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Piega Premium 3 Speakers – Review

I’ve been meaning to write a review about Piega for a while now. During the last 2 years I had the chance to listen to some of their speakers and every time I’ve… Continue reading

Simaudio Moon 430HA Headphone Amplifier – Review

I have been watching this amplifier for a while now and I was really curious on how it will perform. Moon  impressed me with some of their products over the years and the… Continue reading

Let’s help a friend in need

This post is not a review and it has the purpose of helping a company that I hold dear very much. I am talking about Audeze. I will take advantage of this opportunity to thank… Continue reading

Shure 535 LTD – Review

I had to go to Boston, Massachusetts a few months ago with some work related stuff. After the first day in Boston, I started thinking that a pair of in ear headphones wouldn’t… Continue reading

FiiO E12A – Review

Since the first time I’ve heard FiiO X5 I became one of its fans and I do own one for myself now. I’m enjoying it almost everyday at work and in vacations. A few weeks… Continue reading

Fostex TH-900 – Review

I’ve listened to Denon D7000 a while ago and I considered them to be very good closed headphones. They were a little overpriced but they were fun and quite enjoyable. Well, Denon 7000,… Continue reading

iFi iDSD Micro – Review

I was made aware of Micro – iDSD by a friend of mine a few months ago near it’s release date. Looking at the specs I was really impressed. Before getting into details… Continue reading

HiFiMAN HE-560 – Review

There are some serious players in the headphone industry and HiFiMAN is one of them. I’ve read a lot about their headphones and it bothered me that I didn’t know anybody in close… Continue reading

Audio-gd Precision 2 – Review

If you read my review of Audio Gd Master 9, you would know how much I love that product and how happy I am with it in my headphone sound system. After spending a lot… Continue reading

Simaudio Moon Neo 380D DSD DAC – Review

Hearing that Moon has recently released a new DAC upgrade for some of it’s products, I was really curious to see how they perform. I managed to borrow a Neo 380D DSD from Jack-Fi and… Continue reading

Forza Hybrid Series Twin USB Cable – Review

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now. If you remember, I’ve said that the MSB Analog Dac has an excellent USB input which lowers the difference between usb cables. Actually,… Continue reading

FiiO X1 – Review

Recently I’ve got my hands on the new FiiO X1. If you’ve read my review of FiiO X5, you would know that I was really impressed with it. Actually, even if it was on buy list… Continue reading

Arcam FMJ D33 DAC – Review

I had this DAC a while ago, but only for a few days and did’t have time to write a review about it. Now it’s back in my house and since I had… Continue reading

HRT microStreamer – Review

One of my friends insisted on making me listen to this little device, so he lent it to me for some time. It’s been a while now since I’ve had it. Sorry man, it… Continue reading

Sony MDR-1R – Review

I’ve listened to these headphones on numerous occasions and every time I’ve told myself that they really deserve a review. Looks, Presentation & Specs First, I have to mention that they are really… Continue reading

SOtM sHP-100 DAC / Headphone Amplifier – Review

If you remember, I’ve been really impressed by the SOtM sMS-100. That product made me respect this company and also aroused my curiosity regarding some of its other products. Luckily, when SOtM sent me… Continue reading

Pinna Zigmahornet Speakers – Review

Not so long ago, while checking my headmania facebook account, I noticed a new message from a guy Razvan. I was surprised to see he was a Romanian entrepreneur that wanted  to enter… Continue reading

SOtM sMS-100 Network Streamer – Review

From the moment I had the noise problem from my  USB inputs, I’ve been thinking of solving the known “computer problem”. Considering it was mainly because of the 5V USB power, I’ve started… Continue reading

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 to do a proper job. First, I waited for the break in period,… 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