• Grace Design m9XX DAC

    Grace Design m9XX DAC

    Grace Design may be a new name for many audiophiles, but for recording engineers it has long been a well known and respected entity. Michael and Eben Grace have been manufacturing microphone preamplifiers since 1994. ...
  • MrSpeakers Ether C Headphone

    MrSpeakers Ether C Headphone

    If you look at the “flagship” full-sized headphones currently on the market, you’ll notice they all share one particular trait: Whether they’re planars, dynamics, or hybrids, whether they cost $400 or $4000, they’re all open-backed ...
  • Focal Utopia Headphones

    Focal Utopia Headphones

    During the past couple of years there has been a major change in the demographics of home-audio buyers. Between 2013 and 2015 the amount spent by individuals 55 and older dropped by 50%—from 36% of ...
  • Westone W60 In-Ear Monitor

    Westone W60 In-Ear Monitor

    Westone opened its doors in 1959. In the beginning it made custom molds for hearing aids. It wasn’t until the 1990s that Westone began to adapt its hearing-aid-related technologies to in-ear monitors for musicians and ...
  • Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Music Player

    Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Music Player

    When I reviewed Astell&Kern’s first offering in early 2013, the AK100 ($699), the concept of a high-performance portable music player was new and the AK100 was unique. Flash forward three years—nowadays audiophiles have a plethora ...
  • Mytek Brooklyn MQA-Compatible DAC

    Mytek Brooklyn MQA-Compatible DAC

    The Mytek Brooklyn is the first non-Meridian-branded DAC that supports MQA. Because of that, every time it’s been shown, whether at a consumer or industry event, it has generated practically standing-room-only interest. I first laid ...

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