RSSDACs/Amps

Pre-orders for the FiiO X5 audio player are live!

Pre-orders for the FiiO X5 audio player are live!

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The beast of an audio player that is the FiiO X5 is now up for pre-order worldwide – right on schedule. If you pre-order through MP4Nation you can grab the X5 for $349 which includes a free pair of Brainwavz S1 earphones and automatic shipping upgrade to FedEx Priority. As a related aside, I noticed MP4Nation […]

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Grace Design releases the m920 flagship monitoring system

Grace Design releases the m920 flagship monitoring system

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now shipping is the brand new Grace Design m920, a promising high-end monitoring system from the small State-side company. Pricing in at $2,295, it was designed to be the successor to the m903 while retaining the “compact, do everything design”. On the DSP side, the m920 boasts the new M-series 32-bit Sabre DAC. On 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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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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Schiit preparing new flagships: Ragnarok Amp, Yggdrasil DAC

Schiit preparing new flagships: Ragnarok Amp, Yggdrasil DAC

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

American personal audio company Schiit has new flagship products in the pipeline: the Ragnarok universal amplifier and the Yggdrasil bit-perfect DAC. From the Preliminary Press Release: RAGNAROK: “Ragnarok is the world’s first universal amplifier, fully capable of powering everything from ultra-sensitive IEMs to loudspeakers. With 100WPC RMS into 4 ohms, 3 selectable gains, a relay-switched […]

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Astro releases 2013 Edition MixAmp Pro and A40

Astro releases 2013 Edition MixAmp Pro and A40

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fresh off the debut of their wireless A50 gaming headset, Astro has released updated versions of the A40 headset and their flagship product, the MixAmp Pro. The 2013 Editions feature several new improvements, yet the price remains the same at $249.99 for the bundle. This also means a price drop to $199 for the old […]

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Sennheiser slots high-end headphone amp and earphone for summer release

Sennheiser slots high-end headphone amp and earphone for summer release

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Following the release of the HD 700 and the Amperior, Sennheiser has even more goodies up their sleeve, this time in the high-end IEM and headphone amp realms. The IE 800 in-ear monitors and the HDVD 800 headphone amp are both being prepped for a summer release.

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