Audiophile

Review: Onkyo DP-S1 Rubato - Dehumanise

<i>Disclaimer: I purchased the Onkyo DP-S1 for the purposes of this review. It’s a dual</i> ES9018C2M DAC thing that <i>goes for 450$ USD. You can learn all</i> …

Audio Quality

Gregg Allman 1947–2017

He was the last to have the name. And now with the passing on Saturday, May 27 of Gregg Allman, the keyboardist, singer, songwriter and godfather of …

Gregg Allman

Lovely Recordings Hosted by Dwayne LaPlante

The enjoyment of music is such a personal thing, but we love to share that joy with friends. And in reading many of the Lovely Recordings entries one …

Music

The MP3 isn’t “dying.” The MP3 is eternal.

In fact, the landmark audio file type just became easier to use than ever.<p>Reports of the MP3's death have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier this month, one of the patent holders for the audio file type, the German technology institute Fraunhofer, announced that in April it had allowed its patents …

Software

The Los Angeles Audio Show Hits the Ground Running Friday

For a first-time audio show, the Los Angeles Audio Show's (LAAS) June 2–4 stint in the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, adjacent to LAX, could very well move …

Los Angeles

Fuchs ODS Classic Review

The ODS Classic from Fuchs Audio Technology is ridiculously versatile. It’s ridiculously well made. Its tones are ridiculously rich and defined, with …

Guitar

Paradigm PW Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Page 1 | Page 2<p>Your heart is set on a full-fledged surround sound system, but that's not in the cards for you for whatever reason, be it space …

Audio Quality

Samsung's SoundAssistant is a powerful app for your Galaxy phone's audio

<b>Samsung has launched a new app which gives users an incredible amount of control over their Galaxy phone's audio settings.</b><p>SoundAssistant comes with …

Samsung

Bang & Olufsen Beolit 17 review

What is the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 17?<p>Bang & Olufsen's new Bluetooth speaker combines portability with the Danish brand's trademark design panache and …

Audio Quality

Warner Classics' Star-Studded Piazzolla Tribute

Newcomers to the music of Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) will undoubtedly join the already converted in hailing the arrival …

Music

This high-performance desktop amp makes headphones sing

Here's a tiny professional amplifier that has massive audiophile appeal.<p>One of my audiophile pals tipped me off to the Little Labs Monotor, and I'm glad he did! Little Labs is a pro sound company, but there's no reason why audiophiles wouldn't find a lot to like about their Monotor headphone amp. …

Headphones

Picture Sunday: A&Ultima SP1000

<i>T</i><i>his week’s picture Sunday features the new A&Ultima SP1000 DAP. To check out recent Picture Sunday Posts click HERE.</i><p>The A&Ultima SP1000 is the …

Audio Quality

Edifier R1700BT speakers review: Luxury Bluetooth sounds

If you want more from desktop speakers, the Edifier R1700BT is worth a look, and a listen. At the price, NZ$250, they are a steal.

Audio Quality

Outlaw Audio Updates its Longstanding Receiver

Outlaw Audio is updating the venerable RR2150 stereo receiver it introduced more than a decade ago with an internet-ready model that supports high …

Audio Quality

Dynaudio Special Forty

While passive speakers are not on my watch, I'll still shout out to Dynaudio and their new Special Forty anniversary speaker (€3000/pair) just …

Audio Quality

The all-new Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper's' remix is a knockout

The Audiophiliac reviews the newly remixed Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's" album.<p>I make no bones about it, I love the Beatles, from "Meet the Beatles" to "Abbey Road" -- every album is extraordinary. I'm hardly alone in my praise. Every fan has their own story arc and mine is deep and long. Speaking of …

Music

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape: Our First Take

<i>The BeoSound Shape mixes art with sound for an audacious modular audio system that’s impossible to ignore.</i><p>When you spend time and effort designing …

Audio Quality

Munich High End 2017 Sights 3

Let's take yet another walk around Munich High End and see what we can see...

Audio Quality

Great deal! These are our three favorite Amazon tech bargains today

Friday’s Amazon Gold Box deals of the day include a pair of bookshelf home theater speakers, a Bluetooth speaker, and a GPS smartwatch for running. …

Audio Quality

Alluxity & Joseph Audio

The Alluxity Media One (£8900 in black or white), which I reported on from Munich in 2015, is being covered again for two reasons; the photo of the …

Audio Quality

Roland drops SPD::ONE series electronic percussion pads

<b>Kicking off the first of several releases over the next few weeks, Roland has unveiled the SPD::ONE series of electronic percussion pads.</b><p>Designed for …

Guitar

Disruptive Tech: BACCH 3D SOUND

I first reported on BACCH 3D SOUND from CES 2015. If you want some information on the technology, check those links. I'm here to simply talk about …

Audio Quality

Wireless Is Wonderful…When It Works

To begin, some quotes from recent reviews:<p>• “I found the app to be a little cumbersome and glitchy...on quite a few occasions it would not find one …

Wi-Fi

Joe Walsh on 200gm LP from Analogue Productions

Not so long ago, the 1970s were regularly and fairly vociferously disparaged as a musical wasteland. Lately however, it's become very noticeable, …

Music

Munich High End 2017: The Wrap

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that We talk about ourselves and complain, a lot.<p>I don't know about you, but I'm tired of all of the hi-fi …

Audio Quality

High End Munich 2017 - Picture Report Part 2

This is Part 2 of the High End Munich 2017 show report, you can find Part 1 right HERE.<p><b>Hifiman</b><p>Of course our friends from Hifiman were in Munich and …

Headphones

CanEver Audio ZeroUno DAC (Red!)

For all of the ins and outs on the CanEver Audio ZeroUno DAC ($7990), read thee Art Dudley's review in Stereophile (I think he liked it). I'm going …

Audio Quality

Playback Is Back!

Not to ignore the Sonoma Series, which Steve Plaskin was so impressed with, but Andreas Koch debuted the "Dream Series" from Playback Designs which …

Audio Quality

Munich High End 2017 Sights 2

Let's take another walk around Munich High End and see what we can see...

Audio Quality

NEM D-DAC 2: More Russian Intrigue

I like new, and kinda quirky, and the NEM D-DAC 2 ($TBD) is new to me because the Russia-based company, manned by aerospace engineers, premiered it …

Audio Quality