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Sennheiser’s Closed-back Audiophile Cans Cost A Cool $2.4K!

During last week’s CES, Sennheiser was eager to show off its new, pretty insane audiophile-grade headphone called HD 820. There’s a lot to be wow, especially the price tag associated with it, but more on that later. Backed by 70-year of audio equipment making experience, the HD 850 here wants to change your perception on closed-back audiophile headphones. More specifically, it wants to debunk the notion that closed-back aren’t made for audiophile sound. Continue reading Sennheiser’s Closed-back Audiophile Cans Cost A Cool $2.4K!

Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers

We must be living under the rock when our minds were blown by Sennheiser’s 14-speaker sound bar. Clearly, we have not hear about Creative’s monstrous offering. Now, the Singapore-based, publicly-traded tech firm is not quite known for audiophile-grade equipment – much less audiophile-grade sound bar, but that does not stop the granddaddy of PC sound card from taking on the less traveled road. Before you can audition, or read about the features the company’s X-Fi Sonic Carrier Dolby Atmos Sound Bar has to offer, it already have one thing that will blow your mind and that’s the price tag. The Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier commands unworldly sum of $5,799. Continue reading Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers

Portable Hi-Fi USB-DAC Shrinks Down To A New Small With The ZuperDAC-S

The last time I hit up an audiophile show, the crowd there was a prove that the demand for better sound out of mobile devices is at an all time high. Droves and droves of visitors were busy savoring every notes pumped out by audiophile grade portable music players that commands hefty dollars. But, lets face it, not everyone has top dollars to drop for these delightful pocket wonder which this is why there’s the Zorloo ZuperDAC-S Portable Hi-Fi USB-DAC. Continue reading Portable Hi-Fi USB-DAC Shrinks Down To A New Small With The ZuperDAC-S

Ceres Combines The Best Of Tube Amp With Modern Tech For Just $99

The demand for more compact and efficient audio amplification has resulted in the good’ol tube amp making way for far more compact digital circuitry. It is a sacrifice music lovers have made without realizing it. However, if you are one music lover who realize the lack of the warm offered by tube amp, here’s a little gadget that may delight you. Meet Ceres Hybrid Tube Amplifier by Pi 2 Design. Ceres aims to deliver classic, warm tube amplified audio, through a Single Tube Architecture. It features a dual-triode tube that amplifies incoming signal before piping it through a Class A Solid State buffer to ensure it has the required power to drive a wide variety of headphones. Continue reading Ceres Combines The Best Of Tube Amp With Modern Tech For Just $99

Here’s The New Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones With Apple’s W1 Chip

It seems like forever since we last mention about Beats and that usually means there weren’t any major updates since. That changes earlier this month when Apple-owned Beats revealed the Studio headphones. The Beats Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Wireless Headphones, as it is called, now flaunts a more advanced noise cancellation, a redesigned innards, a longer battery life and Apple’s W1 chip that makes it iOS devices- and Mac-friendly with respect to pairing. When it does hooked up with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac that supports W1, the headphones should have a pretty impressive battery life of 22 hours with noise cancellation activated. Continue reading Here’s The New Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones With Apple’s W1 Chip

This Small And Stylish Wireless Speaker Could Give B&O A Run For Their Money

It is strange that the physical beauty of high-end audio products from the likes of Bang & Olufsen and Bowers & Wilkins is replicated only by a handful. We all know how the products from the aforementioned brands sound like and almost without fail, those products have the look to match, but unbeknownst to us, there’s one other lesser known brand that is just as accomplished in both aesthetic and audio reproduction, and it is called Vifa. Vifa, a Danish audio equipment maker, has been around since 1933, but it wasn’t until 2014 when the company started dabbling in wireless and portable loudspeakers, and the tiny handsome little guy you see here today, called Reykjavik, is the brand’s fifth and latest speakers in only three years. Continue reading This Small And Stylish Wireless Speaker Could Give B&O A Run For Their Money

Lyric Speaker Displays Song’s Lyrics Expressively On Its 22” Clear Display

If you often find yourself pausing a song before it begins for the purpose of searching the lyrics online so you could sing along or learn the words, well then, a Japanese audio company has good news for you. COTODAMA has invented a new kind of audio speaker that not only immerse you with engineered audio but also visually with lyrics, displayed right on the speaker’s 22-inch clear Transmissive Liquid Crystal Display. Aptly called Lyric Speaker, the display covers the entire front of the speaker that present listeners with lyrics of the song as it is being played. Continue reading Lyric Speaker Displays Song’s Lyrics Expressively On Its 22” Clear Display

1MORE Packs 4 Drivers Into A Tiny Audio Earbuds That Won’t Break The Bank

This is 2017. So, lets forget about single driver, or even dual-driver in-ear headphones. No, wait. Forget about triple driver earphones too, because 1MORE, a consumer audio equipment maker, has squeezed not two, not three (which it did also), but four drivers into those tiny earbuds. Now, 4-driver is not exactly new, but it remains a dream to most because of its insanely high prices. We are talking about several hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars here, but with 1MORE Quad Driver In-ear Headphones, it is just under 200 bucks. Yeah. I know. 200 isn’t a small number either, but as far as high-end in-ear headphones (4 drivers!) is concerned, it sure is very affordable. Continue reading 1MORE Packs 4 Drivers Into A Tiny Audio Earbuds That Won’t Break The Bank

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape Is Every Interior Decorators’ Dream

If you are one of those who thought that a speaker system kills your interior decor, then Danish design audio equipment maker, Bang & Olufsen, has just the speaker system for you and it is called BeoSound Shape. What makes BeoSound Shape so special is, it is a modular all-in-one audio system that comprises of up to 44 individual hexagonal tiles. The beauty of BeoSound Shape is, from the outside, each tile looks exactly the same, but on the inside, it could be a driver, a class D amplifier, an acoustic damper, or a Core unit that packs a myriad of connectivity options, including Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay and of course, Bluetooth Technology. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Shape Is Every Interior Decorators’ Dream

Focal’s €100K Audiophile Audio Cans Is Loaded With 6.5 Carats Of Diamonds

For those with the penchant for the luxury and sweet audio reproduction, a pair of audiophile headphones wouldn’t be suffice, which is why there’s the Focal Utopia by Tournaire. Focal is renowned for its sound quality, but not nearly enough to satisfy folks with a taste of the ultimate in luxury (read: folks who won’t bat an eyelid swallowing ounces after ounces of Almas caviar) and therefore, the audio equipment maker look to father and son, Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire of Tournaire to give it its high-end open-back headphones the bling that would satisfy even the most demanding, music-loving Scrooge McDuckians. Unveiled in June 2016, the Focal Utopia by Tournaire’s sleek design is boosted by handcrafted Tournaire jewellers’ symbol coated in 18k gold (but, of course) and embellished with luxe-requisite diamonds – totalling 6.5 carats. Continue reading Focal’s €100K Audiophile Audio Cans Is Loaded With 6.5 Carats Of Diamonds