News

IPHONE EXTERNAL DAC WOES WITH LATEST IOS UPDATE

Users taking advantage of the lightning-to-USB adaptor in order to use external DACs with iPhones are reporting issues since Apple's latest iOS 10.3 software update.

Posted in: Headphones Technology

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GOOGLE CAST ENABLED REFERENCE PRE-AMP FROM DENSEN

Engineers at Densen have recently given the B-250 a new lease of life by adding Google Cast functionality allowing you to cast your favourite music and apps from your phone, tablet or laptop right to your stereo system via the new Densen B-250CAST.

Posted in: Hi-Fi

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GLOBAL MUSIC SALES ARE BOOMING BUT AUSTRALIA IS LAGGING BEHIND

While global streaming music sales recorded a massive 60.4 per cent growth in income for the 2016 financial year, Australia’s share of the market isn’t keeping pace.

Posted in: Music Industry

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VAN GOGH AND DYNAUDIO: THE MARRIAGE OF HIGH END AUDIO & ART

I confess to knowing very little about art and painting but I doubt there’s a reader not familiar with Van Gogh and his works. The internationally exclusive, Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition is on now at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Posted in: Hi-Fi

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EMOTIVA. A VICTIM OF THEIR OWN SUCCESS?

While Emotiva started in 2004 the last 5-6 years have been the most successful, and testing, for the U.S. based brand. Dumped by Australian distributor Final Link Audio last week, will this be the final nail in the coffin?

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Reviews

REVIEW: ARCAM AVR850 AV RECEIVER

When I discovered I would be reviewing Arcam’s $8,995 7.2 channel AVR 850, it got me wondering how much better an AVR could be without having to make the same compromises as its competitor.

Posted in: Home Theatre

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YOU KANN BUY ASTELL & KERN’S NEW PORTABLE MUSIC PLAYER IN AUSTRALIA

Astell & Kern, the undisputed king of portable music players has introduced a brand new model, the Kann. There's also no reason to buy it overseas. Read on.

Posted in: Headphones

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NEIL YOUNG PUSHES XSTREAM MUSIC SERVICE

If you're a fan of TV show Empire from FOX, you'd be familiar with XStream, a streaming music service created by the label in a bid to drive the record company into the future.

Posted in: Music Industry

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PIONEER STEPS UP WITH HI-RES MUSIC IN YOUR POCKET

There's no doubt Pioneer have their sights set squarely on the portable audio market with the feature packed XDP-30 Hi-res digital player.

Posted in: Headphones Lifestyle

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THE STORY OF FANATICS CHOICE

There’s one simple reason I’ve always warmed to Melbourne’s Carlton Audio Visual. There’s a sign on the window that says, “Fanatics Welcome”.

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PIONEER INTRODUCES AFFORDABLE HI-RES IN-EAR HEADPHONES

Pioneer have always been at the forefront of technology, developing and innovating new products. Their new CH Series introduces two in-ear headphones with a ultra-wide frequency response they say are perfect for today's hi-res audio formats.

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HAVE BOSE BEEN SPYING ON THEIR CUSTOMERS?

That's the question for the courts to decide after a class-action lawsuit was filed in Illinois this week, alleging Bose, via their companion app Bose Connect collected personal information not covered under the company's privacy policy.

Posted in: Headphones Industry