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  1. Better DAC Summer Sound

    Better DAC Summer Sound
    Adding or upgrading your digital to analog converter (DAC) will help you hear more nuance, clarity, and better music this summer. There is something magical about music on long summer days. Who can forget songs like:   In the Summertime by  Mungo Jerry (1970)   Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft (1972)   Summer DACs For Audiophiles, Music Lovers & Newbies Want to hear, feel, and experience your music bigger, better, and warmer this summer? We have digital to analog converter (DAC), headphones, and audio cable recommendations for audiophiles, music lovers, and those new to high fidelity sound. Audiophiles love...
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  2. Drew's Chord Qutest Review

    Drew's Chord Qutest Review

    Want to read about how England's Chord Electronics have done it again with their new Qutest DAC? Read Drew's Qutest DAC review.
  3. How To Train Your Dragon video

    How To Train Your Dragon video

    Dragon Audio Cables Dragon Audio Cables were created by Drew Baird founder of Moon-Audio.com. I've experienced the sound difference Drew's cables can make on Shure IEMs, Focal, and Fostex headphones.  I owned a pair of Shure IEMs for a year before upgrading to Silver Dragon cables and will never wait that long again. Even before "break-in" I hardly recognized my music...
  4. Focal Utopia Review

    Focal Utopia Review

    Utopia is an imaginary place where everything is perfect. If a there is a sound Utopia we've heard it. Read our review of a French speaker company's thrilling sound perfection - The Focal Utopia headphones powered by Black Dragon cables. Too Good!
  5. 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...
  6. Focal Clear Unboxing Video

    Focal Clear Unboxing Video

    Start at 0:00 I remain mystified about how a French speaker company makes such great headphones. I say that despite spending hours listening to the "speakers on your head" experience created by the Focal Utopia cans.  If you've bought or experienced the new Focal Clear headphones please share your reactions via the form below.  Thanks,  Martin --- Moon Audio Ambassador...
  7. Cables Matter Video

    Cables Matter Video

    Just Ask Drew - Why Audio Cables Matter Video The Audio Cables matter video where my friend and Moon Audio founder Drew Baird riffs about audio cables remind me of reading philosophy in Mitch Miller's class at Vassar. Reading Heidegger, Nietzsche, or Kant was sure to put me to sleep even though every word, idea, and concept felt important. Sitting...
  8. Cables vs Bluetooth

    Cables vs Bluetooth

    Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth has a subtitle - and that's okay. We agree with Cnet. They wondered why customers were willing to lose sound quality for the sake of convenience. But there's a rub. During the summer I built a "tiny house" on my brother Drew's property in Efland, North Carolina. Yes, my brother...
  9. Chord Poly Setup Tips

    Chord Poly Setup Tips

    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...
  10. Chord Qutest DAC FAQ

    Chord Qutest DAC FAQ

    Chord Electronics announced their newest device at CES this week, the Chord Qutest DAC.  The Qutest is a home-audio DAC designed to replace the existing 2Qute.  This audio device takes design and features from the award winning Hugo 2. Qutest is a pure DAC, it does not contain headphone amplification or batteries like the portable Hugo 2.  It is intended to...
  11. Sennheiser HD 820 headphones - Closed-back sound vs. open-back?

    Sennheiser HD 820 headphones - Closed-back sound vs. open-back?

    Sennheiser HD 820 headphones - can closed back headphones sound as good as open back headphones?  We are looking forward to finding out. “Usually, high-end headphones require an open-back design, which has placed limits on where you can enjoy true audiophile sound. The HD 820 is a game changer that delivers exceptional sound while insulating the listener from their environment...

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