Editor's Picks

First Look – Apple HomePod

Earlier this month Apple announced its new device called HomePod, a voice-controlled speaker you can interact with using Siri. Apple seems to be placing a lot of focus on the music aspect of this unit, more so than Amazon or Google have with Alexa and Home. Apple has a tough uphill battle here; Amazon controls nearly...

HiFiMAN HE1000 V2 Planar Magnetic Headphone Review

When I reviewed the original HiFiMAN HE1000 Planar Magnetic Headphones about two years ago, I was pretty much bowled over by their performance, looks and sound quality. They were, at the time, the best pair of headphones that I had ever heard and still remain amongst a handful of reference headphones that I would consider as my all-time favorites. Ever the busy little bees that they are, the engineers at HiFiMAN have not seen fit to leave well-enough alone and recently released the HE1000 V2. The updated model is said to incorporate several modifications gleaned from customer feedback along with HiFiMAN’s general desire to keep refining their designs.