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Review: NextDrive Spectra X – Dynamic

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

The NextDrive Spectra X is the newest of Nextrive’s DAC modules and it will be available on the market soon!

Disclaimer: NextDrive sent me Spectra X units to review here. They aren’t quite on the market, but should go on sale in the next weeks for around 190$ USD. X uses the same ESS SABRE 9018Q2C DAC, adds a bit of noise dumbing magic called Xtra Sound, among other advanced features. You can find out all about it here: Spectra X: Unleash the power of your sound.… Read the full article

Celebration Giveaway 7: AudioQuest DragonFly RED

By | October 28th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k anniversary celebration giveaway on my birthday today with one of the most popular items in personal audio, the AudioQuest DragonFly Red!! It could be all yours, just keep reading and enter the giveaway!


We had a huge number of entries for the Etymotic ER4-XR but there can be only one winner, and that is: Thomas Pan from France ! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 7

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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Review : iBasso DX120 – Rounded

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Disclaimer: The iBasso DX120 was sent to us by iBasso directly in exchange for our honest review. Current price is 299$ and around 329€ around various websites.

About iBasso

iBasso is a chinese maker of DAP, amplifiers, DAC and more recently IEM. If they’ve been in the audio game for a bit more than 10 years now, the brand really got famous with the DX50 and DX90. It was a great set of players which were replaced by the the DX150 and DX200 last year.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Sennheiser HD598 – For the love of wood

By | September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we look at the good old Sennheiser HD598, a good and affordable headphone loved by many of you.

The Sennheiser HD598 was an odd headphone but it’s still one my favourite. It’s lightweight, comfy, open-back and was supposed to be a cheaper alternative of the HD6XX series (no, not the Massdrop ones).

Today, this headphone isn’t sold by Sennheiser anymore, since they replaced it by the HD599. But, somehow I achieved to find one, brand new and sealed… so I just bought it.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: FiiO FH5

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

The FiiO FH5 is FiiO’s new hit to the in-ear market. Before we go with the full review, we share Berkhan’s initial thoughts on it.

Disclaimer: We received the FiiO FH5 as a review sample from FiiO directly. The price of the FH5 is around 260$. You can see all of the recent Picture Sunday posts HERE.


This is FiiO’s new hybrid in ear monitor, which aims to bring some fresh design and ergonomics to their IEM line up.… Read the full article

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Review: Final Audio E4000 & E5000 – Summer Love

By | August 31st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We quite liked the E2000 and E3000 and now Final is back with the Final Audio E4000 & E5000. Find out now in this review just how much we like them. Or not?

Disclaimer : The Final Audio E4000 & E5000 was sent to us by Final Audio directly, in exchange of our honest review.

About Final Audio

Final Audio was launched in 1974 by Kanemori Takai, an engineer known to be as visionary as picky sometimes. The brand began with turntable cartridges and steadily expanded to pre-amps, power amps and speakers.… Read the full article

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Review: Xduoo X10T – Digital Excellence

By | August 27th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Xduoo X10T was sent to us free of charge by in exchange for this review and a link to their website. This isn’t the first time we work together with Lingsoul (see KZ ZS10 review). The pictures in this article are from Xduoo and they’re not ours.


You may not have heard about the Chinese Xduoo but they have really nice and affordable personal audio gear. This actually is only the first time we’re featuring Xduoo on and that’s way overdue!… Read the full article

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Review: LZ A5 – Variety

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

Disclaimer: We received the LZ A5 directly from LZ HiFi. It goes for $269. The unit does not have to be returned. LZ is not affiliated with Headfonia, and they’re not a site advertiser. Big thanks to LZ for sharing this review sample.


LZ HiFi had sent us a couple of nice monitors last year and one of them (the LZ A4) still keeps its place in our Universal IEM Recommendations. The other one was the Big Dipper and that one also left good impressions on me, with its changeable sound and fit.… Read the full article

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Review: C3 Audio SPOFC, UPOCC for your Senns, HiFimans, MySTs

By | August 4th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: It’s been seven months since C3 Audio sent these cables for review. All of C3 Audio’s cables come with heaps of options, and commensurate prices. I paid nothing for the ones in this review and I think you’re going to like that! Check out myriad C3 Audio options here: C3 Audio.

C3 Audio keep things simple. Name the headphone brand. Name the headphone model. Name the cable property. Choose your length. Choose your connection type. The major properties are OFC, SPOFC, and UPOCC.… Read the full article

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Review: Fiio M7 – Back to basics

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The sample of the Fiio M7 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. Fiio is a site advertiser and the sample doesn’t need to be returned after the review.

Fiio – M7

The Chinese based Fiio never stops innovating and it’s one of the most active companies when it comes to product development, and most of all, upgrades. This time they’re back with the M7 DAP, a portable player that goes back basics. That means the M7 is a simple and easy to use DAP without a whole bunch of features we’re used to getting with all the other Fiio DAPs, but that’s OK.… Read the full article

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