Paul Hynes SR4 – The World’s Best Audiophile Power Supply

This review was a result of months of listening and experimenting. Turned out to be much more involved (and interesting). Feel free to skip around. The SR4 – Design & Setup The Sound Comparisons Final Thoughts But first…a little bit about the man behind the masterpiece. Paul Hynes – The Eloquent Words of a Purist…


Oh Glorious Day! Roon Now Supports Chromecast Devices!

Yes, I do actually have all those Chromecast devices… The long-awaited feature has now arrived! With Roon 1.5 (build 333), you could now stream your Roon library to all your Google Chromecast devices – and pretty much everything else (when used with a Chromecast Audio). I use my Google Home to set reminders, alarms, control lighting,…


A Fresh Sound – SOtM Announces sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo

The sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo These updated versions of their award-winning sMS-200 and sMS-200ultra have a different sonic character: The Neo has a deeper midrange and better bass presence when compared to the original. The original version has a little more dynamics and presents brighter sound compared to Neo version. With such changes, the overall balance…


Eleven XI Audio Formula S Headphone Amplifier and PowerMan Review

It is recommended to place the PowerMan below the Formula S, unlike what’s depicted in the photo. I’ve reviewed quite a few headphone amplifiers last year. Including the $7,999 Woo Audio WA33 and the $15,000 Wells Audio Headtrip Reference. The centerpiece for those reviews was my reference headphone – the Abyss AB-1266 Phi. There’s a reason…


Abyss Phi CC – Now with Ceramic Coating and New Pads!

In their continuous pursuit of the finest in musical reproduction… ABYSS gives the AB-1266 Phi Reference Headphone a new suit, made of the hardest thin film coating on Earth. A colored polymer ceramic coating (CC) is factory applied and oven cured. This beautiful two-tone luxury black finish gives the Phi a sophisticated look and is…


Linear Power Supplies for Audiophiles – Getting Closer to Live

We find power supplies in our tiny cube-shaped iPhone charges, laptop power bricks, and in every wall wart. They help convert mains AC (120V) into usable DC power (12V) for our sensitive electronics. Power is just power, isn’t it? Unfortunately, not all power supplies are made equal. There are primarily two types of power supplies: switch-mode…


The Doors – Waiting for the Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

2-CD/1-LP Edition Of The Doors’ First #1 Album Features Newly Remastered Audio, Plus 14 Unreleased Studio and Live Recordings; Available September 14 From Rhino “Hello, I Love You” 7” Single To Be Released On August 3, 50 Years To The Day Of The Song Hitting Number One On The Billboard Singles Chart LOS ANGELES –…