Month: June 2017

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT Bluetooth Headphone Review

Introduction Audio-Technica’s new flagship wireless headphone is finally here and it’s bringing something new to the table. Most bluetooth headphones have a DAC built into the cups/buds themselves but the new Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT ($550) and DSR7BT ($300) both use Pure Digital Drive, a DAC-less technology. Basically the digital signal from your laptop/phone goes directly into a…


Concert: Marian Hill Live at The Fonda Theater

Marian Hill just finished their 15-date tour! Often mistaken as a solo artist, they’re actually a duo from Philly: Jeremy Lloyd on electronics and Samantha Gongol on vocals. Their band name comes from Marian Paroo and Harold Hill, who are characters they played in a middle school production of the musical The Music Man. It wasn’t…


Crux Audio sMS-200ultra Upgrade Program – For a Limited Time!

Crux Audio has announced today that, for a limited time, there is a new option for those who already own a SOtM sMS-200 and are considering an upgrade to a sMS-200ultra. The ultra sports the game-changing super clock, the same one in the SOtM tX-USBultra I reviewed. This upgrade includes free shipping to and from Korea,…


Demo Tracks – The Sound of LAAS 2017

When starting this journey, we’re constantly looking for good “demo tracks” to test gear. We would even listen to music we don’t like just to have a reference point on how certain elements of a recording sound. My recommendation would be to get familiar with recordings you actually enjoy as it’ll make the journey more…


Audiophile Humor – Woofer & Tweet

Some comic relief from this irrational hobby.  Woofer and Tweet takes a satirical look into the life of an audiophile. They publish new content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Conceived as a satirical look into the life of an audiophile, with maybe a small taste on the video side as well. My credentials include such…


JH Audio Lola Review – The Midrange Beauty

Introduction When you’re watching a concert with some of your favorite artists, chances are they’re probably rocking a pair of JH Audio customs. Their client list is huge and includes the Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, One Republic, Halsey, and of course, Guns N’ Roses, just to name a few. The Lola…


Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 – Day 2 & 3

Here’s what 99% coverage looks like. What I’ve learn from this show: If you step into a room and it’s warm because the AC has been turned off…they mean business.   


Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 – Day 1

The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show held at the Sheraton Gateway was very well organized. Driving to the venue from Downtown LA wasn’t bad at all at 10 am. Parking was a breeze. Check-in was easy, the event booklet was helpful, and there was even signage on the elevator doors to direct you to some…


Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 – Day 0

Less than 12 hours to go… That Von Schweikert Ultra 11 sounded incredible.