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Review: Dethonray DTR1 Prelude

By | November 6th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

After the first look article, we now share the full review of the Dethonray DTR1 Prelude with our readers.

Disclaimer: The Dethonray DTR1 was arranged for us directly by Dethonray in cooperation with GloriousSound from the Netherlands. The MSRP is around 549$ at this time. Dethonray is not an advertiser.

Intro

In an era of big touchscreens, slim bezels, streaming apps and so on, we sometimes see devices that are solely aimed at delivering great sound. The Dethonray DTR1 is one of them and it takes things a step further in terms of raw functionality.… Read the full article

Review: HiBy R5 – Assiduous

By | October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After its first look and impressions, today we take the HiBy R5 under our microscope with its full review.

Disclaimer: I received the HiBy R5 directly from HiBy Music. We don’t have any relation with HiBy, and this review reflects my honest opinion. The MSRP of the HiBy R5 is 399$.

About HiBy Music

HiBy music specializes in research, development and sales of high quality portable audio products. They have professional R&D staff and they also have quite a good history in the portable audio field.… Read the full article

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First Look Sunday: Dethonray DTR1 Prelude

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

Disclaimer: This is part of our new First Look Sunday series, where we give our first impressions of new gear in our review queue.

Old School

In an era of big touchscreens, slim bezels, streaming apps and so on, we sometimes see devices that are solely aimed to sound great. The Dethonray DTR1 is one of them, but it takes things a step further in terms of raw functionality.

Back then we had the Tera Player which some people still happily use.… Read the full article

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Review: Final Audio B Series

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new Final Audio B series from Final Audio Design is the feature of today. Let’s take a close look!

Disclaimer: Final Audio B series’ samples were sent to me free of charge for this review. The market prices are 299$ for B2, 499$ for B3 and 599$ for B1. Prices can differ with discounts and locations. 

Intro

I’ve never done a triple IEM review before. But since I didn’t see it possible to separate these IEMs from each other, I decided to write it this way.… Read the full article

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Review: Hifiman Ananda BT

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

Today we take a detailed look at what could be a game changer in wireless audio; the Hifiman Ananda BT.

Disclaimer: The Hifiman Ananda BT is sent us from Hifiman directly. The price of this BT model is 999$.

Intro

Wireless audio is the new thing in personal audio these days. While we audiophiles look at the subject rather dubious, I personally can’t deny the overall development in this field. We now have good sounding wireless gear as a result, together with the modern Bluetooth codecs such as aptX HD and LDAC.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: iFi Audio Gemini & Mercury

By | September 21st, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In today’s Picture Sunday post, we’re looking at the high quality USB cables from iFi Audio, the iFi Audio Mercury & Gemini.

Disclaimer: This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series. If you want to check the previous ones, you can do so here. The iFi Audio Gemini & Mercury USB cables were sent to me from iFi Audio directly.

USB Audio Cables?

Believe it or not, I’ve never seriously tried different USB cables. It wasn’t a topic I was interested in.… Read the full article

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Review: Obravo Cupid – Bravo!

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

Today we share the review of the Obravo Cupid, the first ever affordable IEM from the luxury brand.

Disclaimer: Obravo provided me a Cupid sample during our visit at CanJam London 2019 show. The commercial price of the Cupid is between 249 £ – 299 £ which converts to around 350-400 $. 

Intro

The IEM market had been dominated by Balanced Armature Drivers once. Times have changed, and now we see companies using variety of drivers in their monitors. Of course it’s very nice to see the developments in drivers such as Electrostatic, Planar and Piezoelectric.… Read the full article

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Review: Lear LCM-Skyline – No Brainer

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

In today’s review we present you a very nice budget CIEM from Hong Kong, the Lear LCM-Skyline.

Disclaimer: Lear Audio sent me the Lear LCM-Skyline in exchange for a review. The base price for the Skyline is normally around 215 $ but please check below for the limited price. It is only available for custom-fit. LEAR Audio is not an advertiser.

At this moment Lear Audio is selling the Skyline model for 150 $ (standard), 190 $ (Combo Con connectors) and 240 $ (Combo Con + BT cable) as a special offer.Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Hiby R5

By | August 24th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today we check out the Hiby R5 for the first time before the full review.

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, you can find all of the previous ones here.

About Hiby Music

HiBy music specializes in research, development and sales of high quality portable audio products. They have professional R&D staff and they also have quite a good history in the portable audio field. They’re also pretty famous when it comes to building software to playback music on your phone and on dedicated portable audio players.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO FH7 – Now We’re Talkin’

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

Today we finally take a detailed look at the FiiO FH7, the company’s new flagship In Ear Monitor.

Disclaimer: The FiiO FH7 was given to me by FiiO at CanJam London 2019 show for this review. The price of the FH7 is 450$ at this time. The Sony WM1A Walkman is the source used for sound evaluation. 

Intro

To be frank, when it comes to price/performance, it’s hard to beat FiiO. It has been a company which helped many audiophiles to improve in their hobby and that includes me.… Read the full article

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