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Cabasse the Pearl Akoya: testing a Qobuz Hi-Res-compatible connected high-fidelity mini-speaker

Qobuz Testing Ground On April 3, 2020
The iconic French speaker manufacturer took a dive into high-end wireless models in 2018 with the Pearl, first of its name, a large speaker which was not necessarily accessible to all budgets. In autumn 2019, Cabasse unveiled a mini version that caters to a wider target market. The speaker's full functionality has been maintained, but diameter and amplification have been reduced. All for a smaller price.

Audiolab 6000N Play: testing a very accessible Hi-Fi network audio streamer March 30, 2020

For around forty years, English manufacturer Audiolab have offered electronic Hi-Fi devices that are simple in functionality but renowned for...

Naim Audio: introducing their range of streamers and a tutorial of how to use the Naim app March 5, 2020

Naim has been a major player in the Hi-Fi world for more than 45 years and has always been positioned at the forefront of audio innovation. Naim...

Apple AirPods Pro: testing today's hottest Bluetooth earphones March 2, 2020

Wireless Bluetooth earphones have spread quickly thanks to the comfort the offer. You just pop them in your ears and forget about them. Apple...

FiiO M11: bench test of a mid-range audio player February 16, 2020

Discover the Fiio mid-range digital audio player thank to the Qobuz bench test, carried out by our team of sound experts. Enjoy Hi-Res quality...

Real Cable iPlug-BTR: Qobuzism for this small aptX Bluetooth receiver delivering very good sound performances! August 28, 2018

Despite having been on the market for quite a while now, this small Real Cable Bluetooth aptX iPlug-BTR receiver was completely unknown to us....

Modenaudio Lympha IT-HA-1: choose the finish of this great-sounding headphone amplifier awarded with a Qobuzism! August 17, 2018

Headsets dedicated to listening are riding high, and consequently the amplifiers dedicated to them are also on a roll, leading to the emergence of...

Onkyo VC-PX30: a small active speaker compatible with DTS Play-Fi—which integrates Qobuz in Hi-Res—and offering honorable sound performances! June 25, 2018

It can be said that digital music started a true golden age for small speakers that adopted wireless connections, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ones...

iFi Audio xDSD: Qobuzism for this DAC whose sound performances seemed to us even better than those, already excellent, of its predecessors! June 19, 2018

Latest of the nomadic DACs from the British manufacturer iFi Audio, the xDSD is quite different from its predecessors, and is indeed much more...

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset: record and listen to the sound in binaural, with or without pictures! June 18, 2018

Sennheiser is not only specialized in headphones but also in recording microphones. Thus its Ambeo Smart Headset in-ear earphones model integrates...

Musical Fidelity M6 Encore Connect: a well-equipped music server possessing a control application without equal! June 11, 2018

Despite its name, the English brand Musical Fidelity did not benefit from the loyalty of its French distributors, or maybe it is the opposite....

BTI-031 Sky Wing: an aptX HD Bluetooth transceiver with a headphone amplifier at a bargain price! May 30, 2018

It is becoming more and more obvious that receivers with aptX and aptX HD codecs for Bluetooth connections are going to secure themselves a strong...

D-Stream WAMP 200: listen to Qobuz in CD-quality thanks to this amplifier. Powerful and shaped like a racing car! May 30, 2018

With this amplifier, equipped with a streamer integrating the Qobuz application in CD-quality, the new brand D-Stream offers a very modern device...

Meters M-EAR-BT: A Qobuzissime for these in-ear headphones with a fantastic aptX HD Bluetooth connection! April 13, 2018

At Qobuz, we have reviewed very few in-ear headphones. A few atypical models are the exception to the rule, and this is in this category. It’s the...

FX-Audio DAC-SQ5: User friendly and a rather sweet sound produced! April 12, 2018

Every dematerialized music enthusiast doesn’t necessarily look for a state-of-the-art DAC, with oversampling, filters, inputs and outputs...

Burmester Music Center 151: Does this music server, which integrates Qobuz in Hi-Res, live up to its promises? April 10, 2018

The Music Centers, or music servers, are rather rare Hi-Fi elements (is it why they are so expensive?) and this is one of those that we are going...

Marantz ND8006, the exclusive testing ground: a superb device with a warm sounding network and CD player! April 2, 2018

With the new Marantz ND8006 multi source player, you get a high-end Hi-Fi device in line with the other creations from the brand, in the format of...

Arcam CDS27 FMJ: the hybrid musical player. March 29, 2018

Arcam is probably one of the brands that reflects the most on its devices, so much so that we are not surprised by the existence of this CDS27, a...

Hercules: the new 3.6 version of the DJUCED™ 40° audio mixer software integrates Qobuz! March 20, 2018

To host a dance night at home and to turn it into a DJ mixing track coming fresh out of Qobuz via the Internet, this is what Hercules DJUCED™ 40°...

Celsus Sound SP-One: Qobuzissime for these small active wireless speakers that surprised us in many ways! March 12, 2018

You don’t want to encumber yourself to listen to music in good conditions? With a smartphone compatible with aptX Bluetooth and a pair of Celsus...