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Review: Custom Art FIBAE 7 – Dynamics!

By | November 11th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Custom Art FIBAE 7 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion in this review. The monitor is a custom one and doesn’t need to be returned. It’s price is €1.100.

Custom Art

Our Polish friends in the beginning probably were mostly known for their flag ship model called “Harmony 8.2” but they have been really busy and with the FIBAE series and the successful Massdrop IEM, they have gotten very popular, very quickly.… Read the full article

First Look Sunday: AAW Halcyon

By | November 9th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In this preview we give a first look at the just announced Halcyon by AAW. Another contender in the estat-race! It sells for 1,399$, but how does it perform?

Disclaimer: This post is part of our First Look Sunday series, where we give our first impressions on gear we have in the queue. A full review of the Halcyon will come in due course.

The estat-race

Oh so many companies have been launching new monitors with Sonion’s electrostatic tweeters. Sonion released three different models of them so far to my knowledge.… Read the full article

Review: Meze Audio Rai Solo – “Rise and Shine”

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

We’re pleased to be giving our readers the chance to be among the first to hear about the all-new ‘Rai Solo’ single dynamic-driver IEM from Meze Audio.
Disclaimer: the Rai Solo were sent free of charge ahead of their public launch by Meze in exchange for my honest review and opinions. Meze Audio is a site sponsor. 

Some background around Meze Audio:

Chances are if you’ve clicked here you probably have a fair understanding of what Meze Audio is all about by now.Read the full article

First Look Sunday: Astell&Kern AK T9iE

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

In this episode of First Look Sunday we preview the AK T9iE by Astell&Kern. A collaboration IEM from the Koreans with German Beyerdynamic.

Disclaimer: This post is part of our First Look Sunday series, where we give our first impression of gear in the queue. A full review of the AK T9iE will come in due course.

Single Dynamic

There aren’t many companies out there that invest their time and efforts into making high end single dynamic driver IEMs. There is Dita Audio, Campfire Audio, FAudio and Beyerdynamic.… Read the full article

Review: Cayin YB04 – Up in there

By | October 28th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Cayin YB04 was sent to us directly by Cayin in exchange for our honest opinion in this review. The YB04 does not need to be returned to the factory as far as I know.

Cayin Audio

Cayin is a premium Chinese high end audio brand (since 1993) and their focus has mostly been on dedicated HiFi equipment, covering every chain in the music reproduction path, from CD player to speaker, but the essence is no doubt their tube amplifiers.… Read the full article

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Review: qdc Fusion – Unexpected

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

In this review we’re taking a closer look at the qdc Fusion. The company’s first hybrid monitor. It offers a unique proposal in the market of hybrids. Let’s check it out!

Disclaimer: qdc provided the Fusion at no cost. I only had to pay to import the final product. qdc is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity.

About qdc:

The parent company of qdc, Shenzhen Qili Industrial Co Ltd, has been around since 2005.… Read the full article

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Review: Final Audio B Series

By | October 9th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new Final Audio B series from Final Audio Design is the feature of today. Let’s take a close look!

Disclaimer: Final Audio B series’ samples were sent to me free of charge for this review. The market prices are 299$ for B2, 499$ for B3 and 599$ for B1. Prices can differ with discounts and locations. 

Intro

I’ve never done a triple IEM review before. But since I didn’t see it possible to separate these IEMs from each other, I decided to write it this way.… Read the full article

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Review: Audeze LCD-i3 – Offbeat

By | October 7th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we feature the brand-new Audeze LCD-i3 monitors. A semi-open planar-magnetic IEM, and the spiritual successor of the iSine 20.

Disclaimer: Audeze provided the LCD-i3 at no cost. I only paid the import fees, VAT and customs. Audeze is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the LCD-i3!

About Audeze:

I am sure, most of you have heard the name Audeze in the past. Audeze started out as Audez’e (pronounced like Odyssey) in 2009.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway: The $10K Ra C Cu Winner

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

We fully END our $50k gear giveaway by announcing the winner of the oBravo Ra C Cu.

Number 52 – The End

This was the very last giveaway, and logically we had hundreds of entries for the Ra C Cu which is worth $10.000USD. The team read all of them (phew!) and then selected the winner. All 5 staff writers selected the same winner without knowing what the others voted for, so it was a real unanimous “decision”.

I want to thank all of you for entering the 52 weekly giveaways, I hope it was as much fun for you as it was for us.… Read the full article

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Review: Vision Ears Elysium – Purity of Sound

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

Disclaimer: Vision Ears sent us the Vison Ears Elysium free of charge in exchange for the review. The unit is a custom version and it doesn’t need to be returned. Vision Ears isn’t a site advertiser.

Vision Ears

If you’ve been following and reading HFN, than you certainly know this isn’t the first time we talk about the German Vision Ears. In June 2015 we reviewed their VE5 monitor and visited the guys in their lab and then we in May 2017 reviewed their VE8 Flagship.Read the full article

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