Tonality8.4Build Quality8.6Comfort & Handling8.6Matchability8.5 8.5Score$199SunshineDisclaimer: The Sunshine Kiwami cable was sent to us in exchange for our honest opinion in this review. Many thanks to Sunshine for giving us this opportunity and to Miss Akiyo for acting as a translator during the process. Sunshine came out of nowhere to land in my inbox about 2 […]
Tonality9Build Quality9Comfort & Handling9.1Matchability9 9Score$888Effect AudioDisclaimer: The Effect Audio Leonidas II was sent to us in advance of retail release to allow us to complete this review. Many thanks to Effect Audio for giving us this opportunity. Some time ago I asked Eric Chong, the Marketing Manager, what was Effect Audio’s most critical products releases? […]
Tonality8.6Build Quality9Comfort & Handling8.5Matchability8.5 8.7ScoreApprox $250OC StudioDisclaimer: The OC Studio Orpheus MK5 sent to us for the purposes of this review is a demo unit sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Original Cable Studio (OC) for giving us this opportunity. OC Studio stands for Original Cable Studio and is based […]
Chord Company has launched SignatureXL, the latest evolution of a classic Chord speaker cable and one that introduces modern technology plus the new silver-plated ChordOhmic plugs. Chord Company’s all-new SignatureXL speaker cable is the first product from the Wiltshire company to feature the new high-performance dielectric, XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). The introduction of XLPE follows the […]
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Tonality9.2Build Quality9.3Comfort & Handling9Matchability9 9.1Score$1399Effect AudioDisclaimer: The Effect Audio Janus was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion and does not have to be returned. We thank Effect Audio for this opportunity. The Janus has been a long time brewing. In fact, Effect Audio first reached out to me in February […]
Disclaimer: The Effect Audio Ares II 8-wire was sent to us a sample in exchange for our honest opinion and does not have to be returned. We thank Effect Audio for this opportunity.
I have received a few monitors over the last 12 months complete with out of the box, ‘do no harm’, Plastics One OFC cables.
These are typically smooth but compressed sounding wires with limited dynamic range, naturally, I wanted better.… Read the full article
Disclaimer: The Plussound Tri-Copper cable sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Plussound for giving us this opportunity.
After a brief flirtation with the EXO BT series and the Cloud 9 amp, we finally take the plunge and review one of Plussound’s core products, their cables.
Plussound made their name with aftermarket cables so it only made sense to talk to them more about their new Tri-Copper cables series, of which the one being reviewed here is the 4-wire Exo series variant.… Read the full article
In case you were wondering – no, that’s not Sean Sullivan’s hair adorning his corporate shirt. Sure, sure, its Shure at NAMM but those lovely strands are actually a well thought out combination of metal, plastic and IEM love. For any current Shure fan (535 anyone?), their long history with the tiny ear speaker has always been terminated with a standard 3.5mm headphone connection. Lucky for most, recent models have been equipped with a standard MMCX removable jack capping the other end.… Read the full article
In business, it can be advantageous to cut out the middle man. In vinyl record production, too, less can be more. The latest mini-trend in the audiophile world is one-step recordings, which eliminate two parts of the manufacturing process.
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab dropped its first one-step record in 2016 with Santana’s Abraxas, followed early this year by the Bill Evans Trio’s Sunday at the Village Vanguard. Both quickly sold out. This fall, MFSL added Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly and reportedly is planning a handful more in 2018.… Read the full article
Time is running out to start 2018 with a brand-new DAC/headphone amp, courtesy of AudioQuest and Part-Time Audiophile. So, put down that eggnog and enter our Best of 2017 contest now, before the clock hits midnight.
In a few weeks, the editors and writers at PTA will publish a list of their top gear of the year. We recently asked you, our astute readers, to weigh in with your choices as well, sweetening the offer with a chance to win an AudioQuest DragonFly Red.… Read the full article