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


My Video Review: I’m publishing headphone reviews starting with 2009, but if I’m looking deeper into my past, I’m doing them for at least 20 years, always ranking every single headphone that passed through these hands, so I wouldn’t forget any of them. Back in 2009, Sennheiser was releasing the …
My Video Review: Let me give you a little inside information about FiiO. They never rest on laurus nobilis leaves, they never compromise, never settle or slow down innovation. It’s one of those stubborn companies that are pushing the envelope on a daily basis. Every month, a new IEM, portable DAP, …
My Video Review: While people still dislike Hifiman’s Susvara price point and their discouraging sensitivity, we love when top-class technology from world’s best planar headphones is making way into lower-tiered headphones at prices that people can actually afford. If you are looking closer, …
My Video Review: Sendy Audio and their sister company Sivga Audio always appeared on my radar on a regular basis, as those two always resonated with good looking headphones at affordable prices, that hopefully were good sounding too. A few months ago, we bumped into their AIVA headphone and …
My Video Review: Oh, my goodness, what a busy year! It seems that headphone tinkerers around the globe went berserk in 2021 after a dormant 2020. Hifiman went all-in with stealth magnets on their Arya and Deva Pro, Sendy Audio released their golden child – the Peacock, Dan Clark Audio wowed the …
My Video Review: The best reviews that I’ve wrote, always started with a good story. This time around I’ll be closer and more personal, telling you about my loudspeaker adventures. Before my son was born some 8 years ago, I was very much into loudspeakers, trying a bunch of them, always visiting …
My Video Review: Sun’s shinning outside, my kid’s playing in the courtyard, so I can get some peace of mind, I’m getting up and a warm coffee waits for me in the company of some blues and jazz. Can it get any better than this? A courier pays me a visit and drops a huge wooden box at my front door. …
My Video Review: I still remember when IEM makers were trying to squeeze as many BA drivers in their creations, some squeezing as much as 24 drivers per side, yet Sennheiser drops the curtains on their top-dog single-driver dynamic IEM, that put them in the race for the best sound on the go. IE800 …
My Video Review: When Drop.com started branding third-party headphones under their banner and selling them by tens of thousands, Hi-Fi retailers around the globe opened their third eye. That clever move attracted unwanted eyes and it was only a matter of time when HiFi retailers would make their …
My Video Review: I have a long-standing tradition of reviewing SMSL Audio gear. My first-hand experience was trying their unusual looking, but great sounding M500 DAC/Amp combo a few years ago. I wasn’t a huge supporter of its wagon-like look, but it was a darn good sounding DAC for its price. In …
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