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NuForce's Cube combines a speaker, DAC, and headphone amp into a $119 package

BBK Vivo X1 hands-on

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Even though we focus a lot of our CES coverage on the biggest (read: flagship) products announced at the show, we revel in the opportunity to find the little gems scattered in various corners of Las Vegas that may not receive quite as much attention. One such product is...
BBK Vivo X1 hands-on

NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube

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For better or worse, your options are plentiful when it comes to palm-sized speakers aimed at improving the audio of your gizmos. While many simply tout Bluetooth or USB connectivity, NuForce is hoping to shake things up a bit with its new Cube. This micro-speaker isn't wireless, but it's...
NuForce compresses a rechargeable speaker, USB DAC and headphone amp into a $199 Cube

Hands on: AudioEngine D1, D2 digital-to-analog converters

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Audioengine has continued to build quality audio accessories paired with affordable price tags. Electronista listened to the company's latest digital-to-analog converters (DACs) this week at the Macworld iWorld expo in San Francisco. The devices aim to provide a quality interface between a computer and an audio system, rather than relying...
Hands on: AudioEngine D1, D2 digital-to-analog converters

NuForce debuts Air DAC for CD-quality audio streaming

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Users who have either Apple mobile devices using the 30-pin dock connector or other audio devices using USB ports can now stream high-quality audio without latency or interference using NuForce's Air DAC Wireless System. The two-part hardware system uses a transmitter and receiver that allow for easy creation of streaming...
NuForce debuts Air DAC for CD-quality audio streaming

Meridian Explorer combines headphone amp, portable DAC and $299 price tag

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Feel that? If you're an audio purist, the sensation of your wallet tingling is probably a familiar experience. This time, you have Meridian to thank, which is aiming to help you get the most from your nice headphones. The company just debuted the Explorer: a portable, USB-powered DAC and...
Meridian Explorer combines headphone amp, portable DAC and $299 price tag

Arcam rPac headphone amp and USB DAC hands-on

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The Arcam rPac offers PC and Mac users an affordable upgrade to their onboard sound, complete with a dedicated headphone amplifier. [Read more]...
Arcam rPac headphone amp and USB DAC hands-on
V-moda unveils Vamp Verza: a dockable, device-agnostic headphone amp and DAC for mobile audiophiles
Olive Goes The Crowdfunding Route With Its Open Platform, All-In-One Home Music Player

Antelope's Rubicon preamp has a built-in atomic clock for ultra low jitter

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The exacting ear of the serious audiophile can be a hard master to please. The crystal oscillator-based clocks in most modern digital-to-analog converters (DACs) can still produce enough jitter to practically ruin our Enya albums, but thankfully the people at Antelope Audio have a solution. The Rubicon Atomic Preamp...
Antelope's Rubicon preamp has a built-in atomic clock for ultra low jitter

Dac from Renoise @ NAMM 2010

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NuForce Air DAC wireless audio streamer on sale: $199 for iDevices, $179 for everything else

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We may live in a digital world, but analog still rules the roost when it comes to audio, and a dedicated DAC can improve the quality of your tunes considerably. Back at CES, we teased you with NuForce's Air DAC that wirelessly streams music from mobile to your home...
NuForce Air DAC wireless audio streamer on sale: $199 for iDevices, $179 for everything else

BBK's Vivo X1 is a phone for audiophiles, packs high-end DAC and Beyerdynamic earphones

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We've never paid much attention to BBK's phones in the past, but today, this Chinese company -- who's actually the creator of the Oppo brand for the Western market -- announced a rather interesting Android 4.1 device. The idea of this Vivo X1 is that BBK wants to take...
BBK's Vivo X1 is a phone for audiophiles, packs high-end DAC and Beyerdynamic earphones

V-Moda's outrageously sweet portable DAC and headphone amp

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There are lots of headphone amps, but only the Vamp Verza works with the digital output of an iPhone or Android device, and that's a difference you can hear. [Read more]...
V-Moda's outrageously sweet portable DAC and headphone amp

NuForce releases 2" Cube portable speaker

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NuForce has released its Cube mobile speaker. The compact cube offers to play sound as a conventional speaker, serve as a headphone amplifier to boost volume, or work as a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC), bypassing a computer or music player's own on-board DAC in favor of components that are claimed...
NuForce releases 2" Cube portable speaker

Developer outlines benefits of Apple's adaptive Lightning connector

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MacRumors pointed us today to analysis of Apple’s new Lightning connector from developer Rainer Brockerhoff. There was some controversy surrounding Apple’s decision to go with the new connector, but Brockerhoff outlined some of the benefits of the Lightning connector’s all-digital, adaptive interface, including its ability to detect and adapt...
Developer outlines benefits of Apple's adaptive Lightning connector

Bang & Olufsen unveils Playmaker wireless audio bridge, makes sure AirPlay and DLNA speak Danish

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Bang & Olufsen has been slowly but surely adapting to a wireless world. Its new Playmaker (shown at center) brings that evolution to audio: with the receiver linked up, any AirPlay- or DLNA-friendly audio device can beam its sound to a set of the Danish firm's designer speakers. Wireless...
Bang & Olufsen unveils Playmaker wireless audio bridge, makes sure AirPlay and DLNA speak Danish

V-Moda reveals Vamp Verza for iOS and Android

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V-Moda has revealed the Vamp Verza for iOS and Android mobile phone users. The Vamp Verza is a mobile combined DAC/headphone amplifier with built-in battery pack to allow mobile users to achieve a much higher quality on the go. Aimed at audiophiles, especially given its $598 asking price, the device...
V-Moda reveals Vamp Verza for iOS and Android
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Apple's Lightning Connector Uses Adaptive Technology to Dynamically Assign Pin Functions

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With Apple's new Lightning connector on the iPhone 5 dropping to just eight contact pins from the 30 pins seen in the original dock connector and gaining the ability to be inserted in either orientation, many have wondered just how Apple has been able to maintain most of the functions...
Apple's Lightning Connector Uses Adaptive Technology to Dynamically Assign Pin Functions

Bowers & Wilkins intros classy A7 and A5 AirPlay speakers, leaves out the 30-pin dock

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When it comes to Apple-focused audio wares, Bowers & Wilkins makes some of the of the ritiziest options available. Expanding on its its existing speaker range, the company has introduced a duo of new AirPlay speakers dubbed as the A5 ($500) and A7 ($800). Both HiFi boxes are nearly...
Bowers & Wilkins intros classy A7 and A5 AirPlay speakers, leaves out the 30-pin dock
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