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Review: Vision Ears VE 3.2 – Evenhanded

By | June 24th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we are taking a look at one of Vision Ears’ newest models. The VE 3.2 is the evolution of their previous triple-driver VE 3.

Disclaimer: Vision Ears sent the VE 3.2 in exchange for this honest review. Headfonia and Vision Ears are not affiliated and VE is not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About Vision Ears:

Vision Ears has been around for about six years now and we have covered many of their products in the past already.… Read the full article

Picture Sunday: Empire Ears Wraith

By | June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we’re taking a quick look at the new Empire Ears Wraith. It’s an eleven driver hybrid design using four electrostatic tweeters.

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, where we take brief looks at new gear in the queue. To check out previous ones you can do that here.

I have loved my Zeus XIV CIEM from the day I got it. It had impeccable mids, superb detailing and a wonderfully constructed stage. It only was flawed by a light low end.… Read the full article

Review: Hifiman HE6SE – Iconic

By | June 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Hifiman sent us the Hifiman HE6SE free of charge in exchange for this review.

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.

Hifiman is on full speed and they recently have released a series of new models such as the HE-1000SE, HE6SE, the R2R2000 DAP/streamer, the Arya, the Ananda and even the JADE II electrostat setup.… Read the full article

Celebration Giveaway 40: ColorFly U8

By | June 16th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the U8 Portable Player from Colorfly! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The CTM VS-4 giveaway was again popular and we have selected our winner. This week that’s Danny Chun from the USA. The lucky winner will be contacted shortly by email (check your spam folder), so make sure to get in touch.

Number 40!

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

Review: AAW Canary – Overcoming Gravity

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

In this review we’re checking out the latest flagship introduced by AAW. It’s a triple hybrid design that uses dual electrostatic tweeters.

Disclaimer: AAW provided the Canary free of charge for our honest opinion. I only had to pay to import the final product into Austria. AAW is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About Advanced AcousticWerkes:

Advanced AcousticWerkes is a Singaporean brand of custom and universal In Ear Monitors. They have been around for a little while already.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Cayin Audio N6ii – First!

By | June 1st, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the N6ii, the brand new DAP from Cayin Audio.

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

Cayin Audio

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 players to speakers, but the essence is no doubt their tube amplifiers. Their equipment ranges from around US$100 to just below US$10,000 per item, covering the needs of different requirements and budgets.

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Review: Niimbus Audio – US4+

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Lake People sent us the US4+ for the purpose of this review on loan and it will normally be returned to Lake People. I strongly advise reading our earlier Violectric reviews first as some of the basics, like the gain settings, have been skipped in this review.

Lake People / Violectric. Again?

Long time Headfonia readers know we’re a bit of Violectric/Lake People fans here. If you’re not familiar with the brands, I suggest reading up on the previous reviews or you can check out the company’s bio on their website.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – AAW Canary

By | May 25th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Picture Sunday series, in which we take a brief look at upcoming reviews. You can find all previous posts here.

It is not that long ago that we have featured AAW’s first planar magnetic IEM, the Nightingale. Yet, we’re back with another post about one of their products. Another first, kinda. The Canary is AAW’s first monitor that uses Sonion’s electrostatic tweeters. Well, aside from the Pola of course, which is a collaboration product between AAW and Shozy.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Astell&Kern KANN CUBE

By | May 18th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the KANN CUBE, the brand new DAP from Astell&Kern.

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

Astell&Kern

No more introduction is needed here as we’ve covered their gear and the company plenty of times. As you could have read in The Munich High End Show Report Part 1, Astell&Kern was in Munich to introduce and launch four new products: The AK T9iE IEM, designed by JH, the SP2000 new reference portable player, the SP1000 AMP and the KANN CUBE.

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Review: Abyss Diana Phi – Flash Gordon

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

In this review we’re taking a close-up look at the Diana Phi by Abyss Headphones. The thinnest boutique headphone in the market.

Disclaimer: The Diana Phi was supplied to us free of charge by Abyss for the purpose of a review. Headfonia is in no way affiliated with Abyss or JPS Labs (their parent company). Abyss is not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity!

About Abyss Headphones:

Abyss’ parent company, JPS Labs LLC, has been around since 1990 in the business making high performance digital and analogue cables.… Read the full article

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