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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

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

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

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

Review: Empire Ears Phantom – Crassus

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today we are looking at Empire Ears’ most talked about monitor yet – the Phantom. Since its introduction, the Phantom has made a lot of fans. Will it convince us too?

Disclaimer: Empire Ears provided the Phantom at a discounted price for this review. Empire Ears is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Phantom.

About Empire Ears:

Empire Ears is an American IEM and custom IEM company, seated in Norcross, Georgia.… Read the full article

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

Review: Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ – In Control

By | November 21st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Mytek is a manufacturer of HiFi and Pro Audio electronics. Their Brooklyn DAC+ is a high end and very versatile DAC/Amp in a small package. Today we’ll learn all about it.

Disclaimer: Mytek supplied the Brooklyn DAC+ on loan for this review. It will be returned after publication. Mytek is not a site advertiser or affiliated with Headfonia. Many thanks for the opportunity and generosity. I’m terribly sorry for the delay.

About Mytek:

Mytek Digital is an American company that manufactures high end electronics for the professional and HiFi audio scene alike.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Sennheiser HD820 : under the dome

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

Today we take a good look at the Sennheiser HD820, the new German flagship.

Sennheiser HD800 – The reference

The Sennheiser HD800 and the latter HD800S are the top models from the German brand, if you don’t take in to account the Sennheiser Orpheus. Wide sound stage, good comfort, great build and amazing sound once properly driven, that made this headphone a best-seller. The only drawback ? The (very) open design, which forces you to use it in a very silent room.… Read the full article

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Review: Meze Empyrean – Hail the King

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The Meze Audio Empyrean is one of the most talked about headphones ever since the news got out. And now it’s time to review it!

Disclaimer: The Meze Empyrean was bought from Meze Audio and sent to me by Dune Blue in the Netherlands. Meze Audio for the moment is an advertiser on Headfonia.com.

Meze Audio

The Romanian company no longer really needs an introduction. Meze Audio has become famous and big over the last few years, their recipe for success?… Read the full article

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Review: EarSonics Grace – Finesse Française

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

French EarSonics has just announced a new flagship universal IEM – the Grace. I’ve had the chance to give it a good spin, let’s see how it performs.

Disclaimer: EarSonics supplied the Grace for the purpose of this review. It does not have to be returned. EarSonics is not a site advertiser and in no way affiliated with Headfonia. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About EarSonics:

EarSonics is a French manufacturer of In Ear Monitors and hearing protection devices.… Read the full article

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