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Picture Sunday – xDuoo TA-10

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

The xDuoo TA-10 is a USB-DAC Tube Headphone amplifier from the same quirky brand that brought us the X10T. It sells on Amazon for just under $300USD.

xDuoo TA-10 – The design

Don’t be fooled by the pictures, the xDuoo TA-10 is neither cheap or bulky. If you’ve only seen the stock shot, prepare to be surprised : out of the box it’s almost like you’ve received a mock-up and not the real thing.

The amp has been designed to fit on a computer desk and the overall footprint allows neat installation.… Read the full article

Picture Sunday – Niimbus Audio US4+

By | March 30th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today we’re looking at the Niimbus US4+, the brand new reference headphone amplifier from Germany.

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

Niimbus Audio

Niimbus Audio, you might never have heard of it before. But you probably have heard of Violectric, or Lake People. And that is the company behind Niimbus Audio, I bet I have your attention now.

Since its founding in 1986, Lake People has been developing solutions for recording studios that demand the highest levels of sound and reliability.… Read the full article

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Review: Flux Lab Acoustics Atlas – For the love of music

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Flux Lab Acoustics Atlas was sent to us by the company itself. This unit after his review will be used as demo unit for BeNeLux audio shops as well as reference unit for our articles. Flux Lab Acoustics is not in any way related to Headfonia.

Flux Lab Acoustics

Probably the name doesn’t ring a bell with most of you and to be honest, it didn’t ring any bells for myself when I first heard about them. I have been following them since May last year when they showed a prototype of the unit we’re reviewing today at he High End show in Munich.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 26: Schiit Audio – Jotunheim Multibit

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

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with the Schiit Audio Jotunheim Multibit. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The Feliks Audio Echo giveaway was great fun and we had many readers signing up in order to win this beauty. There can be only one winner though end this week that is Pascal Bricaud from France. You will be contacted very shortly by email (check your spam folder), so make sure to get in touch.

Number 26

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 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

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Review: JDS Labs Atom – Exemplary

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

Today we’re looking at JDS Labs’ latest creation, their small Atom amplifier. A 99$ entry level headphone amplifier.

Disclaimer: JDS Labs provided the Atom amplifier free of charge. I only had to cover import fees and customs. Headfonia is not affiliated with JDS Labs in any way, they are not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Atom.

About JDS Labs:

JDS Labs is a US based brand that operates since 2007. They are the producer of many critically acclaimed products.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 16: BottleHead – Crack

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

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with my favourite DIY amp, the BottleHEad Crack OTL Tube amp. Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The VE5 and Lionheart cable of course was very popular but we can only make one person’s Christmas extra nice, and that is: Matthias Stuer from Belgium!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 16

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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Review : FiiO K3 – Legacy

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The FiiO K3 desktop amp is the successor of the little FiiO E10K. In this article we look at the newest FiiO USB DAC

Disclaimer: The Fiio K3 was sent to us for the purpose of this review. The unit doesn’t need to be returned and Fiio is a site advertiser.

Four years in the making, that’s basically how long FiiO took to upgrade its desktop USB-DAC series. Sometimes it looks like the brand releases a DAP every quarter – FiiO M7 in May – FiiO M9 in september, FiiO M6 in December – and the product life of their DACs seems to be much longer.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 14: Meier Audio Corda Rock

By | December 16th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with a very good amplifier: The Meier Audio Corda ROCK! Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winner

The Inear Germany StageDiver SD5 review to no surprise had a lot of entries but there can be only one winner, and that is: Evgeni from Bulgaria!!! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 14

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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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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