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Picture Sunday: Burson Fun and Bang

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

In this Sunday’s post we’re looking at the Burson Fun and Bang units. Part of the new Burson product line.

Disclaimer: This is a Picture Sunday post where we take a quick preview of various gear before their full review. You can take a look at our other Picture Sunday posts HERE. Burson Fun and Bang serve three amplification purposes: headphones, pre-amp, and loudspeakers. For more about Burson’s BFP series, check below:

Burson Bang
Burson Fun
Burson Play

Typically it takes a Doom Guy to wield a BFG.… Read the full article

Review: Feliks Audio Euforia – Quality

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this review we take a close look at the Feliks Audio Euforia, the reference amp from our Polish friends.

Disclaimer: Feliks Audio is not related to Headfonia in any way. The Euforia was sent to me to be featured on Headfonia.com and doesn’t need to be returned as far as I know.

Feliks Audio

I have had the pleasure to meet Lukasz Feliks in person at the High End show in Munich and he’s just really nice and professional. He is now co-running the business which his father started and it was really nice chatting with him about tube technologies, tube types and tube amps.… Read the full article

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Review: Auris Audio Nirvana – The sweet spot

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this review we take a close look at the newest and 3rd tube amp of the Auris collection.

Disclaimer: Auris Audio is not related to Headfonia in any way. The Nirvana was sent to me to be featured on Headfonia.com and the local dealer uses our sample to feature at shows.

Auris Audio

Only in March of this year we reviewed Auris Audio’s top of the line tube amp, the Headonia, here at Headfonia. Last year we covered their HA2-SE tube amp which won the “Best of 2017” award and so our loyal readers will probably already know all about Auris Audio.… Read the full article

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Review: Schiit Audio Lyr 3 – Flexibility

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

The Lyr 3 is a fully discrete tube hybrid headphone-amplifier that features some Godzilla like power. Does it sound good too? Let’s find out!

Disclaimer: The Lyr 3 by Schiit Audio was provided for the purpose of this review. Schiit Audio is not affliated with Headfonia and not a site advertizer. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to test the Lyr 3 at an extended period.

About Schiit Audio

Schiit Audio is an American manufacturer of amplifiers, d/a converters and audio accessories.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Chord Electronics

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

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday are the Chord Electronics Dave and Blu MKII. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

Ever since I listened to the Chord Electronics Dave I’ve wanted one for my collection. Unfortunately high end gear of this level doesn’t come cheap and I had to put my plans in the fridge for a while. Then High End Munich happened and Meze Audio was showing off their brand new Empyrean with the DAVE at their listening booth, and it sounded so incredibly good that things had to be set in motion.… Read the full article

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Review: Astell&Kern Acro L1000 – Listed!

By | August 8th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Astell & Kern Acro L1000 was sent to us by Astell&Kern directly. This unit will be returned to AK after this review. Astell&Kern is not in any way related to Headfonia.

Astell & Kern

The South-Korean Astell & Kern is an iRiver owned company and it no longer needs an introduction as they are well known already in the personal audio world because of their series of high end portable players.

I admit I’ve been a big fan of their Digital Audio Players for years already now and an as a result we have reviewed quite a few of them:

AK100: https://www.headfonia.com/the-player-astell-kern-ak100/

AK120ii & AK240: https://www.headfonia.com/astelkern-ak120ii-ak240-reference-daps/

AK Jr: https://www.headfonia.com/astell-kern-ak-jr-who-you-calling-junior/

AK380: https://www.headfonia.com/review-astell-kern-ak380-momentary/

AK KANN: https://www.headfonia.com/review-astell-kern-ak-kann-power-to-the-people/

AK SP1000: https://www.headfonia.com/review-astell-kern-sp1000-impressive/

AK70II: https://www.headfonia.com/review-astellkern-ak70ii/

This time Astell&Kern is back with something different: a desktop sized AMP/DAC unit that not only drives all headphones, but speakers as well.… Read the full article

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Review: Burson Play – Hell of a deal

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Burson supplied Play and the upgraded mainboard for the purposes of this review. I paid nothing for it. It’s DAC interfaces over USB, is compatible with DSD 256, and has one of the most powerful headphone amps I’ve ever had on my desk. Prices range from 299$ to 549$. I tested both the base model and the ticked out version for this review. You can find out all about it here: Burson Play.

Spec:

Measurement

Package Content

Input impedance:

35 KOhms

Burson Play Unit

PC Connection Cable Set

Frequency response:

± 1 dB 0 – 35Khz

Remote Control (optional)

6.5mm to 3.5mm Socket Adaptor

THD:

<0.02%

RCA Cable

2.5mm hex key

Output impedance (Head Amp):

8 Ohm

Power Supply

100-240V AC

Output impedance (Pre Out):

35 Ohm

General

Inputs:

USB

Weight:

app.

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Picture Sunday – Feliks Audio Euforia

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

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the Feliks Audio Euforia headphone amplifier. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

Those of you that have heard of Feliks Audio probably are fan of beautifully designed tube driven amplifiers. The Poland based company has become popular quickly and they at shows like High End Munich or Canjam London, can be seen at several booths and tables where their amps are used to demonstrate a very wide range of ear- and headphones.… Read the full article

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Review: SMSL AD18 – Tiny Wonder

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

Disclaimer: The SMSL AD18 was sent to us by SMSL directly in exchange for our honest review. I’d also like to introduce you to NanoTechnos, a new member to the HFN family. Be gentle on him.

About SMSL

SMSL Audio or Shenszhen ShuangMuSanlin Electronics Co. LTD isn’t a newcomer on the market and I’m sure many have you have heard about them and their products before. Founded in 2009, they are located in Shenzhen and produce DACs, headphone amplifiers and desktop amps like the AD18 I’m about to review.… Read the full article

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Review: The Massdrop Cavalli Tube Hybrid

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

Disclaimer: Massdrop sent us the Cavalli Tube Hybrid or CTH or Cavalli CTH free of charge in exchange for this review. Massdrop or Cavalli are not related to Headfonia in any way.Pictures are property of Massdrop

Intro

You know, one could make a career out of reviewing Massdrop made products; and, if the products of theirs I have already reviewed are any indication, it would be a mighty fine career.  Today, we find a really exciting project on our plate: the Massdrop x Cavalli Tube Hybrid (CTH).… Read the full article

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