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Picture Sunday: HYLA TE5B

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

Today we’re taking an initial look at another special IEM from Hyla Audio, the Hyla TE5B.

Disclaimer: This post is a part of our Picture Sunday Series. On Sunday’s we usually take a first look at a certain gear before the full review. We received the TE5B directly from Hyla Audio which is not affiliated with Headfonia.

The Japanese Craft

I still remember when I wrote my Oriolus MKII review back in 2016. And I still remember the first time I listened to it in 2015.… Read the full article

Review: Hum Dolores – Studio

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the new flagship of a company that praises less is more. The HUM Dolores, it’s a dual BA custom IEM with some very unique ingredients.

Disclaimer: HUM provided the Dolores for this review. I only had to cover the costs for my impressions, shipping them to Hong Kong and importing the final product. HUM is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser.

About HUM:

HUM is a Hong Kong based manufacturer of custom and universal In Ear Monitors, as well as cables, portable amplifiers and even Digital Audio Players.… Read the full article

Celebration Giveaway 22: Violectric V200 Anniversary Edition

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

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Violectric V200 Amplifier. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The Final Audio F7200 IEM giveaway was more popular than expected but there can be only one winner. This week that is XXX from xxx. Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 22

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 – Noble Audio Khan

By | February 9th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we are taking a first look at Noble Audio’s latest introduction to the high end market – the Khan!

This is part of our Picture Sunday series, where we take a quick look at some products in the review cycle. You can find all previous Picture Sunday posts here.

My memory of Noble starts with a smile. My very first custom IEM was made by them a few years back. It was the Kaiser 10, which I still have to this date, though it does not get a lot of ear-time ever since I started writing for Headfonia.… Read the full article

Picture Sunday – Cowon Plenue L

By | January 26th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today, we take a look at the Cowon Plenue L, the latest player from the korean brand.  Their Top Of The Line player cladded in gold, sexy !

Available for 1990€, you can more informations and retailers on the official Cowon website.

Cowon Plenue L – The design

“Outstanding”, that’s the first thing I thought when I unboxed the Cowon Plenue L.

Even if you already own the previous Plenue 2 like me, you have to give credit to the Cowon designers : together with Astell&Kern they offer the best looking players out there, in my opinion.… Read the full article

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Review: Light Harmonic – LH Stella – An Audio Exposition

By | January 21st, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this Guest review we’re looking at the Light Harmonic LH Stella, a new high end universal IEM

Disclaimer: Headfonia is aware of the negative experience many of you have had with the company behind this IEM. We’re not ok with that at all and we’re not supporting LH in any way. This isn’t an official Headfonia LH Stella review either, this article is written by one of our Chinese readers (Gary Wu) and it was of a high enough quality to publish (original content not edited).Read the full article

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Review: Earsonics EM6 – The Dark Knight

By | January 14th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we take a detailed look at one of the iconic in ear monitors of Earsonics, the Earsonics EM6. The sources used for this review are the Lotoo Paw GoldSony WM1A & ZX2.

Disclaimer: I received the Earsonics EM6 as a review sample from the company directly. I want to give special thanks to Max Capgras for inviting me to review this IEM when we first met at CanJam London 2018. Earsonics is not a site advertiser and this review reflects my unbiased opinion.Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Lotoo PAW Gold Touch

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this episode of our Picture Sunday series we’re taking a first look at the new PAW Gold Touch from Lotoo.

Disclaimer: The PAW Gold Touch is part of our Picture Sunday posts. You can find all previous ones here.

Everyone who’s curious about Digital Audio Players has definitely come across the name Lotoo. Their original PAW Gold and PAW 5000 have received a lot of praise from the community. Lotoo is a brand that’s not like many others. Their origin comes from the recording business as they developed a hand full of professional grade audio recorders.… Read the full article

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Review: Ultimate Ears UE LIVE – Stage Presence

By | January 9th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the UE LIVE stage monitor from Ultimate Ears.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Ultimate Ears LIVE free of charge in exchange for this review, via Fischer Amps in Germany. Ultimate Ears and Fischer Amps are in no other way related to Headfonia and the sample doesn’t need to be returned

Ultimate Ears

Founded in 1995 Ultimate Ears Pro created a new market for custom in-ear monitors which are now used by most of the world’s top touring musicians.… Read the full article

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Review: Colorfly U8 – Music Inside

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

In this article we look at the newest portable player from Colorfly, the U8 DAP

Disclaimer: The Colorfly U8 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. The unit doesn’t have to be returned as far as I know.

Colorfly

Maybe the Colorfly brand name doesn’t immediately ring a bell here in the West but Colorfly actually was one of the first companies to launch an audiophile grade portable player with the C4. Maybe that name also doesn’t ring a bell but I’m pretty sure you’ll know what we’re talking about when you’ll see the unique unit with the sliders and wood.… Read the full article

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