Author: <span class="vcard">Jay Luong</span>

Yoke Lore – Spotify’s Sexy and Intimate Fans First Event

Venue: No Vacancy Sexy lingerie, hidden staircases, and a unique stage. We were invited to the “Spotify’s Fans First” event featuring the indie pop artist Yoke Lore (Adrian Galvin). Yoke’s a pretty eccentric dude – but the crowd was loving it! It was a fantastically electric performance on banjo and drums. The guests were friendly and…


How Does It Sound? – Chord Electronics Hugo TT 2 and Hugo M Scaler

Ken Davis from Brooks Berdan invited me over for a quick discussion on Chord Electronics’ new products. I had such a wonderful time. Not too bad for 3 hours of sleep! This was the same room the world’s first Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 review was written and it’s great to be back. I’ve written some…


The Audiophile’s Short List – The Best Digital Coaxial Cables

With the release of the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 and recently announced Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler, I’ve gotten many inquiries about the best digital BNC cables to use. These digital products still sound great with stock cables but, as you’ll see, there are huge gains with a better digital cable. With a more affordable M…


A Visual Microphone: Music from a Video of a Bag of Chips

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.In other experiments, they…


Quick Bits: Prism Sound CALLIA USB DAC and Pre-Amplifier

Audio Bacon’s review queue is always growing. Sometimes we just have a few hours or days with a product. Quick Bits are meant to give our readers a concise overview of a product. We’ll let the photos speak on the superficial, features, inputs/outputs, etc. We’ll most likely skip all the technicals and get straight what’s…


1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones – Comparisons with Sennheiser, Mr. Speakers, Meze, and Audeze

I’m a huge fan of 1More and have reviewed quite a few of their products in the past. They tend to voice their products with a perfect balance of resolve and musicality. When Ari Morguelan of 1More asked if I wanted to review their new closed-back, I replied with three yeses. One for each driver. Yes, it’s…


Dayens Menuetto Stereo Integrated Amplifier – A Magnificent Gem

“It was all a dream.” – Notorious B.I.G. In the 80s, Dejan Dobrins’s love for music had him pondering about how to improve his enjoyment. He wanted something better than what was out there – and so immersed himself in the world of DIY audio. He developed his own loudspeakers, amplifiers, and eventually the entire…