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FiiO M9 DAP

An insight into the design philosophy of the FiiO M9

This article was originally written by Demond Ding, Product Manager of FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. and was published on Weibo in Mandarin on the 22nd of September. With permission from FiiO, our...
Tokyo Headphone Festival 2019 Spring

Tokyo Headphone Festival 2019 Spring Report

Organised by Fujiya Avic, the Tokyo Headphone Festival is a bi-annual affair featuring in Spring and Autumn. The 2019 Spring edition happened on 27th and 28th of April at Nakano Sunplaza. The...
Telephone Operator at Work

Evolution of the 3.5mm jack

It has been slightly more than a year since Apple announced the iPhone 7 would arrive sans the 3.5mm jack since then a few other smartphone manufacturers have jumped on the...
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Verisimilitude of Wireless Audio: aptX HD

Wireless Audio, a term that is loosely translated to "audio signals that travel without wires". For decades, audio signals have been transmitted in its analog form via wires, a tried and...

International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2018 Report

Organised by Singapore's Sound & Sight Journal, the International Sound & Sight Exhibition (ISSE) 2018 is being held at the Parkroyal on Kitchener Road Hotel, Singapore from the 16th to the 18th of...

5th China Guangzhou International Headphone Expo Report

Previously known as Guangzhou HiFi Headphone & Digital Audio Expo, the China Guangzhou International Headphone Expo, now in its 5th year, took place from 1st to 2nd of September in Guangzhou, China. Apart...
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Hi-Res Audio vs. Hi-Res Music – Are they the same?

During my interactions with fellow enthusiasts, the term "Hi-Res Audio" and "Hi-Res Music" are commonly used interchangeably, often leaving impressions that the two are the same. In reality, "Hi-Res Audio" and "Hi-Res Music"...
FiiO Link

FiiO Link – A First Look

When FiiO unveiled the M6 last week, it announced the inclusion of FiiO Link. Porta-Fi takes a look at what the functionality offers prior to its release. A companion functionality, FiiO Link...
TIDAL Masters

MQA on jackless mobile devices – The Truth

In 2017, TIDAL announced the availability of 'Master' quality recordings. Integrating MQA, the company has offered it to all TIDAL HiFi tier subscribers under a new 'Master' listing. On 11th of March...

Highlights of Porta-Fi’s Trip to Hong Kong – August 2018

Porta-Fi was in Hong Kong on the 9th of August 2018 to attend the Sony Asia Pacific Exclusive Experience Event as well as the Hong Kong High-End Audio Visual Show 2018...