Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
The Pono player is due in October, but the X5 is cheaper, plays more types of file formats, and sounds sweet says the Audiophiliac.
The X1 is a combination digital converter and headphone amplifier, and the Audiophiliac thinks it will make your iPhone, iPad, or iPod sound better than ever!
Zoom's H2n Handy Recorder has built-in microphones and records MP3 files and 96-kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio.
The HRT MicroStreamer is a small digital-to-analog converter/headphone amp that sounds great.
The amp's diminutive size is a big plus; the Pan Am can fit on even the most cramped desktop.
If digital recordings were truly better than analog, they would sound more like real music, but digital just sounds different, not better.
Coming up from Australia, the Burson Soloist redefines the state of the art for headphone amplifiers.
The ADL by Furutech Esprit is exactly the sort of component that can elevate the sound of a high-end desktop system.
The Audiophiliac explored the Head-Fi headphone club get-together in Babylon, N.Y.
Music-only surround formats have failed again and again; is Onkyo's new high-resolution download scheme doomed from the start?