• The 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    The 40 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio

    Entry-Level Pioneer SP BS-22 loudspeaker, $129 Audioengine A2+ loudspeaker, $249 Magnepan MMG planar loudspeaker, $599 NAD D3020 solid-state integrated amplifier, $499 NuForce MCP-18 solid-state preamplifier, $599 Rega RP 1 record player, $445 AudioQuest DragonFly DAC ...
  • Audeze LCD-X Headphones

    Audeze LCD-X Headphones

    Editor’s note: Arnie Nudell is the co-founder of Infinity Systems and one of the true legends of high-end loudspeaker design. His Infinity Reference Standard (IRS) pushed the boundaries of what was possible, and remains to ...
  • Bowers & Wilkins Launches P5 Series 2

    Bowers & Wilkins Launches P5 Series 2

    September 3, 2014 - Using driver technology adapted from the award-winning P7 headphones, the new P5 Series 2 brings true Hi-Fi sound to headphones designed to carry anywhere and everywhere The new Bowers & Wilkins ...
  • HiFiMAN Ready to Deliver HE-400i Planar Headphone

    HiFiMAN Ready to Deliver HE-400i Planar Headphone

    Newark DE, July 30 2014 -– HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, announced their newest full-size planar magnetic headphone, the HE-400i, intended for high performance listening in the home ...
  • Stereo Exchange Headphone Event This Thursday

    Stereo Exchange Headphone Event This Thursday

    Thursday, July 31st, 1-9pm: Stereo Exchange (627 Broadway, Manhattan, NY) will host a headphone-listening party, featuring outstanding products from many of the most respected names in portable audio, including Aedle, Astell&Kern, Audeze, AudioQuest, AURALiC, beyerdynamic, ...
  • HiFiMAN Launches HE-560 Headphone

    HiFiMAN Launches HE-560 Headphone

    Newark DE, April 28 2014 -– HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, announced their newest full-size planar magnetic headphone, the HE-560, intended for reference use in the home or ...
  • OPPO Introduces Planar Magnetic Headphones

    OPPO Introduces Planar Magnetic Headphones

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – April 2, 2014 – OPPO Digital, a renowned manufacturer of high performance universal Blu-ray Disc players, introduced its family of planar magnetic headphones today. The introduction of the new OPPO planar ...
  • Westone ES5 Custom In-Ear Monitor

    Westone ES5 Custom In-Ear Monitor

    Audiophiles have professional musicians to thank for custom in-ear monitors. Originally created so that players on stage and in studios could hear themselves while delivering maximum isolation, custom in-ear monitors have become ubiquitous. Watch any ...
  • 2014 Favorite Headphones $250-$699

    2014 Favorite Headphones $250-$699

    Bowers & Wilkins P5$299 In the P5 we see a loudspeaker-maker showing up a bunch of headphone manufacturers who’ve been at it for decades. The P5’s bass/midrange/treble balance is attractive, especially if you value a ...
  • Cardas Audio EM5813 Ear Speaker

    Cardas Audio EM5813 Ear Speaker

    Growing numbers of serious music lovers are drawn to high-performance earphones and headphones, though we recognize that some of our fellow audiophiles remain skeptical about products in this category. I suspect this may have to ...
  • CanJam at RMAF 2013 – Part 2

    CanJam at RMAF 2013 – Part 2

    What follows is a survey of new headphone, earphone, and related products seen and heard at RMAF. HeadAmp The Virginia-based firm HeadAmp was showing its newest product, which is the two-chassis, fully balanced, solid-state GS-X ...

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