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Jomo Audio Launches New Gaming UIEM – CanJam SoCal 2019

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , , , |

Jomo Audio

A headphone which launched in Hong Kong a little over two months ago, Jomo Audio’s new UIEM Game Raider (estimated near $500 USD) is the world’s first (U)IEM made specifically for the mobile gaming and console E-Sports market. The Game Raider UIEM is designed around a “large” balanced armature driver, mated to a 10mm dynamic driver, and featuring a 3D-printed acoustical structure inside.

One might ask… why? And the answer is actually quite intuitive. Professional gaming can go on for hours at a time, pushing the tension of competition to its highest tolerances of both physical and emotional limits.  … Read the full article

Setup Day – CanJam SoCal 2019

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead|Tags: , |

The Irvine Marriot has a good setup for a headphone show. A large open convention space surrounded by an old western wagon circle of smaller, private listening rooms makes for a good defense against any bright, sunny Los Angeles days.

Sunny days in LA are easy to come by however, and large collections of headphone demos are not. Ripe with product releases deep into personal audio, CanJam SoCal 2019 fires up this weekend with a fervor. Setup day differs slightly from your run-of-the-mill two channel show as operational hours grace only Saturday and Sunday for the event.… Read the full article

Day Two Highlights, CanJam SoCal | CANJAM 2019

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audiohead, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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LOS ANGELES (PTA) — This year’s CanJam SoCal 2019 is bigger, better, and already on track to be the most newsworthy yet. There are over 1,000,000 brands exhibiting here at the Marriott Irvine — okay, okay — maybe not a million brands exactly, but the 100+ brands that are have brought their A-game. CanJam SoCal 2019 feels every bit like the headphone heaven of sunny California. Lots of exciting product debuts are taking place at this year’s ‘Jam, and we at Part-Time Audiophile are committed to bringing you the most comprehensive highlights of what’s NEW and out-of-this-world in the exciting headphone universe.… Read the full article

InnerFidelity Podcast No. 12 With Dan Wiggins of Periodic Audio

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Dan Wiggins of Periodic Audio has a deep pool of manufacturing knowledge to pull from. His latest company may specialize in single dynamic driver IEMs, but he has put his time in designing transducers behind the scenes – for companies big and small across the hobby. In this interview, Wiggins gives us his take on material use, the ins and outs of manufacturing abroad, and listening for yourself. – Brian Hunter and Rafe Arnott

The InnerFidelity Podcast features one-on-one interviews with everyone from high-fidelity headphone manufacturing heavyweights, musicians, artists, audio engineers and record and tape collectors, to long-time industry legends, audio technical experts and young up-and-coming headphone designers, host Brian Hunter takes listeners on an exciting aural journey every month with intelligence, wit and humour.… Read the full article

InnerFidelity Podcast No. 12 With Dan Wiggins of Periodic Audio

By | June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Innerfidelity|

Dan Wiggins of Periodic Audio has a deep pool of manufacturing knowledge to pull from. His latest company may specialize in single dynamic driver IEMs, but he has put his time in designing transducers behind the scenes – for companies big and small across the hobby. In this interview, Wiggins gives us his take on material use, the ins and outs of manufacturing abroad, and listening for yourself. – Brian Hunter and Rafe Arnott

The InnerFidelity Podcast features one-on-one interviews with everyone from high-fidelity headphone manufacturing heavyweights, musicians, artists, audio engineers and record and tape collectors, to long-time industry legends, audio technical experts and young up-and-coming headphone designers, host Brian Hunter takes listeners on an exciting aural journey every month with intelligence, wit and humour.… Read the full article

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

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

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

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

Day One Highlights, CanJam SoCal | CANJAM 2019

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

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LOS ANGELES (PTA) — This year’s CanJam SoCal 2019 is bigger, better, and already on track to be the most newsworthy yet. There are over 1,000,000 brands exhibiting here at the Marriott Irvine — okay, okay — maybe not a million brands exactly, but the 100+ brands that are have brought their A-game. CanJam SoCal 2019 feels every bit like the headphone heaven of sunny California. Lots of exciting product debuts are taking place at this year’s ‘Jam, and we at Part-Time Audiophile are committed to bringing you the most comprehensive highlights of what’s NEW and out-of-this-world in the exciting headphone universe.… Read the full article