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The Sustain84 By Cypher Labs

I can never quite tell if Cypher Labs practices soft launches or things just creep up on me with their product line but towards the end of 2015 David and his team got all tubey and launched the portable tube am...
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The N90Q by AKG

Harman has shifted their marketing division roughly half a dozen times in 2015.  Now, I can almost time it when I’ll get a new email that tells me the last group isn’t handling the headphone department anymore ...
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The Edition M by Ultrasone

Time moves quickly these days in headphone world and a few years back Ultrasone cans where popping up at a lot of meets all shiny and expensive but oh so touch worthy. Since then Hifiman, Audeze has stolen the ...
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The HE1000 by Hifiman

"You are going to need a bigger amp". Now looking around at my loveable Mjolnir and Hifiman EF6 SS amps that didn't inspire any fiscal and aural confidence but nevertheless those were the ringing 'Scheideresque...
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The Ether by MrSpeakers

If you’ve lived under a rock for the past few months, you may not be aware that Dan at MrSpeakers has again been up to no good as of late.   Somewhere out in the desert in California, or perhaps a dark laborato...
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The Hugo by Chord

I can’t remember a media player or portable DAC that has recently caused such hype in the audiophile hifi scene as the Chord Hugo; a quite highly priced DAC and headphone amp with pre-out that has pushed the bu...
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The Flow by Aurender

Recently there has been a bit of a drive to make the portable amplification and decoding device relevant again in the face of the all-conquering DAP revolution headed by the likes of Astell & Kern, FiiO and...