Headphones

Pathos Acoustics Converto Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 30, 2014
Pathos Acoustics Converto Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Michael Lavorgna has posted a review of the Pathos Acoustics Converto headphone amplifier-DAC ($) at AudioStream. His conclusions: “I found that the Converto was very easy to listen to over longer sessions and enjoyed its relaxed and inviting sound. For those looking for a PCM-only DAC and headphone amp that can handle up to...
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McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

October 28, 2014
McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

Bailey S. Barnard has posted a review of the McIntosh MHA100 headphone amplifier ($4500) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “I can’t stress enough how wonderful the headphone section is—but at $4,500, the MHA100 isn’t for everybody. Those who take the plunge will have a component that they can base a reasonably sized system around. Unless...
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Noble Custom In-Ear Monitors

October 28, 2014
Noble Custom In-Ear Monitors

John Granberg has posted a review of several models of Noble custom in-ear monitors ($950-$1299). His conclusions: “So there you have it—Noble Audio’s stunning Kaiser 10 most definitely deserves a spot on our Wall of Fame. It has a brilliant yet nonchalant character which keeps me coming back for more. Factor in the remarkable...
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Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning MK II Headphone Amplifier

October 27, 2014
Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning MK II Headphone Amplifier

Peter Pialis has posted a review of the Cavalli Audio Liquid Lightning MK II headphone amplifier ($4250) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “There are other commercial electro-static amplifiers out there like the HeadAmp Blue Hawaii Special Edition and Eddie Current Electra. But they are all vacuum tube based products and I’ve been living the...
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AURALiC VEGA DSD DAC and TAURUS Mk. II Balanced Headphone Amplifier

October 27, 2014
AURALiC VEGA DSD DAC and TAURUS Mk. II Balanced Headphone Amplifier

David W. Robinson has posted a review of the AURALiC VEGA DSD DAC ($3499) and TAURUS Mk. II Balanced headphone amplifier ($1699) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “AURALiC has certainly distinguished itself by entering these markets with products that shine with beauty, build quality, and the excellence of their sound. I have spent a...
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Viva Audio Egoista Headphone Amplifier

October 26, 2014
Viva Audio Egoista Headphone Amplifier

Panagiotis Karavitis has posted a review of the Viva Audio Egoista headphone amplifier ($10,000) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “The unfortunate fact that many of us cannot afford it does not make the Egoista anything less than a bargain. The joy provided by the yellow beast can be matched by very few classic two-channel...
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Woo Audio WA6 Headphone Amplifier

October 25, 2014
Woo Audio WA6 Headphone Amplifier

Mark Fleishmann has posted a review of the Woo Audio WA6 headphone amplifier ($699) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Woo Audio’s WA6 headphone amp is powerful medicine. Its sweet, euphonic sound gets the most out of headphones that have an emphatic treble, though it also gets along with headphones that have an uncompromising,...
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HiFiMAN HE560 Planar Headphones

October 20, 2014
HiFiMAN HE560 Planar Headphones

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE560 planar headphones ($899) at Headphone Guru. His conclusions: “The HE560 is a well designed and thought out product and will keep many listeners happy, and for many may end the ride on the merry-go-round. This could be just the product that can deliver you...
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Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

October 19, 2014
Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone Dock

John Grandberg has posted a review of the AURALiC Gemini 2000 headphone dock ($1999) at Part-Time Audiophile. His conclusions: “It’s possible to get slightly better overall sound (not to mention more inputs and outputs) from a more traditional device such as the BMC PureDAC. But it says a lot about the Gemini 2000 that...
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Audeze LCD-XC Headphones

October 19, 2014
Audeze LCD-XC Headphones

Michael Piskor has posted a review of the Audeze LCD-XC headphones ($1799) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “In the case of the XC, after months of usage I’ve still not adjusted. This is a wonderful thing for me. The XC has sustained my interest for extended periods of time, unlike any other Planar to date....
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BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 15, 2014
BMC PureDAC Headphone Amplifier-DAC

WL Low has posted a review of the BMC PureDAC headphone amplifier-DAC ($1699) at av2day. His conclusions: “The BMC was not only great with vocals, but also all kinds of music genre I played, including classical, jazz and most importantly rock and canto pop! It has the ability to transcend all kinds of musical...
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Beyerdynamic T51i Headphones

October 15, 2014
Beyerdynamic T51i Headphones

Mad Lust Envy has posted a review of the Beyerdynamic T51i headphones ($299) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “The T51 is definitely for those that like an energetic, lively sound that emphasizes the feel, pulse, vibe of the rhythm, and less about the direct engagement of accuracy in tonality of vocals or instruments. EDM or...
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Centrance HiFi-M8 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 13, 2014
Centrance HiFi-M8 Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Norman has posted a review of the Centrance HiFi-M8 portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($699) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “For a portable device this has a great sound and it’s very good by any standards. If I was travelling a lot and wanted something to turn my laptop into a high quality stereo to...
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Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

October 13, 2014
Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Oppo PM-1 planar magnetic headphones ($1099) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “For now, Oppo’s PM-1 stands an impressive entry in a market space where competition is very stiff. I would rate the PM-1 as a world-class bass and midrange transducer—one whose midrange fluidity and suppleness are quite...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

October 12, 2014
Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo Portable Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Marcusd has posted a review of the ypher Labs AlgoRhythm Picollo portable headphone amplifier-DAC ($549) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “Thankfully the stellar build quality, excellent battery life and more than satisfactory amp and pleasing tonality of the Picollo DAC should allow it to pass the demo test for most discerning audiophiles with relative ease....
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HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones

October 10, 2014
HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Stephen Hornbrook has posted a review of the HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic headphones ($899) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “HiFiMAN started out with some amazing products in its line of planar magnetic headphones. They could have easily made incremental tweaks to the HE-500 and satisfied most of its customers....
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Calyx M Portable Digital Audio Player

October 9, 2014
Calyx M Portable Digital Audio Player

Arlindo Borges has posted a review of the Calyx M portable digital audio player ($999) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “Overall, I have to give my full marks to Calyx Audio. Although still not without little quirks, the OS is quite stable, intuitive, and streamlined for ease of use. I’m happy to see Calyx Audio...
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FiiO X1 Digital Audio Player

October 8, 2014
FiiO X1 Digital Audio Player

Marcusd has posted a review of the FiiO digital audio player ($99) at Headfonics. His conclusions: “However if you want the best overall sound quality in the $100 class the X1 is your best choice for now. If you can bear with the lack of features listed above and go with just sound quality...
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Grado Labs GS-1000e Statement Headphones

October 7, 2014
Grado Labs GS-1000e Statement Headphones

Martin Appel has posted a review of the Grado Labs GS-1000e Statement headphones ($1000) at Audiophilea. His conclusions: “Grado Labs has been producing headphones for over half a century and are going strong with no end in sight. It has not been a company to sits on its laurels but one that continually looks...
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NuForce HA-200 Monoblock Headphone Amplifier

October 6, 2014
NuForce HA-200 Monoblock Headphone Amplifier

Michael Mercer has posted a review of the NuForce HA-200 Monoblock headphone amplifier ($349) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “NuForce has built a powerhouse solid-state Class A bitchin’ little amplifier in their HA-200, and they have reason to be proud. I hold the NuForce monoblocks responsible for my recent bouts with insomnia, because...
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