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CES 2015, The Personal Audio Perspective: Audeze EL-8

CES 2015, The Personal Audio Perspective: Audeze EL-8

by Warren Chi Eight months ago, in the dead of night, my partner at Audio360 (and brother in life) Michael Mercer drove me to an undisclosed location. It was there that we had the opportunity to listen to something remarkable. As the details were slowly revealed that night, one after another, it quickly became clear that […]

CES 2015: Aurender rocks hard on the digital audio toys

CES 2015: Aurender rocks hard on the digital audio toys

Computer audio is hard. This is a gong I’ve beaten on before, so it really shouldn’t be surprising that I’m still hitting it. Hard, you say? What’s so hard about it? You just [insert list of steps that you would never write down to hand to your mother-in-law], and “it works!” Ta da! Yeah. The […]

CES 2015: Sony’s High Resolution Walkman is totally lux

CES 2015: Sony’s High Resolution Walkman is totally lux

I have a soft spot for the old Walkman brand. I carried one of the originals pretty much everywhere when I was a kid, and echoes of those painful, turbulent and largely destructive times echo cheerfully around when I think about Sony’s latest adventures in this space. The new ZX2 “High Resolution Walkman” is supposed to […]

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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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