Metrum Acoustics discontinues Octave, launches Musette

As alluded to in my Munich report some two months ago, today comes confirmation from Metrum Acoustics’ of their impending entry-level...

Space Trix Vol. 1- the ultimate headphone demo disc?

No, not the Chesky records compilation released in conjunction with Steve Guttenberg in 2014 but something...
KEF America M500 headphones

Record shopping in Japan: a tourist’s guide

Japan is unlike anywhere else in the world. This is true for a multitude of reasons...
Spread Spectrum Technologies

KIH #23 – the essence of desktop necessity

Cowabunga. Don’t you just luv it when walking your talk struts it to perfection? This recently...
KEF America Blade

Pro-Ject Xtension 10 Evolution: where vinyl can better digital

Renaissance. Back in the early noughties, at the dawn of the iPod and iTunes, vinyl’s comeback...

Streaming royalty payments: where does the money go?

Deep Throat: Follow the money. Bob Woodward: What do you mean? Where? Deep Throat: Oh, I...
Aqua Hifi
PS Audio DirectStream DAC

Beginner’s talk: why CD quality still matters

The language of the digital audio world is important, especially when it comes to talking about...

Amarra For Tidal: a better streaming sound for OS X, Windows

This is a hijack. Installing Amarra SQ or SQ+ on OS X creates a virtual sound...
Master & Dynamic

Sonic Studio Amarra SQ+ review

Crackling. Not the porcine kind but the audible distortion that plagued this reviewer’s first foray into...
Oppo Digital Australia

Down in a vinyl and streaming world: the compact disc

Outlandishness. It started with Neil Young who in February dismissed vinyl’s renaissance as a fashion statement, A...

Clones Audio announce Asher DAC

2014 was the year Hong Kong’s Clones Audio successfully commercialised 47Labs’ Gaincard circuit, around which founder ‘Funjoe’...

Sennheiser 280 Pro headphones w/ Zu Audio Mobius

Longevity. Sennheiser’s 280 Pro has been in production since 2003. In headphones terms, this entry-level model...
Master & Dynamic
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