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Rafe Arnott  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments
The sun is forecast to be shining as the Hilton Long Beach in Los Angeles prepares to host 200 companies in 62 listening rooms for The Home Entertainment Show (T.H.E. Show) from June 7th to 9th.
Herb Reichert  |  May 10, 2019  |  First Published: May 09, 2019  |  1 comments
If you read Stereophile then you’re probably familiar with hi-fi cognoscente Herb Reichert and his always unique take on what’s going down in the audio world. Reichert has been around the block, a New Yorker by nature, he’s probably been around most blocks, and the High End Show in Munich is familair ground for the music show veteran.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 22, 2019  |  4 comments
There’s product updates and then there’s product updates. Chord Electronics recently unleashed a helluva a powerful firmware update for Poly, the company’s wireless dedicated streaming module which is the peanut butter to their Mojo portable DAC/headphone amplifier’s jelly.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 08, 2019  |  0 comments
It’s baaaack… it’s bigger… it’s better… it’s AXPONA 2019 in Chicago. Touted as the largest audio expo in North America, AXPONA is now in its second year at its new digs; the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel & Convention Centre.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 02, 2019  |  0 comments
The flagship $4,995 USD Sonoma Model One Electrostatic Headphone System by Warwick Acoustics is about to get an update in the form of the APERIO integrated headphone system.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  1 comments
The Latvian sound calibration software developers recently kicked-off a public-research project designed to fine-tune the calibration of their award winning apps for individual listener preference.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 08, 2019  |  0 comments
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.
Grover Neville  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  8 comments
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.
Rafe Arnott  |  Mar 04, 2019  |  7 comments
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 the pipeline.
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 23, 2019  |  4 comments
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?
Herb Reichert  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  5 comments
Besides major new-product introductions, must-do auditioning, and big-time meet-n-greet, CanJam New York 2019 appears to have a theme, which just so happens to be one of my favorite topics: headphone measurements.
Brian Hunter  |  Jan 30, 2019  |  0 comments
If you have never heard of the SoCal event called NAMM, fret not. The annual show-and-tell from the National Association of Musician Merchants in Anaheim California lays on the far fringes of audiophiledom. It is fairly big however, occupying more than one of the massive convention halls on site in Orange County with 115,000 attendees and 7,000 brands represented.
Rafe Arnott  |  Jan 22, 2019  |  1 comments
Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Play apps both listen very carefully to what we’re all saying and while Roon does something altogether different than voice-activated access to data of all types, it seems Roon Labs are listening just as intently to their (audiophile) audience.
Brian Hunter  |  Jan 12, 2019  |  0 comments
The trek out to CES in Las Vegas isn’t usually as bad as actually getting around at the show. The event is absolutely massive in comparison to the usual audiophile circuit, and most of the new headphone tech is housed in the very populated South Hall of the LV Convention Center. The South Hall at CES 2019 (and the direction of headphones in general) can be summed up in two words for 2019 – “True Wireless.”
Rafe Arnott  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  1 comments
You asked for it and they listened. CES in Las Vegas saw audio calibration software company Sonarworks officially announce the launch of their Tru-Fi mobile application which will be available for $3.99 USD per month or a lifetime license agreement of $99 USD from the App Store and Google Play.

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