HiBy R2
8.5
Editorial Score

HiBy R2 Review

The HiBy R2 is an entry-level DAP featuring a Linux OS, bitperfect decoding, MQA, and an ES9218 DAC capable of up to 32BIT/384kHz and DSD128 decoding. It is priced at $89.99 Disclaimer: The HiBy R2 was sent to...
Hifiman HM1000
9.2
Editorial Score

Hifiman HM1000 Review

The Hifiman HM1000 is a high-end portable integrated amplifier and DAC with a classic R2R PCM1704K DAC chipset, BT capability, and balanced connections. It is priced at $4891. Disclaimer: The Hifiman HM1000 se...
Soncoz LA-QXD1
8.4
Editorial Score

Soncoz LA-QXD1 DAC Review

The Soncoz ​LA-QXD1 is a desktop DAC using an ES9038Q2M and capable of decoding up to DSD512 native and PCM 32BIT/768kHz. It is currently priced at $199. Disclaimer: The Soncoz ​LA-QXD1 sent to us for this rev...
FiiO M3 Pro
8
Editorial Score

FiiO M3 Pro Review

The FiiO M3 Pro is a complete revision of the original M3K entry-level DAP featuring an ESS ES9218P DAC and up to 15 hours of battery life. It is priced at $99.99. Disclaimer: The FiiO M3 Pro sent to us is a s...
Lotoo PAW S1
8.1
Editorial Score

Lotoo PAW S1 Review

The Lotoo PAW S1 is a new hi-res integrated portable amplifier and DAC dongle featuring PMEQ and up to PCM 32/384 and DSD 128 decoding. It is priced at $165. Disclaimer: The Lotoo PAW S1 sent to us is a sample...
Shanling M6 Pro
8.9
Editorial Score

Shanling M6 Pro Review

The Shanling M6 Pro flagship DAP improves on the original M6 release with a new dual AK4497EQ DAC and a more powerful 600mW amplifier. It is priced at $759. Disclaimer: The Shanling M6 Pro sent to us is a samp...
HiBy Seeds II
7.7
Editorial Score

HiBy Seeds II Review

The HiBy Seeds II is a pure copper shell, vacuum-electroplated, dynamic driver universal monitor. It is currently priced at $129. Disclaimer: The HiBy Seeds II was sent to us a sample in exchange for our hones...
Final A8000
8.7
Editorial Score

Final A8000 Review

The Final A8000 is a flagship dynamic driver universal monitor with an ultra-thin Beryllium foil (Truly Pure Beryllium Diaphragm). It is priced at £1999. Disclaimer: The Final A8000 sent to us is a sample in e...
EarSonics STARK
8.1
Editorial Score

Earsonics STARK Review

The Earsonics STARK is their flagship 5 driver monitor of their new 'Hybrid' universal IEM series featuring 1 dynamic and 5 BA. It is priced at €1390. Disclaimer: The Earsonics STARK sent to us is a sample in ...
BGVP EST8
7.3
Editorial Score

BGVP EST8 Review

The BGVP EST8 is the latest sub-flagship IEM from BGVP, housing 2 Sonion electrostatic drivers and 6 balanced armatures under its cover. It is priced at $779. Disclaimer: The BGVP EST8 is sent to us is a sampl...
FiiO K5 Pro
7.5
Editorial Score

FiiO K5 Pro Review

The FiiO K5 Pro is the latest generation of a solid-state amplifier that started way back in 2012 with the E9 and directly replaces the K9 dock system from 2016. It is priced at $149.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO K5...
FiiO M11 Pro
9.1
Score

FiiO M11 Pro Review

The FiiO M11 Pro is the company's 'upgraded' edition of the Android M11 digital media player featuring a dual DAC AK4497EQ. It is priced at $649.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s sent to us is a sample in exchange f...
Etymotic ER2SE
8.2
Score

Etymotic ER2SE Review

The Etymotic ER2SE is a special Studio Edition single driver universal IEM specifically tuned for referencing and studio monitoring. It is priced at £169. Disclaimer: The Etymotic ER2 Studio Edition was sent t...
ikko OH1
7.6
Score

ikko OH1 Review

The ikko OH1 is the company's debut universal monitor offering featuring a single BA and a 10mm dynamic driver. It is priced at around $139.00. Disclaimer: The ikko OH1 sent to us is a sample in exchange for o...