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1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones Review: An Audiophile Bargain

I recently reviewed Chinese-based 1More's MK801 Headphones.  To my great surprise, the word "budget" for the MK801s was all about the price, not the...

1More MK801 Headphone Review: Use the word budget for the price, not the sound

Chinese-based 1More has sent us a series of their over the ear and in-ear-monitor headphones for review. I've spent quite a bit of time...


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  • Hi-Res Listening Stations Expand. . . August 27, 2016
    The news is not simply that Best Buy/Magnolia stores' 82 Hi-Resolution Listening Stations which they developed in the US in conjunction with Sony, have proven so successful, and generated so much interest in hi-res, that the company has added 250 more listening locations around the country. It's also that we now have data that shows […]
  • Rudy Van Gelder (1925-2016) August 26, 2016
    Rudy Van Gelder, pioneer recording engineer, creator of "the Blue Note sound" (and the many sounds that imitated it through the years), died at the age of 91 this week. Every true jazz fan and true audiophile has grown to venerate Van Gelder—at least the work he did in the 1950s and '60s for the […]
  • Spiky, Lyrical, and Transcendently Beautiful Prokofiev August 26, 2016
    Almost 20 years separate the First and Second Violin Concertos of Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953), but they share a language of such ravishing beauty and unexpected transitions that they seem like first cousins. Among their many recordings, violinist Vadim Gluzman reading with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (ENSO) under Neeme Järvi's on a BIS hybrid SACD, […]
  • Music Hall Audio MMF-7.3 turntable August 25, 2016
    Stereophile and Music Hall Audio share a long mutual history. Like most relationships, it's had its ups and downs; unlike most relationships, this one is well documented—in retired writer Sam Tellig's much-loved "Audio Cheapskate" and "Sam's Space" columns, and Music Hall Audio proprietor Roy Hall's responses in "Manufacturers' Comments." I always found Sam and Roy's […]