John Grandberg

John Grandberg  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  5 comments
One glance at the rather obvious speaker array on the XPS 27 tells us there's something special going on here. You'd be forgiven for thinking Dell slapped a generic "soundbar" on the system and called it a day. Not so. The XPS 27 is in fact built from the ground up with audio in mind. I was actually surprised at how much effort went into this thing.
John Grandberg  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  10 comments
It's kind of a long story, but here we are.
John Grandberg  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  11 comments
A reference-caliber headphone amp with a plethora of unique features, the iFi Pro iCan has you covered...no matter what your preferences might be.
John Grandberg  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  31 comments
After a substantial delay, the DAP roundup returns with its 3rd (and final) installment.
Tyll Hertsens, John Grandberg, ljokerl  |  Nov 28, 2016  |  5 comments
It's that time of year again and InnerFidelity writers are glad to offer some solid recommendations for giving the gift of good music this season!
John Grandberg  |  Oct 28, 2016  |  11 comments
Now, Arcam turns their attention to the headphone workd. Frankly, I'm surprised it took this long. The company seems very aware of industry trends—they've been doing relatively affordable USB DACs for a while now, as well as various wireless widgets like the miniBlink Bluetooth streamer. They even have an add-on DAC/amp/charging case for the iPhone 6/6S which I'd totally use if I was an iPhone guy. Yet somehow, despite all these personal audio offerings, a dedicated headphone amp wasn't in the cards until recently. Now, Arcam joins other notable audio firms such as Pass Labs, Bryston, and Simaudio in putting their amplifier expertise to work in the headphone space.
John Grandberg  |  Jun 14, 2016  |  17 comments
The market for integrated DAC/headphone amp devices is surging. Is there still a place for separate components? Cayin makes a solid argument for independent components remaining relevant.
John Grandberg  |  Jan 22, 2016  |  13 comments

The market is jam-packed with DACs and DAPs. Every size, shape, and price is well represented. Aurender's unique FLOW is something else altogether. But what? And why do we care?

Read on to find out....

Tyll Hertsens, John Grandberg, n_maher, ljokerl, Bob Katz  |  Nov 28, 2015  |  25 comments
Mostly an exercise in what InnerFidelity writers would want themselves for Christmas.

Honest journalism at its best!

John Grandberg  |  Oct 03, 2015  |  40 comments

Round two of my portable audio player comparison—the competition heats up with entries from Astell&Kern, Pono, Cayin, and more.

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