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In Part One of our review of the HIFIMAN Jade II Electrostatic Headphones, we began by describing the headphones, amplifier, and power supply. In Part Two, we explored the headphones in terms of interconnects, in particular the True Balanced™ Premier SE Analog Interconnects by Pangea Audio, and some tips on achieving the best fit and performance, using Dekoni Audio Nuggets. In Part Three, we listen to them, and explore their sound and musicality. Using some first-rate DAC/Amplifier hardware from Mytek, Oppo, & EarMan, we start with the brilliant new album from  Fiona Apple – “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” on Qobuz, and see how the Jade IIs measure up.

Read on for our full review.

Harris Fogel, with Nancy Burlan, posted 4/18/2020

One of the admittedly small positives is that the "stay at home" orders that many of us are under, have wholly removed any excuse not to get things done around the apartment or house. Many folks I know are cleaning up their homes and putting things in order. However, this is Mac Edition Radio, so John Mulhern III writes about things we can do with technology that we may have put off for way too long.

John Mulhern III, Posted 3/31/2020

It's one week after CES 2020 ended—and John Mulhern III believes he's got somewhat of a handle on what mattered at this year's huge show. He returns with eight quick observations from Las Vegas, ranging from Sony's Vision-S concept car (!) to Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold notebook.

John Mulhern III, Posted 1/17/2020

With only a week to go until it begins, John Mulhern III's attention is now solidly on CES 2020 in early/mid January, and he writes about nine areas he's watching at the Consumer Technology Association's massive annual trade show in Las Vegas.

John Mulhern III, Posted 12/29/2019

We found some wonderful Digital Stocking Stuffers for Digital Storage, NAS, and Pen Displays. Read on for our review of; Kingston SDXC Flash Memory Cards & HyperX GamingAmber NAS from LatticeWorkWestern Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe SSDSanDisk Extreme PRO® SDHC™, G-Drive MobileSeagate IronWolf Pro NAS Hard Drives, & Wacom Cintiq Pen Displays.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, Jonathan Fogel, Frank Schramm, and Ken Kramar, Posted 12/6/2019

We found some wonderful stocking stuffers for the best of class headphones and earphones for 2019. All are wonderful products, and in the case of the Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 dynamic headphones, the HIFIMAN Jade II Electrostatic Headphones, and the HELM Audio True Wireless 5 Bluetooth earphones, all are notable for a variety of reasons, but the one thing they have in common is superlative sound. Add in Qobuz and the Mytek Brooklyn DAC+, and you have a very happy audiophile holiday season.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, and Frank Schramm, posted 12/5/2019

Tis the time of year that stockings need stuffing, dreidels need spinning, and tech needs are at the top of that list. Here is a list of some great choices guaranteed to generate smiles. We look at the Minelab GO-FIND 66 Metal Detector, TikiTunes Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, myCharge Hub Turbo 6700mAh, Luxi Incident Light Meter Attachment, Breadcrumb Bluetooth Location Marker, Kensington SmartFit® SoleMate™ Pro Ergonomic Foot Rest, Lexip Ceramic Glide Feet, Other World Computing ClingOn Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C Connection Point Stabilizers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic 2020 9.1 Release & Creative Cloud Updates, Kanex GoPower 50W USB-C Wall Charger with Power Delivery, iRig Micro Amplifier, and the Piper Computer Kit.

Harris Fogel, Nancy Burlan, Jonathan Fogel, Frank Schramm, and Ken Kramar, Posted 12/1/2019

Noise Cancelling headphones are a dime a dozen, with most boasting similar technology. And most of them look the same; have varying degrees of noise-cancelling effectiveness and features. So, what makes the ZVOX AV50 Noise Cancelling Headphones with AccuVoice Technology unique? It’s their AccuVoice Technology, which promises to highlight vocals while reducing ambient noise. Read our full review to find out.

Frank Schramm, with editorial assistance by Harris Fogel, Posted 11/25/2019

We’ve been dedicated SleepPhones® aficionados for a few years now, making them a part of our nightly bedtime routine. The original version of the comfy headband with small, slim-profile speakers inside can be plugged into or paired with personal devices or smart speakers to provide whatever sound the listener prefers to hear while falling off to dreamland. So when we had the opportunity to check out their new SleepPhones® ASMR Edition, we sleepily jumped at the chance. See how they can help guide you toward better rest or relaxation.

Nancy Burlan, posted 11/24/2019

From John Mulhern III's perspective, the end of 2019 is a time to re-examine technology categories that have quietly improved over the last few years.

He's got four suggestions for investigation of potential upgrades in this holiday season: multi-function printers, noise-cancelling headphones, mesh networks, and considering a new iPad.

John Mulhern III, posted 11/24/2019