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Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: , |

Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

Benchmark Media Systems is a low-profile audio company, with its roots in professional electronics. In the past decade, Benchmark consumer products, especially its digital-analog converters, have achieved acclaim for ultra-low distortion and clean sound. While the company is very strongly engineering-oriented, it maintains that listening tests are critical to product development. The HPA4 is Benchmark’s latest headphone amplifier. This amp is unusual in that it features a THX-888 Achromatic audio amplifier, which is claimed to reduce distortion by 20–40dB through a patented feed-forward design, resulting in the world’s most linear amplifier.… Read the full article

Westone WX1 Earphone with Bluetooth Dongle

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

Westone WX1 Earphone with Bluetooth Dongle

I know one audio industry pundit who is convinced that wireless Bluetooth earphones will become so pervasive that you will be hard-pressed to find wired models in a few years. That could be. Even in-ear pioneer Westone has joined the wireless revolution with its latest offering, the WX1 ($149). And not only does the WX1 offer wireless Bluetooth, but because its three-button-control Bluetooth module uses a removable MMCX connector cable it can be paired with any MMCX-equipped earphone you happen to own.… Read the full article

1More Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , |

All components in BOLD are loaned; all components in standard face are owned by me.

LOUDSPEAKERS

Wilson-Benesch A.C.T. loudspeakers.

ELECTRONICS

Music Reference RM-4+ phono stage, Primare Pre30 line level preamplifier, Reference Line Preeminence One Series II passive preamplifier, Music Reference RM-200 amplifier, Dynaco ST-70 (with Welborne Labs mod) amplifier.

SOURCES

Digital: Vacuum State Level 6 modified Sony DVP-S9000ES DVD/CD/SACD Player

Analog: Music Hall MMF-7 turntable, Pro-ject 9 tonearm, Pro-Ject Speed Box Mk. II, Benz Micro ACE H cartridge, Magnum Dynalab FT-101A tuner.… Read the full article

Ultrasone Edition 11 Review

By | May 15th, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

8.9Score€999Ultrasone Edition 11Disclaimer: This Ultrasone Edition 11 sample sent to us is a purchased unit. We thank the team at Ultrasone for giving us this opportunity. To read more about Ultrasone products we reviewed on Headfonics click here. The story behind the Ultrasone Edition 11 is a bit of something new and a continuation of the German company’s […]

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Review: Abyss Diana Phi – Flash Gordon

By | May 6th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this review we’re taking a close-up look at the Diana Phi by Abyss Headphones. The thinnest boutique headphone in the market.

Disclaimer: The Diana Phi was supplied to us free of charge by Abyss for the purpose of a review. Headfonia is in no way affiliated with Abyss or JPS Labs (their parent company). Abyss is not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity!

About Abyss Headphones:

Abyss’ parent company, JPS Labs LLC, has been around since 1990 in the business making high performance digital and analogue cables.… Read the full article

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Astell&Kern announces KANN CUBE

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

Launching at the Fujiya Avic Headphone Festival in Tokyo this weekend is an updated KANN from DAP category leaders Astell&Kern.

The KANN CUBE is a chunkier affair with sharper corners than the original KANN. Its reworked amplifier design offers more output power too: 12Vrms, up from 7Vrms. Three gain modes allow users to tailor the KANN CUBE’s 3.5mm single ended or 2.5mm balanced output to the headphone in play. “For connection to 2-channel home systems”, THE KANN CUBE’s 5-pin mini-XLR socket is a fresh feature.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2019: Personal Audio

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Absolute Sound|Tags: |

AXPONA 2019: Personal Audio

AXPONA 2019, held in the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, was one of the best run, best organized, and most enjoyable audio shows I have ever attended. While the Chicago-area weather outside was, especially on the closing day of the show, pretty frightful owing to a freakish mid-April snowstorm, the atmosphere inside the show was warm, convivial, and full of good audio camaraderie. Nowhere was this more in evidence than in the Ear Gear Expo located in a medium-size ballroom adjacent to some of AXPONA’s largest demonstration rooms.… Read the full article

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Massdrop X beyerdynamic DT 177X GO Review

By | April 21st, 2019|Categories: Headfonics|Tags: , , , , , |

8.7Score$399MassdropDisclaimer: The Massdrop X beyerdynamic DT 177X GO sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank the team at Massdrop for giving us this opportunity. To read more about Massdrop collaborations we have reviewed on Headfonics click here. Beyerdynamic and Massdrop have partnered to produce a Massdrop variant of […]

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Rupert Neve Designs, from the world’s finest recording consoles right to your headphones | AXPONA 2019

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AXPONA 2019 Rupert Neve

AXPONA 2019 Show Coverage brought to you by Core Power Technologies

CHICAGO (PTA) — If it is true that we were all created in God’s image, some of us inherited more godlike ability than others. In terms of the ability to work miracles in the arena of audio engineering, many would argue that people like Rupert Neve were blessed well beyond that which mere mortals are typically endowed.

AXPONA 2019 Rupert Neve

If you are not familiar with Rupert Neve Designs, or the Neve Console, let me quickly fill you in.… Read the full article

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Review: Audeze LCD2 Classic – Modern Oldschool

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Audeze LCD2 Classic is a look back at the original Audeze LCD2 which changed the personal audio world.

Disclaimer: The Audeze LCD2 Classic was sent to us by Audeze for review. Audeze is not related to Headfonia in any other way.

Audeze

If you’ve been following the personal audio world for the last 10 years, then Audeze will ring many bells. The California, USA based company completely changed and upped the headphone game to new levels. Bio from the Audeze site:

Audeze’s origins go back to 2008 when founders Sankar Thiagasamudram and Alexander Rosson met engineer Pete Uka who developed specialized flexible circuit materials for NASA.Read the full article

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