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Headphones Reviews

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My Video Review: Before I move on with my actual review, I just want to make it clear that headphone listening is the biggest hobby of my life…for multiple reasons. With headphones you don’t need expensive room treatments, absorbers or diffusers, …
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My Video Review: There’s always a first time for everything in life. In my case, I am meeting Hiby Audio and all their doings for the first time. In case of Hiby Audio (Hiby from now on), they just finished working on their first flagship IEM that …
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My Video Review: Last week I’ve tested some smooth, relaxing and warm sounding IEMs that could be listened to no end, but today some very bold, mean and visceral music making machines will be hitting my ear drums unmercifully. I’ve already met IKKO …
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My Video Review: Meze Audio is surely one of the fastest growing headphone manufacturer I know of. Their Empyrean is stealing hearts around the globe for three years in a row with its unique sound signature and unmistakable look, while their …
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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 …

Speakers Reviews

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My Video Review: Were you ever surprised by something you’ve haven’t heard of? It happened so many times in my life, not only in Hi-Fi. Having big budgets for expensive marketing, some huge banners waving on top of the tallest buildings or the …
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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: It’s that time of the year when Topping goes all-in, making sure it wouldn’t be outgunned anytime soon. After releasing three Nested Feedback Composite Amplifiers (NFCA for short) by now, you would think they would rest on Laurus …
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My Video Review: Singxer Electronic Co Ltd. is a mysterious audio manufacturer for me, they have done ODM and OEM work for third party companies for more than a decade now. They started slow and small, but they learned fast, they did their homework …
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My Video Review: The most controversial review I ever wrote was for the Musician Pegasus R2R DAC. I didn’t know too much about them at that time, only that they had more than 20 years of experience under their belts in the digital and analog audio …
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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 …

Sources Reviews

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My Video Review: Oftentimes I’m being asked which DAC is the best you can get at less than one grand. That is a very broad question that can’t have a simple answer from my part, as I can’t possibly know your music preference, your stereo or your …
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My Video Review: I was dismayed when FiiO announced that their M11 PRO and M15 will be fading away into the history books. We all knew it would happen at some point, but that fire at the AKM factory skyrocketed the prices of the remaining stock, …
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My Video Review: Il Suono Italiano…now confess to me, how does that sound to you? Like a sweet melody whispered gently in your ear by a delicate midnight muse? Like a stroke of brush by the great Buonarroti that separated the sublime genius …
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My Video Review: Alright folks, I might not get too excited seeing another AKM or ESS Sabre based DAC been released in such a crowded landscape that digital audio has become, I’ve covered plenty of those already…but how about some fresh new Cirrus …
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My Video Review: I still remember when ESS Technologies released their newest all-in-one ES9218 DAC and headphone amplifier on a single SoC silicon a few years ago, that would revolutionize the affordable DAP market in a very good way. It meant …

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 …