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Westone’s Brand New UM Pro Series

By | June 29th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Going Ape for In-ear High Fidelity

by Venoth Nair

 

A historical timeline of Westone and its achievements over the years
A historical timeline of Westone and its achievements over the years

As a pioneer in balanced armature driver technology and with an extensive 55-year history in crafting customized high-quality solutions for critical listening applications, Westone is no stranger to the head-fi community. Hailing from the USA, Westone’s experience with in-ear audio monitors can be further substantiated by its list of clienteles which includes musicians and even the United States Air Force.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Campfire Audio’s Wonderful New Polaris, ALO shines with tubes

By | November 4th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Ken Ball of ALO Audio and off-shoot Campfire Audio is a fixture on the CanJam scene. I thought he had one of the best displays  at the show because there was his fascinating vacuum-tube-based (!) portable DAC/amp and a new model of IEMs called the Campfire Polaris.  I’m a sucker for that old vacuum-tube glow and a good pair of IEMs, so I was in heaven and tapping my toes to some “Swingin’ Session” Sinatra from my own iPhone.  I like to use my own music of course and I really enjoy the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab CDs which I have ripped to my iPhone at full resolution.  … Read the full article

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Campfire Audio Vega IEM

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

Released in 2015, Campfire Audio headed by Ken ball has emerged as a successful in-ear monitor (IEM) company across the audiophile community. Having released in excess of 5 earphones in the past 18 months, the company are a boutique brand aiming to deliver hi-fidelity sound quality in a durable form factor.

Campfire Audio’s Andromeda was a 5 driver balanced-armature driver which propelled the company as a serious contender in the top of the line audiophile range. The Vega, their latest release, soon followed with a $1299 price tag and an even more ambitious mind-set.… Read the full article

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V-MODA Release Forza Metallo Wireless Ergonomic Neckband Headphones

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Hifipig|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

V-MODA of Italy have announced the availability of the Forza Metallo Wireless neckband Bluetooth headphones. V -MODA day they are: “Designed by and for modern audiophiles, Forza Metallo Wireless is the high-performance and ultra-sleek companion for your demanding everyday life. It brings the 40+ editors’ choice award-winning V-MODA sound and new noise-canceling microphones to the era of Bluetooth neckband headphones”.

They feature a newly developed 5.8mm dynamic micro Hi-Res driver, a futuristic sweat-resistant technology, patent-pending sport fins for hybrid sport performance and “the world’s first jewel-grade 3D printing customisation of in-ears”.Read the full article

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Periodic Audio IEMs

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

No other audio component takes as much abuse as in ear monitor headphones. My vintage balanced armature Klipsch earbuds have been stepped on, wash and dried, lost and recovered, twisted, pulled, and shoved into the pockets of jeans and sweaty gym bags. My classic Grado SR60 had their cable sliced through because I was wearing them while lopping branches in the backyard. Thankfully, Grado repaired the non-detachable cable for a nominal fee. Not knowing what they were in for, Periodic Audio sent me their In-Ear Monitors aptly packaged as the Experimenter’s Pack.… Read the full article

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Periodic Audio Debuts Trio of In-Ear Monitors to Deliver Portable Audio Excellence

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , |

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[Note:  All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.]

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The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeakers and Balanced Audio Technology VK-255 SE stereo amplifier.

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The GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeaker next to one of our racks of SACDs.

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The Evolution Acoustics MM2 Loudspeakers with a pair of Audionet MAX monoblock amplifiers and the PRE G2 preamp on the Walker Audio Prologue Rack.

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GamuT Audio Zodiac Reference Loudspeakers; Evolution Acoustics MM2 loudspeakers with Wave Kinetics isolation feet; Nova Rendition II loudspeakers outfitted with Walker Audio Reference HDLs on the upper and lower bi-wires, and Townshend Audio Super Tweeters, all contacts treated with Walker Audio Extreme SST Contact Enhancer.… Read the full article

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Noble Audio Black Friday And Cyber Monday Discount

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Hifipig|Tags: , , , , , , |

roksponsmallNoble Audio,has announced its Black Friday/Cyber Monday event: 15% off all IEMs and CIEMS, plus a free BTS Bluetooth adaptor with its new co-flagships, Kaiser Encore and Katana. Noble will be offering the 15% discount on all models: both its universal-fit and custom-fit in-ear monitors for a four-day period.

The 2016 event is the biggest in the company’s history and the promotion also includes Noble’s newly launched Katana flagship and its brand new Kaiser Encore both of which use Noble’s brand new proprietary drive units.

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