Herb Reichert  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments
At the start of High End 2019, I had never heard of electrostatic headphone manufacturer Warwick Acoustics. Then, on the second High End day, I noticed the $24,000 USD pro-styled Aperio electrostatic headphones and their associated power-supply-energizer, streaming DAC, headphone amplifier, and line stage, sitting on a spot-lit stand outside the Warwick auditioning room.
Herb Reichert  |  May 15, 2019  |  0 comments
As much as I like to pretend that my audio-reviewer self is free of pre-conceptions and prejudice I would be lying if I said ‘how a product looks’ does not affect me.
Rafe Arnott  |  May 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Astell & Kern please stop coming out with so many new and amazing products – my review schedule is already busy enough.
Rafe Arnott  |  May 12, 2019  |  0 comments
Just when many thought the Audeze gaming headphone experience couldn’t get any better thanks to their Mobius planar-magnetic cans, the company goes all audiophile and breaks out an $899 USD version for the top-tier line in the newly announced LCD-GX.
Herb Reichert  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments
As an audio component, you know you have hit the big time when you have a whole room to yourself at High End Munich 2019.
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  |  May 07, 2019  |  1 comments
Headphones and High End should make for a potent combination this year at the world’s premier high-fidelity get together in Munich, Germany running from May 9-12.
Brian Hunter  |  May 02, 2019  |  2 comments
In addition to its extensive hearing and testing products, Illinois-based Etymotic Research has won over the hearts of many audiophiles with their ER line of earphones. Lead Engineer Dave Friesema chats with us to discuss the company.
Grover Neville  |  Apr 30, 2019  |  6 comments
I’ve been looking forward to writing this review since I got these headphones. While there are community members and reviewers who like to flirt with questions like ‘the best headphone ever’ and other superlatives, I find myself more drawn to gear that is quietly exceptional for its intended purpose.
Rafe Arnott  |  Apr 26, 2019  |  3 comments
Power is an aphrodisiac for many, which is why I think many individuals who identify as headphone-centric will fall for Astell & Kern's largish KANN Cube high-output portable. With a reported May 2019 launch date, an MSRP of $1,499 USD, the new Cube will be available in Astell & Kern dealers worldwide in June 2019.