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 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.
Fiio's micro-size USB digital-to-analog converter/amplifiers will get the very best sound out of your headphones.
The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.
As Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter campaign winds down, the future looks bright -- or does it?
The Audiophiliac ponders the ins and outs of high-resolution audio.
Neil Young's Pono has proved there is a market for high-resolution audio players. So why are people rushing to buy one when there are alternatives already available?
We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.
The Audiophiliac listens to two outrageously fine Firestone products: the $199 Fireye DA USB headphone amp and the $39 Fireye Mini portable headphone amp.
The Audiophiliac pairs the Dayton B652 speakers with the tiny Lepai LP-2020A+ stereo amp, and finds very respectable sound for around $70.