-lit marketplace ham-fest swap-meet flea-market vibe that draws me in and makes me feel happy.
    - 29 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 12:17pm -

Stereophile

  • newNaim ND5 XS 2 media player

    Naim ND5 XS 2 media player

    The late Julian Vereker, the sharp-minded former racing driver who founded Naim Audio and designed its first products, did so because he wanted audio amplification of a quality he felt no one else was making at the time, reasoning that if he wanted s…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:51pm -
  • newBook Review: <I>High Performance Loudspeakers, Seventh Edition</I>

    Book Review: <I>High Performance Loudspeakers, Seventh Edition</I>

    High Performance Loudspeakers: Optimising High Fidelity Loudspeaker Systems, Seventh Edition, by Martin Colloms. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018. Paperback, 696 pp., $95. Available as an eBook, $79.99."Listen to that—that's what I mean by 'cone…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 1:34pm -
  • Superb Sound at Definitive's Music Matters 14

    Superb Sound at Definitive's Music Matters 14

    Don't be fooled by Definitive Audio of Seattle's intentionally understated exterior. In my five years covering the annual four-hour Music Matters showcases, I have never heard such stellar sound from the store's six showrooms and head-fi listening ar…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 4:00pm -
  • Recommended Components: 2019 Edition

    Recommended Components: 2019 Edition

    Components listed here have been formally reviewed in Stereophile and have been found to be among the best available in each of four or five quality classes. Whether a component is listed in Class A or Class E, we highly recommend its purchase.Each…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 8:35pm -
  • Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right . . .

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right . . .

    The dichotomy between what is measured and what is heard has resurfaced in recent months. Jon Iverson discussed it in his "As We See It" in our December 2018 issue, and I followed up on the subject in my January 2019 "As We See It." These further tho…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 1:34pm -
  • Recording of April 2019: <I>Here If You Listen</I>

    Recording of April 2019: <I>Here If You Listen</I>

    David Crosby: Here If You ListenBMG 538431461 (LP), 538429532 (CD), none (FLAC 24/48). 2018. David Crosby, Michael League, prods.; Fab Dupont, prod., eng., mix; Josh Welshman, eng.; Greg Calbi, mastering. ADD/DDD. TT: 45:08Performance ****Sonics *…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 1:32pm -
  • It's April & Recommended Components

    It's April & Recommended Components

    Our 180-page April issue is hitting newsstands, mailboxes, and tablets this week and, as always with Stereophile's April issues, it includes the revised and updated edition of our "Recommended Components" feature—capsule reviews of the best-soun…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 12:52pm -
  • The Opera that Deserves its Grammy

    The Opera that Deserves its Grammy

    Given its engrossing, frequently radiant score, unflinching look at its timely subject matter, and superb cast of singing actors, Pentatone's live hi-rez recording of the premiere of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell's opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jo…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 12:24pm -
  • Analog <I>vs</I> Digital: Home-Brew Science at the Edge of the Art

    Analog <I>vs</I> Digital: Home-Brew Science at the Edge of the Art

    Publisher's note: The following article, from the early days of Compact Disc, is presented with no claim for absoluteness. (In fact, just as we go to press in the spring of 1986, we received a manuscript from Philip Greenspun, Product Review Editor o…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 2:57pm -
  • Magnepan MG2.6/R loudspeaker

    Magnepan MG2.6/R loudspeaker

    Ask anyone in the street what they think of when they hear the word "loudspeaker" and odds are they'll describe a wooden box with moving-coil drivers sitting in its front. But ask a Stereophile reader and it's quite possible that he or she'll describ…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 2:48pm -

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The Absolute Sound

  • new50th Anniversary Edition of The Beatles

    50th Anniversary Edition of The Beatles

    Something to contemplate: The Beatles, aka The White Album, is now 50 years old and remains a fresh and unlikely masterpiece five decades after its release on November 22, 1968. In celebration of that milestone, The White Album has been given the whi…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Final E5000 Universal-Fit Earphone

    Final E5000 Universal-Fit Earphone

    Final Audio has been known for over 30 years as a company unafraid to challenge the status quo in terms of what can be achieved at any given price level of audio component. Final is at it again with its new E5000 earphone, which is the flagship model…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Mar 19, 11:28pm -
  • Raidho Introduces the New TD4.2

    Raidho Introduces the New TD4.2

    The following is a press release issued by Raidho. March 18, 2019 - Building on the succes of the D4.1, our chief-designer, Benno Baun Meldgaard and his team, has done the impossible, and made our D4.1 even better. Based on the succes of our flagship…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:53pm -
  • Estelon Launches New Flagship Series Model: Forza

    Estelon Launches New Flagship Series Model: Forza

    The following is a press release issued by Estelon. March 15, 2019 - Estelon has launched the newest addition to its flagship series. Called Forza – the speaker is much-awaited model in the top range of Estelon products. „Forza is the result of m…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:49pm -
  • JBL Stage A190 Loudspeaker

    JBL Stage A190 Loudspeaker

    My ears always perk up when I hear the JBL name. Even before I made the high end a kind of second home, my parents and my friends’ parents all had either Altecs or JBLs blasting away in their living rooms. The white-coated cone woofers and the comp…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 9:20am -
  • AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power Conditioner

    AudioQuest Niagara 1000 Low-Z Power Conditioner

    Power is something we take for granted. We plug our gear into the wall outlets, and it works just fine. But when it comes to audio signals, plain old AC wall power just doesn’t do justice to hi-fi systems. Some nonbelievers might be thinking I’m…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 7:38pm -
  • Astell&Kern A&Futura SE100 Digital Audio Player

    Astell&Kern A&Futura SE100 Digital Audio Player

    Astell&Kern almost singlehandedly created the market for high-end portable music players. Currently it has players priced from $599 (for the AK70) to $3499 (for the SP1000). The SE100, which is part of A&K’s A&futura line, sits roughly in the middl…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 3:54pm -
  • McIntosh Announces Eleven Products as Roon Tested

    McIntosh Announces Eleven Products as Roon Tested

    The following is a press release issued by McIntosh. Binghamton, NY | March 13, 2019 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for 70 years, is proud to announce that 11 of its products have received…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 12:34pm -
  • HiFi Buys Guys Night Out

    HiFi Buys Guys Night Out

    The following is a press release issued by HiFi Buys. <font face="Tahoma">March 13, 2019 - May 16, 2019 from 6-9pm, t</font>he 4th Annual HiFi Buys Guy's Night Out is an evening for the connoisseur of fine luxury items and high end audio. Guests will…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 10:14am -
  • Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

    Pro-Ject Releases the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Turntable

    The following is a press release issued by Pro-Ject. March 12, 2019 - With great honour and pleasure we announ­ce that Pro-Ject has partnered again with The Universal Music Group: This collaboration ce­lebrates the 30th anniversary of Ringo Starr &…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 3:23pm -
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