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Headphones Reviews

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My Video Review: Gold Planar might sound like a new company in the headphone business, but they are far from that. They are manufacturing audio drivers for several years now, they are even providing them for several established headphone and …
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My Video Review: When FiiO came out of nowhere a decade ago, they came with affordable portable headphone amplifiers to be used with iPods. Since then, slowly but surely FiiO crawled in every corner of portable audio. So much so, that nowadays …
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My Video Review: In the spring of 2020, the world has gone crazy, everything turned upside down for most of us, we forgot what traveling and socializing really means, exchanging all that goodness with a place in the boring Helheim (lockdown). There …
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My Video Review: Before I move on with my actual review, I want to tell you first why you should consider Kennerton headphones in the first place. I never meet Kennerton’s CEO: Valentin Kazanzhi in person, but after exchanging emails in a span of a …
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My Video Review: When I’m saying LittleDot out loud, I’m thinking about tube-based headphone and loudspeaker amplifiers the most, then about solid-state amplifiers of all kinds and then about digital sources. If you would tell me that LittleDot …

Speakers Reviews

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My Video Review: Ah, it’s so good being back testing and listening to a nice pair of loudspeakers. I quite enjoy the active version of KEF LS50W since it is so user friendly setting up their internal streamer, linking a Tidal Hi-Fi account and then …
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Whoever read my comparative tests with loudspeakers of up to 500 USD and up to 1000 USD, understood too well that good old Sandu hunts a pair of upper-class speakers. At one point, however, this mission had become too tiring. I have taken home many …
I already warmed my ears and wake up my neurons listening to good music from the previous comparative test of bookshelf speakers up to 500 USD that you can read right here. I hope my curiosity will not kill me as it killed the cat but I already done …
The last few years I was restrained by room space and free time and all my listening time moved to a dedicated headphone based system. And that’s why I forgot the sound of a good pair of bookshelf speakers in the listening room. The current …

Amplifiers Reviews

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My Video Review: I always loved the way Burson Audio was approaching analog designs. Instead of waging wars with its competition on lower distortion numbers and on higher signal-to-noise ratios, the simplest things were more important to them. …
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My Video Review: With the introduction of SP200, SMSL embraced the THX-AAA hype train that everybody was talking around the block. Finally, there was a serious contender in town for the overrated Drop THX-789 and as my comprehensive comparison of …
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My Video Review: How Topping is even operating in times like these, it’s a big mystery to me. I know several audio manufacturers from Europe that are not accepting orders anymore, just because their factories are barely working due to Covid-19 …
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My Video Review: Ever since publishing my Benchmark HPA4 review last year, I couldn’t sleep at night because of the huge differences between it and the second-best headphone amplifier I’ve tried before it. One month later, I smashed my piggie banks …
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My Video Review: I was given the privilege of reviewing the Keces S125 power amplifier some time ago, that in time become my daily driver work horse. Anything else I had before it felt muddy, raw and unpolished. It grown on me with its clean nature …

Sources Reviews

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My Video Review: Making good sounding digital audio players (DAP) takes time, dedication and a lot of experimentation, but making great sounding players is pure passion mixed with madness that can take years of polish until perfection is being …
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My Video Review: Two years ago, I was posting my first written review on this website and my first video over Youtube for the xDuoo TA-10 DAC and hybrid headphone amplifier. I had plenty of experience with tube amplifiers and DACs, but I have never …
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My Video Review: Hey folks. Today is big day, as I will be testing a mammoth of a unit that packs a serious punch and costs as much as an entry level interconnect cable. What it is exactly? Well…it’s a single ended and a balanced DAC, it has full …
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My Video Review: When FiiO embraced the future putting USB Type-C ports on their Q3, it was only a matter of time when the same would happen to their upper echelon portable units. Q5S was still their flagship portable DAC/Amp, but it was plagued by …
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My Video Review: Can you guess which is my favorite DAC manufacturer from Asia? That’s right folks, that’s Topping… and if you are asking yourself why? It’s a cumulus of multiple factors: Build quality and aesthetics are first, feature set comes …

Accessories Reviews

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My Video Review: Hey folks. Today I will be writing about the biggest unknowns of the Hi-Fi world: Preamps! But first, we should learn about them, how they really work and if you need one or not. Nowadays, almost nobody is discussing about them, …
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My Video Review: Disclaimer: xDuoo Link was sent to us as a review unit in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank team Xtenik Audio for this opportunity! The moment Apple announced they are dropping the headphone jack on their smartphones was …
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My Video Review: FiiO never ceases to amaze me, when they enter a new market, they don’t do it for the sake of it, they are not just testing the waters but are bringing their full arsenal. Two years ago, they entered the portable Bluetooth market …
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Disclaimer: DD Hifi provided the leather case and the headphone adapters for the purpose of this introduction and review. Thanks Lily & Demond! My Video review: Typical loudspeaker listeners are having sweet dreams at night knowing their …
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My video review: When I reviewed the Keces BP-600 Isolation Power Conditioner last week I got a glimpse of what clean power could bring to the table. The difference with and without it was quite big with few of my audio sources and just marginally …