Category Archive: Amplifier

Raimond Audio – Audiophile Starter Power Amplifier – Review

A few months ago, the guys  from jack-fi.ro  introduced me to a small amplifier made locally by Raimond Audio . They insisted I try it with my Martin Logan Ethos speakers. I was a little skeptical,… Continue reading

iFi Pro iCan – Headphone Amplifier Review

Since hearing the first products from iFi, I’ve been watching this company, because I think it really deserves our attention. It has some lovely products out there and I am sure iFi has… Continue reading

Chord Mojo – Review

Some of you may have read my review of Hugo. I was really impressed by that product and what Chord managed to do, not to mention in what size. It’s been a while… Continue reading

Aune B1 Class A Portable Headphone Amplifier

This good looking amplifier managed to catch my attention at Canjam this year through its build quality, looks and of course its sound. I have managed to get a review unit with the… Continue reading

Xindak A600E 09 Version – Integrated Speaker Amplifier Review

After a good friend of mine highly recommended this amplifier and I hunted it for a while now, I finally managed to put my hands on this beast. There is one thing I have… Continue reading

Sugden Masterclass IA-4 Integrated Speaker Amplifier – Review

As you may  remember, Piega 5.2 are quite pretentious when it comes to the amplification. Knowing that I am a big fan of good Class A amplifiers, jack-fi.ro, gave me a Masterclass IA-4… Continue reading

Oppo HA-1 DAC / Headphone Amplifier Review

As I told you years ago, the headphone industry is growing every day. People and companies became aware of the potential of this market and many important names started to look its way.… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creek OBH-21 Review

Hey guys, This little guy brought some memories back when I’ve seen it on one of jack’s shelves. A few years ago when I got into this hobby, I was looking for an… Continue reading

Bakoon HPA-21 Review

Hey guys, I have got the chance to listen to the famous Bakoon HA-21. Who do you think I have to thank again? Of course, DarKu! After I have read a little about… Continue reading

Naim DAC-V1 review

Hey guys, I’ve been waiting for a few months now to write this review. The first time I have seen that  Naim will release a headphone dac/amp/preamplifier combo I was really really intrigued… Continue reading

The Little Black Box: Arcam rPac

Hey guys, I have seen this little box recently and it intrigued me a lot. It has an impressive build quality. It has a very thick aluminum case and it feels like a… Continue reading

The Titans are Back : Sennheiser HD800 vs Audeze LCD2 & Burson Conductor

Hello  guys, This post is really a special one. I have once listened to HD800 with Burson Conductor and I and i really liked the sound, as it was a few classes over… Continue reading

The Ambush Continues: AKG K550 vs Sennheiser Momentum

Hello guys, I promised my thoughts on this subject so here I am. I was waiting to hear the Momentum for a while now. Tyll really made me curios about this pair of… Continue reading

The ambush of the combos: AudioQuest Dragonfly vs FIIO E17

Hello guys, I had some luck this week and my good friend , Traian, lent me his Audioquest Dragonfly and his Sennheiser Momentum. I was talking with him this week and from nowhere… Continue reading

Wrath of the Titans: Audeze LCD2 vs LCD3 & Burson Conductor vs M2Tech Vaughan

Hello again guys, Sometimes I think I need to go to a upgradatis detox clinic.  I am very happy with what I have, but somehow I am curios to hear other headphones, to… Continue reading

The end of wallet: AKG K550, Creative Aurvana Live and FIIO E17

Hello guys! So…my dream system was completed. I had a very good pair of headphones (Audeze LCD2), the one I dreamed about for one year, and I recently got a really good source… Continue reading

Burson Conductor: Ambush of The Wallet

Hello guys! Hold on tight cause this will be about an amazing peace of audio gear. Well, a few months ago, I was very happy with my combo ( Burson HA-160DS and LCD2). I thought… Continue reading

The Fellowship of the Broken Wallets

Well I couldn’t stop myself from writing 2 posts in one day, so this is the story of  one of the most important components I had over time the Burson HA-160DS. It was… Continue reading