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The Rein Audio X-Phone

Rein Audio are relatively new to the audiophile market but have produced some well received products including the X-DAC which by all accounts was full of win but I have yet to try that one myself. For a while ...
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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo -dB

The igadget up until recently was seen as a useful tool but by no means a love affair between the picky audio consumer and the Jobsian vision of what a DAP should accomplish. The original CLAS SOLO was basicall...
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The Ultra-Portable Jays V-Jays

I had a crack at the Jay's in-ear line up earlier last year and was largely impressed by what they brought to the table for their price point and pitch. Jays seem to have a firm idea of who their target market ...
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Philips O’Neill – The Construct

Philips have been on a roll since early 2012 with the CES 2012 launch of the Fidelio Series L1, M1 and X1 but we have been lucky enough to try out their lower their cans also and the consensus has been broadly ...
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FiiO E12 – The Mont Blanc

FiiO's lineup of pocket amps and DAC's have been very well received and considered bang for buck for those on a tight budget but still striving for something above average. Everything is well crafted, well mark...
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Egghead – It’s all about the Cans

The concept of a dedicated headphone store is actually pretty rare these days in any country outside of a dedicated manufacturer store such as those you find in Japan. Most stores are a mix of lifestyle product...
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Coloud – The Boom, The Knock & Pop

The sub-$50 headphone market is awash with many failures and a few gems. It is almost as if some companies know they have a stinker and throw more into the marketing than the headphone itself to maximize what t...
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CES 2013

This is usually the time of the year when audiophiles and early adopters alike start drooling and checking their bank accounts as the CES Show rolls into town (that town being Las Vegas this year) highlighting ...
Ubuntu OSforPhone News

Ubuntu Goes Mobile

If this works as well as I hope it can then Ubuntu on the mobile could be an excellent audio device quite apart from its smartphone capabilities and a new player with a mature OS on the market that's not iOS or...
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FiiO E07K – The Andes

Earlier in the year FiiO upgraded the E9 with the E09k and it mostly took into account newer trends in portable or fixed small desktop audio as well as feedback from FiiO fans and owners so when they announced ...
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Aiaiai TMA-1 Fool’s Gold Edition

Aiaiai make great headphones but they have an edge to them as a company; sort of a funky hipster thing going on with the DJ fraternity combined with a lifestyle outlook steeped in Scandinavian sensibilities. Mo...
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Sennheiser Momentum – A new direction?

Fast on the heels of the Amperior comes Sennheiser's Momentum headphones and they are proof positive things are changing within the Sennheiser R&D in terms of how they view the market and the growing demand...