Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017

Moon-Audio This is the 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) and Moon-Audio is proud to be an exhibitor.  This is the largest consumer audio show in the United States and audiophiles travel from around the country to attend.  We will be one of over 400 companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia and…

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Focal Headphones Savings for September

Focal Headphones Savings with Trade in of your old headphones. Save up to $1000 on Focal Utopia and Focal Elear during September! Level up and Save $1000 on Focal Utopia and $300 on Focal Elear. For the month of September: Buy a NEW Focal Utopia or Focal Elear Receive $1000 off the retail price of Focal…

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Hugo 2 DAC Design

The Chord Hugo released in 2014 was a game changer in the DAC industry as we shared in 2014 here.  As Chord Electronics started the Hugo 2 DAC design, they looked for everything that could be improved upon with the original Hugo. Chord read the forums, listened to feedback from Hugo owners, and thus engineered flexible new features with next-generation…

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JH Audio Lola IEMs News

The Los Angeles Audio Show 2017 was a great success June 2-4th . We interviewed Andy Regan with JH Audio about their new Lola IEMs.  Interviews with Chord, Sonoma and MyTek about their new products will be added to our blog later this week so please stay tuned. Drew Baird interviewed Andy Regan, President of JH Audio,about the new JH Audio…

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U2 Joshua Tree Headphones Recommendations

U2 Joshua Tree headphones share memories of a great album. I heard Joshua Tree for the first time on a beautiful spring day in 1987. I opted for the back way home after a hard day at the candy factory. Leaving M&M/Mars in Hackettstown, New Jersey windows were down, and U2 was LOUD. The Delaware river…

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Los Angeles Audio Show 2017

We’re headed to Los Angeles Audio Show 2017, June 2nd – 4th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles, California.   Please visit our table in the Headgear Room at Booth 121. Mention the code (at our table): Dragon For FREE Moon Audio Bands for your gear (up to 6 per person). Share a Dragon Audio Cable testimonial…

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Chord Poly Delivery Update

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module to the award-winning Mojo. Originally due to be released in April 2017, Chord recently announced recently it will be delayed until June or July 2017.  Chord Poly Delivery News Chord recently released a statement on Head-Fi.org regarding the delay: “Semiconductors we firmly had an allocation on have been…

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KANN Music Player by Astell & Kern

The NEW Single DAC, AKM4490 The Kann Music Player by Astell & Kern utilizes the same DAC chip from the 300 Series Players and the same bit to bit playback as the AK380. What’s different? Answer: quite a bit. KANN Music Player Features  Features of the Astell & Kern Kann Music Player includes:  32bit/384kHz Bit to Bit Playback &…

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Chord Poly Connections Videos

Chord Poly Connections to Chord Mojo The Chord Poly is the perfect companion for the Chord Mojo. Featuring powerful Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, this wireless streaming module turns the Chord Mojo DAC/headphone amp into a go-anywhere mobile wireless device. Chord Electronics created six videos entitled “Poly Lessons” to help you make the most of your…

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USB Charging Optimized for Portable Audio

USB Charging Portable Audio The Tronsmart 5V 3 Amp USB Charger is great to optimize charging portable audio devices. Since the explosion of portable audio devices, many people find themselves collecting multiple low amperage chargers that are included with the purchase of a new portable amplifier, dac or digital audio player.  When it comes to high-end portable Digital…

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Chord Poly Wireless Streaming Module for Mojo

Chord Electronics designed the NEW Poly Wireless Streaming module as the perfect mate for the award-winning Mojo headphone amp/DAC. ORDER NOW Connect Chord Poly to your Mojo to enable wireless audio playback from smartphones and SD card reader/player functionality. Poly can access music by streaming over Wi-Fi, network storage devices, and collections stored on SD cards…

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Focal Elear Headphones Review

Focal Elear Headphones Review The first time I learned about Focal Elear and Utopia headphones, I thought their new cans would be unique. I’ve heard the distinct and extraordinary sound from Focal speakers. When Sanjay, Focal’s North American Sales Manager, asked to introduce new headphones we looked forward to the meeting. Sanjay made a full…

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Focal Utopia Headphone Review

Focal, the French speaker maker, blows up what the word “headphones” means with the new Utopia headphones. After spending several hours with Focal’s “Beryllium M-Shaped Drivers” a few things were clear. Focal’s Utopia headphones are the best cans I’ve heard and I own a pair of Shure KSE1500s and Fostex TH900. Thanks to friends at…

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Chord Mojo Toslink Connections

Chord Mojo Toslink Connections Chord Mojo has one Toslink optical input capable of receiving-playing 44.1KHz to 192KHz PCM format. Toslink input is truly about light transmission, therefore, using the finest plastic fibers available is what we use in our Silver Dragon Toslink Digital Cable. Silver Dragon Toslink Digital Cable The Silver Dragon Toslink utilizes 1300 core optical…

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Lithium Battery Life Improved in 3 Easy Steps

Lithium Battery Life Improved Lithium battery life improved performance is important for listening to digital music with your headphones & music players.  This blog post explains how to keep your lithium battery charged to peak performance so you can enjoy your digital music longer. iPhones, androids, music players, or digital audio players (daps) have lithium ion rechargeable…

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MQA Streaming with TIDAL Masters

MQA Streaming with TIDAL At CES 2017, TIDAL announced a new feature for TIDAL HiFi subscribers called “TIDAL Masters” which offers MQA streaming with Tidal. Current HiFi members will have access to thousands of master-quality albums for superior sound exactly as the artists intended.  The TIDAL and MQA partnership plans to deliver an authenticated and unbroken…

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Chord Hugo versus Hugo TT: Differences Explained

Chord Hugo versus Hugo TT: Differences Explained Chord Electronics has racked up multiple awards for the Chord Hugo USB DAC Headphone Amp with unrivaled quality. At CES 2017, Chord announced they are introducing the Hugo 2, a 2nd generation Hugo.  The original Hugo is the world’s most advanced portable headphone amp/DAC in its class and we’ve sold hundreds…

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Focal Utopia Headphones Review

My Focal Utopia headphones review reminds me why I love music so much. In fact, the Utopia headphones help me recall how the Chord Hugo dac knocked my socks off and took me off guard too at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2014. After a long day of gear demos, my friend, Jamil and…

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JH Audio Performance Series IEMs

The new JH Audio Performance Series IEMs include the new and improved JH16v2 Pro, JH13v2 Pro, and Roxanne.   The Jerry Harvey Audio team has been working for over a year to design these new universal fit iems to fit more like custom iems. The new shells are made with state of the art 3D Printing Technology to reduce…

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Chord Mojo Contest

Spreading #MoJOY Our Chord Mojo Contest has received 5 strong entries and we love hearing your stories!  There’s no doubt 2016 has been the Year of the Chord Mojo. The Chord Mojo dac delivers incredible detail and clarity on-the-go for Audiophiles, Music Lovers, and Musicians all over the world. Chord Electronics won two Best DAC awards for the…

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Astell & Kern Music Players Menu Swipe Tip

Astell & Kern Music Players or DAPs are designed to play high resolution or “lossless” digital files.  We’ve created this AK Music Players FAQ blog post to help you swipe the menu simply and easily. Leather Astell & Kern Cases by Miter uphold the luxury standards set by Astell & Kern and are hand-crafted in South…

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Graham Nash’s iPhone Mojo

Graham Nash’s iPhone Mojo shares how as audio engineers we strive to develop products to recreate the sound of music as the artists, musicians and studio engineers wanted. Getting gear out of the way stopping the tendency to color, influence and distort sound is harder than you would expect, realize or think. Musicians we all…

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USB Audio Answers

USB Audio answers for connecting digital music applications are needed for listenening to music via headphones via computer as the music source. We answer USB audio questions how to connect headphones, amplifiers, daps & dacs to your computer daily.   USB connections spread beyond computers and the peripherals from the mid 1990s (external drives, printers) living on to influence…

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iTunes Music Transfer: Calyx M Player

iTunes Music Transfer to the Calyx M music player is simple & easy with our step by step instruction guide.   The Calyx M is a portable music player with a simple, intuitive user interface that is easy to use and upload your music collection to. Similar to the Questyle QP1R or the Astell & Kern AK100 ii or AK120…

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iTunes Music Transfer: Questyle Players, DAPs

iTunes Music transfer to Questyle Music Players & DAPs is made simple below. Questyle QP1 and QP1R The QP1R and QP1 are Questyle’s new music players or DAPs which are similar to Astell & Kern players.  These DAPs support high-resolution audio and can drive in ear monitors or dynamic headphones up to 300 ohms. If you use an Apple…

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iTunes Connection to Music Players or DAPs

iTunes Connection to Music Players in 2 steps. iTunes Connection to Music Players, Daps or Digital Audio Players is simplified into 2 steps below. As a MAC or Windows user, iTunes catalogs your music and syncs directly to Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod or other idevices.  However, if your music player, DAP or audio player is not made by Apple, you need another software…

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Mojo Review – En fuego

Mojo Review – En Fuego Mojo Review – en fuego. Drew returned from England with a tiny black box sure to set audiophile and music lover ears on fire – Chord Electronics new Mojo Digital Analog Converter (DAC) and headphones amp. Today I heard what the fuss was about. Can’t get much more “on fire”…

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#Hack Headphones Contest Winners

Hack Headphones Contest Winners Hack Headphones Contest Winners are: Grand Prize $1,000 Headphones Hack by Drew & Moon-Audio.com Hackers Jared Sum (read Jared’s entry below) Honorable Mention Winning I’ve Been Hacked Tees  Noah Akkerman Nathaniel Bordigon Lo Daniels Delmar Gray Vinh Tram Jared’s Story After hours of deliberation & help from our “judges” at Headphone.guru, we…

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Chord Mojo Review

Chord Mojo Review I’m listening to Chord’s new Mojo Digital Analog Converter (DAC) and amp as I write this. I’ve flown almost 4,000 miles to have THIS musical experience. My hand trembles a little as I hook Chord’s new DAC to an Astell & Kern 120 II media player and a pair of JH 16Pro…

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Chord Mojo Rising

Chord Mojo Rising Chord Electronics new Mojo DAC (Digital Analog Converter) reminds us how many musical revolutions started in England. The Beatles, Stones and Sex Pistols defined the music of their and our times. Chord Electronics, located in a pump house built in 1878 not far from London in the village of Maidstone, is creating…

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Moon’s Old School Craftsmanship

Black Dragons & Sennheiser HD800 Review Working at Moon-Audio.com in Cary, NC a few days a week is fun, cool and keeps me in Chord Hugo DACs and Fostex TH900s headphones. If you see a “Will Work For HiFi” sign I’m probably holding it. I love working where a brilliant engineer (Drew Baird) thinks of…

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Chord Hugo Magazine at Moon Audio

New Chord Hugo Magazine Immediately after hearing Chord Hugo at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Moon-Audio.com founder Drew Baird began creating new Dragons. Dragons are audio cables that make even the best audio gear sound better. I’m a Moon Audio Ambassador. When Drew asked if I would like to help tell the story of Chord Electronics…

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Chord Hugo – How To Setup

Chord Hugo Setup Tips A popular question at Moon Audio is: “How do I setup Sound Properties for the Chord Hugo or any usb DAC on Windows & Mac?”.  We know why this question is so popular. Setting correct Sound Properties on Windows PCs or Apple Macbooks is how to achieve optimal Chord Hugo or other…

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Hack Your Headphones on Curagami

Hack Your Headphones We appreciate Moon Audio Ambassador Marty Smith calling our Hack Your Headphones idea “brilliant DIY marketing” on Curagami.com. Since we build Silver, Black and Blue Dragon audio cables by hand it is easy to offer 3 ways for customers to “hack their headphones”:    Ready To Buy We make cables for leading…

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Headphones Buying Survey

In a recent, headphones buying survey, we asked, “What’s most important when you purchase a new pair of headphones?” It’s clear that the strengths and weaknesses of the headphones are very important when buying a new pair as we heard this response the most.   How do you define “strengths and weaknesses” in terms of headphones? Are…

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Best Headphones

Best Headphones “Best” is a tricky word when it comes to headphones. What is “best” for you and your music may stink for someone else. Resisting Beats ads is hard, but, as Time and others point out, you can buy better sounding cans (headphones) for the same money. Spend a little bit more and your…

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Moon Audio Icon On Your iPhone

Moon on Your iPhone Looking for easy access to Moon-Audio.com. Here’s how to add the Moon-Audio.com icon to your iPhone: Goto blog.Moon-Audio.com Select Share icon Select Add To Desktop Click long name & edit to shorter name. Rename & Click Add. The MOON is now on your iPhone!

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Apple Music Streaming

Apple’s announcement of Apple Music, a new streaming service set to launch June 30, 2015, is aiming to compete with industry leaders such as Pandora, Spotify and Tidal. Streaming is changing the game Music streaming has taken over the industry.  During 2014, On Demand Streams of video + audio included over 163.9 billion transactions while Song…

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Moon Audio Headphones Market Makers

Moon-Audio.com Headphones Market Makers There it was. I’d stumbled on a truth I knew – Moon-Audio.com was helping new headphones, DAC and high resolution music and media players gain traction, become known and establish brands. In the Google Trends chart above Moon-Audio.com searches tower above new brands or products being helped by Drew Baird and…

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Chord Hugo Color Guide Explanations

Do you have questions about the Chord Hugo and the color guide? Moon Audio receives alot of questions about the Hugo and the color guide weekly so we thought we would answer these live on the blog for everyone. First and foremost, the Hugo is a phenomenal product. As soon as I tried it at CES in…

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Questyle Audio Savings

Questyle Audio Savings For a limited time, save $500 dollars off the Questyle Audio CAS192D DAC and CMA800R Headphone Amplifier. Questyle Audio CMA800R Headphone Amplifier – SAVE $500 Questyle Audio CMA800R Current Mode Headphone Amplifier is a dedicated quest for perfect sound. The flexibility to add a second unit to operate in True Mono Balanced operation…

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