Tag: music

February 11, 2018 / All-In-One Solutions
November 26, 2017 / Portable Speakers

In my recent post about the highlights (and lowlights) of the Melbourne International Hifi Show, I wrote in glowing terms about the Solo-E500X-EQ speaker from Studio 19. Following the Show, I asked Hoj Palmer, Studio 19’s CEO to tell me a bit about the origins of his company and its products.

November 24, 2017 / Amplifiers

ALO have long been known for their interconnects and amplifiers so it’s fair to expect that the v5 (as in version 5) of their Continental amplifier might just be pretty good. This update also includes the first ever video review here on Passion for Sound so come check it out and let me know what you think!

October 5, 2017 / Earphones

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing quite a number of Campfire Audio IEMs over the recent months. Perhaps the last one (for a while at least) is the Campfire Audio Dorado, a hybrid IEM in the same shaped shell as the Lyra and combining a dynamic driver (like the one in the Lyra) with two balanced-armature drivers. In theory, this combination of technologies should lead to a magnificent amalgamation of the Lyra II and the Andromeda, but just how well did those pieces come together? Read on to find out…

April 30, 2017 / Amplifiers

My first exposure to Meridian came in the form of the very interesting Meridian Prime headphone amp and DAC. I loved the look and sound of the Prime, but could never justify the price and wasn’t sure if it was an amp with a DAC thrown in or a fully-fledged flagship all-in-one. What I loved about it most though was the MQA decoding it is capable of, so when I had the chance to grab a secondhand Explorer 2 DAC (the Prime’s much, much smaller brother) I had to take the opportunity to get some MQA goodness.