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My Video Review: Looking closer at the head-fi market, I counted three big waves when it comes to amplifier designs. The first wave came somewhere in ~2018, when THX announced their Achromatic Audio Amplifier modules (THX-AAA for short), that revolutionized the headphone amplifier market as we …
91/100 Preamp
My Video Review: A group of mad scientists banded together in 2020, starting spreading a new type of virus that was putting goose bumps all over their victims, butterflies in their poor stomachs, intensifying their heartbeats, while mercifully hitting their eardrums. What a nasty type of virus! …
93/100 Preamp
My Video Review: Mankind always had this urge to discover new places, new sensations, breaking boundaries and going beyond limits of formal ideas. My journey started around December 2021, when myself and a bunch of audioholics started a long trip during which we’ve met Rockna and Audiobyte team. …
93/100 Preamp
My Video Review: The battle ended and the dust settled, a single warrior was still standing with planar headphones around his neck, plated with aluminum armor and cooled with an active Noctua fan bolted to his chest, the Burson Soloist 3X Grand Tourer won the headphone amplifier battle that took …
90/100 Preamp
My Video Review: When you’re thinking about affordable but good sounding Hi-Fi, you’re definitely thinking about brands from the far East, that forever changed the definition of entry level Hi-Fi. Companies like SMSL, Topping and Gustard are pumping new products at such a rate…that we don’t have …
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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 …
87/100 Preamp
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 …
92/100 Preamp
My Video Review: Il Suono Italiano…now confess to me, how does that sound to you? Like a sweet melody whispered gently in your ear by a delicate midnight muse? Like a stroke of brush by the great Buonarroti that separated the sublime genius from monotony of formal thoughts? Like a poetry …
91/100 Preamp
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 …
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