Category Archive: DAC

Audioquest Dragonfly Red – Review

When I’ve seen the first Dragonfly originally released in 2012, I was like “What is it with this little USB drive?” I was really skeptical it can sound good, only to be astonished… 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

FiiO X7 – Review

FiiO always amazed with their products and the quality they were capable of in their price range, so I was very anxious to hear their new flagship since the day I’ve first heard… Continue reading

MSB Analog DAC – Quad USB Input – Review

I’ve been meaning to write this review for a while now and I’ve finally found some time to do so.  Some time ago I managed to get my hands on a MSB Analog Dac… Continue reading

Schiit Yggdrasil DAC – Review

Schiit! I finally have one on my desk! I’ve been waiting for this moment for months now. Reading all about this DAC on headfi and changstar got me extremely excited about it, especially… Continue reading

Theta DSPro Basic – Oldie but Goldie DAC

I’ve been following a lot of discussions on headfi that lead me to a very old DAC, the Theta DsPro Gen V, which really got my attention, as lots of people thought it… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simaudio Moon Evolution 650D – Review

Hey guys, I have something special prepared for this review. It has excellent build quality and very good sound: Just kidding 🙂 However I really have something special prepared for this review: the… Continue reading

New Burson 1793 DAC PCB Review

Hey guys, I have recently received the new Burson 1793 DAC PCB from Burson Audio. Burson released 2 new Conductor SL that are basically the same, except the dac implementations: Burson Conductor SL 9018 – with the dac… Continue reading

MSB Analog Dac – Review

Hey guys, I was quite happy with my system in the last few weeks. Hydra & Conductor with HD800 & LCD2 were rocking my life lately. I have bought the AG500 Power Regenerator… 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 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