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Here Are Some New Sony Headphones For Audiophiles With Deep Pockets

Attention audiophiles, here are some new products from Sony that are sure to be music to your ears. There is a prerequisite though and that is, you ought to have pretty deep pockets, but more on that later. Sony has just announced that it has remastered its Signature Series with IER-Z1R In-Ear Headphones and DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player. In addition, it has introduced two musical in-ear monitors, IER-M9 and IER-M7 In-ear Stage Monitors, and a new audio cans, the MDR-Z7M2 Headphones – a follow up to its acclaimed MDR-Z7 Signature Series Headphones. Continue reading Here Are Some New Sony Headphones For Audiophiles With Deep Pockets

Q-Bass Is The Definitive True Wireless Speaker For Bass Heads

A comprehensive speaker system rigged for home entertainment requires a myriad of equipment, including the likes of DAC crossover, main speaker and subwoofer amps, plus there are the required speakers and subwoofer. The result? A cramped living and unsightly cables snaking around. That’s not to mention the setup is very tedious and time consuming. This is a woe Hong Kong-based ONEaudio aimed to address with its Q-Bass Wireless Speaker and Subwoofer. Continue reading Q-Bass Is The Definitive True Wireless Speaker For Bass Heads

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge: Where The Entire Speaker Is The Volume Knob

Most speaker systems, wireless or not, always have two things: the speaker grille and a few buttons for music control. The latter has been a design challenge for audio equipment makers who cared about aesthetic, but then touch control came along and practically alleviate this design eyesore. For Danish high end audio equipment maker Bang & Olufsen, however, touch control isn’t enough. In addition to touch sensitive aluminum interface, the Beosound Edge has proximity sensors that light up the speaker when sensing your approach. Fancy. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge: Where The Entire Speaker Is The Volume Knob

Grado’s First Wireless Headphones Is Basically The Prestige Without Wires

What you see here is a pair of wireless headphones from long-time headphone maker Grado Labs. The name Grado Labs may not immediately ring a bell, but I am sure the Brooklyn-based company’s retro, 60s era pilot headset-look cans are very recognizable. Anyways, here it is, the Grado GW100 Wireless Headphones, the company’s first Bluetooth headphones. Continue reading Grado’s First Wireless Headphones Is Basically The Prestige Without Wires

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar Is A Super High-end, Customizable Sound Bar

If you are looking for a sound bar that packs a lot of punch and money is no object, well, then you may want to take a look at this impressive audio hardware from specialist audio equipment maker, Klipsch. Featuring furniture-grade wood veneer in a selection of finishes and a selection of grill colors, Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar, as it is called, boasts three massive 3/4-inch (19 cm) titanium diaphragm Linear Travel Suspension tweeters with 90×90 Tractrix Horn-loaded technology, and no less than six (gasp!), equally enormous, 4-inch black Cerametallic woofers. Continue reading Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar Is A Super High-end, Customizable Sound Bar

This Wireless Speaker Has 200W, Equalizer And A Whole Lot Of Style

Bluetooth speaker that touts equalizer isn’t new, but I bet you have not come across one that has physical EQ keys built into it and still remain compact and portable. The Studio 19 Solo E600X-EQ Bluetooth Speaker you see here is one such speaker. It may be small, but this uber sleek cylindrical speaker is capable of pumping out 200 watts of HiFi audio. Two-hundred-freaking-watts. Imagine that! OK. Perhaps, at 3 feet tall, it is not exactly portable, portable, but it is quite a feat nonetheless, considering the audio prowess it promised to deliver. Continue reading This Wireless Speaker Has 200W, Equalizer And A Whole Lot Of Style

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