It is no surprise when new products roll out just in time for the holiday season. Personal audio is no different. Last weekend at the CanJam event in Southern California a ton of new gear was unveiled including Schiit Audio, Abyss Headphones, Woo Audio, ZMF Headphones and more. The Occasional Podcast was there to cover all of the good news firsthand, including even some direct interviews into the show this week.
Also including in the episode is an update into PartTimeAudiophile’s Editor-In-Chief Marc Phillips “on the road” segment, as MP is heading out into the great wide open once again. This time the journey takes him to the east coast, then abroad to Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. Marc gives his download for the upcoming litany of event as well as his impressions from some of the engaging headphone gear he is currently evaluating.
The Occasional Podcast is finishing up their 9th season with this episode covering hot holiday headphones, but previous episodes include Crossover Education with Andrew Jones, 3 things to know about streaming audio, 5 things to consider when buying a tube amplifier, coverage of the HIGHEND Munich 2023, interviews with Steve Guttenberg, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker, A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFi, Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph Audio, Pro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction.
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