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Celebration Giveaway 3: Empire Ears Bravado

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

We continue our $50k anniversary celebration giveaway with a universal IEM unit, the Empire Ears Bravado!! It could be all yours, just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Winner

We had many many entries for the iFi Audio xDSD but there can be only one winner, and that is: Ajay Dyas from Mumbai, India!. Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 3

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last week was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Indra and Sakra Interconnects from STEALTH Audio

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , |

Indra and Sakra Interconnects from STEALTH Audio

Indra Redux

Back in the Precambrian Era of audio (circa 2003), STEALTH Audio introduced an interconnect that disrupted the cable industry. The Indra had many ground-breaking features, not least its MSRP of $5750/meter, a startling number at the time. (Little did we know what was to come on that front.)

But one element in particular catapulted the wire out of the quotidian into the realm of sci-fi. The conductors were said to be made of a mysterious amorphous media developed by the Russian aerospace industry at frightful expense, and rumored to be in limited supply.… Read the full article

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Dynaudio Special Forty Loudspeakers Review & Test

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Expert review and test of the Dynaudio SPecial Forty Loudspeakers by Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. Free pdf download included.

Dynaudio has a tradition of marking momentous occasions in its history by producing special editions of its loudspeakers. Yes, I know many manufacturers do this, but Danish manufacturer Dynaudio has been building speakers for so long that it now has a quite a few ‘specials’ in its catalogue… and back-catalogue. The ‘Special One’ closed off the company’s first decade in business. The ‘Special Twenty-Five’ was designed and built in 2002 for Dynaudio’s 25 anniversary, and the ‘Sapphire’ was commissioned for the company’s thirtieth anniversary.… Read the full article

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Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 Anniversary Model

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Harbeth Audio has announced that the fourth and final release in its limited-edition 40th Anniversary Series is now available for pre-order.

The final release is a 40th Anniversary version of the Harbeth Compact 7ES-3 loudspeaker that’s finished in a Tamo Ash wood veneer and comes with additional enhancements including the latest WBT-nextgen binding posts, British-made audio grade poly capacitors and ultra-pure OFC internal cabling. As with previous models in the Harbeth Anniversary series, every speaker will have ‘40th Anniversary’ front and back badges and a metallic black and gold anniversary grille badge.… Read the full article

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Bakoon AMP-41 Review | An Open Window

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

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The Bakoon Amp-41 integrated amplifier was a mystery to me. As in “no preconceived notions” whatsoever.  Sometimes, we get to evaluate gear that has been reviewed to death by the major players, talked about incessantly in the back corridors of the audio chatrooms, and the like.  It’s fun, but like it or not, I feel like I know more than I want to about the product before I ever get to hear it for myself.  My initial thought when Scot Hull handed me this amp was something like “Bakoon? … Read the full article

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StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5 Review

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

Tonality9.3Build Quality8.5Comfort & Fit7.5Matchability9.4 8.7Score$2500StereoPravdaDisclaimer: The StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5 sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to StereoPravda and Misha for giving us this opportunity. Also, thank you to Maria Kazantseva & Analog Sound for conducting an interview on about the […]

The post StereoPravda SPearphone SB-5 Review appeared first on Headfonics.… Read the full article

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CEDIA 2018: AudioQuest NRG and Cherry Cola HDMI

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

CEDIA is where tech pro’s come together to make your home sound better.  No matter what set of toys you assemble for home, you need some wire it up! At CEDIA 2018, AudioQuest was showcasing a suite of analog and digital cables, tools, and accessories for installers from entry-level to super high premium. Notable at CEDIA was the introduction of a new HDMI and Power Cables.

I want my reference audio system to sound good, yes, but I think it needs to look the part as well.… Read the full article

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Ortofon Celebrates 100 Years

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Analog planet|

Ortofon celebrated its 100th anniversary September 28th and 29th, inviting approximately 60 of its sales and technology partners from around the world to a hotel in Maribo, Denmark and to its factory in nearby Nakskov.

AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer was invited to observe the celebration and to participate by presenting to the guests and company executives a ½ hour PowerPoint presentation outlining where the vinyl record and analog playback gear market has been for the past 30 or so years, and to where he thought it was headed in the future.

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Picture Sunday – Astell&Kern SR15

By | September 29th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Astell&Kern is the driving force in the high end DAP market. Their products are considered some of the very best. The recently launched SR15 is their new entry model. A first glance at it now, on Headfonia!

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, you can find all of the previous ones here.

I have been a long-time fan of Astell&Kern DAPs. My first one was the AK120ii, which I still think is one of the finest looking and great sounding products of theirs.… Read the full article

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Herb Reichert – Learning to Listen

By | September 29th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Today folks, I want to advocate for the anxiety of introspection – especially if you are an audiophile. I want to show you how to be just you and your thoughts in that sweet spot between your stereo speakers.

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