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


Finally Focal announced their closed-back flagship Stellia headphone that will sit closelly to the open-back flagship Utopia headphone. Sure, Focal released few closed-back headphones in the past but they were nothing compared to the Utopia headphones. Stellia was developed from the ground-up as a …
Samsung just stopped selling 4K UHD Blu-Ray players in the US. It could be a sign that the company will completely abandon releasing new Blu-Ray players and will soon go the streaming way. Oppo Digital did the same last year, I do hope this will not became a trend. Streaming services are fine but we …
Immediately after the launch of F5, F9SE and F9 IEMs, FiiO instead of catching a breath of fresh air, decided to be seriously involved in the improvement of their own designs, thus F9 PRO and FH1 see the light of the day, I’ll write about both products in detail in the shortest time. I. FiiO F9 PRO …
Disclaimer : The FiiO Q5 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest review. We thank team FiiO for that! We have been waiting for a long time for a top DAC/Amp combo from FiiO, especially if we take into consideration that the last such devices were E18 and E17K launched 4 years ago …
Disclaimer : The Burson Play was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest review. We thank team Burson Audio for that! You know what? I have a soft spot for Burson Audio gear. And that’s because 7 years ago I was publishing my absolutely first review on this website and that review was …
Battle of FiiO’s Bluetooth devices (BTR1 vs μBTR vs BTR3) I should apologize first to FiiO as I have the BTR1 for few months already in my possession and I was immensely enjoying it for this past couple of months already. I received recently the μBTR and BTR3 so I thought why not do an informative …
iFi Audio iUSB3.0 and iPurifier2 – Comparative Review This is a follow up for the iDAC2 review in which besides stock configuration I added an iUSB3.0 and iPurifier2. What exactly does iUSB3.0? iUSB3.0 is an All-in-One solution that takes care of all problems regarding USB port or signal. More …
Have you ever driven a car or a motorcycle that you felt in love on the spot, but after a test drive, you’d have a bitter taste in your mouth after finding the price? Have you ever listened to a high-end audio setup that instantly puts you into nirvana and yet saddens you bitterly after you leave …
Sennheiser HD800 that was launched in 2009 have been and are still special for several reasons. Immediately after launching these headphones I noticed how most headphone amp manufacturers started development on fresh new models, many of them were specifically designed for the HD800. But only after a …
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 …
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