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Review – Shanling M5S :

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Today we have the chance to review the all-new Shanling M5S. Is it a good alternative to our usual Cayin/FiiO/HiBy trio ? Let’s find out.

This player was sent to us free of charge by Shanling directly. Its MSRP is 429 €/$ and can be found in all your usual stores.

About Shanling

Founded in 1988, Shanling has been developing Hi-Fi products for more than 30 years now. Their range goes from CD players to power conditioners but what we really like at Headfonia are… DAPs.… Read the full article

Celebration Giveaway 21: Final Audio F7200

By | February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Final Audio F7200 universal IEM. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless headphone giveaway turned out a lot more popular than expected but there can be only one winner. This week that is Yauheni Salopiy from Belarus. Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 21

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 – Echobox Explorer

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

Today, we hop in our time machine and take a look at the good (?) old Echobox Explorer.

The Echobox was launched in 2015 as an Indiegogo campaign and Echobox wanted to provide audiophiles an alternative solution for portable listening. I’m not sure the brand still exists at this time but the explorer still remains. Let’s take a look and see if the player is still up to today’s standards.

Echobox Explorer – The Design

The Echobox Explorer design is interesting in its own way.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 18: Linum SuperBaX

By | January 13th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with two new SuperBaX cables from Linum. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The Shozy CP and BG IEM giveaway is now over. There are two winners and this week these are: ALDY HAEKAL PINASTI from Jakarta – CP IEM, Indonesia and Burk Ozturk from Istanbul, Turkey – BG IEM!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 18

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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Celebration Giveaway 12: DHC – Elite 19 IC

By | December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with a very special InterConnect. This time it’s Double Helix Cables’ Elite 19 IC!! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The CustomArt giveaway was quite successful but there can be only one winner, and that is: Bern from Michigan, USA!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 12

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 – 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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Review: Burson FUN – Overloading the senses

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

In this article we’re looking at the Burson FUN.

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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Review: FiiO M9 – Wizard of the East

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The Fiio M9 portable player is the successor of the nice M7 DAP. In this article we look at the newest Fiio DAP.

Disclaimer: The FiiO M9 was sent to us free of charge in exchange of an honest review. The MRSP is 299€ as I’m writing this and you can get it from Fiio’s official dealers.

About FiiO

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

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Picture Sunday – iFi Audio Micro/Nano Black Label

By | November 24th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ifi Audio is a special brand for me. Back in the days, I had the chance to make a trip to Hong-Kong for a business trip. The first day I went for the HKTDC, one of the biggest tech fairs, and the first stand I saw was… iFi Audio ! They were displaying the first generation of iCan and a set of products from AMR, the big venture at the origin of iFi Audio. 

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

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