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A farewell to ears, from Nathan with love

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

This is Nathan’s farewell article, looking back at 4 years of writing for Headfonia. I’d like to thank Nathan for his dedication, great photography, humor and knowledge he’s shared with us. Headfonia wouldn’t be where we are today if it hadn’t been for Nathan.  I wish him all the best for his future career. Make sure to leave him a comment! Lieven

I never though I’d charge out of the gate reviewing Dita’s The Answer. I never thought I’d follow it up doing the same with Jerry Harvey’s Roxanne.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 14: Meier Audio Corda Rock

By | December 16th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with a very good amplifier: The Meier Audio Corda ROCK! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The Inear Germany StageDiver SD5 review to no surprise had a lot of entries but there can be only one winner, and that is: Evgeni from Bulgaria!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 14

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Astell&Kern SP1000M

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The SP1000M is a new smaller version of the SP1000 from the South Korean Astell&Kern.

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the SP1000M. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series and the SP1000M was sent to us for a full review including comparison to its big brother.

Astell&Kern

I’m not going to keep repeating who exactly A&K is, so let’s just copy/paste.

Astell&Kern is a South Korean high end brand for digital audio players (DAPs).… Read the full article

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Review: Cayin Audio – N8

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the brand new Cayin N8 DAP from the Chinese Cayin Audio.

Disclaimer: Cayin has been covered many times on Headfonia already. The Cayin N8 was sent to us on loan for this review. It will be returned to Cayin or sent to someone else after this review.

Cayin

Cayin is a premium Chinese high end audio brand (since 1993) and their focus has mostly been on dedicated HiFi equipment, covering every chain in the music reproduction path, from CD player to speaker, but the essence is no doubt their tube amplifiers.… Read the full article

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Review: MrSpeakers Ether 2 – Honey

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

MrSpeakers recently launched the successor to the popular Ether headphones – the Ether 2. Today we will take it out for a spin.

Disclaimer: MrSpeakers provided the Ether 2 at no cost, I only had to pay for importing them. MrSpeakers is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertizer. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Ether 2.

About MrSpeakers:

MrSpeakers is one of the few companies that started out doing modifications to existing products, namely the Fostex T50RP.… Read the full article

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Review: Lark Studio LSX – Undisputed

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Lark Studio LSX is a 10BA Driver flagship monitor from Lark Studio. Let’s find out how it performs in the field of flagship monitors with this review.

Disclaimer: The Lark Studio LSX is a demo sample from the company and I shall return it once my work is finished. It goes for 1700$ from Lark Studio’s website. I tested the monitor with the Lotoo Paw Gold, Sony WM1A and the Sony ZX2.

Intro

Stereo systems are outstanding, flagship headphones are marvelous, but flagship In Ear Monitors are really something else.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 13: Inear – StageDiver SD5

By | December 9th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with a world class universal IEM: The Inear stageDiver SD5! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The DHC Elite 19 InterConnect giveaway was quite special but there can be only one winner, and that is: Stephan from South Korea!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 13

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – FAudio Symphony

By | December 8th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

FAudio is a relatively young brand from Hong Kong. They have been doing reshells for third parties for a while before they decided to make their own IEMs. Today we will take a sneak peek at one of their newest models – the Symphony.

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

When you look at personal audio, and especially portable audio, the most important market is Asia.… Read the full article

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Review: Effect Audio Eros II – The Perspective

By | December 6th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Effect Audio Eros II is a hybrid upgrade cable which belongs to the Premium Series of Effect Audio. After Linus’ take on the 8-wire, I present you the 4-wire version.

Disclaimer: I’ve received the Effect Audio Eros II as a review sample free of charge. The cable costs 280$ at the present moment. Effect Audio is a site advertiser. I tested the cable with the PEARS SH-3 and M-Fidelity SA50 CIEMs.

Intro

The boutique cable market has developed quite fast in recent years, especially the popularity of the IEM cables has increased a lot.… Read the full article

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Review: Hifiman Ananda – The saga continues

By | December 5th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the Hifiman Ananda, the Edition X V2’s successor.

Disclaimer: Hifiman sent us the Hifiman Ananda free of charge in exchange for this review. The unit doesn’t have to be returned as far as I know. The picture in this article are both ours as well as the official Hifiman ones.

Hifiman

Hifiman over the last years has quickly become a personal audio brand everyone knows and talks about. They offer a whole range of products for every budget and they strive to continuously extend, improve and update their product line-up.… Read the full article

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