Jay Z is reportedly selling a stake in his music streaming service Tidal to telecoms company, Sprint. Sprint, which is owned by Japan’s Softbank, will pay an estimated $200m (£162m) for a 33% stake in the company. More »

Mytek, of New York City, manufacturer of the Brooklyn and Manhattan II DACs, is introducing their new Mytek Clef, a mobile hi-res audio headphone amplifier + DAC, offering up to 24 bit/192k and DSD128 playback, with driverless USB Class 2, MQA capability, plus AptX Bluetooth and AAC. More »

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Christmas is coming and whether you are wanting to find those special gifts for your nearest and dearest, or you want to treat yourself, you are bound to find some inspiration in our Christmas Gift Guide Promotion! More »

roksponsmallCanon is a new Musiclink cable designed, say Black Rhodium, “to achieve very high sound quality when using portable music systems by using the latest Black Rhodium high end cable technology, Including the Graham Nalty VS-4 Vibration Stabiliser”. It is hand built at the Black Rhodium factory in Derby. More »

roksponsmallThe Mojo DAC/headphone amp from Chord Electronics is being supplied with a free protective case* throughout the holiday season in store at participating retailers, internationally. The promotion offers the protective case (worth £65) with all new Mojo purchases bought in retail stores up until 14th January 2017.  More »

Here’s something I don’t think GadgetyNews has reviewed before – DECT speakers. The ONEmicro speakers have certainly ignored the more oft trodden paths of Bluetooth and WiFi as viable options for wireless transmission – but how do they sound?

The ONEmicro speakers use Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT). If that sounds familiar, then look at your landline phone – DECT is the standard used for cordless phones; and traffic lights for that matter.

Check out how they perform over at GadgetyNews.com

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The DP-X1 press release makes no bones about it – “Onkyo has launched the world’s best Hi-Res Digital Audio Player, the DP-X1”

That’s a lofty claim to say the least but Onkyo must be pretty sure of themselves.

As you would expect, it handles all the existing Hi-Res formats you can think of, including MQA.

With the rapid rise in consumers wanting “higher than CD quality” High Resolution Audio (High Res Audio) formats, the availability of multiple streaming audio and video services, and High Res-capable headphones, many users have been looking for ways to enjoy their High Res Audio content everywhere they go.

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As audiophiles now demand high quality audio wherever they may be the portable audio market is a growing sector. Janine Elliot takes the Questyle QP1r digital audio player out and about for Hifi Pig. More »

Mighty by name, tiny by nature. This is the latest audio player but it has been built with the sole purpose of squirting Spotify in to your ears when you’re out and about.

Jogging with your phone attached to you can be a bit meh, especially if you’re at the gym and don’t need your phone for emergency calls.

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