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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.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  2 comments
In early 2009 German über headphone giant Sennheiser came out with its long-awaited flagship design the HD800 – an open-back, dynamic-driver model featuring “ring radiator” technology – Fast-forward to 2018 and this summer Sennheiser has come out with their latest take on the 800-series – the HD820.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  4 comments
Shinola brought jobs to Detroit and now they’re teaming up with the Pacific Northwest’s highly respected, handmade, headphone design and manufacturer Campfire Audio out of Portland, Oregon to launch a Bluetooth IEM collaboration in the guise of the budget-friendly ($250 USD) Canfield In-Ear Monitors which is available in either silver stainless steel or black.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 08, 2018  |  0 comments
For those audiophile souls whose hearts beat a little faster when they know there’s a hi-fi show to attend, then either reset your pacemakers, put down that whisky, or throw on a sweatband because – steady on now – there’s two shows this weekend on either side of the pond as our British kin love to call the Atlantic Ocean.
Rafe Arnott  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  4 comments
Left Coast/Pacific Northwest custom and universal-fit IEM headphone manufacturer 64 Audio’s founder and chief sound designer Vitaliy Belonozhko has been busy adding depth to the company’s line with three new custom models featuring trickle-down technology from their flagship designs aimed at audiophiles and musicians.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 31, 2018  |  6 comments
A knock at the front door usually elicits a smile from me, a groan from my family and loud, vicious barking from our dog. This time the knock was courtesy FedEx and HIFIMAN who have just shipped me their brand new HE1000se and HE6se headphones for review.
Rafe Arnott  |  Oct 30, 2018  |  4 comments
This combo was getting a lot of attention and it was always a challenge to slide into the driver’s seat and get some head time, but the wait was worth it as this set-up was producing some of most timbral and tonally accurate sound coupled with astonishing resolution.
Brian Hunter  |  Oct 28, 2018  |  0 comments
Episode No. 3: While Focal has firmly planted their feet in the loudspeaker realm, much has come out of the France-based camp in the way of high fidelity headphones in recent years.

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