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Bowers & Wilkins 700 series promotion: Complimentary Chord cable with every purchase

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We are proud to announce a special collaboration with B&W.

Get a complimentary set of Chord Company loudspeaker cables with every Bowers & Wilkins 700 series purchase.


Contact your nearest Bowers & Wilkins retailer or call 0800 466 1513 for more info


 

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New Signature XL speaker cable – available now

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We are proud to announce the arrival of Chord SignatureXL, the latest evolution of a classic Chord speaker cable and one that introduces modern technology plus the new silver-plated ChordOhmic plugs.

The all-new SignatureXL speaker cable is our first product to feature the new high-performance dielectric, XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). We devoted considerable time investigating the different types of XLPE for SignatureXL and following extensive listening sessions, selected a version which, during testing, was found to be superior to the previous dielectric.… Read the full article

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!!! Headfonia turns 10 – Time to celebrate !!! The $50.000 USD gear giveaway!

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , |

Yes, you read that right: A $50.000 USD gear giveaway! All for you!

Is Headfonia going crazy?

What do you mean, “going”? We’ve been crazy for quite a while already! But ok, let me explain what the heck is going on here.

Simply put: It’s our birthday (soon) and we want to let everyone in on the fun by giving you guys, well some of you anyway, free gear. Still not following? Alright then, keep reading.

Birthday

As some of you might know, Headfonia.com was launched in Indonesia back in 2009 by a certain Michael Ting and he posted his first message on this site on September 14.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO FB1 – off white

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: FiiO sent me the FB1 directly. I paid nothing for it. The FB1 is an APTX-capable Wireless DAC/earphone which goes for 30$. You can find out all about it here: FiiO FB1 Wireless earphones.

I have the utmost respect for FiiO. They make great things. FiiO constantly push the boundaries of performance on the metric of price. Sometimes they make the best product in a broad genre. I recommend FiiO amps and DAPs to friends, comrades, and geeks from MD lovers to portable music enthusiasts, and anyone else looking for an upgrade to their current gear.… Read the full article

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Signature Digital and USB interconnects get new, improved ARAY technology

By | August 17th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Signature Digital and Signature USB interconnects get new, improved ARAY tech
Signature range digital cables benefit from new refinements and the latest Tuned ARAY developments

20 years after the original Signature line-up was first introduced, we have launched new and improved versions of two popular digital cables from the high-performance Signature range. The new UK-built Signature Super ARAY Digital and Signature Super ARAY USB interconnects both feature the latest version of our unique Tuned ARAY conductor geometry (Super ARAY), plus a number of design and construction improvements.… Read the full article

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The iFi xDSD wins the EISA Award!

By | August 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

This article is a press release from iFi Audio about the iFi xDSD winning the prestigious EISA award. Of course we knew it rocked already and we reviewed it weeks ago. 

You can read our full review here:

xDSD: EISA BEST PORTABLE DAC 2018. SOUNDS GREAT!

 

The Award Winner.

iFi’s new portable DAC and headphone amplifier, the xDSD, has won what’s sure to be the first of many awards.

EISA, the most respected awarding body in the sound and imaging industry, has awarded the xDSD Best Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier for 2018-2019.… Read the full article

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Sony Hi-Res Interview – Worship in the Walkman Room

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Note: the majority of the interview I had with Sony ’s audio team was conducted in Japanese. Not being a professional translator – or much of a writer – I’ve decided to transcribe the contents into expository paragraphs rather than direct translations from the Japanese into English. Also note that this interview took place in September 2017. It is super, duper, idiotically late. And it’s all on me. Thank you for your patience, Sony. 

Sony City Osaki is huge. The building I entered is crammed chock-a-block over a comfy book/coffee shop.… Read the full article

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Blog: Head-Fi CanJam London 2018 – Report

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Head-Fi, Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today’s post is all about the Head-Fi Canjam London 2018 show. Check out previous reports by clicking HERE. The picture above was taken on the top of “The Shard”.

Canjam London 2018 – Intro

My first ever Canjam show happened in London last weekend, and because this was also my first ever trip to London, I enjoyed it more than you can imagine. Apart from hanging with Lieven around the streets of London and taking that beautiful picture above from The Shard, the show itself was also so great, that it made me wanting for more next year.… Read the full article

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What Hi-Fi? / Future Labs new listening rooms – starring Chord Company cables at 1.14mins…

By | July 16th, 2018|Categories: Chord Company, TechRadar|Tags: , , , , , |

The new What Hi-Fi? listening rooms in London (Paddington) and Bath are now fully operational. A significant investment by Future and part of the new Future Labs facilities which include photographic studios, dedicated hi-fi and home cinema listening rooms, stockroom and a test kitchen for white goods and smaller appliances.

The stereo (hi-fi) listening room in London and the larger AV test room for TVs and home cinema equipment in Bath will be shared with Future’s other renowned technology brands, including TechRadar and T3, to enable them to test to the highest standards.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Walking on – Sony NW-ZX300 and Sony MZ-NH3D

By | July 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: This is a Picture Sunday post, representing a very first impression of a particular gear. Check out our recent Picture Sunday articles HERE. Both of the Sony units pictured here were purchased by Nathan. 

Longtime Sony fan and owner here. Long time Sony critic and sometimes detractor here. Longtime hiss king here. Longtime critic of hardware interfaces here. Longtime fondler of buttons and knobs here. Longtime critic of faulty outputs here. Longtime critic of false marketing here. The two best examples of portable audio evolution I can think of are Sony’s ZX300 Hi-Res DAP, which I reviewed here, and Sony’s last-generation MD downloader, the MZ-NH3D.… Read the full article

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