Archive for January, 2014

Marshall Monitor – $109 [Active Deal]

Marshall Monitor – $109 [Active Deal]

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone eye-ing the Marshall Monitor headphones will be happy to hear that they just received a huge price drop, from $200 to $109. The Monitor is the flagship headphone from Marshall, the well-known British amplifier company who has recently been releasing headphones in partnership with Zound Industries. While Marshall’s first few headphones received pretty bad […]

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AKG Q 701 – $199 [Active Deal]

AKG Q 701 – $199 [Active Deal]

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazon has the white and green AKG Q 701’s on sale for $199 + free super saver shipping (the black version is at a slight premium at $219). These are excellent headphones for home-listening, especially for jazz music. The soundstage is one of the best I have heard, and they are very clean and crisp. […]

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Audioquest Dragonfly USB-stick DAC/Amp – $99 [Active Deal]

Audioquest Dragonfly USB-stick DAC/Amp – $99 [Active Deal]

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amazon offers the Audioquest Dragonfly USB┬áDAC (digital-to-analog converter) / headphone amplifier for $99 + free super saver shipping. I own this device and can vouch for it… it delivers AMAZING sound for the price (and size). With plug-and-play USB 2.0 capability and native support for 24-bit/96kHz audio files, your headphones will sound cleaner and smoother […]

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Audio-Technica M-Series refresh: Old vs. New

Audio-Technica M-Series refresh: Old vs. New

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, Audio-Technica released new versions of their AD- and A-series home-listening headphones. This entailed fresh new paint jobs, slight improvements in sound quality, and tacking an “x” onto the model name so we could easily distinguish the new and old versions.┬áThis year at the NAMM Show in California, the […]

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HiFiMan HE-400 price cut alert! Now $299

HiFiMan HE-400 price cut alert! Now $299

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month at CES, HiFiMan showed off the HE-400i, a revamped version of the HE-400, one of the company’s entry-level planar magnetic headphones. The new version is just a month or so away from its March release, so HiFiMan is cutting the price of the old model from $399 to $299. You can grab […]

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FiiO X5 release date & user interface walkthrough

FiiO X5 release date & user interface walkthrough

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hype for FiiO’s latest portable media player, the X5, is at an all-time high. Last month, the product launched in China (FiiO’s home country), and now we have confirmation that the X5 will see a worldwide release sometime between March and April with a price tag of $400. For those who haven’t been riding the […]

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Denon’s first standalone DAC/Amp due out in February

Denon’s first standalone DAC/Amp due out in February

| January 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Headphones are only one part of the equation over at Denon. They also sell high quality A/V components, receivers, and most recently, wireless speakers for your home a la Sonos. Since the company is already known for high quality source components, why not make source components specifically for their headphones? That must have been what […]

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McIntosh Labs high-end MHA 100 headphone amplifier shipping in June

McIntosh Labs high-end MHA 100 headphone amplifier shipping in June

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

McIntosh Labs has been around since the 1940’s, but up until now their products have focused squarely on loudspeaker systems. With the new MHA 100 desktop DAC/Amp, the company is changing that. Carrying a similar aesthetic as their existing line of preamps and receivers, the MHA 100 is unmistakably a McIntosh product at first sight. […]

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While Supplies Last: Sennheiser G4ME Zero / G4ME One gaming headset + Assassin’s Creed IV (PC)  – $189 / $168 [Expired Deal]]

While Supplies Last: Sennheiser G4ME Zero / G4ME One gaming headset + Assassin’s Creed IV (PC) – $189 / $168 [Expired Deal]]

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, we told you about Sennheiser’s brand new gaming headsets: the G4ME One and G4ME Zero. If you’re in the market for a gaming headset and have $200 to shell out, these are probably 2 of your best bets. MSRP is $279 for the G4ME Zero and $249 for the G4ME One, so […]

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Beyerdynamic’s new A200P DAC/Amp is ultra-portable, ultra-convenient

Beyerdynamic’s new A200P DAC/Amp is ultra-portable, ultra-convenient

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year’s CES brought a hailstorm of new audio products and German manufacturer Beyerdynamic was one to get in on the action. All of Beyer’s new products fall in the portable category, which you might expect given the direction the market is going thanks to smartphones and tablets. My favorite of the company’s new products […]

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