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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...

JHAudio Roxanne

JHAudio Roxanne V2 Part 1: Unboxing

A few years ago I reviewed JHAudio’s new (at the time) Roxannes, the first IEMs to feature bass adjustment on the cable. They were also the first high-end IEMs I had that impressed me...

Audio-gd R2R 2

Audio-gd announces the R2R 2 DAC

Sitting in Audio-gd’s mid-sized chassis, the R2R 2 is the 4th ladder DAC announced by the Chinese company. Given its size and price, it is likely to replace the Singularity 19, which received mixed impressions....

Sony NW-ZX300

Sony announces the new NW-ZX300 Walkman

Sony has announced the latest model of their Walkman lineup, the NW-ZX300. Featuring playback of files up to 384kHz/32bit PCM and 384kHz/32bit PCM, the player has both a standard 3.5mm socket, as well as the 4.4mm...

Nelson Pass

Nelson Pass Interview

Stereophile has interviewed Nelson Pass, the famous amplifier designer. As well as for speakers, some people use his amps to drive headphones such as HiFiMan’s HE6. Being relatively low power (20-25W) and low output...

Dita Dream Cable

Dita Audio Dream Cable Review

Being somewhat well-known, it is not unusual for me to be approached by manufacturers at the Tokyo headphone festivals, ushered into an empty corridor or behind the banners at a manufacturer’s display and asked...