Bryston has introduced native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for Bryston’s BDP Music Players. Qobuz, the world’s first certified high-resolution (24-bit/up to 192 kHz) streaming service, enables users to stream uncompressed content from a library of over 40 million tracks. Qobuz first became available to European consumers in 2007.

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Cayin extend their range of N8 players by offering the N8 Brass Black, a new version of the N8 that includes all the N8 technology and a new chassis.

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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 »

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 »

The Fiio X1ii is a personal music player that costs just £99 but has great specs. Janine Elliot has a play. More »

roksponsmallThe XDP-300R supports many high res audio formats including DSD (up to 11.2MHz) and FLAC/WAV (24bit/384kHz) files. Featuring technology usually reserved for high-end audio products, Pioneer say the XDP-300R best audio player they could build. Like the existing XDP-100R, this model is one of the first products in the world to support the new MQA format. The XDP-300R builds on the credentials of the XDP-100R by adding dual ESS DACs alongside a fully balanced pre-amp circuit. Taking further advantage of these added capabilities, a dedicated balanced headphone output has also been added to ensure the “finest performance possible with suitably equipped headphones”.
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