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…


Synergistic Research Excite Interconnects and Speaker Cables, MiGs, and Tranquility Base UEF

We’re finally here! The last piece of our full loom series for Synergistic Research.  We’ll also be closing it out with a Synergistic Research factory tour. We’ve had quite the adventure– starting with the Active Ground Block SE and accessories like their fuses, moving onto their power products, and room acoustic products. In addition to going…


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…


The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler – Your Prayers Have Been Answered

The Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler makes its debut at CanJam London 2018! Those who have heard the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 M- caler claim it to be the best digital transport/upscaler on the planet. I’d have to agree. However, at its price ($10,500 USD), many won’t be able to experience M-Scaler technology in their…


It’s Finally Here! Audirvana for Windows 10

Audirvana Plus, the hi-fi software player acclaimed worldwide, now comes to PC users. The audiophile music player is now available with its new interface for Windows 10. Paris, July 19, 2018—Audirvana, maker of Audirvana Plus, the reference hi-fi audio player first made for Mac users, announces the commercial release of the highly anticipated Windows 10…


iFi nano iOne – A Painless, Flexible, and Affordable Upgrade

Whether you use Nvidia Shield, Google Chromecast or a 4K television, hook your system up to a gaming console such as the XBox One, Playstation 4 or simple enjoy music through your smartphone, tablet or computer, the iOne is the one for you. Add it to your audiophile rig to push the boundaries of high-quality…