Jackpot77’s Canjam Impressions

Canjam London will always hold a special place in my heart - this is the first portable audio festival I ever attended, and provided my first taste of true high quality portable audio, and what it could sound like. I was lucky enough to make the Sunday of this year's Canjam London, and while making... Continue Reading →

CanJam London 2017: Effect Audio, FiiO, RHA, 64 Audio, 1More, iBasso, Final, Advanced, Kennerton (Part Two)

Sorry it's taken a while for me to get this post up. You can see the first set of impressions here. I had a job interview for a job that may enable more paying the bills and more fun purchases. Wish me luck! At the end of the first day of CanJam London 2017, I... Continue Reading →

CanJam London 2017: Empire Ears, Stereo Pravda, Sony, Dinner with Axel (Part 1)

Wow! That was hectic but fun. I got to meet some folks I've wanted to meet for a long time in Jack and Dean Vang of Empire Ears, and Eric Chong of Effect Audio. I've been chatting with these guys on HeadFi and Facebook for a while. It's great to finally meet these lovely people... Continue Reading →

A big box of HiFiMAN

Audio Primate is going to be busy. I personally don't take unboxing videos very seriously. It's basically shouting "look at my new toy! Please look at me, I'm so desperate for attention." Some people are really into them though, so here you go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iSlX0hbC6Y

Audio Primate, now with prize winning photography

Back in March a couple members of Audio Primate went to the HeadRoom at Metropolis Studios show put on by Audio Sanctuary in London, the HiFiMAN room was a highlight of the show and allowed entry into HiFiMAN's HE-1000 International Photography Competition. I'm pleased to announce that our photo, Reality Sphere, took first prize, so... Continue Reading →

The Accidental HeadFi Enthusiast

“I wasn't born so I wasn't born so much as I fell out” The Clash (Joe Strummer, Mick Jones) and that’s the way this all came about. Culturally, I was child of the SONY Walkman. Those familiar orange headphones made it clear to everyone what you were doing and that was just fine by us.... Continue Reading →

Epicurean Aural Delights

Right, so, you want the best, right? You earn enough, don’t need money and want to burn it away on totally hedonistic pleasures that are not of the dodgy sort…ish. You are also an audiophile, and more specifically a hardcore headphile; someone who LOVES headphones. You want to look like these guys, right? RIGHT? The... Continue Reading →

Sony’s Custom IEMs. Yep. EXCITE

Typing this out as fast as I can, but, yes, Sony have created a new line of in-ear monitors that are on the custom side. HELL YES ❤ They were developed by the same engineers behind the legendary Sony IEM’s and headphones: MDR-EX800ST, MDR-EX1000, EX-90, 1-R (?, possibly a reference to the MDR-1R and MDR-Z1R... Continue Reading →

Váli’s big brother Víðarr debuts at AXPONA

Alright peeps, something new: Schiit Audio are releasing a new stereo amplifier to sit beside their storied and venerable family of products, the Vidar (Víðarr). Currently being demoed at AXPONA 2017 in near complete prototype mode, this new A/B amp, with a linear power supply, can output “…100W x 2 into 8 ohms stereo, 200W... Continue Reading →

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