Monthly archives: February, 2017

World’s Best Electrostatic Headphones – Sennheiser Orpheus HE 1, HIFIMAN Shangri-La, and Mr. Speakers Electrostatic

I was fortunate enough to stop by¬†Source AV’s Electrostatic Headphone Event earlier tonight. It was fun¬†sharing impressions and talking audio with all the folks there. What I liked the most about this event were the private rooms. Listening under normal “show conditions” weren’t applicable anymore and you’re now able to audition gear in isolation away…


Audeze Sine Portable Planar Magnetic Headphone Review

Introduction A few readers have requested a review of the Audeze Sine ($449). When I first heard the Audeze Sine at CanJam 2016, my first thought was “Oh man, on-ears? Painful.” And indeed, it was. It was painful while they were on my head and even more when I took them off. I really didn’t…


Sonore microRendu & UpTone Audio UltraCap LPS-1 Review

The 0’s and 1’s from an audio stream are extremely sensitive to electrical noise from all components in the chain. This is the reason why most audiophiles have purpose-built PCs and streamers to keep only what’s needed for optimal sound reproduction. There are many products out there that help you galvanically isolate your USB port…