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Review: Nuforce EDC3 – Join the Drop

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The nuforce EDC3 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. the unit doesn’t need to be returned

Intro

So, here was a nice surprise.  I had ta­lked with Christian Tanimoto from Massdrop about which of their upcoming projects I was going to review next, some items were mentioned, but no conclusion was reached.  A little while later, I get home from work Saturday afternoon to find a box from Massdrop on my doorstep.  What do I find inside, but their latest collaboration with NuForce: the EDC 3 IEM. … Read the full article

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Review: Massdrop x nuforce EDC – Personal Chauvinism

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Massdrop sent me this earphone in exchange for a review. I paid nothing for it. It’s got a single 8mm dynamic driver inside. It goes for 59$ USD. Crazy. Here’s more info about it: Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ear Monitors.

Having penned four hundred words just Sunday, I’m not sure what’s left to say about the EDC. Nuance, I’m told, writhes and flows between the lines. As do I, a semi-frequent queuer, tuber, and threader of turnstiles. I learn to nuance the city once a month.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Massdrop x Nuforce EDC IEMs

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Massdrop X Nuforce EDC IEM is the star of today’s Picture Sunday article. To check out other Picture Sunday articles, click here.

Nuforce are on a roll. The HEM2 earned end of the year kudos from me. Their dual-driver HEM4 put heart into a super-clear sound signature. And EDC? Bigger bass than either and between the two for warmth. There’s a single driver inside it. It looks almost exactly like a HEM. In fact, when first I touched it, I assumed it was a re-badged HEM.… Read the full article

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Review: Nuforce HEM8 – All Worlds

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Nuforce supplied a box of Nuforce HEM earphones for me to review for Headfonia. I paid nothing for any of them. The HEM8 is a quadruple armature earphone that goes for about 499$ USD. You can find all about it here: HEM8 High resolution in ear headphones.

The easiest review to write is one you’ve already written. I would love to plagiarise myself, copy/paste the intros to any of the following reviews: HEM2, HEM4, and HEM6, but I can’t.… Read the full article

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Review: Nuforce HEM4 – my favourite HEM

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Nuforce supplied a box of Nuforce HEM earphones for me to review for Headfonia. I paid nothing for them. HEM4 is a dual armature earphone that goes for about 299$ USD. You can find all about it here: HEM4 High resolution in ear headphones.

Each HEM series earphone is such a blast, such a brilliant take on an under-represented audio niche that I’m having a bugger of a time finding much about which to whinge and quibble. Of course, if the HEM2 is your earphone of choice, then the HEM4 won’t do you.… Read the full article

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Review: Nuforce uDAC5 – HEM6 without the earphone and with a knob

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Optoma/Nuforce sent the uDAC5 for the purposes of this review and continued evaluation. It does not have to be returned. uDAC5 goes for about 200$ USD. You can find out all about it here: uDAC5 USB DSD DAC.

Apart from the DAC-80, which I reviewed in this article: Nuforce DAC-80: Cornerstone, my direct experience with nuforce DACs is minimal. I touched a few back in Korea from 2009 – 2011. I also played with one at CES2011, and talked at length with Nuforce marketers whilst still in Canada.… Read the full article

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Review: Nuforce HEM6 – Black Celebration

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Nuforce supplied a box of HEM earphones for me to review for Headfonia. I paid nothing for them. HEM6 is a triple balanced armature earphone that goes for about 400$ USD. You can find all about it here: HEM6: High resolution in ear headphones.

Previously, nuforce’s HEM2 made me re-evaluate old favorites; not because its powerful, warm signature was only suited to Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, and the like. Rather, it proved more darkly fitting to that cohort than any earphone I’ve heard in years.… Read the full article

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Review: nuforce BE6i – iPhone 7 ready

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Nuforce supplied a box of earphones for me to review for Headfonia, in which was included the BE6i. I paid nothing for them. The BE6i is a single dynamic driver earphone that tethers to your Mac, iPhone, Android phone, or Astell&Kern player via Bluetooth over AAC or AptX. It goes for about 130$ USD. You can find all about it here: BE6i: Wireless bluetooth in-ear headphones.

Relevant links:

The age of freedom – bluetooth
A closeup on the Nuforce BE6i bluetooth earphone
Picture Sunday: The Rise of Wireless Audiophilia
Review: Nuforce HEM2 – Bizarre Love Triangle
Nuforce Primo 8: Boundless Mids
TENTO Porta DAC 1866 – All Your Bases
Review: PS Audio Sprout – Whose Bass?Read the full article

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Review: Nuforce HEM2 – Bizarre Love Triangle

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Nuforce supplied a box of HEM earphones for me to review for Headfonia. I paid nothing for them. HEM2 is a single armature earphone that goes for about 199$ USD. You can find all about it here: HEM2: High resolution in ear headphones.

Relevant links:

Nuforce Primo 8: Boundless Mids
Ultrasone IQ And IQ Pro
instant ohmage: AudioFly AF78/m

Facing down personal prejudices is odd. Sometimes it is painful. Prior to 2005, I thought that serial composters smelled like old banana peels.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: The Rise of Wireless Audiophilia

By | August 28th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The stars of this weeks’s Picture Sunday are Bluetooth cables and earphones, with a small emphasis on the Nuforce BE6i. Check out other recent Picture Posts Here, and Here.

Relevant links:

Nuforce Primo 8: Boundless Mids
Noble BTS bluetooth showdown: iPhone 6, iPod nano 7G, & Mezzo Hifi MZAK100
TENTO PORTA DAC 1866 – ALL YOUR BASES

Assuming Apple do the Apple thing and rid the next iPhone of its headphone jack, the bluetooth headsets and earphone market is going to explode.… Read the full article

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