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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 17, 2017 2 comments
I was thrilled to see Noble at CanJam because I wasn’t able to listen to the Kaiser Encore and Sage which were released last fall at RMAF 2016. Prior to CanJam, the last time anything Noble had graced my ears was the Noble 6 in late 2015. It had been far too long. Their current design concept combines colors and geometric textures in a way that creates, in my view, a very video-gamey look and feel.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 16, 2017 1 comments
Echobox Audio is a young, IndieGoGo born company that was founded in late 2015. They had major presence at CanJam and seem to be steadily growing. This is what they showed at CanJam last week...
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Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 14, 2017 18 comments
After determining the JBL Everest Elite 700 was good enough to poke it's way onto the Wall of Fame, I came to realize I wasn't certain where to put it. Should it be on the Wireless page? Or should it be on the Noise Canceling page? Or both?
Tyll Hertsens Posted: Feb 12, 2017 12 comments
Sean Olive and his crew of researchers have been at it for a while now, and I reckon some their work should have trickled down into JBL products by now. One likely candidate is their recently released JBL Everest Elite 700, a wireless, noise canceling, over-ear headphone, which contain Harman's whiz-bang TruNote technology that is claimed to calibrate the headphone to the wearers ears. Let's check it out.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 10, 2017 18 comments
Sonoma Acoustics showed their Model One Headphone System ($5,000) in New York for the first time at CanJam NY this past weekend. It’s the first to use Warwick Audio’s High-Precision Electrostatic Laminate audio transducer (HPEL). The claimed benefit of using the HPEL transducer is that it maintains the usual electrostatic strengths (light weight, great transient response, low moving mass, etc.) but because it’s produced with modern automated manufacturing techniques, it’s more durable, reliable, and matches more consistently.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 10, 2017 1 comments
Last weekend, Final Audio Design (S’NEXT) showed their new flagship balanced armature IEM for the first time in the USA: the FI-BA-SST35 (3.5mm, $1249) or FI-BA-SST25 (2.5mm, $1279). The FI-BA-SST is the latest in the FI-BA-SS series and looks very similar to the FI-BA-SS3.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 10, 2017 6 comments
San Diego based company 1More saw great success with their flagship Triple Driver IEMs ($99.99) and decided to add one more (!) balanced armature in creating their newest Quad Driver IEMs ($199.99), which will be released in late March.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 09, 2017 6 comments
Periodic Audio launched last May and released their first three IEMs at CanJam NYC. I got to chat with founder Dan Wiggins and learned that he worked on the Microsoft gaming headphone and, interestingly enough, the first few Beats headphones when Beats were designed by Monster. He also co-founded Doppler Labs and was previously Principal Transducer Engineer at Sonos and Chief Transducer Engineer at Blue Microphones, among others.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 09, 2017 5 comments
I was immediately attracted to the NightOwls upon their release because of AudioQuest’s headphone designer Skylar Gray and his commitment to sustainable design.
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Jana Dagdagan Posted: Feb 07, 2017 18 comments
Hi, InnerFidelity readers! My name is Jana, and I’ve been working with InnerFidelity, Stereophile, AudioStream, and Analog Planet for nearly a year now. This past weekend, I represented InnerFidelity for the very first time at CanJam NYC 2017. Here are a couple compilation videos I took while I was there.

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