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Before launching into a review of equipment, I feel it’s important to know what the company that makes it is about and what they bring to the table that other manufacturers do not. I think this is especially important in ...

 
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I know I have reviewed the FiiO E10 on this site before but I felt that since I really liked those when it came out that I should review the latest version as well. I don’t know what FiiO did to the first update to the E1...


 
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The Challenge Amp 1 or the CA-1 is a dedicated headphone amplifier launched by a relatively new English company from London by the name of Tisbury Audio. Headed by Wes Young, Tisbury have two main products to date: the CA-1, wh...

 
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Oppo’s recent achievement in the audio universe has not gone unnoticed. I am almost certain they’ve made most other audio brands duck and run for cover, give up their lunch money and require a hall monitor to escort...

 
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Hailing from England the UK and a relative newcomer to the market, Tisbury Audio have just launched a rather visually fetching new headphone amplifier this week, the Challenge Amp 1. Backed by a 3 year warranty and taking on Bo...

 
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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 Conductor SL by Burson

 
March 2, 2014
 



Every once in a while, the clouds part and the sky begins to gently glow, flowers bloom, angels cry and audiophiles around the world begin to sob with joy. It is really rare to find a USB Dac and amplifier combo with future pro...

 
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The N4 by Miniwatt

 
January 22, 2014
 



It’s Chinese New Year soon and Hong Kong audio specialists have reduced the price on their N4 USB powered DAC/Amp to a very tempting $199 as a special promo so we though we would take a look and see how it performs and if...

 
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ALO Audio recently released their new balanced USB powered DAC/AMP called the Island priced at $299 and frankly folks this is about as small as it can get. Ok so I saw the eye catching pictures like everyone else on their websi...

 
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The EF6 from Hifiman

 
September 15, 2013
 



What’s in a single number change? Moving from 5 to 6 should be an evolution of sorts, I mean the EF5 was a pretty powerful little tube amp that packed about 2.5W per channel and took little or no space in 2011. But that w...