The new Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L series prime is designed to make the most of the mirrorless camera configuration so its optical construction employs Canon’s new ‘Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics’ (BR) element – as introduced with the EF 35mm f1.4L II USM – which is designed to deliver, among other things, superior correction for chromatic aberrations. The BR optical element is located in the lens so that it refracts blue light between the concave and convex lenses. Canon says that this arrangement enables the convergence of the entire wavelength of light to one point, resulting in higher image quality from the centre to the edges of an image.… Read the full article
With assistance on room lists from PF Senior Editor Myles Astor
David W. Robinson, Munich 2018 (photograph by Wojtek Pacula)
A glance backwards, and AXPONA 2019 fades into history. It’s already being overlaid by Munich 2019, which occurs too quickly after the event in Chicago. Then again, the calendar for high-end audio events has been chaotic for many years no, and shows no sign of getting better any time soon.
Frankly, I thought it a great show, one of the best in years.… Read the full article
We continue our $50k gear giveaway with Lime Ears Model X Custom IEM! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!
Last week’s Winners
The C3 Audio cable giveaway is now over! The lucky winners will be contacted shortly by email (check your spam folder), so make sure to get in touch.
As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration. For this 35th round of the biggest audio giveaway the world has ever seen, we’re giving away a custom IEM set of Lim Ears’ Model X!… Read the full article
Just when many thought the Audeze gaming headphone experience couldn’t get any better thanks to their Mobius planar-magnetic cans, the company goes all audiophile and breaks out an $899 USD version for the top-tier line in the newly announced LCD-GX.
Slipping the leash at High End in Munich, the LCD-GX is being touted by Audeze as “the world’s first high-end purist gaming headphones” with an open-back design featuring the company’s patented Fluxor magnets and razor-thin Uniforce planar diaphragms with drivers “two to four times the size found in other gaming headphones.” Audeze claims “unprecedented sound quality with clear voice chat for the serious audiophile gamer” as well, so with all this hype I’m expecting a big step up from the Mobius experience – which is one I heartily enjoy, and that Grover Neville reviewed for InnerFidelity HERE.… Read the full article
The end is almost here. With just one more episode left of this adored show, this is how to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 online.
So episode 5 has now aired and all we can say is…wow, or what? We're not fully capable of summing up what we just saw. In an episode that has split fan opinions neatly down the middle, you will want, if not need to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5.… Read the full article
US manufacturer Magico has used Munich’s HIGH END 2019 Show to release a new Magico A1 two-way Bookshelf/stand mount loudspeaker with a carbon/nanographene bass/midrange driver and a Beryllium dome tweeter in a fully braced aluminium enclosure. (Pic above is Magico’s room at HIGH END 2019, pic at right is Magico A1. Click on either image to enlarge.)
The 165mm diameter bass/midrange driver has a carbon fibre cone with a layer of nanographene, which Peter Mackay of Magico says ‘provides optimal stiffness to weight ratio and an ideal damping factor.… Read the full article
We're expecting to see the OnePlus 7 Pro launch on May 14, alongside the non-pro OnePlus 7, at OnePlus' community launch event. There's a lot we already know, thanks to a combination of OnePlus' slow drip-feed of information, and a plethora of leaks, but there's still a lot we've yet to find out.
The big question mark lies over the 'Pro' suffix – OnePlus series usually consist of a standard phone, like the OnePlus 6, then a 'T' variant later in the year, like the OnePlus 6T.… Read the full article