To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Focal, the French manufacturer, has developed a collection of some special products. The final ‘wonder’ of this special and limited collection is the Symphonie 40th, which is a luxury case that comes complete with the high-end Made in France Utopia and Stellia headphones.

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Klipsch has become the official headphone and portable audio partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team.

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Fresh out of Florence, Gold Note’s new Streamer/DAC aims to bring versatility and sophistication to your digital setup.  John Scott sets out to see if it succeeds in this, the first English language review of this product. More »

Cleer, a headphone manufacturer based in San Diego, has added to its line-up of headphones by launching FLOW II to sit alongside the first FLOW model. FLOW II offers wireless hybrid noise-canceling as well as a Google Assistant voice interface.

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Hifi Pig’s very own Millennial Scribbler, Harry Smith, gives us a younger view of the Audio Video Show Warsaw 2019.

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Astell&Kern has introduced a new portable hi-res player inspired by the company’s AK120 from 2013.

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Second only in Europe to High End Munich, for its sheer scale, the Audio Video Show Warsaw is a vast Hifi show. We are currently working on our big report, but have a sprint around the Golden Tulip, Radisson Sobieski and the National Stadium with Mrs Hifi Pig and see what treasures you can find!

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The audio company previously known as MrSpeakers is now called Dan Clark Audio.

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Kiran Ram takes a listen to the diminutive Adapt portable DAC from Dense and costing $209.99.

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The new Burson Conductor 3X Reference is fully balanced with one DAC chip per channel. Top-quality components are used throughout including Neutrik XLR connectors.

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Shipibo.audio modify headphones and manufacture custom headphones, headphone parts and accessories (mainly for Grado Labs headphones).

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oBravo has announced that it has released a new earphone, which they say is their “ultimate value proposition”; the ‘Cupid’ Basic.

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Feliks Audio, the Polish boutique tube amps manufacturer, will showcase their full headphone amplifiers line up at next week’s show, including the latest flagship model, the 20th Anniversary edition Euforia.

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Founded in 1988, Shenshen and Dongguang based Shanling Audio has been designing and manufacturing a range of Hifi products for over 30 years and are being well known for their valve-based products.

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Audeze, the California based headphone manufacturer, has announced a new reference audio headphone, the Audeze LCD-1.

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San Jose-based audio team Dense has created the ‘Adapt Reference’ audio DAC,  a portable audio performance boost device for smartphones and personal computers.

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Hifiman has released a new wireless version of its Ananda open-back planar headphone, giving listeners the option to stream from phones, digital audio players, and other portable devices at bit rates up to 24Bit, 96kHz.

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It’s always fun to visit a new-to-us Hifi Show and we had been thinking about going to XFi, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, for the last two or three years, but unfortunately, it clashed with Festival of Sound in London. This year, however, we planned to get there for one day but then, as FOS was canceled, we thought “why not?” and decided to become Media Partners with the Dutch show and visit for the whole weekend. We were very happy that we did.

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Bowers & Wilkins’ have launched their newest line of 2019 headphones,  with custom-designed drivers developed specifically for each headphone-wearing style, from the 43mm drivers in the top-of-the-line Over-Ear PX7, to the dual hybrid drivers in the In-Ear PI3.

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Do your kids use headphones? Have you thought about whether the ones they use are safe for their hearing? There is a current trend for headphones designed especially for kids, that have their volume limited to what has been deemed a safe level, although experts warn that listening times should still be limited.

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A quick scoot around the static stands and headfi room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.

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The team at oBravo has announced that they are releasing anew earphone called ‘Cupid’.

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Atlas Cables have expanded its headphone cable range with the new Zeno Harmonic. This new cable is aimed at the high-end market as a step up from what headphone manufacturers supply and the Zeno cables launched back in 2015.

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Beyerdynamic, the manufacturer of headphones, microphones and conferencing products, is set to attend the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver, Colorado next week.

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Harry Smith, Hifi Pig’s very own Millennial Scribbler takes delivery of a pair of Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC noise-cancelling headphones, shuts the world outside off and gives us his thoughts on this £359 pair of cans.

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