Headphone Amp

87/100 Headphone Amp
My Video Review: After a long and stressful 2020, xDuoo started a fresh new year stronger than ever. In January they already revealed several cool new devices such as Link2 USB dongle, some tube-based MT-601 and MT-602 headphone amplifiers, the lady in red TA-10R came next, followed by their …
91/100 Headphone Amp
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. Above some numbers appearing on the screen of an audio …
91/100 Headphone Amp
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 the THX-es proved, in some ways it even outclassed …
87/100 Headphone Amp
My Video Review: How Topping is even operating in times like these, it’s a big mystery to me. I know several audio manufacturers from Europe that are not accepting orders anymore, just because their factories are barely working due to Covid-19 lockdown, yet Topping is releasing several new DACs …
90/100 Headphone Amp
My Video Review: At the end of 2019 I was given the honors for a world-premiere Burson Conductor 3 Reference review, which changed the way I am looking at ESS Sabre-based DACs/Preamps and headphone amp combos. From linear, lean sounding and straight as a line in terms of frequency response, …
85/100 Headphone Amp
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 …
91/100 Headphone Amp
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 Headphone Amp
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 …
88/100 Headphone Amp
My Video Review: You might have heard about a company from the land of the Red Dragon called Audio-GD. They are crafting anything really in the digital and analog domain. From simple DAC and headphone amp units to big and heavy integrated amps and mono-blocks. In the early days of headphone …
88/100 Headphone Amp
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 …
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