Disclaimer: The Billie Jean by Astell&Kern was sent to me free of charge for this review. It does not have to be returned. Astell&Kern is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity!
Astell&Kern is a South Korean high end brand for digital audio players (DAPs). Astell&Kern is a branch of Korea’s iRiver, which actually is the first company to ever build a portable audio player. Astell&Kern was launched with the mission to offer the absolute best where money is no object.… Read the full article
In April of 2018, U.S. Senators Ed Markey from Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut introduced a bill intended to protect personal information from online privacy breaches. The legislation was offered in response to the Facebook privacy scandal, in which the now-infamous British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica reportedly accessed the data of more than 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge or consent. “America deserves a privacy bill of rights that puts consumers, not corporations, in control of their personal, sensitive information,” Markey said in a prepared statement at the time of the bill’s introduction.… Read the full article
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Day One, 2018 CAS (CAS8), Pt I
I was able to start my morning at CAS8 a little before the show opened. This was Constantine Soo’s 8th show, and I for one was looking forward to seeing and hearing what was ahead for me over the weekend. Since I am writing this article post show, I should point out for the Dagogo readers that room systems change from when displayers submit what they expect to show and what actually shows up on set-up day.… Read the full article
“It’s good to be the King!” While sitting back and listening to the Pass Labs INT-250 integrated amplifier, I couldn’t help but giggle and think about this infamous line from Mel Brook’s underground 1981 classic film, History of the World, Part I. What I was hearing had me glued to my seat and skimming through my little black book of notes from past reviews. I rarely look back, but I wanted to verify my thoughts. Do we now have a new “King of the Hill” or is my head spinning for some other reason?… Read the full article
The following is a press release issued by dCS. August 13, 2018 – dCS proudly announces its Bartók network DAC and headphone amplifier – a singlebox, state-of-the-art digital-to-analogue converter with full network streaming functionality and Class A headphone amplifier. Retailing at £9,999 for the streaming DAC and £11,999 for the streaming DAC with integrated headphone amplifier, the new dCS Bartók DAC brings together dCS’s past, present and future. Replacing Debussy as the most affordable DAC in the illustrious dCS range Bartók shares the same DNA as its bigger Rossini brother, featuring the Rossini Ring DAC™, custom high performance UPnP music …… Read the full article