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Our picks from 2013 in review

2013 has been an interesting year for us at Headfonics in terms of product reviews. When I look back on our review catalog we did less headphones and more amps and DAC's and in someways that is reflected in our...
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The E18 Kunlun by FiiO

Android is getting popular no two ways about it. In fact there are more Android phones being sold in the market than there are iPhones by an arm's length in some countries yet the audio accessory market remains...
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6.8
6.8

The Kransen IEM by Urbanears

I have been swimming in IEM's of late, some seriously good like the RHA MA750i, some less so like the ADV Alpha but nothing beats the initial eyebrow when presented with an Urbanears IEM review request. Ah now ...
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The VorzAMP Duo from Vorz├╝ge

I have tested a lot of portable amps in the last 5 years from blockbuster performers such as the Lisa L3 to the budget king E12 and some lesser known Chinese boutique portable amps and all have their key points...
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The MA750i IEM by RHA

I reviewed the MA-350 by RHA in July of 2012 and I thought it was a cut above the average in the general first time upgrade from ibuds category. Well a year later and RHA are back with a new range of higher end...
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The SS01-B IEM by MOE

The SS01-B came to me by way of some local connections working in China right now who were extremely excited that one of their own local companies was churning out a $60 IEM that they felt could challenge some ...
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The U-Craft (Y) USB Cable by Kingrex

The dark arts of cabling is notorious for causing outright war among audiophiles of all shapes and sizes. It is the one area in this hobby of ours that will just run and run in terms of will it or wont it make ...
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The Theorem 720 by Cypher Labs

It has been coming for a while now. The convergence not only of a top quality bypass DAC but the merging of the DAC and Amp into a single portable solution by Cypher Labs has now taken form in the new Theorem 7...
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The Momentum On Ear From Sennheiser

Last year I rated the Sennheiser Momentum in my top 10 headphones for 2012. Plush design, excellent build quality, exciting new direction by Sennheiser and a decent sound that if not world beating in audiophile...
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The NS700 Phaser by Nocs

Goodness Scandinavia is becoming a hotbed for all things headphones of late and no sooner have Urbanears come to their senses and served up the superior Zinken and having Aiaiai, Jays and few others throw in so...
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The EF6 from Hifiman

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....
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The Tubemagic D2 DAC by Maverick Audio

I actually owned the Maverick Audio D1 DAC/AMP for about 2 years I think. Its a starter setup but a nice little workhorse and some good sounds for a budget price of around $250 and in a pretty small desktop fri...
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The J88 by JBL

The J88 by JBL, or should I say the JBL J88 by Harman. There is a lot in that sentence if you read carefully. Harman is basically Harman Kardon if you are not already familiar with that and they are also respon...