Sandu Vitalie

Sandu Vitalie

Bio

Founder and lead editor of www.soundnews.net. At a younger age I discovered that my stock Walkman headphones and my home boom-box sucked big time. Since then I wander the world in a quest to find the world’s best transducers in a headphone or speaker form. When low at inspiration I drink potions mixed with strong spirits and I raise that volume up, I headbang at rocks gigs and I’m a pretty good wedding crasher. I’m sorry I don’t have a favorite band, I like almost everything out there…except for Diana Krall.

Articles By Sandu Vitalie


Soncoz Technology Co. Ltd. might look like a fresh and young company to you, but their lead engineers have years of practice, perfected in the digital and analog realms. After releasing several products under different brands, a time came for the big move that formed the Soncoz team as we know it …
Are those vacuum-tube loving chaps of xDuoo ever sleeping at night? Are they dreaming tube gear and make them happen by the day? We’ll never know that, but I know that xDuoo are one of those guys that aren’t walking the same path two years in a row. Last year, matte-black everything was their …
My Video Review: Musician Audio never ceases to amaze me. Their first R-2R ladder DAC that saw the light of the day depicted a winged horse enchanted with magical powers and you’ve guessed it: it’s the pale-white Pegasus. One myth goes that Pegasus dug out a spring with his hooves, which blessed …
My Video Review: Don’t ask me why the most covered manufacturer I have around here is Topping Audio, but if you do…it wasn’t one of my goals. You really wanted to know my opinion on most of their doings and the rest is history. I have no regrets, as the most commented articles are for gear coming …
My Video Review: Oh my, how time flies. I remember as it was yesterday when Burson Audio released their first power amplifier somewhere at the end of 2013 calling it the Timekeeper (such a fitting name), that we got to review on our sister website a decade ago. My daily driver at that time was a …
My Video Review: You got to give some credit to Hi-Fi brands coming out of China that forever changed the definition of entry and mid-level Hi-Fi. The biggest competition they have right now is…themselves. Companies like SMSL, Topping and Gustard are no longer competing against Western companies, …
My Video Review: Everything started last year on a Friday evening. While I was enjoying my time in the company of a glass of whisky and some electric blues, I’m getting a call from a good friend asking if it’s possible making a headphone that should be different to anyone else’s, affordable, …
My Video Review: Sendy Audio might sound like a new headphone company coming from the land of the Red Dragon, except that they aren’t. They are manufacturing headphone drivers for several years now, they are even providing them for various headphone manufacturers. That’s right folks, Sendy Audio …
My Video Review: Name the first grandiose and imposing thing that dictates your imagination. Contemplate in intimacy the detail that seduced your thoughts in a journey across continents and oceans. If among the symbols of timeless grandiloquence, you have listed the Colossus of Rhodes, the Great …
My Video Review: Ah…the sound of a high-quality R2R DAC after a sea of chip-based Delta-Sigma converters feels like tasting an aged single malt whiskey for the first time. That deep, velvety smooth, indulgently sweet aroma reminiscent of French patisserie and a long-lasting aftertaste can’t be …
Page 1