Latest Audio Reviews
If you are searching for a way to make the music from your smartphone/DAP sound better, or if you need to drive some less efficient headphones, iFi Audio submits the xDSD portable DAC/Amp for your consideration. It looks to be an impressive little beast that is barely bigger than a deck of cards.
PSB M4U TW1 Earphones are all-new wireless in-ear monitors with the latest Bluetooth technology. They look strikingly handsome with a sound quality that is engaging and non-fatiguing. They are also very comfortable, secure-fitting, and water-resistant.
It may be time to replace your phono cartridge, perhaps even a modest upgrade. Sumiko gives you many options and with the introduction of six new models, it may be time to consider this 40-year-old brand.
The NAD VISO HP70 headphone is the fraternal twin to the PSB M4U 8. Both have essentially the same internal components and specs, and both are equipped with the latest iteration of Paul Barton’s RoomFeel tuning. That is where the similarities end however, as their external design and aesthetics are about as different as can be.
The Legacy Foundation Subwoofer has dual 12” active drivers mated to a pair of 12” super long throw passive radiators. The sub is powered by an ICEpower® Class D amp that can pump out 30 amperes of current (1,000 watts power rating). The cabinet design is like a tower which maintains a small footprint.
If wireless noise cancelling headphones happen to be on your purchasing radar, the Bowers & Wilkins PX are definitely worth your time and consideration. They offer rakishly good looks, advanced design and more than a few clever touches to augment their compelling sound quality.
The Performa M126Be loudspeakers are part of Revel’s popular Performa series. The Revel Performa M126Be speakers are bookshelf-sized and are intended to be stand-mounted. Although the speakers can serve as side or rear surrounds, their price and performance make it unlikely that too many will be used for that purpose. These are superior speakers for smaller rooms where articulation, detail, and imaging are the main goals.
High-End tube design phono preamplifier inspired by its successful but pricier predecessor, the EAT E-Glo S revealed everything in my system’s potential. Switching from moving magnet (MM) to moving coil (MC) cartridges is simply accommodated while providing flexibility for any system.
Paradigm has designed the Monitor SE Speaker Series to bring their signature sound quality to the budget-minded audio enthusiast. Much of the technology that goes into their high-end Persona series has trickled down into the Monitor SEs, such as the X-PAL™ Pure-Aluminum Dome Tweeters with exclusive Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA™) Lens.
The Wyred 4 Sound DAC-1v2 is the evolution of the company’s immensely popular DAC-1 series. The new version has several updates and improvements, which indicates enhanced capabilities and performance. Preliminary evaluation suggests that this is indeed a very competent DAC. The review should provide the readers with detailed descriptions on what they should expect from this DAC.
Next Level Acoustics introduces its Fusion Reference Soundbar and CI-HV10 Subwoofer for the custom install and DIY markets. They’re just the thing when you want a more integrated front speaker array but don’t want to settle for the canned sound that comes from typical soundbars.