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    The NS800 v2 Monitors by Nocs

    I tried the NOCS brand before with the NS700 cans and although they looked suspiciously like the Platten range from Urbanears I was suitably impressed by the sound quality and thought them to be a cut above what I was expecting...
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    The HM-700 and RE-600 by HiFiMAN

    HiFiMAN has been making DAPs since about 2009, but they’d always been hulking slabs of audio gear. The HM-801, while smaller than the iPod+amp stacks that were the norm then, was still a 4.5×3 inches and an inch thick, not...
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    The Fidelio X1 by Philips

    Yeah I know its really late and the X1 has been out for ages in the world market but here in our local market it is only hitting the shelves now. Better late than never but I guess but a review is well overdue as the X1 price i...
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    The On1 by Thinksound

    Almost exactly two years ago I was asked to review a rather unassuming and humble set of woody earphones called the Thinksound MS01 and I remarked that I found them to be surprisingly well balanced and smooth earphone with a pr...
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    Gear Reviews
     
    DSC01743

    The NS800 v2 Monitors by Nocs

    I tried the NOCS brand before with the NS700 cans and although they looked suspiciously like the Platten range from Urbanears I was suitably impressed by the sound quality and thought them to be a cut above what I was expecting...
  •  
    DAP's
     
    20140324_104930

    The HM-700 and RE-600 by HiFiMAN

    HiFiMAN has been making DAPs since about 2009, but they’d always been hulking slabs of audio gear. The HM-801, while smaller than the iPod+amp stacks that were the norm then, was still a 4.5×3 inches and an inch thick, not...
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    Full-Size
     
    DSC_3284

    The Fidelio X1 by Philips

    Yeah I know its really late and the X1 has been out for ages in the world market but here in our local market it is only hitting the shelves now. Better late than never but I guess but a review is well overdue as the X1 price i...
  •  
    Closed
     
    DSC00837

    The On1 by Thinksound

    Almost exactly two years ago I was asked to review a rather unassuming and humble set of woody earphones called the Thinksound MS01 and I remarked that I found them to be surprisingly well balanced and smooth earphone with a pr...

 
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CMA800R Current Mode Headphone Amp by Questyle

This is the first current mode amp I have reviewed but it is not the only current mode headphone amp out in the market such as the HPA-21 from Bakoon to give but one example. The difference being is that the CMA800R is a rev 2 ...
 

 
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The NS800 v2 Monitors by Nocs

I tried the NOCS brand before with the NS700 cans and although they looked suspiciously like the Platten range from Urbanears I was suitably impressed by the sound quality and thought them to be a cut above what I was expecting...
 

 

 
DAP's
 
20140324_104930
20140324_104930
20140324_104930

The HM-700 and RE-600 by HiFiMAN

HiFiMAN has been making DAPs since about 2009, but they’d always been hulking slabs of audio gear. The HM-801, while smaller than the iPod+amp stacks that were the norm then, was still a 4.5×3 inches and an inch thick, not...
 

 
 
Full-Size
 
DSC_3284
DSC_3284
DSC_3284

The Fidelio X1 by Philips

Yeah I know its really late and the X1 has been out for ages in the world market but here in our local market it is only hitting the shelves now. Better late than never but I guess but a review is well overdue as the X1 price i...
 

 
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The TU-HP01 Portable Tube Amp by Elekit

There are some great portable amps out there but stick a tube in a portable amp and they all come running out of the woodwork looking for a demo. Call it nostalga, call it new, call it simply pure preference but the concept of ...