John Grandberg
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John Grandberg Feb 21, 2014 0 comments

I love relatively compact devices packed with features. Unfortunately many of them involve significant compromise to achieve their size or price point.

Here's one that doesn't.

John Grandberg Feb 07, 2014 21 comments

Should a reference-quality headphone amplifier cost more than a slightly used jet ski? Because that seems to be the trend. AURALiC goes in another direction with their statement amp, the stunning TAURUS MKII.

John Grandberg Dec 04, 2013 20 comments

Resonessence Labs, the wizards behind the ESS Sabre DAC chips and the exceptional Invicta DAC, release their first product aimed solely at headphone users. And it's a doozy.

Tyll Hertsens, John Grandberg, n_maher, Skylab, ljokerl Nov 29, 2013 8 comments

'Tis the season, time for the InnerFidelity writers to hook you up with some cool gift ideas. We accept that many will just be looking for goodies for themselves...sorry about your wallet.

DAC Reviews
John Grandberg Nov 06, 2013 11 comments

Never has there been so much choice when it comes to all-in-one DAC/amp solutions. Many of them have some level of compromise, whether it be size, price, features, or sound. Here's one that seems to tick all the boxes without costing a fortune.

John Grandberg Oct 03, 2013 10 comments

The $99 computer speaker. Nothing could possibly be very exciting about that, right? Most of the time I'd agree completely. But not this time.

John Grandberg Sep 04, 2013 5 comments

The V5 wireless speaker from Wren Sound—it looks great, is full of features, and sounds pretty good too. But is it worth the $399 asking price? As is often the case in life, the answer is "it depends".

John Grandberg Aug 19, 2013 18 comments

InnerFidelity writers are busy writing basic introductory content for the Ultimate Headphone Guide. In this article, John Grandberg explains the importance of hearing safety.

John Grandberg Aug 09, 2013 12 comments

Firestone Audio moves upscale—known for their products in the $200-300 range, they release a flagship headphone amp. Fully balanced, plenty potent, and innovative in several ways, the Bobby proves Firestone is worthy of competing with the big boys.

John Grandberg Jul 24, 2013 20 comments

NuForce is on a roll with new releases—pick a category and they likely have at least one new product on offer, or maybe several. All of it seems very desktop friendly, so I figured I should give several of them a go.