InnerFideliBits: Sonic Electronix Westone Contest; JPS Labs Diana; Korbe Canida Chesky Records Contest Winner; Shanling M2

Hi! Welcome back to InnerFideliBits, our bi-weekly headphone news column! In this edition, Sonic Electronix sponsors a Westone giveaway, Korbe Canida takes the cake in the Chesky singer-songwriter contest, JPS labs gives us a peek at the new Diana, and Shanling hopes to revolutionize DAP control!


Contest News: Sonic Electronix

Sonic Electronix, distributor of fine personal audio products, is holding yet another contest during the month of September. The company is giving away a number of Westone in-ears. There's a W60, UMPRO50, or W40 up for grabs, so get your entry in before the end of the month for a chance to win!

For more info and the official rules, check out the contest page.


Industry News: JPS Labs Diana

JPS Labs, makers of the ABYSS headphone, have teased a new on-ear flagship to be called the Diana. The company is touting a proprietary ultra-light planar design and calling the headphone the first truly high-end on-ear. The first glimpse of the headphone will be at this year's CanJam at RMAF and the expected retail is south of $3000.

For more info, check out the HiFi Insider teaser page.

Music News: Korbe Canida Wins Chesky Records Contest

Chesky Records has been running a contest for the past few months to pick up a new artist that will be the next big thing for their record label. After sorting through thousands of artists, they have finally selected acoustic indie-folk singer Korbe Canida as the winner of their singer-songwriter contest! The singers husky vocals and uplifting acoustic melodies should serve Chesky well,

For more info, check out the Head-Fi announcement thread.


New Product: Shanling M2

Shanling, makers of a number of popular audio products, have introduced the new M2 portable music player, which has a number of intriguing features. The primary feature of interest is the click wheel setup, which takes inspiration from digital camera controls. The player will be constructed CNC-milled aluminum and carbon fiber, housing the CS4398 DAC. Dr.Tsai of Shanling also worked to redesign the player's low-pass filter for optimum performance.

For more info, check out the Head-Fi product thread.


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