LATEST ADDITIONS

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 28, 2019  |  7 comments
I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with closed-back dynamic-driver equipped headphones of late. In particular Focal and Sennhieser, to the point where jumping to a pair of planar-magnetic headphones felt like I was going behind their, well… their closed backs.
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?
Rafe Arnott  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  1 comments
Bluetooth got another nod for connectivity from the audiophile world with HIFIMAN’s announcement of their wireless $1,199 USD rechargeable Ananda BT model at CANJAM New York over the weekend.
Herb Reichert  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  1 comments
Unlike stodgy audio fests, with their musty carpets and dim hotel rooms, CanJams have this open-air, brightly-lit marketplace ham-fest swap-meet flea-market vibe that draws me in and makes me feel happy.
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  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  2 comments
Focal’s newest member to the family fits right under the tentpole of the flagship $4,000 USD Utopia. The new Stellia ($3,000 USD) incorporates some of the same beryllium driver material as the Utopia, but in a closed-back design. On top of a similar yoke and headband framework, Focal applied revamped full-grain leather ear pads and learnings from the more recently released Elegia closed-back.
Brian Hunter  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Jerry Harvey has been leading the charge for custom IEM technologies for nearly as long as the product category has been around. His company JH Audio services the stage performance market, but the resulting evolution of earphone development has graced the personal audio consumer in equal parts.
Grover Neville  |  Feb 11, 2019  |  12 comments
With the 2019 Grammy’s just passed and a recent New York Times op-ed bemoaning the loudness wars and poor sound quality of today’s top artists, I figured it was the perfect time to put together a list of music recommendations.
Grover Neville  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  8 comments
At risk of seeming like a bit of an overzealous fan of iFi, I’ve got yet another product review. What can I say – they make fairly priced gear and they’re always eager to send new toys for review. In any case, I’ve been both intrigued and puzzled by these two little units for the past couple months, partially why I’ve not posted much content recently.

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