British brand Quad’s first-ever headphones use planar magnetic technology. More »

VK-X is the first Wireless Headphones from Aëdle, the Paris based manufacturer of “high-end travel instruments”. More »

Optoma has just unveiled the next generation of its BE Sport3 with the launch of the BE Sport4 in-ear headphones. The new sports headphones feature the same wireless Bluetooth® technology and fit but offer a new design along with  graphene coated drivers. In addition, they incorporate quick charging so just 15 minutes of power gives two hours of listening time. More »

“Our new Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition is shrinking the gap between the sound quality of wireless and wired playback for a sound signature that is meticulously sculpted for audiophiles, gamers and professional musicians-alike. ” says Val Kolton, CEO of V-Moda More »

ABYSS has given their AB-1266 Phi Reference Headphone a new suit, made of, what they say is, “the hardest thin film coating on Earth”.  A coloured polymer ceramic coating (CC) is factory applied and oven cured. This gives a two-tone luxury black finish and ABYSS say it also enhances the quality of sound by further improving upon the anti-resonant nature of its all aluminium components. It also allows for custom colour options. More »

Audiolab’s first headphones – the M-EAR 2D and M-EAR 4D – are in-ear monitors that use multiple balanced armature drivers. Audiolab and ACS, have teamed up to deliver a range of British-made, multi-driver in-ear monitors called Audiolab M-EAR. More »

For the first time Munich High End also played host to Can Jam Europe. The event was held just over the road from the MOC and attracted more than 2000 people, proof indeed that the market for headphones and portable audio is continuing to be a healthy one. Here’s a photographic tour of the event which promises to grow in coming years. Congratulations to Juliane Thummel and her team for a job brilliantly done… More »

Audeze say that their new headphones are the ‘easy-to-drive version of the LCD-4’. They have a new look and greater efficiency, engineered with a new magnesium housing to produce a more light-weight headphone, but Audeze say that the LCD-4z maintains the sound signature of LCD-4. More »

Every year we say the same thing, ‘surely the High End Show can’t get any bigger?’, but every year it does! It is now at the point when no human can actually cover every inch of the show…we have tried our very best but I think Super-human powers would be needed for that! However, being very organised and attacking it with military precision meant that we got to see most rooms and exhibits with the aim of bringing you the most comprehensive and interesting coverage of the show…we even managed to get over to the HifiDeluxe show too and bring you CanJam Munich coverage. More »

For the first time Munich High End also played host to Can Jam Europe. The event was held just over the road from the MOC and attracted more than 2000 people, proof indeed that the market for headphones and portable audio is continuing to be a healthy one. Here’s a photographic tour of the event which promises to grow in coming years. Congratulations to Juliane Thummel and her team for a job brilliantly done.  More »

Bowers & Wilkins is announcing the relocation of its research and development centre to a new and larger facility with ‘cutting-edge equipment and tools’. The move represents a significant investment to expand the team and accelerate the company’s ability to develop new capabilities that will drive innovation across its suite of home speakers, headphones and performance car audio. More »

CanJam Europe is a partner event of High End show in Munich on May 11th – 13th 2018. The event location “Kohlebunker” at Lilienthalalle 37 is literally down the road, just 250 metres from High End’s location. There, visitors get to try interesting, innovative headphones and releated products. High End tickets are valid for the boutique headphone show. Numerous headphones, players and accessories are ready to be tested, visitors are invited to bring their own gear and music. Many exhibitors are launching European and even world premieres of new products at CanJam Munich. More »

LB-acoustics, produced in Vienna, introduces MYSPHERE 3 an open and somewhat unconventional headphone that they are calling a “Hover Ear” headphone. More »

KEF, and lifestyle brand, Porsche Design have expanded their range of Red Dot award-winning products to include Black Editions of the SPACE ONE WIRELESS Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, MOTION ONE Bluetooth® Earphones and GRAVITY ONE Bluetooth® Speaker. More »

In 2014, iFi launched their original iDSD portable hi-res DAC/headphone amp. Now they launch the xDSD. Connects to your phone, tablet, PC, Mac, DAP, TV, games console or any other digital audio device via cable, or streams wirelessly via Bluetooth. More »

Billie Jean is the latest collaboration of In-Ear-Monitors (IEMs) between Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio which feature a new Dual Balanced Armature (BA) driver system. More »

American audio brand, Mixcder, has announced the availability of its latest wireless active noise cancelling headphone, the E7. Featuring ANC (active noise cancelling) tech and an easy-to-carry design, E7 is designed to appeal to travellers and commuters who do not want to be disturbed by external noise. More »

The April Edition of Hifi Pig’s free, downloadable E-magazine is a very special one, featuring Women in Hifi.  Women who work in the Hifi Industry and female audiophiles. More »

ABYSS Headphones got in touch to tell us about their exhibit at High End Munich 2018. More »

Erzetich Audio has launched two new limited series of headphones. Dutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen (pictured with the Mania headphones) has also been unveiled as the brand’s first ambassador to coincide with the latest release. More »

Following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in March 2017 where the funding goal was reached in just 15 hours, stretch goals were exceeded, and more than $460,000 was raised, Audeara say it is pleased to announce the availability of the world’s first full fidelity headphones with an in-built hearing test. More »

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