The nano iOne from iFi is designed to be a convenient, high-quality digital audio ‘hub’ More »

Focal, the French speaker and headphone manufacturer who we visited at their factory and HQ near Lyon, have launched their newest line of mobile headphones – Premium closed-back wireless over-ear Listen Wireless®, In-ear Spark and Spark Wireless®, and Hifi in-ear Sphear S®. More »

Prism Sound, a manufacturer professional digital to analogue converters and manufacturer of the Callia, a domestic DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amp, has added award-winning producer, artist and songwriter Iain Archer to its growing list of professional users. More »

G-Point Audio and Malvern Audio Research will be exhibiting again at this year’s two day Cranage Hall, North West Audio Show. More »

PS Audio have announced the availability of the revolutionary Huron Operating System upgrade for the DirectStream and DSJ DACs. More »

What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

Every year the High End Show introduces some newcomers to the Hifi Industry. Hifi Pig always has a chat with these exhibitors and does a feature on them as we think that the continual growth of the industry depends on new brands as well as our more well known names. Over the last five years that we have been attending the show we have seem new brands like PureAudioProject, with their open baffle loudspeakers, and Westminster Labs super-high-end electronics go from being ‘Newcomers’ to established brands More »

dCS has announced Vivaldi One – a limited edition digital music player specially designed to mark the company’s thirtieth anniversary. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, it puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC in a single box, together with network streaming functionality. More »

In an era of “unprecedented technological development” throughout the world of high-end audio, AURALiC is “striking a new path” with the introduction of its G Series premium audio components. Built around AURALiC’s foundational Lightning Streaming framework and introducing Lightning Link, an advanced proprietary communications protocol, the G Series family of digital audio devices applies “the best of modern materials and engineering for top-of-the-line performance”. More »

Part three of our coverage of this year’s High end Show from Munich including Nagra and Wilson, Cessaro and TW Acustic, Silbatone, Silberstatic, Amplifon and Absolue, Odeon Audio and New Audio Frontiers, MSB Technology, Harbeth and finally Stein Music. 

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Read the full report here!

Audiolab extends the M-DAC range with its smallest, most affordable high-resolution DAC/headphone amp yet. More »

This year aqua – acoustic quality will be exhibiting at the Munich High End audio show in Hall 1 booth number D15. More »

It has been one very busy week for High End Munich 2017 news, Hifi Pig will keep you up to date with everything hifi and audiophile that is happening in the run up to the High End Munich show next week….here’s what has happened in the last 24 hrs, in case you blinked and missed it! News from Mytek, SOtM, Chord Electronics, The Funk Firm and Convert to name just a few….. More »

Chord Electronics will be taking a huge range of its proprietary technology products to High End, Munich, including its new Poly streaming module for Mojo, new Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, plus the new BLU MKII upscaling digital/CD transport with DAVE DAC, (Room C122, Atrium 3). More »

“Being the “high-res specialists from New York”, the men behind Mytek have a reputation to live up to when launching a new product. With the Mytek Brooklyn and the new Manhattan II, their top notch DA converter with MQA they must have thought: why not build a portable USB/DAC/AMP to bring good sound to all wired headphones and associated smart devices? Of course for a fraction of the cost and offer noise cancellation in the process? Well, that is exactly what they are going to do with their newest product: CLEF.” Was the opening gambit of the latest press release from Mytek so we had to read on… More »

Keces Audio manufactures a range of linear power supplies for high end audio equipment. Keces’s mission is “to assure great sound into stunning packages and provide cost effective products to clients worldwide. Our vision is to be an industrial-leading company worldwide through design innovation and exceptional services”. More »

Hifi Pig Advertising Promotion

Hifi Pig brings you a series of promotional articles about our Great British Brands exhibiting at High End Munich 2017. We let them tell you all about their philosophy and products.

Professional electronics engineer Graham Slee has been involved in circuit design, manufacturing research and development, broadcast audio and high fidelity since 1974. In 1998 he established the company Graham Slee Projects Ltd to manufacture and market his designs of phono pre-amplifers and headphone amplifiers. The company is now called HiFi System Components Ltd and the product line has expanded to include DACs and power amplifiers as well as a range of highly successful interconnects and loudspeaker cables. More »

Trinnov and Vivid Audio will be demonstrating together at High End Munich 2017, with a system demonstrating Immersive Audio, Music Streaming and Acoustic Optimisation at the Munich MOC. More »

At the Tokyo Headphone Festival, held from April 29-30, Sennheiser showcased the latest product in its audiophile range: the fully balanced headphone amplifier HDV 820. Sennheiser said ”Building on the accomplishments of their first-ever digital headphone amplifier, HDVD 800, the new HDV 820’s enhanced, higher resolution and ultra-low distortion components open up a whole new listening experience for the most demanding audiophiles”. More »

OPPO Digital announced that its UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Disc player is available for purchase. A step-up version of the recently released UDP-203, the UDP-205 brings, say OPPO, top-of-the-line audio performance to a universal player that supports 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and many other digital audio and video formats. More »

A full PS Audio system can be heard with Scaena, in the Division Suite at Axpona 2017. More »