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 Audiophiliac visits the Masterdisk studio to watch engineer Alex DeTurk at the record cutting lathe.
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.
Peachtree Audio's Deepblue makes deeper bass and plays louder than any other Bluetooth speaker we can remember, although its rough-around-the-edges feel won't suit everyone.
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
With its aluminium body, high-quality digital audio amplifier, and ability to play lossless audio files, the Sony NWZ-Z10 is an MP3 player for the dedicated audiophile that demands top-quality sound.
Sony unveils a new line of high-resolution players, but the Audiophiliac wonders if this is just a replay of the SACD saga.
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.
Polk Audio's new Woodbourne speaker has a gorgeous mahogany wood top and supports both Bluetooth and AirPlay.