AKG-K545 – Review

I’ve owned its bigger brother, the AKG-K550 for a good while . In some ways it is one of the best closed headphones out there as I’ve rarely heard such an open sound from a… Continue reading

NAD VISO HP50 – Review

It’s just awesome when you find some friend to share your hobbies with, especially when you’re not having an usual hobby like us, the audiophiles. Well, I managed to gather a few quality… Continue reading

Audio-gd Master 9 – Review

I’ve been wanting to write this review for a while now, but I wanted to gather all it was needed for a proper review. First, the unit now has more than 220 hours… Continue reading

Focal Spirit One S – Review

As you may know, I think that both Focal Spirit Classic & Professional are one of the best closed headphones in that price range, and I do own a pair of Classics myself. Focal did… Continue reading

Aftermarket Cables for Sennheiser HD800

Since a while now, I’ve been looking for a good  aftermarket cable for Sennheiser HD800. Luckily, I have a friend that has 3 of those and he was kind enough to lend them… Continue reading

Hearing Safety and Noise Induced Hearing Loss

We have talked about the human hearing system, and very little about hearing safety, so I felt the need to come back to this subject because I’ve noticed a lot of people that are… Continue reading

Once upon a time in Romania

In this hobby we talk a lot about the importance of power in audio systems, from power cables to power conditioning, power cables, power regenerators, power sources, transformers, etc. I’ve even seen transformers… Continue reading

The most important part of any sound system: your ears and brain. Hearing explained

We talked a lot about audio gear: digital to analog converters, amplifiers, speakers, headphones, etc. But sometimes we forget about the most important audio gear out there, the gear we were born with,… Continue reading

Audiobyte Black Dragon – Review

I’ve known of this project for a while now and if you’ve been reading some of my reviews, you would know I am really interested in Audiobyte  and their products. I had Hydra-X… Continue reading

Asus Xonar Essence III – Review

It brings me joy to see that Asus shows interest in this relatively small market. Why am I saying this? Well, I have two big reasons: Their products in this category are very… Continue reading

Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition – Review

After I’ve reviewed Asus Xonar Essence STU, I was looking forward to review one of it’s bigger brothers, the Xonar Essence One Muses Edition, so here we are. I love the fact that Asus… Continue reading

1/8 Million Dollar Stereo Sound System

If you’ve been reading my reviews you might have heard of Jack-fi / AudioConcept.  I’ve been talking a lot about them because I love the store and the guys working there. After I found… Continue reading

Asus Xonar Essence STU – Review

I’ve heard only good things about the headphone related products from Asus, especially the  Xonar Essence One and its Muses Edition. So, in that direction, I hope that I will get to review them… Continue reading

Audiophilleo 1 with PurePower – Review

I’ve heard a lot about audiophilleo 1 and 2 from a lot of people, including a friend of mine who liked it very much. After doing the review on AudioByte Hydra-X  I’ve  got… Continue reading

Rockna Wavedream DAC – Review

You remember Audiobyte Hydra-X ?  Well, Rockna is the mother company of Audiobyte  and wavedream is their latest product. I waited for it since a while now and I finally got my ears on it. Why am I… Continue reading

FiiO X5 – Review

You remember FiiO X3, right ? Well, FiiO shipped yet another great product on the market, the FiiO X5,  X3’s big brother. I always loved the products from this company as they really… Continue reading

Chordette Qute EX DAC – Review

As I’ve recently heard and reviewed the Chord Hugo, I must say that that little amazing DAC really made me very curious on other products from Chord. I thought that I really must… Continue reading

Chord Hugo – Review

At last, I’ve got my hands on this little device. When I’ve first heard of it and how much it costs, I thought I would never be interested, but after hearing it at… Continue reading

Creative Aurvana Live 2 – Review

When I’ve heard that Creative released the Aurvana Live 2, I was very curious and enthusiast as I think that the Aurvana Live 1 is absolutely excellent for it’s price and it’s my… Continue reading

Decware Taboo MK III – Review

Hello everybody, I’ve had this amplifier for more than 2 months now, and I was eager to write the review on it, so now it is time to unleash it on the internet.… Continue reading

Creek OBH-21 MK2 – Review

Hello everybody, I have recently reviewed the discontinued Creek OBH-21 headphone amplifier and found it to be very good at that price and size. I always wondered why Creek discontinued this product and… Continue reading

Why do I need a headphone amplifier ?

More than 5 years ago, I was very surprised and a little amused when I have been informed that headphones need amplifiers to sound at full capacity.  With experience I have realized that… Continue reading

What are DACS and their importance

Hello everybody, I have been hearing a lot of people saying that they don’t believe in DACS or that they don’t make a difference. Well, I remember when a few years ago I… Continue reading

Headphones and related gear buyer’s guide

Hello everybody, I have been contemplating for some time now on writing a small guide on how to get into this hobby or what headphones and related gear to buy. Before reading this… Continue reading

Moon 300D V2 – Review

Hello everybody, I recently got my hands on a small but very good DAC, the Moon 300D V2. This came in with perfect timing as since this week, I am a proud owner… Continue reading

Focal Spirit Classic & Spirit Professional – Review

Hello everybody, I have been waiting for this for a while now. If you remember, I have been very impressed with Focal’s first headphone, the Spirit One . From that moment on I was… Continue reading

Toxic Cables Budget Series

Hello everybody, I have been enjoying for a while now a very good cable from Toxic Cables with my Audeze headphones. I am talking about the Silver Widow which I found to be an… Continue reading

Noisy USB Problem

Hello everybody, I recently found a very interesting problem I had in my sound system. As I told you in one of my reviews, I got a power regenerator for my system in… Continue reading

Audiophile and Proud

Hey everybody, In the past years I have noticed a negative trend towards our wonderful hobby. I have been hearing a lot of people saying something like “no, you don’t understand, I am… Continue reading

Audeze LCD-X vs Sennheiser HD800

Hey guys, I know that I already did a review on LCD-X, but I am sure that a lot of you will ask yourselves how does the X stand next  to  Sennheiser  HD800.… Continue reading

Audeze LCD-X Review

Hey guys, You may know from what I have written before that I have been waiting for LCD-3 for a while now. A few weeks ago, I managed to get my hands on… Continue reading

Indiana Line Nota 250, Nota 550 – Review – More than Meets the Wallet

Hey guys, I remember how when I was a kid, I craved for a speaker system like Logitech Z-5500 and for it’s huge but bloated and uncontrolled bass quantity. Today I couldn’t listen to them… Continue reading

Chord Signature USB – Review

Hey guys, As you may know I am a fan of the Chord Silver Plus Usb cable.  I remained with it since that review because I like very much the energy it gives… Continue reading

Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL – Review

Hey guys, If you remember , some time ago I have told you about a pair of speakers that impressed me very much at that moment. I am talking about the Martin Logan… Continue reading

FiiO X3 – Review

Hey guys, I have stressed for some time now on what phone I would get that has decent sound. At first I got the Galaxy S1 that had a Wolfson Dac and combined… Continue reading

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc – Review

Hey guys, I had my eyes on FiiO E12 for a long time now, since I’ve seen the little fellow at Sandu’s place. I remember I tried it with LCD-2 at that time… Continue reading