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Scott Eastlick  |  Dec 09, 2018  |  0 comments
As far as religious holidays go, none have been as potently marketed as Christmas. Defined by an endless stream of catchy original songs, unabashed commercialism, and a magical mascot, Christmas often seems more like a Disney production than an especially holy endeavour. Irrespective of our individual beliefs, Christmas exists as an open-source holiday that everybody is able to celebrate in different ways and for different reasons.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 05, 2018  |  1 comments
I wandered the downtown Vancouver streets, slightly dazed as it was early, the coffee in my hand only half-finished and thus not fully waking my mind to operating temperature. It was, after all, the beginning of December and things like holiday gift shopping for our families and friends was starting to dawn more brightly every morning into the waking brains of the urban populace (who surround my small oasis of a home in the city) as the month creeps forward inexorably to it’s zenith on the 25th and the all the expectations which surround that date.
Brian Hunter  |  Dec 02, 2018  |  2 comments
Dan Clark and his company MrSpeakers have risen to a position of significant standing within the high-end personal audio community. Birthed as one of their own, Dan started his headphone business modding Fostex T50RP headphones as a way to fund bespoke-driver aspirations of his own design.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 30, 2018  |  2 comments
Little box, big, ballsy sound. That’s the first thing you notice about the Cambridge Audio DUO Moving Coil/Moving Magnet Preamplifier with integrated Headphone Amplifier.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Companies releasing limited-edition headphones are seemingly starting to follow the idea of cachet that high-end sneaker manufacturers have been monopolizing for years when it comes to rarity and street cred.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  1 comments
The Bluetooth wireless headphone market is huge and growing, as is modern consumers bent for yelling everything at Amazon’s voice assistant they can manage while roaming the confines of their homes: “Alexa, queue up my punk-rock play list!”
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 22, 2018  |  6 comments
While I was at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in October, one of the highlights of CANJAM for me was hearing French high-fidelity juggernaut Focal’s latest closed-back circum-aural headphones: The elegant, supremely comfortable-fitting, tone, timbre and bass-rich Elegia. So when Focal got a hold of me following the show and asked if I’d be interested in taking on the Elegia for review I didn’t hesitate.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Like the spectral terror of dead mariners wading ashore from an ocean mist as it engulfs a small Californian coastal town in John Carpenter’s 1980 horror film The Fog, so too does Black Friday creep up on us to lay waste to our savings accounts and credit card balances.
John Grandberg  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  4 comments
I've always found the divide between the "Audiophile" and "Pro Audio" scenes  fascinating. While both theoretically aim to recreate music as accurately as possible, there's a huge difference in terms of their approach. Pro gear tends to be no-nonsense, straight-to-the-point in terms of design ethos, while the same can't always be said for audiophile-oriented devices.
Brian Hunter  |  Nov 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Episode No. 4: From the original LCD-1 driver to a full lineup of planar-magnetic headphones, Audeze’s meteoric rise as one of personal audio’s premium headphone makers has been undeniably impressive in the crowded space of the market.

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