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MOONDROP MIAD 01 smartphone with HiFi audio features launches globally for $399

Well that was quick. Just a day after launching in China, the MOONDROP MIAD 01 5G smartphone with HiFi audio features has now launched worldwide. The Android-powered smartphone is available now from HiFiGo for $399. It could show up at other stores soon: MOONDROP says the phone should be available from “authorized stores” and eCommerce […]

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MOONDROP MIAD 01 is a HiFi smartphone with 3.5mm and 4.4mm audio jacks

At a time when most smartphone makers are dropping headphone jacks altogether, HiFi audio company MOONDROP has announced that its upcoming smartphone will not only support headphones designed to plug into 3.5mm jacks, but also supports 4.4mm audio connectors. The phone is called the MOONDROP MIAD 01, and the company describes it as a “5G HiFi […]

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Lossless music isn’t a premium feature anymore (Apple Music and Amazon Music offer it for no additional cost)

Once upon a time lossless audio was a premium service that helped set music streaming services like Tidal apart from the competition… and helped justify higher prices. And by once upon a time, I mean as recently as yesterday. But today two major players in the music streaming space have announced that lossless, high-fidelity audio […]

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THX enters the consumer electronics space with the $200 Onyx USB-C digital-to-analog converter

THX, a company best known for bringing high fidelity audio and video to movie screens. But the company has also worked with consumer electronics companies to bring THX certification and/or tuning to home theater and audio products as well as laptops headphones, and more. Now THX is launching its first consumer electronics device that will […]

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EchoBox Explorer X1 is a HiFi audio streamer that looks like a flask (crowdfunding)

Have a smartphone? Then you probably already have a portable audio player that you can use to listen to MP3s or stream music from Spotify, Google, Apple, or YouTube, among other services. But some audio enthusiasts are less than satisfied with the sound quality offered by most smartphones, which why we’e seen fancy, expensive dedicated […]