LH Labs Verb: Indefensibly Bad

LH Labs, a subsidiary of ultra high-end audio company Light Harmonic (maker of the $20,000 Da Vinci DAC), has wafted massive ripples across the personal audio industry over the last couple of years. With their seminal Kickstarter campaign for the pocket-sized DAC/amp the Geek Out, they popularized crowdfunding as a viable option for audiophile products, …

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Quick Thoughts: Astell&Kern ARK03 (JH Audio Roxanne) — Hear No Evil, Feel The Pain

12 drivers. $1299. We all heard of the news last year. The audiophile interwebz was abuzz with the Roxanne. Carbon fiber shells! Twelve frickin' drivers! Tunable bass! AND, at $1299, the JH Audio Roxanne seems like a bargain compared to the likes of the AKG K3003, FitEar TO GO! 334 and a few other high-end, …

Rant: Audio-Technica ATH-IM02 vs. ATH-CK90PRO MK2

Editor's Note: Not so much a rant; more bemusement than anything else. Audio-Technica's new series of enthusiast-oriented IEMs was introduced a few months ago (last November) to great fanfare. Other than the 50th Anniversary products (that included the ATH-CK100PRO) released a couple of years ago, it'd been a very long time since the Japanese audio …