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.
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.
Samsung officially drops Android from its second-generation smartwatch in order to pursue its own Tizen OS.
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.
After years of speculation, Neil Young's Pono device has finally appeared on Kickstarter, but what makes it different from a smartphone? CNET takes a closer look at this device and tells you what you need to know.
With solid basic features in the free version, you should definitely give Overcast a test drive, but check out the competition before paying the inflated price.
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We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.
The HiFiMan HM-901 is a game changer: it's easily the best-sounding portable music player on the planet.
The Ayre KX-R Twenty costs as much as a car, but its designer claims the Pono Player will sound almost as good as the preamp!
The Audiophiliac visits the Masterdisk studio to watch engineer Alex DeTurk at the record cutting lathe.