Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sport-Fi® M6P Earphones

MEElectronics Earphones ‘best earbuds under $50′

The good folks over at Supercompressor.com have compiled a list of the best 5 earphones available under $50, and the humble MEElectronics M6P and M9 earphones have managed to score 2 of the slots!

 

Sport-Fi® M6P Earphones

 

Find the article at the link below:

The best 5 Earbuds under $50

 

If you would be interested in AMP3 stocking any of the other earphones on the list, let us know!

 

Head over to AMP3 to see our full range of MEElectronics earphones:

AMP3 MEElectronics Range

 

Sony's new flagship player - NWZ-ZX2 (£949)

Sony’s New Flagship NWZ-ZX2 Coming Soon to AMP3

 

Sony's new flagship player - NWZ-ZX2 (£949)

Sony’s new flagship player – NWZ-ZX2 (£949)

 

Coming soon to AMP3, Sony’s new flagship audio player has been turning some heads already.

 

With Sony making a public commitment to high resolution audio last year they have really stepped up their game in pushing hi-res format (they even had Moby explain why Hi-Res is important), and the new NWZ-ZX2 is the culmination of their commitment to high resolution.

 

Released as part of a raft of new portable players, headphones and speakers the ZX2 stands out immediately from other audio players for its price. At just under £1000 it seems that Sony are asking rather a lot for a portable audio player, especially considering that most of us now carry smartphones everywhere we go – some of which are capable of playing some high resolution formats.

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The ZX2 ships with a nice leather case to keep the screen protected

This being said, a closer look at the features of the NWZ-ZX2 shows you where your money is going.

And there are plenty of features here too. Being Sony’s new flagship player the ZX2 supports all the usual digital formats meaning it will play pretty much whatever you throw at it, including PCM and DSD files.

 

As with many of Sony’s newer devices, the ZX2 Walkman features a clever piece of software developed by Sony in their quest to bring hi res to the masses. The DSEE HX™ software boasts the ability to improve the sound quality of your music, even if you aren’t using high resolution files.

 

Now, some audiophiles out there will tell you that it’s impossible to take a format such as MP3 and ‘boost’ it to high resolution quality, and they’d be right; your player can’t decode information that isn’t there in the first place. And this is the reason Sony’s DSEE HX technology is so clever – it is essentially is an algorithm designed to scan your files and to ‘predict’ what information appears to be missing, resulting in a smoother waveform and upscaling your MP3 to ‘near hi-res audio’.

Some may call it a gimmick but it actually works surprisingly well, helping to smooth things out and giving a clearer sound.

Talking about clever tech developed by Sony we should probably mention the fact that the ZX2 features a special new audio technology developed by Sony called LDAC. Normally Bluetooth will downgrade your audio quality as the wireless technology simply can’t transfer enough data; aptX Bluetooth won’t even bring you CD-quality playback. Transferring up to 3x the data, LDAC allows high quality wireless listening through compatible devices.

 

Along with this the ZX2 features NFC compatibility allowing you to connect to your favourite devices with a single touch.

 

The ZX2 features NFC one-touch connection

The ZX2 features NFC one-touch connection

 

The ZX2 has updated on the original ZX1’s design, offering a more streamlined player with rounded edges and recessed buttons. The ZX2 also ships with a snug leather case, allowing access to all the physical buttons, but keeping your screen well protected. The screen itself is a high quality 4inch touch-screen and the ZX2 runs Android 4.2 meaning you can connect to the Google Play store.

 

The battery life has also been extended to 60 hours of MP3 playback and up to 33 hours of hi-res audio playback. The 128GB internal memory can be supplemented by a Micro SD card giving you plenty of scope to carry your music library wherever you go.

 

All in all the Sony NWZ-ZX2 is an impressive piece of kit. Perhaps bearing a large price-tag, but the ZX2 is packed full of specialist technology designed specifically by Sony to give you the best listening experience wherever you are. And all of this for less than half the price of an Astell & Kern AK240; bargain.

The Sony NWZ-ZX2 High-Resolution is expected to be in stock by the beginning of March.

Head over to AMP3 for further details:

Sony NWZ-ZX2 High-Resolution Walkman

FiiO E17K (£99)

New FiiO Amplifiers coming to AMP3

Fiio (Mont Blanc) E12A Portable Headphone Amplifier – IEM SPECIAL EDITION

FiiO E12A (£129)

FiiO E12A (£129) 

Building on the success of the first model, FiiO are soon to release the new E12A headphone amplifier.

 

The upgrade to the E12 will feature a new upgraded OP AMP section, large capacity battery giving 20 hours playback, and new intuitive controls. The E12A Portable Headphone Amplifier IEM Special Edition will be available in a shiny silver colour, unlike previous FiiO amplifiers.

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The FiiO E12A is expected to arrive late February so keep your eye on our site!

Head over to our site to get more details:

Fiio (Mont Blanc) E12A Portable Headphone Amplifier – IEM SPECIAL EDITION

 

FiiO E17K (Alpen 2) Portable Headphone Amplifier with USB DAC

FiiO E17K (£99)

FiiO E17K (£99)

Also soon to grace AMP3’s virtual shelves is the new upgraded E17K Portable Headphone Amplifier with USB DAC.
The ever popular E17 has been on a diet and been given a makeover by the technicians at FiiO; the E17K is thinner and more powerful than its predecessor, and features fewer buttons on its face. The volume wheel has been updated to respond to twists and clicks.

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The E17K can also be used as a USB DAC when connected to your computer via USB, enabling DSD decoding and bringer you a much higher sound quality than you are used to from your computer.

 

Head over to the product page for more information:

FiiO E17K (Alpen 2) Portable Headphone Amplifier with USB DAC

 

Check out the rest of our amplifiers at the link below:
AMP3 Headphone Amplifiers

DN-2000 (£239)

New Dunu Earphones Coming Soon to AMP3

With the Dunu range of in-ear headphones proving popular at AMP3, we are soon to be stocking a range of new Dunu products. Check out the new arrivals below.

 

 

Dunu DN-Titan 1 Dynamic IEM Earphones with Top of the Line Dynamic Transducer & Nano Class Titanium Diaphragm

 

DN-Titan 1 (£79)

DN-Titan 1 (£79)

 

The most affordable of the new additions to the Dunu range, the DN-Titan 1s are definitely not to be sniffed at. Utilizing a titanium diaphragm these in ear monitors produce a thick bass and clear trebles that belies their price and can handle high power without causing distortion.

 

With a sleek, minimalist body crafted in metal designed to reduce extra resonance, these earphones are tough and durable.

 

See the link below for more details:

Dunu DN-Titan 1

 

Dunu DN-Alpha 1 Dynamic Balanced Armature Earphones – The World’s First Hybrid Earbud

DN-Alpha 1 (£129)

DN-Alpha 1 (£129)

Being touted as the ‘World’s first hybrid earbud’, the new DN-Alpha 1s certainly will pique music enthusiasts’ interest.

 

When looking for earphones to use on the move, people tend to look for in-canal earphones as they create a seal with the ear and isolate the listener from outside noise; not so with the humble earbud.

 

This may put some potential buyers off, but the DN-Alpha 1s are actually very comfortable and have been graced with a ‘hybrid’ system of dynamic and balanced armature drivers. With the dynamic driver providing quality bass and the balanced armature taking care of the mids and highs, the Alpha 1s prove to be well-balanced and smooth whilst maintaining comfort for the listener.

 

If this wasn’t enough, the Alpha 1s come supplied with a treasure trove of accessories to make sure you get the most from your new earphones.

 

Head over to the product page for more information:

Dunu DN-Alpha 1

 

Dunu DN-2000 Audiophile Dynamic Balanced Armature Hybrid IEM Earphones with Pioneering Hybrid Technology

DN-2000 (£239)

DN-2000 (£239)

Last but certainly not least, the DN-2000s again feature the combination of dynamic drivers and dual balanced armature drivers to create a ‘hybrid’ flagship earphone.

 

With a dynamic driver to produce strong bass outputs, and a single driver for both the mids and highs, the DN-2000s provide the listener with a full soundstage which is suitable for all genres of music.

 

The DN-2000s are as a result balanced and transparent but not lacking in bass, meaning they are the perfect earphones for those looking for a quality output for their high-resolution player.

 

Follow the link below for more details:

Dunu DN-2000

 

For those interested in our entire Dunu range, please see the link below;

Dunu at AMP3