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CanJam SoCal 2015, Part 1: Headphones

CanJam SoCal 2015, Part 1: Headphones

By Lee Shelly CanJam … the very term inspires thoughts of great gear and fantastic fun as this community gathers to enjoy the music and the friendship. Scot asked me to cover the meet for him and pass along the interesting bits to you readers, so here goes. This report will be presented in 5 […]

CES 2015: A long overdue wrap up

CES 2015: A long overdue wrap up

Before, after and during. That’s when I heave out the long sigh. An audio show — any audio show — wrings that out of me. But this year, CES was … different. Whinging For me, a show is equal parts work and play. I get out of the house, away from responsibilities, for two or […]

CES 2015: Dazzled by ENIGMAcoustics, NuPrime and Celsus

CES 2015: Dazzled by ENIGMAcoustics, NuPrime and Celsus

There was a lot going on in the ENIGMAcoustics room at CES this year, from the marvelous Mythology M1 loudspeakers to the delightfully clever devices from Celsus Sound and Nuprime. What I was not expecting, however, was the new Dharma headphones. Dharma is a soon-to-launch headphone from ENIGMAcoustics. Pricing is targeting $1,200 for a set, and if […]

CES 2015: Beyond Pono, Ayre still hot

CES 2015: Beyond Pono, Ayre still hot

I suppose that some of you, reading this, do in fact live under a rock or are otherwise sheltered from the world, and in so doing, have completely missed the hullabaloo around Neil Young’s high-resolution digital audio marvel, the Pono Player. If so, congrats — you can catch up right quick. The secret sauce to […]

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  • CanJam SoCal 2015 – Head-Fi in the O.C. April 2, 2015
      Southern California’s first official Head-Fi meet flying under the CanJam moniker was packed with vendors from around the world and plenty of growing camaraderie around personal audio. The once fledgling […]
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  • An #Audiophile Ad – AXPONA 2015 March 20, 2015
    Aside from the print ads found in Stereophile and TAS, its not too often that audiophiles get an advertisement all to themselves.  The cluster of audio geeks had a small […]
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  • The Long Awaited Beats Solo 2 Review February 20, 2015
    I have to admit right off the bat; my experience with the polarizing Beats line of headphones is embarrassingly small. I am not familiar with any of the early units that […]
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  • The MEElectronics P1 Pinnacle and the new Benchmark DAC – NAMM 2015 February 3, 2015
    The main floor of NAMM can be quite the mad house, but just underneath the surface lies an entire additional floor of booths and vendors. If you can find the […]
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  • Ultimate Ears is Refining the Custom IEM Process – NAMM 2015 February 2, 2015
    The custom side of In-Ears has always been plagued by a very elongated wait process with many hoops to jump though (including a trip to the audiologist for many). Goopy ear […]
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  • AKG K553 PRO – NAMM 2015 January 31, 2015
    AKG had a full service station set up for headphone listening tucked away in the Harman room, just off the main pathway at NAMM. The headphone company has been around […]
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  • Ultrasone Edition 5 – NAMM 2015 January 30, 2015
    The Germany-based company Ultrasone might not be the most “mainstream” of audiophile headphone brands, but they brought a solid presentation along with them to the National Association of Music Merchants (or […]
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  • Odds and (the) End(s) Part 3 – CES 2015 January 22, 2015
    This wrap up report will end with the tale of three little DACs that are going to market. The first is a successor to one of the more popular decoders […]
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  • Odds and (the) End(s) Part 2 – CES 2015 January 22, 2015
    Manley has been on the audiophile map as a tube amplifier manufacturer for quite some time now. The US-based factory is housed on the west coast and ships internationally. The […]
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  • Odds and (the) End(s) Part 1 – CES 2015 January 22, 2015
    The Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is big.  Its so big that it is nearly impossible for one individual to cover all things audio and still be able to get […]
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