News

  • Fri, 14/05/2021
    Austrian Audio have announced the Hi- X65 headphones. Designed as professional monitoring headphones for mixing and mastering, the open over-ear design and the high excursion driver has a 44mm diaphragm and a ring magnet system. “This allows for improved airflow and includes the strongest magnetic field in its class”.read more
  • Thu, 13/05/2021
    Chord Electronics’ Gofigure app, the set-up and configuration companion for the company’s Poly and 2go portable streamers/servers, has been updated to include new radio-listening features, SD card album playback and improved stability. The key updates include improved radio station and playlist support, with faster access over Wi-Fi through caching, a playlist generator* for the Quick Play function, plus enhanced status messaging and stability. read more

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Latest Reviews

  • Mon, 17/05/2021
    There Are creepy moments in the Aphex Twin’s  dark and atmospheric electronic tracks that, when played back through headphones, have you turning around to see where those unsettling sounds are coming from. The Bowers & Wilkins 603 Series 2 Anniversary Editions have an uncanny ability to reproduce that effect. I am not talking about any kind of surround sound processing here – this track isn’t recorded with any such technology. read more

Show Report

  • February, 2020
    Rajiv Dave (top) of Chord Electronics explained a little more about the 2go portable streamer (£995) and 2yu DAC adaptor (£450) that were released just before the show. Dave formally worked with the BBC on their digital tech in the nineties,... read more

Features

  • Mon, 21/12/2020
    The audio world lost one of its leading lights last week when my dear old friend Tim de Paravicini succumbed to the liver cancer that he had been fighting for several months (with great good humour and optimism). Few who met Tim will forget his startlingly larger-than-life personality and the sheer vigour with which he attacked any problem from audio electronics design (his 'day job') to lawnmower repairs to reading a badly typeset Christmas menu in poor light.