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Chord DAVE

Chord Dave Review (Updated)

When I was a child in the ’80s, one of my neighbour’s kids, a gloriously goofy-looking guy of the era, was always out on his driveway fixing his motorbikes, then later, his car, a...

Headphone Measurement Discussion

Jude at Head-Fi.org has made two more detailed posts in a thread on Headphone Measurements Discussion. One of the major points that he made in the second post is: As for measurements you’ll find...

Audio-gd Announces the R2R 1 DAC

With the previous announcement of the full-size R2R 7, and mid-size single-ended R2R 2, Audio-gd’s new mid-sized R2R 1 balanced DAC completes their line-up of resistor-ladders DACs. Due to the size of the resistor ladder modules, Audio-gd’s...

Radio Paradise

Radio Paradise iOS apps now support FLAC caching

For some years now, my favorite streaming radio station has been Radio Paradise. Run by Bill and Rebecca Goldsmith and completely listener-supported, it describes itself thus: RP is a blend of many styles and genres...

Cavalli Audio Liquid Tungsten by Kyle Dionela

Alex Cavalli announces the closure of Cavalli Audio

Cavalli Audio Liquid Tungsten prototype. Photo credit Kyle Dionela. Over on Head-Fi, Alex Cavalli has posted that he will be closing down Cavalli Audio. Alex was famous for a number of DIY designs, from...

Focal Clear Announced

Jude from Head-Fi.org has uploaded a video interview with Focal’s Nicolas Debard where they go into detail about the technology of the new Focal Clear headphones, including measurements. The Clear features an aluminium coated diaphragm...

Meze 99 Neo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1ZDMX2_Hg A few years ago a company from Romania caught my attention with some wood headphones that had attracted a few members. They quickly spotted that they were a rebrand of some Chinese wood...

Schiit Audio Loki

Schiit Loki Mini 4-band Equalizer

Jason Stoddard’s latest chapter in the epic “Schiit Happened” saga is called “Sailing off the Edge of the World”. If the product name didn’t make you think “What the ****” then you can probably...

FiiO X7 Mark II (X7II) unboxing

FiiO’s new X7II has arrived as part of the World Tour. I’ve been looking forward to this one as I want to see how much it has improved over the original. Going by the...

Aster&Kern AK70

Astell&Kern AK70 Announced

The AK70 MKⅡ is the first player from the Korean company under $1000 that features dual DACs. With two Cirrus Logic CS4398 DACs for better left and right channel separation, the player also includes...