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Audio GD Master 10 – Speaker Amplifier Review

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

First, I want to apologize for the long period of absence I have taken from HeadMania and to thank the readers who did not abandon it. I had a very busy period at work in the last few months and I just couldn’t find the time for any more writing until now.

Introduction

This review is long overdue, as I’ve owned this amplifier since 2 years ago. On the other hand, I’ve had the chance to pair it with quite a few speakers in this time-frame.… Read the full article

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Raimond Audio – Audiophile Starter Power Amplifier – Review

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

A few months ago, the guys  from jack-fi.ro  introduced me to a small amplifier made locally by Raimond Audio . They insisted I try it with my Martin Logan Ethos speakers. I was a little skeptical, but I am glad I gave it a try.

General Presentation and Specs

The name of the amplifier is Audiophile Starter. The first thing I noticed was that it’s quite small.raimond-audio-audiophile-starter-review-3

Its small size can be quite an advantage for people who don’t have the necessary space for a bigger amplifier.… Read the full article

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iFi Pro iCan – Headphone Amplifier Review

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

Since hearing the first products from iFi, I’ve been watching this company, because I think it really deserves our attention. It has some lovely products out there and I am sure iFi has more surprises to offer us in time.

I love the iFi iDSD Micro, iTube and Micro USB3 and actually I currently own the last two.

iCan Pro was a big curiosity of mine since it was first announced and with the help and courtesy of Avstore, I managed to get my hands on a  review unit for a couple of days.… Read the full article

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Chord Mojo – Review

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

Some of you may have read my review of Hugo. I was really impressed by that product and what Chord managed to do, not to mention in what size.

It’s been a while since Mojo appeared on the market and I don’t know why I didn’t try to hear it until now. Recently a friend of mine bought it and he was floored by its performance.

I didn’t need to hear more to try it for myself. Due to the generosity of Chord’s dealer in Romania, I now have the chance of sharing my experience regarding Mojo with you.… Read the full article

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Xindak A600E 09 Version – Integrated Speaker Amplifier Review

By | August 17th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

After a good friend of mine highly recommended this amplifier and I hunted it for a while now, I finally managed to put my hands on this beast.

There is one thing I have to punctuate  before I start this review. While I’m going to write another post dedicated to the following problem, I want to warn you here  as well not to buy anything from the Chinese web store named cattylink, as it seems that they like to scam people.… Read the full article

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Sugden Masterclass IA-4 Integrated Speaker Amplifier – Review

By | June 28th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , |

As you may  remember, Piega 5.2 are quite pretentious when it comes to the amplification. Knowing that I am a big fan of good Class A amplifiers, jack-fi.ro, gave me a Masterclass IA-4 to play with.

Introduction and Specs

This amplifier only has 33W into 8 ohms, but they are full Class A. Surprisingly, I don’t think I ever managed to go higher than 20% of its volume output with Piega Primium 5.2 . What I am trying to say is that an Class A amplifier capable of 33W is quite powerful.… Read the full article

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Oppo HA-1 DAC / Headphone Amplifier Review

By | June 27th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , |

As I told you years ago, the headphone industry is growing every day. People and companies became aware of the potential of this market and many important names started to look its way. Oppo is one of them.

Since I’ve heard about their new products I was really interested in hearing/testing them. Luckily I’ve managed to get my hands on a beautiful HA-1 and we have oppodigital.ro to thank for that.

Introduction

First thing that I thought when looking at the unit was that it was a beautiful piece of gear.… Read the full article

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Simaudio Moon 430HA Headphone Amplifier – Review

By | March 8th, 2015|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , |

I have been watching this amplifier for a while now and I was really curious on how it will perform. Moon  impressed me with some of their products over the years and the 430HA really got my attention. I am also glad they realized that headphones are a big slice of the audiophile pie.

General Presentation & Specs

Simaudio Moon 430HA review

The 430HA headphone amplifier first impressed me with its good looks. It has a typical Simaudio design and build quality. Looking at the front panel I noticed I did not have a xlr balanced output, just a 6.3 single ended one.… Read the full article

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Audio-gd Precision 2 – Review

By | December 1st, 2014|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you read my review of Audio Gd Master 9you would know how much I love that product and how happy I am with it in my headphone sound system. After spending a lot of Saturdays at Jack and listening to a lot of speakers, I’ve caught the bug of wanting some speakers of my own, small speakers till I move to a bigger place, but nevertheless a good pair bookshelves of my own.

I already kind of knew what I wanted, a pair of Focal Aria 906Read the full article

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SOtM sHP-100 DAC / Headphone Amplifier – Review

By | September 20th, 2014|Categories: Amplifier - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

If you remember, I’ve been really impressed by the SOtM sMS-100. That product made me respect this company and also aroused my curiosity regarding some of its other products. Luckily, when SOtM sent me the SMS-100, they’ve also included a small surprise in the package, the sHP-100. I’ve been meaning to review this product for over a month now, but I’ve been caught in a lot of work and personal stuff. These being said, here we are at last.… Read the full article

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