Currawong posted a review of the Bluewave GET bluetooth portable receiver on Head-Fi. He appears to like the product. While I have not used this device I have acquired or trialled several other bluetooth portable receivers with mixed results. Basically, these are a convenience play. If you need to be wireless then these will work but they are bluetooth with all of its issues. This product supports all of the major protocols including AptX and AptX HD. They are missing LDAC which is a new up and coming one.
My biggest problem here is the price. At $99 – $129 you may want to think about simply investing in a good pair of wireless headphones. But if you want your LCD-2’s to be portable this would work. Kinda. It doesn’t have the power to drive anything more than the easiest to drive headphones.
Pros – Excellent sound for the money. Light. Alternative, position-adjustable clips very handy. Quick power-on. Sound quality-indicating LED. Can be paired with multiple devices. AAC, APTx and APTxHD supported.
Cons – Output power limited. USB input limited to 48k. Volume control fiddly and lacks position indicator.
Review of Bluewave Get
Jude has posted his review of CanJam Singapore on Head-Fi. As it typical at the Singapore event there will be great stuff to hear. Maybe I will bump into you as we try to hear the new Focal gear.
Singapore CanJam Review
Jude posted his video review over on Head-Fi containing some of the equipment and software that will be at the CanJam NY show.
Link to the video
Army-Firedawg posted a great written and video review of the Ly2 amplifier over on Head-Fi. I’m certain you will enjoy the thorough review and as a bonus there are others on the same page just below Army-Firedawg’s review.
Pros – Incredible price/quality sound, solid build, great looks, plenty of power
Cons – No balanced outputs, stock tubes drastically hold back what amp is capable of.
Review of Lyr 2
Chris Martens posted a great review of the outstanding and innovative Jotunheim Amp/PreAmp over on Hi-Fi+. BTW, there are optional DAC and phono modules. The Jotunheim provides single-ended, balanced and RCA outputs. It is all around an outstanding solid state machine.
Read the review by clicking the link below:
Review of Jotunheim
Bpandbass has posted a comparison review of the Mojo and HA-2SE. Click on the link below to see how each faired.
Mojo vs. HA-2SE
Cinder posted a review of FiiO’s A5 portable amp over on Head-Fi. This amp should drive your power hungry headphones.
Review of the A5