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Review: Westone B30 & B50

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The new Westone B30 & B50 IEM series are the subject for today. They sell for $449 and $699. Let’s have a close look!

Disclaimer: The Westone B30 and B50 samples were sent to me free of charge for this review.

Intro

Westone was one of the first companies I was introduced to when I started my journey in IEMs. I used the famous UM1 model for a long time before switching to the Westone 3; the world’s first 3-driver IEM.… Read the full article

Review: Dan Clark Audio – Aeon 2

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

DC Audio, previously known as MrSpeakers, just launched their new 899$ Aeon 2 headphones. The successor to the acclaimed Aeon. Will this one be as popular?

Disclaimer: The Aeon 2 was kindly provided by DC Audio free of charge. I only had to pay for the import costs. DC Audio is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About Dan Clark Audio:

DC Audio – Dan Clark Audio – formerly known as MrSpeakers, is one of the few companies that started out doing modifications to existing products, namely the Fostex T50RP.… Read the full article

Review: Shuoer Tape – “Reel Performance”

By | November 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Today we’ll be taking a look at an interesting new product from another Chinese manufacturer, the Shuoer Tape, a low-voltage electrostatic IEM. It sells for only $129 USD, but it impresses.
Disclaimer: the Shuoer Tape was sent to us by distributor Linsoul in exchange for our honest thoughts and opinions. 

The original ‘Walkman’ revolutionized portable audio when it was first unveiled by Sony back in 1979. Cassette technology gave music fans the ability to experience previously unheard-of sound quality at a genuinely achievable price, and it truly took music to the masses.Read the full article

First Look Sunday – Effect Audio King Arthur

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

Today, we take a look at the Effect Audio King Arthur, the luxury $7.000 IEM from the Singapore company. It’s the first IEM creation from the cable brand but there’s much more to the story.

This is part of our First Look series, where we take a quick look at some products in the review cycle. You can find all previous First look and Picture Sunday posts here and here.

About Effect Audio

Effect Audio no longer needs an introduction as we have covered the Singaporean cables on many different occasions.… Read the full article

Review: TinHiFi T4 – Doin’ it Right

By | November 13th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this review, we check out the new TinHifi T4. It fits right between the T3 and the P1, another gem ? Let’s find out!

Disclaimer : the TinHifi T4 were sent to us, free of charge, by Linsoul in exchange of our honest opinion. The MRSP is 119$ but you can preorder them at a special price, on Indiegogo, for 79$.

About TinHifi

Based in Guangdong, China. TinHifi, formerly known as Tin Audio is an IEM maker with a strong experience in OEM/ODM.… Read the full article

Review: Custom Art FIBAE 7 – Dynamics!

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

Disclaimer: The Custom Art FIBAE 7 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion in this review. The monitor is a custom one and doesn’t need to be returned. It’s price is €1.100.

Custom Art

Our Polish friends in the beginning probably were mostly known for their flag ship model called “Harmony 8.2” but they have been really busy and with the FIBAE series and the successful Massdrop IEM, they have gotten very popular, very quickly.… Read the full article

Review: Drop THX AAA 789 – Chica Style!

By | November 10th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

This review is not by any of the HFN Staff members but it is a guest article written by Jana, aka Hifi Chica. I’ve always wanted to have a female writer for Headfonia.com but female audiophiles who like to write seem hard to find. When she asked me if I was interested in publishing a guest review, I did not hesitate. It’s important to know this is a guest review, so it doesn’t look like our regular reviews, neither does it contain all the info we usually cover.… Read the full article

First Look Sunday: AAW Halcyon

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

In this preview we give a first look at the just announced Halcyon by AAW. Another contender in the estat-race! It sells for 1,399$, but how does it perform?

Disclaimer: This post is part of our First Look Sunday series, where we give our first impressions on gear we have in the queue. A full review of the Halcyon will come in due course.

The estat-race

Oh so many companies have been launching new monitors with Sonion’s electrostatic tweeters. Sonion released three different models of them so far to my knowledge.… Read the full article

Review: Dita Audio Oslo

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this Friday review we check out the OSLO cable by Dita Audio. It is an oil soaked copper cable with changeable termination. Let’s see how it performs.

Disclaimer: Dita Audio provided the OSLO free of charge for this review. Headfonia is not affiliated with Dita and they are not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the opportunity and generosity.

About Dita Audio:

Dita Audio is a Singapore based manufacturer of In Ear Monitors and cables. They specialize in making single dynamic driver earphones and have partnered with a very reputable company from the HiFi scene for some of their previous cables.… Read the full article

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

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