Portable Audio

  1. The Last Focal Elegia Headphone Review: Royal Rumble! - Part 1

    Focal Elegia compared to Focal Stellia, Sony MDR-Z1R, and Audeze LCD2C Which Closed Back Headphone is Best? In 2016, Focal took the audiophile world by storm when it released its flagship headphone model, the Utopia. Since then, the roster of audiophile headphones Focal offers has grown. Fast forward to 2018, the Elegia enters the high-end wired closed back headphone market as Focal’s most affordable true audiophile headphone. At $899, the Elegia is priced rightfully in the middle between the Stellia ($2999) and the Listen($249). The Focal Elegia closed back headphone even won an Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) headphone...
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  2. KANN CUBE - A Comparison with the Original

    KANN CUBE - A Comparison with the Original

    How does the new KANN Cube stack up to the already popular KANN from Astell and Kern's lineup? Some major upgrades make the Cube a must have. Let me start off by saying that I absolutely love the Astell and Kern KANN. Not only is it named after one of the most infamous and greatest movie villains of all time* (kinda), but it's also a great digital audio player to boot. We've been getting a lot of questions here in the office about the new Cube that was just announced and will be released soon...[read more]
  3. Chord Electronics Poly Firmware Update V2.0.0

    Chord Electronics Poly Firmware Update V2.0.0

    Chord Electronics released their new firmware update V2.0.0 on 04/08/19 for their Poly Wireless Streaming Module for Mojo. The new firmware update brings about some long-awaited features and updates to the system.
  4. Focal Stellia Headphones: A Closed Back Answer to Utopia?

    Focal Stellia Headphones: A Closed Back Answer to Utopia?

    Introducing the Focal Stellia Headphones, a new reference closed back headphone from Focal, a world leader in the manufacturing of high-fidelity speakers, home audio, and car audio for more than 35 years. With the introduction of the Focal Utopia and Elear headphones in 2016, Focal entered the competitive headphone market and truly positioned themselves as game-changers in the industry for creating...
  5. Bronze Dragon IEM Cable

    Bronze Dragon IEM Cable

    There's a new Dragon in town - the Bronze Dragon for 2 pin in-ear monitors (IEMs). In a brief interview this week, Moon Audio founder and chief engineer Drew shared why his company created a new Dragon. "We noticed some IEMs sound thin and cold," Drew explained, "and that's easy to understand given the challenge of creating spacious and warm...
  6. Chord Hugo2 Unboxing Video

    Chord Hugo2 Unboxing Video

    Hugo 2 Unboxed After spending the morning typing up the transcript from Drew's amazing Cables Matter video I realized something. Boxing videos don't need transcripts. I just get to watch this Hugo2 DAC unboxing video and wish upon a star. The Hugo 2 is on my "Will Work For Gear" wish list. Want to really turn me green with envy? Share...
  7. Chord Poly Setup Tips - Everything you need to know

    Chord Poly Setup Tips - Everything you need to know

    Chord Poly is a Portable Wireless Streaming device to pair with Mojo by Chord Electronics.  Please find our Chord Poly How To Setup Guides below to help you set up your Poly and how to connect Poly to various different configurations including your network, phone, Roon, aandroid, Roon, Tidal, AK Connect, 8Player and BubbleUPNp. Direct Links below will show you how...
  8. Moon Over LAAS 2017

    Moon Over LAAS 2017

    I interviewed Colin, from Chord Electronics, about the new Chord Poly. Coming soon, Colin explains the features Poly brings to your wireless streaming experience when paired with the Chord Mojo. Check out our video with Chord about the Poly below. Drew Baird of Moon Audio Interviews Chord Electronics Chord Poly Insights I was lucky to have the opportunity to test...
  9. Hugo 2 DACylicious

    Hugo 2 DACylicious

    The Chord Hugo released in 2014 was a game changer in the DAC industry as we shared in 2014 here.  As Chord Electronics started the Hugo 2 DAC design, they looked for everything that could be improved upon with the original Hugo. Chord read the forums, listened to feedback from Hugo owners, and thus engineered flexible new features with next-generation technical and sonic performance.  ...
  10. JH Audio Lola IEMs News

    JH Audio Lola IEMs News

    The Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 was a great success June 2-4th. We interviewed Andy Regan with JH Audio about their new Lola IEMs. Interviews with Chord, Sonoma, and MyTek about their new products will be added to our blog later this week so please stay tuned. Drew Baird interviewed Andy Regan, President of JH Audio, about the new JH...
  11. Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

    Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

    We're headed to Los Angeles Audio Show 2017, June 2nd - 4th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, California.   Please visit our table in the Headgear Room at Booth 121. Mention the code (at our table): Dragon For FREE Moon Audio Bands for your gear (up to 6 per person). Share a Dragon Audio Cable testimonial at the show (on camera...

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