The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.
The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.
The Audiophiliac ponders the ins and outs of high-resolution audio.
The Pono player is due in October, but the X5 is cheaper, plays more types of file formats, and sounds sweet says the Audiophiliac.
We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.
Play-Fi is the newest home streaming standard and could give Sonos and AirPlay a run for their money, promising wider manufacturer support and hi-res playback.
The Audiophiliac spends some quality time with FiiO's little X3, an awesome 192kHz/24-bit music player/headphone amplifier; it also sounds sweet with MP3s.
CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.
CNET's Donald Bell compares Apple's iTunes Match cloud music service to Amazon's Cloud Player, recently updated with scan and match song identification and a paid tier with a 250,000-song limit.
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