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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

Sony Signature Series Hi-Res Audio Range Will Make Your Wallet Yelp

If you are looking for some serious audiophile sound with the look to match, then perhaps you might be interested in Sony’s newest addition to its audiophile range. The Ultimate Signature Series Audio Range announced earlier this month comprises of two Walkman players (NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A), a pair of reference standard headphones (MDR-Z1R), and a headphone amplifier (TA-ZH1ES) – all aimed to heightened your music enjoyment through meticulous engineering and crafted from the highest quality materials selected based on their acoustic merits. Continue reading Sony Signature Series Hi-Res Audio Range Will Make Your Wallet Yelp

Sony Outs ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Devices, But Only for Japan Market

If having an Metal Gear Solid iPhone case isn’t enough to show off your love for this conspiracy theory-ridden espionage third-person shooter, then Sony may just have the MGS fix for you by the way of a series of limited edition Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain devices, ranging from smartphone to tablets and even MP3 players. Fans in Japan can expect features like game-themed cases (not all though), engraved OUTER HAVEN emblem, alerts and ringtones, and of course, wallpapers. The devices to receive the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain treatment includes Xperia J1 Compact smartphone, Xperia Z4 tablet and Xperia Z3 tablet compact, Walkman A16 and the audiophile-grade (and luxurious) Walkman ZX2. Continue reading Sony Outs ‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Devices, But Only for Japan Market

Creative Sound Blaster FRee Bluetooth Speaker Touts a Built-in MP3 Player and a Waterproof Body

Singapore-based Creative is reinventing itself to keep up with the face pace, unforgiving multimedia-obsessed market and the Sound Blaster FRee Portable Bluetooth Speaker is one of their latest attempt, and boy does it look pretty. On top of being a pretty gadget, it also touts a IPX4-certified splash proof design and a cool 10 hours of music delivery, so water will not get in the way of you and your music enjoyment, at home or on the road. Under its sleek speaker grille-clad body are two custom-tuned neodymium drivers and twin passive radiators that promised to deliver full-range audio with thumping bass. Continue reading Creative Sound Blaster FRee Bluetooth Speaker Touts a Built-in MP3 Player and a Waterproof Body

Would You Drop $1,200 for this Sony High-Resolution Digital Music Player?

We know how far hardcore audio enthusiasts would go for the best possible sonic, but would anyone actually drop $1,200 (or $1,199.99 to be exact) for a hi-res MP3 player? Well, in case you do, you’d be glad that you have another option to what Astell&Kern has to offer and that’s the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 Hi-Res Digital Music Player. Announced earlier this year at the CES, Sony refers the NW-ZX2 as a portable music player “specially made for serious music lovers” and boasts sonic that goes “beyond CD quality for an unparalleled listening experience.” That’s what they say, but coming from a firm that knows a thing or two about audio equipment, both on consumer and professional spectrum, I guess we shouldn’t be doubting their words. Continue reading Would You Drop $1,200 for this Sony High-Resolution Digital Music Player?

Fiio Puts Portable High-Res Audio in Your Pocket for Under 100 Bucks

High Resolution Lossless Audio is like CD music when it first hits the market. it is pricey, or at least the player is pricey. but that’s about to change with the Fiio X1 Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player that promised studio-grade sound for under 100 bucks. that’s cheaper than the current lineup of iPod nano which are just regular music player. on the aesthetic front, it carries much of the X5 design which bears some resemblance to the first two generations of iPod, but only dopier – attributed by the light durable aluminum alloy construction and a more compact stature measuring just 96.6 x 57 x 14mm, tipping the scale at just 106g. beneath the beautiful exterior, it packs a high-quality DAC chip, Texas Instruments PCM5142, as well as Intersil’s latest ISL 28291 amplifier buffer that allows it to drive headphones with impedance of 16-100 ohms. Continue reading Fiio Puts Portable High-Res Audio in Your Pocket for Under 100 Bucks

Sony Introduces New Hi-Res MP3 Player and Audiophile-grade Headphones

Sony has never been the go-to brand when it comes audiophile-grade personal audio gear, which the company hopes to change with these hi-res duo: a Walkman NWX-A17 Hi-Res Audio Digital Music Player and MDR–1A Hi-Res Headphones. we sure won’t question Sony’s impeccable quality, but audio reproduction remains to be heard. anyway, kicking off the hi-res duo is the Walkman NWX-A17 that promised to brings you closer to “the spirit and soul of the artist’s original performance,” which hopefully, will help push the sales of this standalone MP3 player against today’s prime competitors: mobile phones. billed as the world’s smallest and lightest hi-res audio digital music player, the NWZ-A17 has a sleek angular design in a brushed aluminum body. Continue reading Sony Introduces New Hi-Res MP3 Player and Audiophile-grade Headphones

Geek Wave Portable Music Player Eats DSD 128 Files For Lunch

any self-respecting audiophiles would have think portable music players like the iPod as a toy, but the truth is, when it comes audiophile-grade portable music players, the options are far and few between, and hence the compromise. the first thing to come to mind is probably the bank breaking Astell&Kern MQS, which is needless to say, out of reach for most people. this is where the Geek Wave aims to break new ground. Geek Wave is a high-performance music player that’s more affordable than Apple’s offerings. with a couple of much lauded DAC under their belt, Light Harmonic sure knows a thing or two about how to turn out ear-pleasing audio and therefore, it seems like the next logical step for them to treat audiophiles with a rightful music player. Continue reading Geek Wave Portable Music Player Eats DSD 128 Files For Lunch

The PonoPlayer by Neil Young’s PonoMusic

what? a portable media player in this era of the 21st century? and Neil Young? wow. we are not keen followers of Neil Young and so, this definitely come as a surprised and that’s not to mention that someone other than Apple and Astell&Kern is seeking top dollars for aging gadget which has been slowly gobble up by the do-it-all smartphones. then again, if Apple can sell, why not the others? in fact, legendary rocker Neil Young, who is the founding person and chairman of PonoMusic, is not only pushing the PonoPlayer portable music player out, but he’s also introducing a spanking new music service known as PonoMusic. both the hardware and the software aims to bring the “highest quality digital music to discerning, passionate consumers, who hunger to hear music the way its creators intended, with the emotion, detail and power intact.” Continue reading The PonoPlayer by Neil Young’s PonoMusic

Astell&Kern AK240 MQS Portable Player

for the select few audiophiles who have inexplicably demanding sound holes, Astell&Kern has just the portable media player for you. meet the uber high-end, pocket-sized media player AK240 MQS Portable Player. we do not know exactly how much this ultimate opulence in music enjoyment will cost you, but the last we have seen from A&K, the AK120 is now going for $1,299 a pop and considering the AK240 is several steps up from the firm’s previous offerings, we are not surprised if it cost in a region of between 2-3 grand. shocking? that’s why only richie rich needs to apply. Continue reading Astell&Kern AK240 MQS Portable Player