March 29, 2020, 10:11 pm
Interview with Vlad

Exclusive Interview with Vlad Grodzinskiy of Klipsch

I have had the honour of interviewing Vlad Grodzinskiy, Klipsch's Senior Manager of Product Development – Headphones. Vlad was in town yesterday for the Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphones launch in Singapore, after...
Astell&Kern AK70 MKII

Astell&Kern AK70 MKII Review

Astell&Kern announced in September, the AK70 MKII, successor to the highly successful AK70 which was first introduced in June 2016. Weighing in at 150g (5.3 oz), it registers just a slight...
Astell&Kern A&future SE100

Astell&Kern A&futura SE100 Review

It all started in 2017, 9th of June to be exact. When Porta-Fi attended the A&ultima Product Launch at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event marked the introduction of...

HeadAmp Gilmore Lite MK2 Headphone Amplifier Review

It has been 16 years since Justin Wilson, founder and CEO of HeadAmp Electronics, Inc. sold his first amplifier, the Gilmore V1. An amplifier that adapted Kevin Gilmore's "A Pure Class-A...
Audinst HUD-DX1

Audinst HUD-DX1 DAC/Amplifier Review

The Audinst HUD-DX1 is a solid state headphone DAC and amplifier combo from Audinst, Korea. Audinst is a company established in 2009 with the goal of bringing PC-based audio components to...
Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Announced in August 2018, Sony's WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are the latest iteration of a highly successful WH-1000X series designed to compete with Bose's QuietComfort series. Sony's challenge started in 2016...
ESS Sabre to integrate MQA

SABRE DACs from ESS Technology to integrate MQA Rendering

ESS Technology announced that they will introduce versions of their SABRE® audio DACs that feature integrated MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) rendering, making it easier for audio hardware manufacturers looking to incorporate MQA...
HIFIMAN SHANGRI-LA jr.

First Impressions: HIFIMAN SHANGRI-LA jr.

When it comes to headphone systems, the mention of SHANGRI-LA directs one to a USD 50k peak that is pretty much out of reach, an electrostatic statement piece for HIFIMAN. During CES...
Chord Mojo + Poly

Chord Mojo + Poly Review

Arguably the company's most successful product to date, Mojo from Chord Electronics which was introduced in 2015 at the Shard in London is the company's second portable offering after the Chord...
Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony has been pushing high-resolution audio more aggressively than almost any other manufacturer. Prior to Sony's introduction of the MDR-1000X, the company’s flagship wireless headphones. Bose was widely regarded as having the...