TIDAL gets refresh, gig tickets and student discounts

tidal beta

TIDAL has given their desktop app a spring clean and it now looks pretty much identical to TIDAL’s browser version. It also brings with it some new features. TIDAL‘s new desktop app, of which I’ve been playing with the Beta, will feel very familiar to anyone who has accessed their account via the web browser […]

PMC twotwo 5 active monitor review

pmc twotwo 5

One word that keeps being repeated on the forums and social pages of Hi-Fi enthusiasts when referring to speaker output is transparency. When I was chatting to the guy on the PMC stand at Headroom I noticed that they had a CD playing through some twotwo monitors. It then occurred to me that, surely, the […]

DB Bass Elbee 10 portable bass cab review

db bass elbee

Some of you may be aware that I am a bass player. It has been a while since I’ve reviewed any bass gear, but then it’s been a while since I’ve needed to, GigBlade aside. Until I met the DB Elbee 10. Way back I moved from a rather imposing Hartke rig in favour of […]

Hi-res Maiden – Iron Maiden albums now available in lossless audio

iron maiden

The first album I bought was Live After Death and my first large gig experience was seeing Iron Maiden on their Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour so this news, for me at least, is great as Onkyo & Pioneer Innovations have announced that they have exclusively released the Iron Maiden albums in hi-res audio. The […]

Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Madonna, Jack White and friends bring #TIDALforAll

TIDAL relaunch

An impressive array of music artists have all just signed a declaration to regain control of music, and how it is delivered. At a press conference in New York City Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter and a huge group of music stars took the stage to officially relaunch TIDAL, the streaming music service he recently acquired […]

The Chord Company Cream instrument cable review

Attitude and Chord Cream

The Chord Company have made their name by producing some very impressive, not to mention expensive, audiophile grade Hi-Fi cables. It was with some interest that I noticed that they also make cables for instruments. Could they actually make a difference? The Cream Cable (guess what colour it is) is typical of how The Chord […]