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    HiFiMan HE1000 Version 2 Headphones

    HiFiMan is one of the leading manufacturers of headphones, earphones, and accessories, producing exceptional products ranging from moderately priced to upper-tier models, all of which employ the expertise in thin-film technology of company founder Dr. ...
  • Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player

    Esoteric N-05 Network Audio Player

    You’ve probably seen the music industry data: Sales of physical music playback discs (CDs and SACDs) are dropping sharply. In their place have sprung up two alternatives: file-based music playback and streaming digital playback. The ...
  • Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amp

    Denon PMA-50 Integrated Amp

    Memo to audiophiles: Most people don’t appreciate your hobby. They think you’re weird for using a stack of large, ugly, and (to them) insanely expensive equipment to listen to music. They are happier than (fill ...
  • Roon Does DSD (Now)

    Roon Does DSD (Now)

    Roon software was recently released for audiophiles to use in playing back computer audio music files. Evolved from Meridian’s Sooloos software, Roon’s interface is refreshingly different from the iTunes-inspired model that’s so popular for digitally-encoded ...
  • PS Audio DirectStream DAC Update

    PS Audio DirectStream DAC Update

    On February 10, PS Audio released a noteworthy update to its DirectStream DAC. Unlike previous updates, which were labeled firmware upgrades, this new version—known as the Pikes Peak OS—delivers many improvements to the operating system. ...
  • Backing Up Your Music Files

    Backing Up Your Music Files

    If you’re a computer-audio enthusiast, no matter how expensive your equipment may be, your largest investment will be your collection of music files. Downloads cost money, and the higher their resolution, the more money they ...

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