Benchmark has introduced a new headphone / line amplifier with four 256-step relay-controlled attenuators and four 16-step relay-controlled boost amplifiers. More »

IFi have released a free update that adds support for MQA to many existing products from their range. More »

Australian manufacturer Burson’s Conductor Virtuoso V2+ comes with a DAC, a headphone amp and doubles the output of the original version to 8W into 16 Ohms. Janine Elliot dons her cans and takes this £1590 unit for a test drive.  More »

Australian manufacturer Burson’s Conductor Virtuoso V2+ comes with a DAC, a headphone amp and doubles the output of the original version to 8W into 16 Ohms. Janine Elliot dons her cans and takes this £1590 unit for a test drive.  More »

Schiit Audio EU have announced the introduction of its third-generation Lyr headphone amp/preamp. Using Schiit’s new Coherence™ hybrid single-tube/solid state architecture, new Continuity™ constant-transconductance output stage, the same modular design as Jotunheim, Lyr 3 is a dramatic advance in technology, versatility, and convenience say the company. Lyr 3 is available now from Schiit EU  starting at £530 with a Tung-Sol Tube. More »

David Blumestein take a listen to the iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Headphone Amp/DAC costing £199. More »

Feliks Audio has just launched a new entry level headphone amplifier called Echo, a “back to basics” headphone amp which can drive mid to high impedance headphones. It also has a fully protected pre-amp functionality. More »

David Blumestein take a listen to the iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Headphone Amp/DAC costing £199. More »

As well as the many rooms at Bristol Sound and Vision there are also plenty of static stands and displays, many giving visitors the chance to try out headfi gear, see interesting demos and get their hands on the newest offerings from many brands.  Here’s our round up on what there was to see and play with, mainly in The Bristol Suite and the corridors of the show.  More »

UK based Prism Sound, is bringing its domestic Callia DAC to Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show. Plus, one visitor will walk away with their own Callia, thanks to the Prism Sound competition running in room 324. More »

Trafomatic Audio of Serbia have launched a new Headphone Amplifier, the Primavera. More »

In 2017, British brand Exposure launched the ‘XM’ series of hifi components, packing high-end features into a compact and affordable design. New to the series and launching at Bristol 2018 is the XM HP headphone amplifier. More »

Feliks Audio, a Polish based manufacturer of hand crafted tube amplifiers, has released a prototype of their new desktop amplifier that can power both speakers and headphones. More »

In 2017 Exposure Electronics launched the ‘XM’ series of hifi components, now, the XM3 phonostage, XM5 integrated amp, XM7 preamp and XM9 mono power amps are joined by the new XM HP headphone amplifier. More »

Elite Audio have announced that they are now the Exclusive Suppliers of Burson Audio for the UK & Ireland. The Australian manufacturer becomes the 53rd brand to be offered by Elite Audio. More »

Fostex have released the T60RP Headphones which is the latest culmination of RP (Regular Phase) technology, used in headphones made by Fostex since the mid 70’s. Most notably, Fostex RP models are the world’s most modified headphone by HeadFi enthusiasts. This. planar maganetic headphone has been modified and tuned for audiophile listening, with wooden cups and balanced connection options, for portable players and dedicated headphone amplifiers. More »

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The headfi and portable audio market continues to flourish and the Audio Video Show Warsaw had a whole area dedicated to this niche in the audio industry. Judging by the number of people flocking to the headfi area at the National Stadium, Polish people both young and old are embracing headphones, portable DACs and headphone amplifiers. Here’s a selection of the photographs we took. 

 

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Shinola has announced The Canfield Headphone Collection. Designed and developed in Detroit and based in the belief that how it’s made matters, that how things look, feel and sound, matters. The Canfield adds to a range of Shinola Audio goods (Runwell Turntable, Bookshelf Speakers). More »

The headphone show CanJam Europe took place last weekend, although we could not be there ourselves, it sounds like it was once again a great success, reinforcing it’s international status. Exhibitors from Israel, USA, Singapore, China, Serbia, Italy, Great Britain and several other countries presented their 111 brands to around 1,000 visitors from all over Europe and beyond. Read on for pictures and more info on who won those ‘Best In Show’ Awards. More »

In his first article for Hifi Pig Simon Jelffs visits Soho in London for the launch of the iFi iDSD Nano Black Label portable headphone amp/DAC More »

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