Wells Audio Headtrip Reference Headphone Amplifier – A $15,000 Musical Indulgence

The first time I heard the $7,000 Wells Audio Headtrip was during my headphone shootout a few years ago. It wasn’t until a year later I met the man himself, Jeff Wells, at a SoCal CanJam. The Headtrip sounded even better the second time around, especially with the power-hungry Abyss headphones. This is most likely…


Periodic Audio Goes Back to the Future – Nickel Portable Amplifier

At CanJam 2018, Periodic celebrates their first year with new products and measurement education February 15, 2018—New York, NY—Periodic Audio is thrilled to celebrate their first anniversary at CanJam 2018. After a highly successful first year that saw launches of their trio of in-ear monitor (IEM) headphones—the Be, Ti, and Mg—Periodic Audio returns to their…


Press Release: SOtM Proudly Presents the sCLK-OCX10 Master Clock Generator

The sCLK-OCX10 is a master clock generator that produces a high purity 10 MHz clock signal.   In digital audio devices, the clock signal acts as the heart of the product, the higher purity of clock brings more accurate and better sound quality. However, the higher purity of clock also requires the higher cost, therefore,…


The Killers at the Staples Center – February 1, 2018

A bit under the weather so I don’t have a review this week. However, I do have…THE KILLERS. I try to attend as many musical performances as possible during the year and decided I’ll start with The Killers. My first Killers concert was over 10 years ago in San Diego (UCSD to be precise). I didn’t…


Chord Poly Review – Rediscover your Mojo

s When I first heard about the Chord Poly, I wasn’t sure what the allure was. It adds a little bulk and I didn’t feel like I would be using it often. Being wirelessly untethered from the phone and laptop is a plus…but is it a $679 USD plus? This accessory costs more than the…


Finest Cuts in The Absolute Sound February Issue!

Kudos to The Absolute Sound for its fine choice for Product of the Year 2017. After meticulously auditioning 30+ RCA interconnects, the Audience Au24 SX remains my reference RCA cable. Well done Audience!


Periodic Audio In-Ear Monitors – The Elemental Sound of Magnesium, Titanium, and Beryllium

I actually went to a Medical Magnet high school in Los Angeles, which focused heavily in the sciences. Although I did melt the footer off the graduated cylinder, I had a knack for chemistry and was intrigued with beautiful, and sometimes, explosive mixtures. Each element had their characteristics and their place in the world. So…