In the middle of June, I posted a blog titled the HD-Audio Challenge. Readers were encouraged to download six pairs of music tracks, do some careful listening to determine which was the original 96/24 master, and which was a downconversion […]
Disclaimer: We received the LZ A5 directly from LZ HiFi. It goes for $269. The unit does not have to be returned. LZ is not affiliated with Headfonia, and they’re not a site advertiser. Big thanks to LZ for sharing this review sample.
LZ HiFi had sent us a couple of nice monitors last year and one of them (the LZ A4) still keeps its place in our Universal IEM Recommendations. The other one was the Big Dipper and that one also left good impressions on me, with its changeable sound and fit.… Read the full article
In the interests of transparency readers should know that the $2999 Parasound JC 3+ has been my reference phonostage since I reviewed it in Issue 245. I say this not because I’m partial to Parasound products in general, but because I flat out believe there is no better phonostage on the market within shouting distance of its price. For me, the John Curl designed JC 3+ has consistently drawn forth a wealth of musical and sonic detail from a range of cartridges.… Read the full article
Tonality8Build Quality8.5Comfort & Fit8.8Matchability8 8.3Our ScoreHK$1,699.00LearDisclaimer: The Lear Kaleido sent to us for the purposes of this review is a sample and does not have to be returned. Thank you to Lear for giving us this opportunity. It has been a few years since we last covered a Lear IEM. Back in Summer and Xmas 2016, […]