$201-300

Oppo HA-2SE

The HA-2SE By Oppo

Oppo Digital nailed it for me in terms of form factor and pricing for the original HA-2 DAC/Amp combo back when we reviewed it in April 2015.  Its slim profile was a perfect match for smartphone users to strap ...
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The M400 By KEF

Following the M500, KEF released the M400 on-ear headphones last year. They are smaller and cheaper. It's about time we took a closer look to find out if the face-lifted M400 are more than a fashion headphone. ...
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The NS-U1 V2 IEM By LEAR

Last year Lear sent us their all new NS-U1 NatroSound IEM for around $200 which was their first attempt at recreating a more natural sound field in which they felt better represented that loudspeaker sound, par...
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The Talos By Cascadia Audio

The T50RP, perhaps the most modded planar headphone in the history of modding. People have gone beyond modding now and created businesses behind them like ZMF, Enigma, and MrSpeakers. Dan's team have gone from ...
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The Shift By Peachtree Audio

"Made in Canada". Nothing feels quite as satisfying as a 'home run' in terms of engineering capability being done right in your backyard. Peachtree is sort of on the comeback trail after a few years that culmin...
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The FSM-02 V2 By Lear

The FMS-02 V2 portable amp from Lear has been out for quite some time, 3 years to be exact. However, given the MSRP has dropped by over HK$1000 to a very enticing HK$1,998 and Lear has very kindly sent me a sam...
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The Edition S By Hifiman

The release of a dynamic headphone from a planar specialist. It has been done before but to a different standard and in a different period of growth for Hifiman. Back in 2011, it was the HE300, which was crafte...
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The Plenue D DAP By Cowon

October of 2015 was a sad month for me...it was around that time that my Cowon J3 finally kicked the bucket after years of strenuous usage. Despite owning numerous higher end DAP's at the time, like the Astell ...
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The Alien DAP Gold Edition By Shozy

The Alien DAP by Shozy is a DAP I should have given a dedicated review to ages ago. Instead, you have been seeing it pop up in comparisons to other DAPs as well as matchability ratings for IEMs. So when Shozy a...
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The Xtreme BT Speaker by JBL

JBL really surprised me when they asked me to take a listen to their new Xtreme BT speaker.  It is funny…reviewing this speaker really swindled me right back to a decade ago, back when I was a speakerphile and ...