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FIBBR HDMI Fiber Optic Cables Win IMPACT 2018 Award at CES

In the closing days of 2017, I reached out to Jim McGall, the sales director…


Comparison Test; HDMI Copper vs Fiber Optic

Take the Dare to Compare Challenge; Which Picture is Better?  A lot has been written…


HDMI Copper vs. Fiber; The Need For Speed in the 4K Era

I have exciting news to share about a new line of HDMI fiber optic cables…


FīBBR Tech HDMI v2.0 Ultra Pro Fiber Optic Cables

Introducing the World’s First Smart HDMI Cables  

Award-Winning, ISF Certified HDMI v2.0b Real Glass Fiber Optical Cables by FīBBR. 5 ft. (1.5m) Cable Starts at $139.99

With the emergence of 4K Video with HDR or Dolby Vision, Wide Color Gamut, and native LPCM 24/96K hi res audio soundtracks, the amount of data being transmitted over HDMI has tripled. Traditional copper cables are no longer sufficient to the task.

One solution is to convert HDMI signals into light waves and send them through glass fiber-optic cables at the speed of light. The FīBBR Ultra Pro Series HDMI cables are ISF-Certified to reliably carry uncompressed, native 4K content at 18 Gbps up to 165 ft (50m) without loss or interference.. 


  • HDMI v2.0b for UltraHD 4K
  • Real Glass Fiber (not plastic)
  • Supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, and WCG
  • Supports HDCP v2.2, EDID, CEC, 
  • Supports Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Atmos,
  • High Bandwidth, No Delay,  Zero Attenuation
  • 4:4:4 4K@60Hz
  • Bend Radius: 2″ Hairpin (180°)
  • 5′ to 165′ (1.5m to 50m)
  • Self Powered for Plug & Play Simplicity
  • Built-in Flash LED on Display End
  • Smart Status Indicator on Source End
  • Cable Diameter: 4.6mm
  • Jacket: PET single-silk weave
  • Material: 4-core optical fiber cable
  • Bandwidth: 18Gbps
  • Shell: Composite   
  • uL, CE, RoHS, FCC, and REACH Compliant   

    [caption id="attachment_3914" align="alignright" width="294"]To the eye, the picture was exquisite, devoid of any visible issues; audio was pristine.” Todd Anderson, AV Nirvana Jan 2018.[/caption]

Note: Free shipping in the USA.  Orders shipped outside the USA should be placed on this online order-form, we’ll add the shipping and send you a PayPal invoice.


Essence HDACC II-4K Enables Your HDMI v2.0a Sources

The Problem: Without HDMI v2.0a inputs, your 4K sources will not work with your HDMI…


AEGO Sound3ar for Mac

Acoustic Energy, one of the UKs premier hi-fi brands with over 30 years’ experience in…


Get A Free Power Audit of Your A/V System

How much electricity does your system consume? Thats the first and most important question to…


Todd Delgiudice Wins Essence AirPulse Summer Sweeps

Essence For Hi Res Audio and AirPulse Speaker Systems are happy to announce and congratulate…


Acoustic Energy AEGO Sound3ar / Subwoofer Speaker System

Acoustic Energy AEGO Sound3ar / Subwoofer Speaker System

Acoustic Energy, one of the UKs premier hi-fi brands with over 30 years’ experience in British audio, presents the Aego Sound3ar into the home computing market.

While many consumers would associate a Soundbar with improving the sound of their TV, Acoustic Energy has developed the Aego Sound3ar to improve the sound from your Mac. Designed to perfectly match the styling and finish of a Mac, it also fits neatly beneath the screen taking up less valuable desktop space than many traditional 2.1 computer speakers, yet still filing your room with high quality audio from streamed or stored music / cinema sources.

[caption id="attachment_3740" align="alignright" width="174"] “Considering its price we think the Aego Sound3ar is a very attractive proposition for many people. It’s simple to set up, easy to use and delivers good audio fidelity that will deliver in most people’s homes.” Robert Jones, T3 Nov 2016[/caption]

Note: Ships from the UK warehouse

[caption id="attachment_3739" align="alignleft" width="248"]                 AEGO 3 Sat Sub System[/caption] View

Upgrading to Apple TV 4K? You’re Going To Need A New HDMI DAC For That.

  Presenting the Essence HDACC II-4K with 4 x 1 HDMI v2.0a Switching for Multiple…


Essence Announces Winner of Mitchell & Johnson Spring Sweeps!

Essence is pleased to announce we’ve selected Benj Dbs of Dubai, UAE as the winner…


Acoustic Energy AE1 Active / pr.

Presenting the Acoustic Energy AE1 Active. The Legend Continues.

The changing roles of hifi equipment mean that audio systems themselves are changing shape. The increasing number of products with integrated pre-amplifiers mean that many customers are searching for an equally convenient speaker to connect them to. Taking full advantage of Acoustic Energy’s considerable experience in the field of active speakers, the AE1 Active is designed to deliver this convenience without trading performance.

Note: Free Shipping in the USA!

Add a pair of Reference Stands or an AE308 Powered Sub:

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Summer 2017 Sweepstakes Entry Form

It’s the Essence and AIRPULSE Summer 2017 Sweepstakes!  Enter to Win a free pair of…


What Makes The AIRPULSE A300 Woofer Better?

When it comes to leading-edge woofer design, nothing beats a Signature Series woofer by Phil…


Phil Jones… One Mans Quest to Build the World’s Best Speakers

Sharing Scott Jabar’s Bassist Magazine article about Phil Jones in the Essence blog this week,…


Essence Debuts Remarkable AIRPULSE™ Model One by Phil Jones

Every once in a while, a new product comes along that re-defines a category.  A…


Essence KORG Winter 2017 Sweeps Winner Announcement

The Essence KORG Winter 2017 Sweepstakes was record-breaking with over 1700 entries, an all-time high…


New Mitchell & Johnson Hybrid Electrostatic Headphones Feature Permanently Charged Diaphragm

When it comes to electrostatic headphones, I can proudly say I’ve owned them all over…


Essence HDACC II-4K, Evolve II-4K Now Shipping;

For those that have been following the delay of my introduction of the HDACC II-4K…


How To Digitize & Store Your Analog Vinyl Records / Tapes in Hi Res Audio

Enjoy a lifetime of listening to astounding audio fidelity—record it in DSD. “High-Resolution” is the…




KORG’s New Recording System Turns Analog Vinyl or Tape into Hi Res Audio DSD!

DS-DAC-10R USB DAC / ADC Phono Converter, DSD Recording System, and Audiophile-Grade Headphone Amp

  • Professional Grade Analog to Digital Conversion

    [caption id="attachment_3871" align="alignright" width="225"] “The package provides exceptional recording quality and playback at a remarkable price.” Russ Long, July 2017[/caption]

  • Native DSD DAC @ 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz Record and Playback
  • Native PCM DAC up to 24/192 KHz Record and Playback
  • Asynchronous Bi-directional USB 2.0 for Archiving & Playback of All Analog Sources
  • High Performance MM Phono Preamp with 6 Selectable RIAA Curves
  • Audiophile-Grade Headphone Amp
  • Exclusive Audiogate 4 Software Control

Free Shipping in the USA.  All export orders must be placed with this online orderform, we will send you a PayPal     invoice including shipping via US Postal System Priority International


HDMI v2.0 Is Incrementalizing The Early Adopters of UHD 4K

Writing in the September issue of Widescreen Review, video guru Joe Kane bemoans the “incrementalization”…


Essence Announces Winner of Acoustic Energy Summer Sweeps!

We are pleased to congratulate Don B. Meriwether of Atlanta, GA as the winner of…


Why Do Only Some People Get ‘Skin Orgasms’ From Listening to Music?

Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill…


Essence HDACC Wins The Absolute Sound Editor’s Choice Award 2016

The Essence HDACC has just won The Absolute Sound Editor’s Choice Award for DACs under…


Do You Experience Frissons When You Listen To Music?

I’ve been thinking about why we’re all audiophiles for a long time; I’ve come to…


Native Hi Res Audio Is Encrypted; Do You Have The De-Cryption Key?

Today’s blog post is aimed at all the PC / Server-stored music fans who think…


Headfonia Reviews the Essence HDACC

January 14, 2016…..Let me make introductions. Essence products and distribution are the lovechild of Bob…

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