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Picture Sunday: Oriolus Finschi

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

Today we take a brief look at the Oriolus Finschi, the entry-level IEM from our Japanese friends.

Disclaimer: This week’s star of Picture Sunday is the Oriolus Finschi IEM. The sample was sent to us for a full review. The cost is 180$. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

The New Bird

Oriolus is a mysterious brand. You never know what they’re going to do, or what their plan is for future releases. One thing’s for certain though; they make great personal audio products.… Read the full article

Review: Linum SuperBaX – Switzerland

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

Today we’re looking at the SuperBaX cable by Linum, a light and high performing aftermarket cable.

Disclaimer: Linum provided the SuperBaX at no cost for this review. Linum is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the SuperBax.

About Linum:

If you have ever considered buying an aftermarket cable, you definitely came across Linum. The Danish earphone cable brand has been around for a few years already and has brought us many great cables in the past.… Read the full article

Review : FiiO M6 – The first step

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

The Fiio M6 portable player is another addition to the FiiO M line-up. In this article we look at the newest Fiio DAP.

Disclaimer: The FiiO M6 was sent to us free of charge in exchange of an honest review. The MRSP is 149€ as I’m writing this and you can get it at Fiio’s official dealers.

About FiiO

From its creation in 2007, FiiO always aimed to become one of the top brands in the audiophile game. Based in Shenzhen, China, they rose steadily and somehow achieved their goal : available all over the world, FiiO products are known for their excellent performance/price ratio.… Read the full article

Celebration Giveaway 17: Shozy CP & BG

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

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with two universal IEMs, the Shozy CP and BG. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

I didn’t expect the Bottlehead Crack DIY kit to be that popular but it was. There can only be one winner though and this week that is: Matej Striezenec from Slovakia!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 17

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

Celebration Giveaway 16: BottleHead – Crack

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

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with my favourite DIY amp, the BottleHEad Crack OTL Tube amp. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The VE5 and Lionheart cable of course was very popular but we can only make one person’s Christmas extra nice, and that is: Matthias Stuer from Belgium!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 16

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 – FiiO M6

By | December 29th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Another day, another FiiO, it looks like there isn’t a month without a new player from the brand. This time it’s the new FiiO M6 and oh boy does it look and feel good.

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

FiiO M6 : first look

If FiiO already made entry-level players before with the M3 and X1, the FiiO M6 is a definitive improvement from those two models.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Shozy BG

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

Let’s take a brief look at the Shozy BG, the company’s 5BA IEM with a quite affordable price.

Disclaimer: This week’s star of Picture Sunday is the Shozy BG IEM. The sample was sent to us for a full review which will come up early 2019. The cost is 280$. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

Shozy

Shozy is a personal audio brand from Hong Kong. They were mostly producing portable DACs/Amplifiers together with Digital Audio Players, but they recently jumped in to the IEM market as well.… 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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Picture Sunday – The world of Custom IEMs

By | December 1st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In this Picture Sunday post we look at he designs the Custom IEM companies and HFN Staff have come up over the years. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series

Not everyone is into custom IEMs but at HFN we are big fans. We understand not everyone likes the feel of full customs, but comfort and sound-wise, they’re just the best there is.

Of course it all starts with doing this:

Once you have done so correctly, you’ll have a set of these:

And then it’s play time!… Read the full article

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Review: Burson Fun – overwhelming the senses

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this article we look a the Burson Fun from Burson Audio.

Disclaimer: Burson directly sent Play, Bang, and Fun for the purposes of this review. I paid nothing for any single unit, and the upgraded op-amps came along with them. Fun is a powerful dual-mono Class-A amp that will blow your socks off for 299$ USD. You can find out all about it here: Burson Fun Headphone amp / pre-amp.

Burson’s staples: cost-effective mid to high end amps, active cables, their beautiful Timekeeper power amp series, DIY-inspired component sets, and of course their peck of discrete and proprietary high-end op-amp sets, some of which Headfonia have had the good fortune to test, are well known.… Read the full article

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