FiiO K3
8.5Score

FiiO K3 Review

Disclaimer: The FiiO K3 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at FiiO for giving us this opportunity. To read more about FiiO products we have reviewed on Headfonics click here. Despite setting prices really low, Fiio ...
Serenade iDSD
8.1Our Score

Tempotec Serenade iDSD Review

Disclaimer: The Tempotec Serenade iDSD sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Tempotec for giving us this opportunity. It is very unlikely you have heard of Tempotec before never mind tested or re...
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Speakertec Kitty Review

Speakertec is a brand new company, at least in terms of audiophile years and timescale, that is based out of Berkshire, England. Not too long ago, their CEO had sent me a really interesting portable DAC/AMP. Not only is their “Kitty” adorable, but also probab...
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8Our Score

The HDACC DAC/Amp By Essence

Editorial note: This review is split into two parts. The first part will focus on the HDACC main selling points, its features and build quality and how it performs as part of the traditional headphone desktop setup. The second article to be published shortly t...
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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 culminated in the return of a former founding member, Da...
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The X7 AM2 Module By FiiO

There was always going to be a part 2 and part 3 and so forth with the FiiO X7 DAP given its modular amping system and generally long shelf life road map planned from the start. I was wary initially of the possible total cost of ownership of the X7 given Hifim...
Ruby
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The Ruby By Stoner Acoustics

Cracking name, Larry Miller would be proud, "Yeah but I don't know anyone called Ruby" - yeah you do now and it is the size of a postage stamp with a knob on the end of it. Few amps come in this size, perhaps the FiiO E6 or the Creative E1 and the in-line tiny...
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8.5Our Score

The Continental Dual Mono By ALO Audio

The Studio 6 by ALO Audio is their most expensive product for sale to date. A behemoth of a tube amp that we got and will review with aplomb in the coming weeks. However, the Continental Dual Mono DAC/AMP (CDM) released a few months back is quite probably the ...
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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 budget limit quite a bit for many in a growing niche...
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7.6Our Score

The E17k Alpen 2 DAC by FiiO

It is not all about the DAP's with FiiO you know. Lest we forget FiiO cut their teeth in the audiophile with cracking little budget amps and DACs such as the original E7 and the revised E17 AMP/DAC. These starter units garnered quite a following and came out a...
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8Our Score

The HA-2 DAC by Oppo

For the last year Oppo have blown away the market perception that planar headphones are really cumbersome heavy rocks on our head that sound great but need a nuclear plant to drive them. The PM-1, PM-2 and the now released PM-3 closed planar have all got a tra...
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The Companion One by Celsus

I am usually a bit hesitant at any literary toe-dipping into the cult of personality, especially when it comes to audio gadgets given the rate of tech R&D share out there but in this instance, I could be persuaded to change my mind given the pedigree of a ...
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The D3 by Audioengine

DAC-Amp combinations have been out for a while now, with AudioQuest's Dragonfly perhaps being one of the most high profile of these types of on-the-go all in one solutions. Heck even the D3 itself has now passed 12 months yet somehow this whole micro 'audiophi...
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7.8Our Score

The Sound Blaster E1 By Creative

I guess it was only a matter of time before there was enough search hits on "how can I improve on my onboard PC sound?" before one of those actual onboard soundcard manufacturers decided they would do something about it. And so up steps Creative with the launc...
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The HA-1 by Oppo

Oppo's recent achievement in the audio universe has not gone unnoticed. I am almost certain they've made most other audio brands duck and run for cover, give up their lunch money and require a hall monitor to escort them safely to and from the restroom. These ...