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By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Every day, TechRadar brings you the breaking news and biggest announcements from the world of technology, and you can keep up with all the developments by signing up to our twice-weekly newsletter. 

Every Wednesday and Saturday, we'll bring you a digest of the most important tech stories, alongside special offers for Aussie readers – such as discount subscriptions to our popular print magazines, APC and TechLife.

Signing up is easy – just fill out the form to put yourself in the TechRadar loop.… Read the full article

Review: KZ AS10 – Listed

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we look at the KZ AS10, another budget model from KZ Acoustics and it’s quite impressive!

Disclaimer: The KZ AS10 was sent us from Linsoul Tech. Check out their Amazon page HERE. KZ Acoustics or Linsoul are not affiliated with Headfonia. The IEM costs around $69USD. This review has many comparisons to the KZ’s own ZS10 model, which I reviewed HERE.


The Chi-Fi market is an astonishingly rich field. Like I mentioned many times before, it’s impossible for us to track down all the models or cover all of them. … Read the full article

Amazon is buying mesh router company eero to dominate your smart home

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Amazon announced today that it's buying eero, a popular mesh router start-up that has made easy-to-setup whole home Wi-Fi without dead zones.

It's a move that "helps customers better connect to smart home devices," according to Amazon's press release, but really, it's another way to counter Google's smart home initiatives, one of the only ones Amazon didn't have an answer for in 2019.

Eero became one of the first companies to sell simple mesh routers in 2016, with identical routers hubs and beacons that could blanket Wi-Fi throughout a home.… Read the full article

A Stellar Show Debut For Florida Audio Expo

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Suppose a group of exposition amateurs produced an audio show. What do you think would happen? The crew that created last week’s Florida Audio Expo had no show producing experience and did not know what to expect when they went into this dicey venture. They succeeded beyond what must have been their most optimistic projections. From left to right in the photo are Bart Andeer (President of the Suncoast Audiophile Society and of Resolution Acoustics), Ammar “A J” Jadusingh (owner of Soundfield Audio), AnalogPlanet editor Michael Fremer, Mike Bovaird (proprietor of Suncoast Audio, a Sarasota high end store) and John Chait (a longtime DIY audiophile and member of both the Suncoast and Sarasota audio clubs).
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Where Did All the Good Music Go? It’s Right Here

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

With the 2019 Grammy’s just passed and a recent New York Times op-ed bemoaning the loudness wars and poor sound quality of today’s top artists, I figured it was the perfect time to put together a list of music recommendations.

I’ve put together this list not in the interest of refuting claims that the Billboard Top 40 hits aren’t poorly recorded and mastered (they are) nor am I actually all that interested in rebelling against the Grammy’s – I work as a musician and engineer and pay pretty much no attention to them in the first place.… Read the full article

VTL S-200 Signature Stereo Amplifier

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

VTL S-200 Signature Stereo Amplifier

When I was mere squirt of 18—a budding audiophile and therefore a devoted reader of this magazine—the first live opera I ever attended was Wagner’s Das Rheingold. That was here in San Francisco, and I was lucky enough to have an encouraging distant cousin purchase my aisle seat ticket somewhere roughly Row G in the front orchestra section. The evening was magical enough for me to still recall the hushed silence from which the rumble of that famed E-flat orchestral prelude swirled and swelled, as if emerging from the very depths of the earth, or at least a musically imagined …… Read the full article

The 34 best indie games on PC and consoles

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Although the best PC games with cash to splash are quickly evolving, so are the best indie games you might not have heard of. 

One of the best things about our best indie games list is that most of the titles, unlike AAA game publishers, don’t try to manipulate you out of every penny any chance they can get. Free from corporate influence and constant badgering for your money, the best indie games represent the pure artistic vision of the developers – especially if you have one of the best gaming PCs.… Read the full article

Experiences with Gryphon Audio

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Mythical Sound from the Winged Lion.

How many manufacturers offer fully designed turn-key systems? How many do it with the panache of Gryphon Audio of Denmark? The answer can fit on one hand if you were missing at least two fingers.

My first encounter with Danish designer Fleming Rasmussen’s Gryphon Audio came with the review of the Gryphon Encore stereo amplifier, and Prelude preamplifier in 2004. In what seems to be another lifetime, the Encore displaced my Jeff Rowland 302 stereo amp as I fell for the spell cast by the Gryphon center of the earth weight, and warm slightly dark tonal balance.… Read the full article

Wall Of Sound Turns 5!

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Wall of sound|Tags: , , , |

Well, it was right about five years ago this week, that I decided to start this little review site. We’re still a modest affair, but I’m proud of the well over 200 articles we’ve posted. They represent a lot of effort, dedication, and fun.

So I’d like to say thanks. Thanks to the readers who stop by occasionally, or who bookmark us, or (best of all) who sign up for updates. On average of late, that’s about 1000-1200 of you every day.… Read the full article

Samsung’s 2019 QLED TVs will feature AMD Radeon Freesync and iTunes

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After hiding them away in a private screening room at this year’s CES, Samsung is finally ready to show its next-generation QLED TVs to the public.

To that end, you can expect four new series of 2019 QLED TVs – the Q90, Q80, Q70 and Q60 – to offer 4K HDR support as well as totally new features like AMD Radeon FreeSync support via Samsung’s Real Game Enhancer feature and a dedicated iTunes app on the Tizen store.

Like last year, you can expect Bixby to make a reappearance on the 2019 QLED series as well as a larger selection of Ambient Mode content. 

In terms of screen sizes, this year’s models will (unsurprisingly) be bigger than any year previously with all four series sporting 65-, 75- and 82-inch screen variants – though, if you’re looking for something smaller, the Q70 will be available in 49- and 55-inches while the Q60 drops all the way down to 43-inches.… Read the full article