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Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments
Choosing a product that qualifies as one that stands out above all others for enough different reasons is never an easy task, but taking sound quality, build quality, design and price all into consideration, the Quad ERA-1 headphones gets my nod as InnerFidelity Product of The Year 2018.
Scott Eastlick  |  Dec 31, 2018  |  0 comments
The concept of year end lists, or any sort of artist rankings, are often interesting but inherently flawed. While the concept of highlighting noteworthy works is itself quite valuable, specific numerical rankings tend to make me question the endeavour. While I think Tootsie, Clockwork Orange, and Saving Private Ryan are all great films, seeing them ranked in that order in the AFI Top 100 films list just seems like an argument waiting to happen.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 30, 2018  |  1 comments
Tackling a list featuring the upper-tier of headphone and headphone-related products and peripherals one tends to finds options that are focused on the end-game as opposed to ladder-climbing. This is really where the rubber meets the road from a cost-analysis standpoint, as if you're dropping serious coin one wants longevity and future-proof built-in to the purchase, which is what I feel all these products represent: a long-term investment.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  5 comments
Headphones companies in general are stepping their game up in the lifestyle arena just as much in the technology, sound quality and bespoke fabrication ones. The focus on presentation of headphones in advertising, social media and at trade shows has become an art and science unto itself as ever more manufacturers invest huge sums of money into R&D, design, materials selection, and marketing than ever before IMO.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 22, 2018  |  11 comments
2018 is rapidly coming to a close and with it, the window to highlight some of, what I feel, were the most impressive components and headphones that I experienced this year.
Brian Hunter  |  Dec 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Zach Mehrbach of ZMF Headphones talks to us with a transparency that is sure to intrigue anyone interested in the subject of headphone entrepreneurship.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Like to tinker with your toys? Some of us much more than others, and from my experience, I would say this especially of the headphone community.
Grover Neville, Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 14, 2018  |  3 comments
With a lot of help from contributor Grover Neville we bring you the first of three in a series of the 2018 InnerFidelity Editor's Choice Lists. Sure to please many, sure to disappoint more than a few. Regardless, this is it.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 13, 2018  |  0 comments
I get asked a lot of questions regarding playback software specifically and as someone who deals with multiple software-playback packages on multiple platforms, Roon is probably the one I get queried about the most. If you’re into streaming music or computer audio then most likely you’ve heard of this music-playback software and might be wondering what it is exactly and why you should think about using it.
Rafe Arnott  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  4 comments
In a world that seems bent on division when it comes to the streaming and download/playback format MQA, Astell & Kern has placed themselves even more solidly in the for MQA column with their announcement today that as of December 12th (tomorrow), MQA support (which is already available on the SP1000 portable player) will be available via firmware update for the SP1000M, SE100 and SR15 players as well.

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