Editor’s Note: This overview of the Audio-Technica ATH-LS200 is based off multiple listening sessions at headphone stores and shows, without sustained personal time with the product. Thus, it should not be regarded as a full review — in fact, our entire ‘Thoughts‘ category of articles is not meant to house comprehensive reviews. Continue reading “Quick Thoughts: Audio-Technica ATH-LS200”
There’s no question that, over the past three years, ESSTech has completely dominated the premium portable digital audio segment. The … Continue reading The Biz: Asahi-Kasei and ESSTech go to war over mobile superiority
Editor’s Note: We’re starting a new category of articles here on CYMBACAVUM that covers headphones. Continue reading “Between the Headband: FIIL’s Diva Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones”
With the next generation Apple iPhone 7 set to be announced imminently, many people have bemoaned Apple’s decision (not 100% … Continue reading Op-Ed: Embrace the Jack-less revolution!
Editor’s Note: We thank iFi Audio and the Evergeneral Trading Corporation for their immense patience and coordination. We held onto the … Continue reading iFi Audio’s iUSB 3.0: Next Generation Power
Founded by an Osakan man with a full head of hair and a hope to spread the spirit of porta-fi to the masses, E-Earphone is one of Japan’s premier personal audio store chains, with storefronts in both Tokyo and Osaka metropolises.
Its aisles upon aisles of headphones and earphones are famed to the enthusiast community, and when the CIEM specialty store opened its doors last August, Nathan of OHM Image and Headfonia went to take a look (link). This glowing report of toys abound convinced me that it had to be a must-see stop while I was on vacation in Tokyo last month. Continue reading “The Biz: E-Earphone’s CIEM Store in Akihabara, Tokyo”