Hifi Pig is bringing you all the news in the run up to Bristol Sound and Vision next week, and expect plenty of in depth coverage and photos from the show afterwards. Here’s some of the new product launches that visitors to the show can experience first hand… More »

Audeze has updated its LCD2 headphones with a fresh specification and a new entry-level suggested retail price of £599. More »

The market for Digital Audio Players is fiercely competitive with new brands entering the fray constantly. As such a new product has to either offer excellent for money or sound cut above the competition. At £290 the ATC HDA-DP20 comes in at a mid-priced product which could be a good choice if the sound quality, build and ease of use are on a par with more expensive units. Janine Elliot takes a listen. 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 »

Luzli Roller, the Swiss/British Brand that make a unique pair of high end headphones, the Roller, which was a stand-out product at Indulgence 2017, will be exhibiting in Paris this month. More »

Only available in the USA at the moment, Audeze have introduced a new look and low priced model for their iSine Planar IEM range, with the Audeze iSine LX. More »

The Flare Audio Pro In Ear Monitors have a very interesting design, cost £349 and can be used wired, or using Bluetooth. Janine Elliot and then Stuart Smith take a listen. More »

At CES 2018, Sennheiser will offer a first look at a prototype of a 3D Soundbar, the latest development in their AMBEO 3D audio program. The ability to experience AMBEO at home is a further milestone for Sennheiser’s 3D immersive audio technology, which can be explored and experienced first-hand at CES. More »

The Flare Audio Pro In Ear Monitors have a very interesting design, cost £349 and can be used wired, or using Bluetooth. Janine Elliot takes a listen. 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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Setting off to the Warsaw show feels like going on an adventure. We went last year so we know what to expect, it’s the second biggest European show after Munich so there is a lot to cover but Warsaw, unlike Munich, still manages to keep that intimate and cosy feeling. The show is split into three, distinct zones, almost three shows in one and with three days to cover it all it is possible to do one area a day and still have time to nip into the city and see some of the place you are visiting.  More »

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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Matthew Sampson takes a listen to the Hifiman HE-400S planar headphones costing $300 (£239). More »

Meters Music has introduced their new M-Ears Bluetooth headphones, a compact pair of wireless in-ear headphones designed in collaboration with Adam Clayton. More »

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 »

October was a very busy month for us Hifi Pigs, there was an awful lot of news and we also brought you coverage of The Indulgence Show and Chord’s Poly launch, plus a visit to hear the Living Voice system at Spiritland. There was also the sad news of the death of Gérard Chrétien of French manufacturer, Focal. More »

Whilst in London for the Launch of the brand new Chord Poly we thought we’d take the opportunity to visit a place that has been on our must see list ever since Kevin and Lynn from Living Voice told us about it, and their involvement with it.

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So, what do Kate Middleton and a High-End music on the go (or at home for that matter) streamer/player have in common? Hifi Pig visited London’s rather swanky Goring Hotel in Belgravia to find out at the launch of Chord Poly.  More »

Onkyo & Pioneer  Corporation has announced the release of its latest Firmware (version 1.11) for the Onkyo DP-S1/Pioneer XDP-30R Digital Audio Players (DAPs), with support for TIDAL Masters, along with additional software improvements.   More »

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