Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 headphone review: Balance of performance and price

Massdrop x NuForce EDC3

Massdrop has been killing it with their headphone collaborations lately. The Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX are, in my opinion, the best deal in audio right now (can’t wait for the HD 6XX drop? Get the Sennheiser HD 600, which are the same headphone). The company also has me drooling over the Focal Elex, but… Continue reading Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 headphone review: Balance of performance and price

Beats Pill+ review: Improved sound but still a poor value

Beats Pill+

  I really hoped Apple would turn Beats around and make truly great sounding audio gear. The Beats Pill+ has improved tremendously over the original, but it's still not enough. I found the original Beats Pill to sound thin, even though it had a strong bass emphasis. The Pill+ improves on the Pill's sound in… Continue reading Beats Pill+ review: Improved sound but still a poor value

Music Spotlight: Edo Lee

edo lee visions album cover

A friend of mine shared Edo Lee's "Black Coffee" on Soundcloud and I was instantly hooked (thanks, Rachel!). Lee's style has everything I love: laidback beats, smokey jazz melodies, and The Big Lebowski. Edo Lee, born Adrian Lee Hayman, hails from New York City and is a mere 21 years old. In an interview with ThrdCoast, Lee… Continue reading Music Spotlight: Edo Lee

Music Spotlight: Priscilla Ahn

Prscilla Ahn @ Yoshi's SF 5-15-2014

Last week I got a chance to see Priscilla Ahn perform at Yoshi's San Francisco. The audience and I were lucky since it was her last performance on her tour. There were no opening acts so we were treated to a full two hour set consisting of her old and new songs. If you're not familiar… Continue reading Music Spotlight: Priscilla Ahn

Interview with Brian Goto of BTG-Audio

In the beginning of March, I was contacted by Brian Goto of BTG-Audio to see if I would be interested in writing a review on his cables. At first I was a bit skeptical because I had never heard of BTG-Audio but I was intrigued as he was located locally and his website showed some very… Continue reading Interview with Brian Goto of BTG-Audio