Amplifiers

94/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: Few months ago when I was building a secondary speaker setup, I decided to try a medium sized power amplifier that had all the right ingredients that were mandatory for me as an oversized toroidal transformer, an all discrete circuitry and of course some of that Class-A magic for …
92/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: Everyone has a new way of attacking the entry level audio market. JDS is doing that with their Atom line-up, Schiit Audio with their schiity sounding Modi, Magni, Vali and Fulla, Drop is working hard on their upcoming AAA One. Companies from the East are doing the same, as both …
93/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: When LittleDot MKIII SE (which I will be simply calling LD3 from now on) landed at the front of my door, a flashback struck me and a lot of good memories rushed in. Long before my xDuoo TA-10 and TA-30 reviews, before my Woo Audio WA6 Special Edition review and even farther away …
97/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: From the tens of audio manufacturers from the land of the Red Dragon that I came across, I can count about three of them which are really proud about their identity and achievements. Without a doubt, on top of this very short list stays the funky Kinki Studio team. With a simple …
98/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: One of the biggest hypes I ever encountered in the headphone kingdom was the announcement of THX Achromatic Audio Amplifiers that revolutionized the way we listen to music. By far, the biggest impact on the market had the THX-AAA-789 by Drop. The company that made it, prepared a …
92/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: About a year ago when I finally tested a passive power conditioner from KECES called BP-600 it made wonders in my desktop setup cleaning up those dirty power lines, offering an impeccably clean background, that I decided to rename it to Mr. Clean. It changed the way I listen to …
97/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: It all started about half year ago when I had a long conversation with Vitaliy Barchan of Flux Lab Acoustics about his company, about new products, about the hard times of a newly opened business and the struggle to win the hearts of the potential customers. We talked a lot about …
98/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: When you think you know them all, as if you listened to the best solid-state headphone amplifiers on this planet, a little doggie called Lutz would come and tell you that you know nothing young padawan. As a detour from my intro, about one year and half ago, one of my friends …
90/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: What a crazy and crowded year was 2019 for Topping. They were able to release not one, not two but three flagship DACs: the technical and serious DX7 PRO, its musical and playful brother D90 and the D70 that sits somewhere in the middle of those two. Topping didn’t forget their …
86/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: When I’ve tested the SMSL SP200 headphone amplifier I’ve felt how much this company is pushing the envelope into affordable Hi-Fi market. SP200 is still the most affordable THX AAA headphone amplifier on the market and it performs admirable even with heavy loads. SMSL released a …
94/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: A lot of time passed since I listened an all tube amplifier at my place. I still have good memories of my former WooAudio WA6 Special Edition that I was upgrading monthly with better vacuum tubes and better capacitors, just to squeeze the best out of it. That one was the only …
95/100 Amplifiers
My Video Review: There is a lot of talk lately about a Chinese company called Kinki Studio – yes, that is exactly their name. I already imagined how a guy enters a media company that specializes in business names and just casually asks around: “Hey, we came from China, we have a studio and we …
100/100 Amplifiers
My video comparison review: As promised my 3-way comparison review between 3 THX-AAA headphone amps is ready and here are my findings. HPA4 and SP200 were already reviewed around here, THX-789 is a loaner unit from a closer friend of mine, thank you Dan for making this possible. In this review I …
95/100 Amplifiers
My video review: Disclaimer: SMSL SP200 was sent to us as a review sample exchange for our honest opinion. We thank team Apos Audio for this opportunity. Probably the biggest hype I ever encountered in the headphone kingdom was the announcement of THX AAA 789 headphone amp by Massdrop. People …
86/100 Amplifiers
My video review: Disclaimer: FiiO K5 PRO was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank team FiiO for this opportunity. I am an old-school guy and I like the simplest DAC/Amp units, especially desktop ones that can be wall-powered. Sadly, for the past years FiiO forget …
99/100 Amplifiers
Disclaimer: Benchmark HPA4 together with DAC 3 HGC were loaned to me from the local distributor. Both will be returned back after the test period ends. My video review: Before starting my actual review, I just want to remind you that headphone listening at the Hi-Fi level is a big part of my life. …
93/100 Amplifiers
Disclaimer: Aune S7 PRO was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank team Aune Audio for this opportunity. My video review: At München High-End Show 2019 Aune Audio unveiled a bunch of interesting products such X1s PRO DAC/Headphone amp combo, X7s stand-alone …
86/100 Amplifiers
Disclaimer : The Erzetich Bacillus was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank team Erzetich Audio for that! My video review: Erzetich Audio is a fresh and new audio manufacturer for me, but that doesn’t mean Blaz Erzetich – the founder and the man behind this brand …
82/100 Amplifiers
Disclaimer: The xDuoo TA-10 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest review. We thank Steven from Xtenik.com web shop for this opportunity. Our video review can be found right here: I’ll be honest with you; I never tried any audio devices by xDuoo until today. They are quite …
87/100 Amplifiers
Before I start with my actual review, I would like to tell you a short story. A little bit over 11 years ago when I decided to invest in this wonderful hobby, headphone manufacturers but especially headphone amplifier manufacturers could be counted by fingers on a hand. In top 3 of those …
82/100 Amplifiers
Disclaimer : The Burson Fun was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest review. We thank Burson Audio for that! When I was testing out the Burson Play it really opened my mind that good sounding gear should not cost a fortune. I loved everything about the Play… well except the fact that …
78/100 Amplifiers
Burson Audio goes with a Bang When I’ve tested the Burson Play around one month ago I was kind of impressed by its small footprint yet with a really big and bold sound signature. I’m really glad that Burson started thinking out of the box this last year and sincerely I dig every new product they …