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    The LCD-XC Closed Planar by Audeze

    About a year ago, Audeze released two new headphones in their lineup: The X ($1,699) and the XC ($1,799) to complement and fill a void between their previous generation models that included the LCD2/LCD3, and beyond. I will adm...
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    The BT540i Bluetooth Headphones by Koss

    Bluetooth is a dirty word to use around Audiophile’s, it is a technology that really hasn’t offered much in the way of a clean and clear sonic experience in the past. I am hopeful for the future though, not like I am going to b...
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    The Lawton Fostex TH900 Review

    A long time ago, in an audio design lab far, far away, Fostex had created and implemented the original and famous D2000, 5000 and 7000 headphones for Denon. Yes, those headphones were technically Fostex models under the guise o...
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    The V8 CIEM by 1964EARS

    I really need to go to Oregon someday. A lot of my favorite audio gear is sold there by one vendor or another. There are amps from ALO Audio, decoders and even more amps from Cypher Labs and now customs from 1964EARS. I can vis...
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    The LCD-XC Closed Planar by Audeze

    About a year ago, Audeze released two new headphones in their lineup: The X ($1,699) and the XC ($1,799) to complement and fill a void between their previous generation models that included the LCD2/LCD3, and beyond. I will adm...
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    The BT540i Bluetooth Headphones by Koss

    Bluetooth is a dirty word to use around Audiophile’s, it is a technology that really hasn’t offered much in the way of a clean and clear sonic experience in the past. I am hopeful for the future though, not like I am going to b...
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    Closed
     
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    The Lawton Fostex TH900 Review

    A long time ago, in an audio design lab far, far away, Fostex had created and implemented the original and famous D2000, 5000 and 7000 headphones for Denon. Yes, those headphones were technically Fostex models under the guise o...
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    Gear Reviews
     
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    The V8 CIEM by 1964EARS

    I really need to go to Oregon someday. A lot of my favorite audio gear is sold there by one vendor or another. There are amps from ALO Audio, decoders and even more amps from Cypher Labs and now customs from 1964EARS. I can vis...

 
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The Cook Of Cables – Peter ‘Breaking’ Bradstock Speaks

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The LCD-XC Closed Planar by Audeze

About a year ago, Audeze released two new headphones in their lineup: The X ($1,699) and the XC ($1,799) to complement and fill a void between their previous generation models that included the LCD2/LCD3, and beyond. I will adm...
 

 

 
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The SoundBlaster E3 by Creative

Personal audio has never been so exciting since the dawn of the legendary (some may argue about this) iPod and the venerable Walkman. From mass consumer electronics to the niche audiophile components, the market has been hustli...
 

 
 
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The AlgoRhythm Picollo DAC by Cypher Labs

2014 has been a very interesting year for Cypher Labs. It has seen them branch out into pure amping beyond their sophisticated and highly rated SOLO and Theorem 720 product lines. The Duet and Picollo portable amps by all accou...
 

 
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The X1 DAP by FiiO

The recent launch of the X1 by FiiO sort of completes the “Holy Trinity” of FiiO digital audio players with the existing but slightly aged mid level X3 and their flagship X5 DAP receiving largely positive praise and...