XIAudio (‘Eleven’ Audio)
The Chinese firm XIAudio showed one new headphone amplifier and one expansion option for an existing headphone amplifier at CanJam NYC. The new model is called the Broadway ($2,299), which is a fully balanced, 1Wpc, pure Class A headphone amplifier that is—get this—battery powered.
Then, as an option for the firm’s 2Wpc, pure Class A Formula S headphone amplifier ($3,499), XIAudio now offers a beefy outboard add-on power supply that sells for $2,000. XI Audio products are distributed in the US by JPS Labs/Abyss headphones and Abyss designer Joe Skubinski speaks very highly of the power supply-enhanced Formula S amp.