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Simaudio Moon 280D DAC

Hands-On: Simaudio Moon 280D DAC Delivers High-End Sound for Reasonable Money

The versatile Simaudio Moon 280D digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is capable of upgrading the sound quality of computers, smart devices and legacy components.

Robert Archer · September 20, 2021

THX Onyx DAC

Onyx Headphone Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)/Amplifier

THX is known for its training and certification programs, and now through the launch of its Onyx Headphone Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)/Headphone Amplifier, it has introduced its first branded product. The San Francisco-based company says the Onyx offers improvements over standard DAC/amplifier products through its inclusion of its AAA amplifier technology. THX says that its new […]

Robert Archer · April 08, 2021

Lyngdorf Audio adds MQA Update for TDAI-3400 Amp

Lyngdorf Audio has announced a new software update for the Lyngdorf flagship amplifier, TDAI-3400. With the latest update, the amplifier now includes the MQA Core Decoder, allowing MQA files to be decoded and played directly. Lyngdorf Audio updated the TDAI-3400 in October 2020 by adding the latest TIDAL Connect feature, allowing the platform’s lossless audio […]

Robert Archer · March 01, 2021

Spotify HiFi Billy Eilish

Spotify Hi-Fi Ups Streaming Quality Ante, But Is It Worth It?

Spotify is looking to compete with Amazon, TIDAL and Qobuz with its new Spotify Hi-Fi lossless stream service option.

Robert Archer · February 23, 2021

TIDAL Masters Catalog

TIDAL adds MQA Encoded Tracks to Bolster Masters Catalog

TIDAL, has added millions of tracks in MQA from Warner Music Group to its Masters catalog. TIDAL, in partnership with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), provides guaranteed delivery of the original sound recording with TIDAL Masters. The service says now music fans can listen to an expanded Masters catalog, featuring iconic albums from artists such as […]

Robert Archer · November 12, 2020

WOWOW Broadcasts Concert with HD Video and MQA Audio

WOWOW, a Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster, recently live streamed a musical performance in real time using MQA audio with HD video. Virtuoso marimba player, Makoto Nakura, performed a selection of Bach repertoire in Tokyo’s stunning Hakuju Hall. The audio was captured at 192/24, encoded in MQA in real time, and encapsulated concurrently within the […]

Robert Archer · October 13, 2020

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

Hands On: $300 AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Upgrades Mobile Audio

The Cobalt is a small USB-based DAC that connects to iOS and Android based devices to noticeably improve the sound quality of these devices.

Robert Archer · January 30, 2020

It’s Time to Develop a New Generation of Audio Consumers

As the consumer market continues to skew towards younger consumers it has become important for audio manufacturers to develop products and solutions that appeal to new generations.

Robert Archer · November 08, 2019

$299 AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt Enhances the Sound of Smart Devices and Other Gear

The reasonably priced AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt can be used with Apple and Android devices, as well as computers to improve the quality of digital audio through its MQA compatibility.

Robert Archer · July 16, 2019

SIMAUDIO Launches New Integrated Amp and Streaming DAC

The new SIMAUDIO 700i v2 integrated amp produces 175 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and the 780D v2 streaming DAC is compatible with MQA and DSD files.

Robert Archer · July 03, 2019