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Review: Final Audio D8000 – Innovative Planar

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Final Audio D8000 was sent to me by their local distributor on loan. It will be returned after this review. Many thanks for the opportunity.

About Final Audio:

Final Audio, formerly Final Audio Design, is a Japanese brand with a long heritage. They have been introduced to the world in 1974 – their first product actually was a Moving Coil turntable cartridge, developed by Mr Yoshihisa Mori, who according to my knowledge still is with Final. For a while Final Audio has been developing amplifiers, speakers and turntables.… Read the full article

Dr’s Orders: Push it to the limit

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good Dr. should never insist on having his patients pushing themselves to the limit but this is audio and the limit of what is possible is a good thing with only one major hiccup, it’s rather expensive.

Audiohub.gr of which yours truly is the publisher organized the most expensive headphone demo since… ever? It was a unique occasion to listen to the cream of the crop in headphones currently produced. The difference between the “Date With The Flagships” event and any other headphone meeting was that all headphones were using the same state of the art amplification, DAC source and streamer, so for this particular event conclusion were theoretically possible.… Read the full article

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Tokyo’s Final Audio: in-house and out of time

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

In-between Denver’s RMAF and Tokyo’s Fujiya Avic event lives a two week window. Straddling the 10,000kms point to point, two aeroplane rides. Crossing the international dateline and a 15-hour time difference means a jet-lagged John arrives in Japan but a full five days before showtime. An opportunity for the body clock to right itself, some vinyl record shopping at Disk Union and time to meet local manufacturers on their home turf.

Fifty clicks south of the Shinjuku, just north of Kawasaki, sits an unassuming industrial park.

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Review: Final Audio F7200 – Polite, Reverent, Reference

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: I purchased these earphones, used, from e-earphone in Akihabara. Typically, they go for about 450$. You can find out all about them here: Final Audio F7200 Balanced Armature Driver Unit.

Relevant links:

Nuforce HEM2
instant ohmage: Jays new q-Jays

Not sound

When they’re not flaunting fake fur, or intimidating a pair of otherwise good-sounding dynamic drivers with balanced armatures, Final Audio are up to good. Tiny, fit, and tough the 7200 are statement products for the entire market.… Read the full article

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