Now Funding: Sentien Audio

As of late, my audio world has been true wireless earbuds (for when I exercise) and over-ear ANC headphones (for while I’m working). There is another category out there for headphones that I have a bit of a fascination with – bone conduction headsets. My buddy got a pair a few years ago, and I was surprised by how well they worked. Well, now we’ve got Sentien bringing another set to your cranium.

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The Meze 99 Classics add art and artistry to your audio experience

When you first look at the Meze 99 Classics you’re immediately brought back to the days of rich, wooden stereo cases and delicately filigreed radio screens. The 99s are some of the best looking – and best – headphones we’ve used in a while and wearing them is a surprising treat.

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Review: Schiit Audio Asgard 2

As a new convert to higher-end audio gear, I was curious about headphone pre-amps and DACs. While I haven’t yet dropped $5,000 on a set of speaker cables, I am willing to give some things a try.

My first purchase? An Asgard 2 from Schiit Audio. First introduced in 2013, this headphone amp and pre-amp does one thing and does it well: you plug in your regular outputs – be they a computer or audio system or whatever – and listen to the sound on headphones. A pair of RCA outputs on the back let you pump the sound into powered speakers and a simple switch sets the gain – either 6db or 18db.

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