When Sennheiser comes out with a new reference in-ear, we have to have a taste. Surely they are the reference in the market when it comes to personal audio. Just look at the HD600, HD800 and the HE-1 to name a few. These are all models where others are being compared to. In short: We […]
Denafrips, Bryston, Rockna or Sonnet? Four wonderful d/a converters. What a choice to make… that’s a tough one! To make it a little easier, we put these four beauties side by side in a live test on May 30, 2021. As a test we included a real live track that we recorded in the live […]
Data is data… A 1 is a 1 and a 0 is a 0. Right as rain. So why are we testing network switches? They don’t make data errors, do they? After all, there are ancient protocols for data transmission. Protocols that have proven themselves for decades. True too… But there are more factors that […]
We have already written a lot about Metrum Acoustics, the dac designs and the designer: Cees Ruijtenberg. It caused some confusion when the name Metrum Acoustics disappeared from the scene and Sonnet Audio saw the light of day. Rest assured: both brands give support. We therefore write with confidence about the new streamer: the Sonnet […]
On December 13th and 20th, we tested a total of eight floorstanding speakers at Alpha. Live on Youtube. With live music. It was a great experience to do that. And it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the participants, the band, the entire team behind the streams and you as the viewer! For […]
We have the Sonnet Audio Hermes for review. The new ROON streamer by Cees Ruijtenberg. Right: the developer of all those beautiful dacs, amplifiers and… streamers. We’ve been playing with the Metrum Acoustics Ambre for years: also a product by Cees Ruijtenberg. What are the differences and similarities? We put them next to each other […]
Sonos is well known in the world of multiroom audio. But also in the world of custom installation. The music players and speakers have almost all possible links with smart home systems. That is why they are so popular among installers of CI. But outdoor, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are still missing. That is now […]
Last weekend we tested seven loudspeaker cables live on Youtube. With you! Or actually: six cables and a piece of lamp cord from some store. It was an interesting test in which some very audible differences. Well: in our opinion. In this article we explain everything to you.
Sonos has a reputation to uphold when it comes to ease of use, design and sound quality. The first Sonos zoneplayers set the ‘industry standard’ in terms of ease of installation and possibilities to easily play music from online sources. Now we have left more than fifteen years – and about three generations – behind […]
Sonos and Google are certainly no longer close friends, because they are involved in a big patent dispute. So wait and see what the consequences will be.