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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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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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Monster DNA Pro Wireless version coming Q2

Monster DNA Pro Wireless version coming Q2

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The gold-on-gold 24k might be Monster’s hot new headphone right now but that soon might change, if consumers’ wallets are up to the challenge. At this year’s CES, Monster showed off a Wireless version of their DNA Pro (Over-ear) headphones. You may be surprised to hear that Wireless bluetooth pairing is not the only change […]

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A rundown of Audio-Technica’s new headphones [CES 2014]

A rundown of Audio-Technica’s new headphones [CES 2014]

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Audio-Technica came out full-force at this year’s CES, introducing over 10 new headphones. While last year we saw Audio-Technica introduce new high-end audiophile headphones, this year we get a healthy dose of more affordable, street-wear style headphones. You will notice there are a TON of color combinations, so hopefully there is something for everyone. One […]

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AIAIAI TMA-1 X coming soon for $129

AIAIAI TMA-1 X coming soon for $129

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

For anyone eyeing the TMA-1 on-ear DJ headphones but are hesitant in shelling out the $200, hold tight. AIAIAI is releasing a lower-end model dubbed the TMA-1 X that undercuts the price of the original by $70.   MSRP’ing at $129, the TMA-1 X sits squarely in the middle of AIAIAI’s headphone lineup, above the […]

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Comply producing OEM ear pads

Comply producing OEM ear pads

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all know and love Comply for making memory foam ear tips for in-ear headphones. Just by switching out the stock ear tips with Comply foam, you can experience improved comfort, seal, and sound (no guarantees though; I usually like to stick with silicone ear tips). At CES 2014, Comply announced they are expanding their […]

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HiFiMan HE-400i, HE-560 set for March release

HiFiMan HE-400i, HE-560 set for March release

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

HiFiMan announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show that they are expanding their line of excellent planar magnetic headphones. The new HE-400i is slotted right above the HE-400 and carries a price tag of $499. The new HE-560 is a step below the flagship HE-6 and will cost $899. Both headphones will be available to […]

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Sennheiser aims at next-gen gamers with the G4ME One and G4ME Zero headsets

Sennheiser aims at next-gen gamers with the G4ME One and G4ME Zero headsets

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sennheiser is no newcomer to gaming headsets. Their PC 360 is actually one of our favorite gaming headsets, but Sennheiser doesn’t settle so we have two new flagships on our hands. Introduced at CES, the G4ME One and G4ME Zero headsets aim to be top tier options for PC, Mac, and PS4 gamers. Unfortunately there […]

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