Portable Hi-Fi

Portable Hi-Fi Equipment: Headphones, Bluetooth Speakers and DACs

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Portable hi-fi

 

Hi-Fi equipment and audiophiles share a very special connection that cannot be explained, only experienced. Being constantly surrounded by great music is the dream of every audiophile, that is the reason behind every portable hi-fi product ever created. It can be overwhelming looking at the options available for portable Hi-Fi equipment. This article is a guide to select the right portable hi-fi products to ensure great audio on the move.

 

Headphones:

It is crucial to buy a good pair of headphone to capture the true essence of the sound. The price of headphones is no longer a determining factor with overpriced, over marketed headphones that have flooded the market. To find a great pair of headphones the key is to see how well it reproduces sound over the full sound spectrum. A good headphone will have no bias to any frequency range, nothing will be over or under represented. Comfort is as important as sound quality; it is important that the overall listen experience is pleasurable. Owners of good headphones will likely become an inseparable from their ear cans. This is because of the level of detail they provide, so headphones are also integrated into the home hi-fi system. It is therefore  worthwhile to invest in a good pair of headphones. Here is a list of a few of the great headphones available at Hifi Centre:

Focal Spirit Classic Headphones was $429.00 now $295.00

 

B&W P7 Headphones $429.99

 

Audioquest Nighthawk Headphones $649.00

 

Pryma Headphones $649.00-699.00

 

Audeze iSINE 20 In-Ear Headphones $740.00- 810.00

 

HiFiMAN Edition X V2 Planar Magnetic Headphones $1799.00

 

 

Sennheiser Reference Circumnaural Headphones $2199.00

 

Bluetooth Speakers:

A great option for portable hi-fi equipment is a bluetooth speaker. Read our blog article that was recently written about a few of the portable hi-fi products that we recommend and stock at Hifi Centre.

B&O Play A1 Portable Speaker $299.00

 

B&O Play A2 Active $499.00

 

B&O Play Beolit 15 Portable Speaker $629.00

 

 

Headphone amplifier and DAC

Great speakers require a solid foundation to get the best sound out of them, to get the best quality audiophiles go to great lengths to purchase a good quality source/input and good amplification, the same principle applies to headphones. Laptops, tablets or cellphones do not deliver the optimal power to drive the headphone to their full potential, they often play music at reduced quality, which is why a headphone amplifier and DAC is perfect to process the music at a higher quality and power the headphones to improve the listening experience. Here is a list of a few headphone amplifiers and DACs available at Hifi Centre, that will surely provide the best portable hi-fi experience:

Audioquest Dragonfly Red USB DAC $295.00

Peachtree Shift Headphone Amp/DAC $299.00

Denon DA-10 USB Headphone Amp $499.00

Chord Mojo DAC/Headphone Amp $729.00

Chord Hugo DAC/Headphone Amp $2895.00

 

 

If you have any questions about any of the products, please feel free to email or call us. You can also come in to the store and try out any of our products.

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