Limetree is the affordable branch of well known audio brand Lindeman. Here Ian Ringstead has a listen to their headphone amp costing £595. More »

Chord Electronics has released a stylish new protective leather case for the Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, in a choice of two colours, rich black and oxblood (pictured). More »

Tangent Audio has announced the launch of a new and improved version of their compact sized, Ampster Bluetooth amplifier.  A new matching CD and Tuner have also been designed to create a full audio system that can also be partnered with Tangent’s own X4 or X5 speakers. More »

Chord Electronics has launched an exclusive, limited-edition Mojo and Poly Christmas gift pack, which contains everything to get into high-resolution mobile music streaming this Christmas (£990). More »

Chord Electronics has launched an Android version of Gofigure, the official configuration App for Poly, the network music streamer/player for the  Mojo DAC/headphone amp. The new Android version, which has been extensively developed throughout 2018, neatly complements the original iOS version and brings simple configuration of Poly’s set-up options to Android devices. More »

Pioneer’s ‘Scene Style’ series adds new range-topping noise-cancelling wireless headphones supporting Hi-Res Audio and Google Assistant More »

iFi expands the portable ‘x series’ with the xCAN, an analogue headphone amplifier with the added Bluetooth. More »

LectorStrumenti Audio have released their new ZUM – H hybrid headphone amplifier.  It has a tube triode input and lateral mosfet output buffer, with all circuits run on pure class A. More »

The latest addition to Audiolab’s M-DAC range is the M-DAC Nano, a mobile DAC/headphone amplifier. More »

Audiolab launched the 8000A in 1983, thirty five years on they are launching the new 6000A. Outwardly, the 6000A bears strong resemblance to the 8300A with its rotary controls and large, central OLED display. But while the 8300A costs £899, the 6000A’s recommended price tag is just £599. What’s more, unlike its costlier, analogue-only sibling, it incorporates high-quality D/A conversion, enabling digital sources to be connected directly without an external DAC. More »

Chord Electronics has joined forces with The Chord Company to offer a free interconnect with the purchase of a Hugo 2 DAC/headphone amp, from ‘bricks and mortar’ UK retailers this Autumn. More »

dCS has announced its Bartók network DAC and headphone amplifier – a single- box, digital-to-analogue converter with full network streaming functionality and Class A headphone amplifier. More »

AVM’s latest Compact Streaming CD Receiver, the INSPIRATION CS 2.2 4T will be unveiled by PMC UK Distribution at Festival of Sound in September. Based on the CS 2.2, the enhanced CS 2.2 4T now features the latest Bluetooth 4.2 standard, with a dedicated second antenna on the rear of the unit. More »

Chord Electronics’ Hugo 2 DAC/Headphone Amp EISA DAC 2018/19 Award More »

Henley Audio have announced the UK introduction of the Klipsch® HP-3 headphones and Heritage Headphone Amplifier. After a UK unveiling at Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show in early 2018, the new flagship headphones and matching amplifier are now available. More »

CanJam London 2018 was held at the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge this year, just over the River from the Houses of Parliament. The hotel itself was very luxurious and a great setting for consumers, companies, designers and music lovers from the U.K, U.S, Canada, Japan, Singapore and many other countries to come together for this event.

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CanJam, the global headphone audio show with events in New York City, Singapore, Los Angeles, London, Denver and Shanghai, is returning to London this July. CanJam London 2018 takes place on July 21st-22nd in Central London. More »

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

Powered by the Burson Max Current Power Supply (MCPS),Fun is a dual mono Class-A head amp and preamp with added Microphone input. Outputting 2Wpc @32ohm, it shares the same amplification stage as Burson’s flagship Conductor. More »

Aeron has launched what they say is the smallest Hifi system in the world, the Aeron C101 pre-amplifier/ headphone amplifier and Aeron P101 Class D Stereo Amplifier.  Just connect to your source and speakers. 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 »

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