Red Wine Audio's Vinnie Rossi holding the latest version of his battery-powered, vacuum-tube Corvina home headphone amp. I reviewed the still-available basic Corvina, which is one of my reference amps.
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Hifiman HM-901 high-resolution music player
Hifiman's Fang Bian showed a prototype of his upcoming high-resolution, up-to-96-kHz/24-bit, portable HM-901 music player (review to come).
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Blue Hawaii Headphone Amp and Stax Headphones
Justin Wilson sells headphone amps, and his big Blue Hawaii amp running a set of transparent Stax SR 009 electrostatic headphones made the best sound I've heard in a long while.
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Mr. Head-Fi, Jude Mansilla
Head-Fi is a headphone forum, and its founder, Jude Mansilla is a great guy, a total gearhead, and he's always up on the latest headphone news.
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Stax SR-009 headphones
The Stax SR-009 electrostatic headphones are made in Japan, and they're big, but supercomfy. The detailing of the design and metalwork are simply the best money can buy.
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Beyerdynamic T 90 headphones
I recently heard the Beyerdynamic T 90 open-back headphones for the first time. It's a very precise, very accurate-sounding headphone, and I hope to review it soon.