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Review: Kinera Odin – Musical

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today I take a detailed look at the Kinera ODIN, the most assertive in ear monitor from the Kinera brand yet. Let’s see how it performs.

Disclaimer: I received the Kinera Odin from Kinera as a review sample, and it does not have to be returned. The MSRP for the Odin is $799USD. For the sound evaluation, I used the Hugo from Chord Electronics most of the time.

About Kinera

Kinera operates in China under Yutai Electronics, which was established in 2010.… Read the full article

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Review: Hyla TE5B & TE5T – The Trident Engine

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today we take a look at two very special IEMs from Hyla Audio; the Hyla TE-5B and the Hyla TE-5T, which are both limited edition products.

Disclaimer: Hyla Audio sent us both the Hyla TE-5B and the TE-5T for this review. We’re not affiliated with Hyla Audio and this review reflects our own opinions.

Disclaimer 2: This is a joint review. You will read my impressions for the TE-5B for the most of this review, and at the end you will see Linus’ thoughts about the TE-5T variant.Read the full article

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Review: Earsonics Purple – Purple Rain

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we take a detailed look at Earsonics’ most recent and highly anticipated Universal IEM: the Earsonics Purple.

Disclaimer: The Earsonics Purple was sent me directly by the company itself from France as a review sample. The MSRP of the Purple is 1300 EUR at this point. Earsonics is not affiliated with Headfonia.

Intro

Well well, what do we have here? The latest creation from a brand which has many audiophile fans across the globe, including in my country. Earsonics received a huge fan boost when they released the Velvet back in 2015 and they’re still going strong today.… Read the full article

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Review: iFi Audio xCAN – It Can

By | March 11th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today we take a look at the iFi xCAN, iFi Audio’s most recent portable headphone amplifier.

Disclaimer: The iFi xCAN is provided by iFi Audio for us to review. It goes for $ 300. Much thanks to iFi for their cooperation.

Intro

iFi Audio has released many practical and quality gear over the years. Some of them became fan favorites, especially their iDSD Series. I still see their Micro iDSD and Nano iDSD products around in my local audiophile community here.… Read the full article

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Review: Oriolus Finschi – Sing Like A Bird

By | February 25th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we take the Oriolus Finschi in our hands and check out this entry-level hybrid IEM’s performance.

Disclaimer: The Oriolus Finschi was sent us by Oriolus Japan. The price is $179USD at the moment. Oriolus Japan is not affiliated with Headfonia in any way. The Lotoo Paw Gold is the DAP used for sound evaluation.

Intro

Hybrid IEMs have generated a huge wave in the audiophile market since they were first seen around. And today we’re at a point where a hybrid IEM release is like “just another day”.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: HYLA TE5B

By | February 16th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we’re taking an initial look at another special IEM from Hyla Audio, the Hyla TE5B.

Disclaimer: This post is a part of our Picture Sunday Series. On Sunday’s we usually take a first look at a certain gear before the full review. We received the TE5B directly from Hyla Audio which is not affiliated with Headfonia.

The Japanese Craft

I still remember when I wrote my Oriolus MKII review back in 2016. And I still remember the first time I listened to it in 2015.… Read the full article

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Review: KZ AS10 – Listed

By | February 11th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we look at the KZ AS10, another budget model from KZ Acoustics and it’s quite impressive!

Disclaimer: The KZ AS10 was sent us from Linsoul Tech. Check out their Amazon page HERE. KZ Acoustics or Linsoul are not affiliated with Headfonia. The IEM costs around $69USD. This review has many comparisons to the KZ’s own ZS10 model, which I reviewed HERE.

Intro

The Chi-Fi market is an astonishingly rich field. Like I mentioned many times before, it’s impossible for us to track down all the models or cover all of them. … Read the full article

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Review: Cozoy Hera C103 – A Bit More

By | January 28th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this article we take a look at Cozoy’s single driver earphone, the Cozoy Hera. This is an earphone with a single dynamic driver with a simple yet elegant design elements with good sound.

Disclaimer: The Cozoy Hera was sent to us by Cozoy, and the market price is $ 160 USD right now. Cozoy is not affiliated with Headfonia.

Intro

I’m not a guy who’s quite into earphones which are worn straight, instead of around the ear. But of course, some people are not into the “monitors” on the opposite side, and they think that it’s more practical and straightforward.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Oriolus Finschi

By | January 19th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we take a brief look at the Oriolus Finschi, the entry-level IEM from our Japanese friends.

Disclaimer: This week’s star of Picture Sunday is the Oriolus Finschi IEM. The sample was sent to us for a full review. The cost is 180$. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

The New Bird

Oriolus is a mysterious brand. You never know what they’re going to do, or what their plan is for future releases. One thing’s for certain though; they make great personal audio products.… Read the full article

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Review: Earsonics EM6 – The Dark Knight

By | January 14th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we take a detailed look at one of the iconic in ear monitors of Earsonics, the Earsonics EM6. The sources used for this review are the Lotoo Paw GoldSony WM1A & ZX2.

Disclaimer: I received the Earsonics EM6 as a review sample from the company directly. I want to give special thanks to Max Capgras for inviting me to review this IEM when we first met at CanJam London 2018. Earsonics is not a site advertiser and this review reflects my unbiased opinion.Read the full article

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