Newport Beach 2015

Newport 2015: Boulder

By Rafe Arnott Boulder has always been a manufacturer I’ve been interested in. Sadly, my wallet has zero interest in them because they are just too far out of reach, hence my ears were piqued to […]

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Newport Beach 2014

Newport 2014: Scot’s Grab Bag of High-End Stereo, stuffed full of Audioengine, Bob’s Devices, Focal, Raidho, MBL, Perfect8, Planter, Roksan and Vivid

Audioengine Brett and Brady and Morgan were all on hand, showing off the upcoming Audioengine B1, a Bluetooth DAC that supports the latest AptX codecs for what seemed — to my ears at least — to […]

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AXPONA 2014: Focal has Spirit

Honestly, Focal is one of those brands that doesn’t really need the coverage by those of us in the un-mainline “press”. But I’ve been exploring the world of consumer headphones lately, here they were at […]