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Picture Sunday: Empire Ears Wraith

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we’re taking a quick look at the new Empire Ears Wraith. It’s an eleven driver hybrid design using four electrostatic tweeters.

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, where we take brief looks at new gear in the queue. To check out previous ones you can do that here.

I have loved my Zeus XIV CIEM from the day I got it. It had impeccable mids, superb detailing and a wonderfully constructed stage. It only was flawed by a light low end.… Read the full article

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Best medical alert systems of 2019

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

From 2012 to 2050, the number of US citizens over 65 years of age will almost double from just over 43 million to nearly 84 million according to the United States Census Bureau. While the baby boomers can expect an increased life expectancy for enjoying retirement, most will also want to preserve their independence for as long as possible, not least by remaining in the family home. 

Even so, the National Council on Aging reports that: "Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans." However, medical alert systems can help safeguard and protect the health and security of older citizens through the miracle of modern digital technology.… Read the full article

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Stilling Heartbreak from Weinberg

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Stereophile|

Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s (b. 1986) rendition of Polish-Jewish composer Mieczysław Weinberg’s (1919–1996) final symphony, which is dedicated “to the memory of those who were murdered in the Warsaw Ghetto,” has all the earmarks of a life-affirming Record to Die For. Rarely have I heard such hallowed silence, absolute control, and reverence for life and beauty from a conductor so young. For those willing to explore the mysteries of exquisite sadness amidst suffering, this recording cries out.

Weinberg’s six-movement, 54-minute Symphony No.… Read the full article

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PranaFidelity, Helius, E.A.R., Furutech | T.H.E. Show 2019

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the upcoming Summer Issue of The Occasional, I talk about all of the fantastic brands I’ve discovered over the last year or so, pretty much since I’ve joined the Part-Time Audiophile team. PranaFidelity is another one of those brands, a manufacturer that’s out there creating a buzz about their products despite my relative ignorance. At T.H.E. Show 2019 I was finally able to familiarize myself with this Denver-based company and its kind and thoughtful owner, Steven Norber, and I had that slightly obtuse feeling of someone who has just discovered something that everyone else already knows.… Read the full article

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CanJam SoCal 2019 – What To Expect

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

One thing the headphone community has always done well is meets. From manufacturers who generously bring gear and fund the larger affairs, to show organizers and most importantly, the attendees, every meet I’ve been to has been friendly, fun and informative.

While online debate can get heated, I’ve always found the in-person meets quite lovely.

As I travel to Canjam Socal 2019 though, the informative part really sticks out to me. I hope it doesn’t seem too self-important, but the headphone community, in terms of technical and sonic understanding and engagement of DACs and equipment, headphones and accessories does a pretty decent job for an audio community.… Read the full article

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iPad 9.7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5: which is the best budget tablet?

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

If you're in the market for a tablet, but don't want to splash out too much, there are two main brands you're going to be looking at – iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

Apple's most basic iPad range, most recently the iPad 9.7 (2018), brings Apple's iOS operating system from iPhones to slates, and is affordable by Apple standards.

Samsung Galaxy Tabs come in various models, but the cheapest is the Tab A range, and the last entry in that line was the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (2018).… Read the full article

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Apple could be plotting to switch to OLED for its tablet and laptop displays

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Your next iPad Pro or MacBook Pro could come with an OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display attached, according to new reports from Asia. The primary reason? A shortfall in iPhone sales.

According to ETNews, Apple owes a penalty to Samsung for not buying as many iPhone displays as it promised to. Apparently, that penalty might be paid through future orders for tablet and laptop devices.

It's not a rumor that's come completely out of the blue – there had already been whispers that Apple would turn to OLED technology for the next round of iPad Pro devices and for the 16-inch MacBook Pro that is reportedly in development.… Read the full article

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RHA CL2 – First Contact

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The RHA CL2 was sent to us is a discounted sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank RHA for this opportunity. To learn more about RHA products on Headfonics you can click here. So the RHA CL2 arrived at HFS recently and we thought we give you a quick rundown of this […]

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Vertere, Wilson, GoldNote, Rutherford | T.H.E. Show 2019

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you’re waiting for my Sunday’s Highlight post for T.H.E. Show 2019 to follow up Friday and Saturday, there isn’t one. You probably haven’t noticed yet, but Eric Franklin Shook and I took on the daunting task of covering an entire high-end audio show between the two of us. Every. Single. Room. I think we did it, but not at the cost of quality over quantity. That means we were up to our necks in audio on Sunday, and the next two days of my life were spent relaxing and having a great time in Los Angeles with good friends and decompressing.… Read the full article

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The Ford Edge now comes with a free Co-Pilot

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Speed and tech are both coming to the Middle East models for Ford Edge. 

If you prefer performance, Ford is bringing the new Edge-ST to the region which features a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 335 horsepower and 515 No of torque. That is sure to get the mid-sized SUV noticed amongst the enthusiast segment- but that’s not necesarily our typical viewer. 

For us techies, Ford is adding features previously found on the optional Co-Pilot 360 as standard. Every Ford Edge will now have features such as Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring.… Read the full article

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