While the current Digital Audio Player (DAP) market has a number of well-established players already out there, not to mention all the smartphones that do double duty as media players in the world, HiFIMAN looks to differentiate the HM901s with a focus on audio quality and a few novel technology twists.
Screen Innovations has always thought outside the box with its screen materials and frame designs. Today I'm checking out the all-new Slate .8 projection surface along with a Zero Edge FLEX frame kit and an integrated LED lighting system.
The Salk Exotica 3's are incredible floorstanding speakers utilizing SEAS's best midrange and tweeter underpinned by dual 8" powered subwoofers. The cabinets are custom made and can be finished in a wide range of possible grains, stains and colors.
Sumiko has decided to enter the somewhat crowded subwoofer market with a new line of subwoofers. Not merely content to make a big box that pipes out loud, one-note bass, Sumiko has decided to pursue the more difficult goal of making subwoofers that blend seamlessly with high quality speakers and truly increase the dynamics and weight of an audio system.
Seaton Sound builds subwoofers primarily for custom installations. As such, they do not have a lot of knobs, switches, and dials on the amplifier panel. What they do have is great sound - punchy and deep - with the capability of having a 6,000 watt Class D amplifier driving the main enclosure and an additional passive enclosure. You can imagine the results.
The GoldenEar Triton One is the finest speaker beyond its modest price range with near reference level reproduction. The largest of the Triton Series lives up to current flagship status, it’s “The One”.
The Sigma SSP is Classé's newest 7.1 channel surround sound processor. Classé optimized it for two-channel music playback and gave it extensive customization features. Included in this review are the Classé Sigma Amp2 two-channel amplifier and Sigma Amp5 five-channel amplifier. The combination of the Sigma SSP, Amp2 and Amp5 produces exceptional sound quality for both music and movies.
Touting a number of advancements in both magnet and driver design; the HE1000s are the best sounding headphones that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. They are the closest I have ever experienced to that "alive" feeling of music reproduction that I look for in speakers, from a headphone product.
Woo Audio, based in New York, builds a few power amplifiers, but lots of headphone amplifiers. In the current review, we take a look at the WA7d tubed headphone amplifier, with DAC, and solid state power supply.