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Picture Sunday: Astell&Kern Diana

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

In this Picture Sunday post we take a brief look at the Astell&Kern Diana. The latest IEM in collaboration with IEM pioneer JH Audio.

Disclaimer: This is part of our Picture Sunday series, where we take a first look at gear in the review queue. To check out the other Picture Sunday posts click here.

Those of you who read our reviews on a regular basis know that we all speak highly of JH Audio monitors here on Headfonia. They all have a very unique signature that’s really clicking with us.… Read the full article

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 – Shanling M2X

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

Today, we look at Shanling’s latest addition, the M2X. A lighter version of the Shanling M5S with all the good things we loved previously.

Shanling M2X – The design

“Big things come in small packages”

The Shanling M2X leans more toward the M5S than the M2S, it’s basically a M5S in a smaller box. The overall design is almost identical, which is a good thing since the M5S was faultless in this aspect. It’s got the same aluminium case, sandwiched between two glass panels, like an iPhone X and it even comes with the leatherette case EMBEDDED !… Read the full article

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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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Picture Sunday – Cowon Plenue D2

By | March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today, we take a fresh look a the new Cowon Plenue D2. A neat little player, based on an iconic range of players : the Cowon D series.

Cowon Plenue D2 – The design

There is a thing with Korean DAPs, most of the time they look exquisite. Be it the Cowon Plenue L or the Astell&Kern SP1000M, they both look more like pieces of art than DAPs.

The Plenue D2 is on the same path, but at a slower pace.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday Woo Audio WA11

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

Today we’re taking a preview at the WA11 – the first solid state DAC/Amp by Woo Audio.

This post is part of our Picture Sunday series where we take a first look at upcoming product reviews. To check out more of them, click here.

Woo Audio – a name that will definitely ring a bell for the tube enthusiasts out there. They have been actively making valve gear since 2004 and are operating from New York, USA. The company is run by Jack Wu, however the lead designer is his father Wei Wu.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: 64 Audio Tia Trio

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

In this week’s Picture Sunday post we’re taking a look at the Tia Trió by 64 Audio.

This post is part of our Picture Sunday episodes, where we take a first look at gear in the review queue. If you want to read more of them, you can do so here.

The Tia Trió isn’t a new model, no, it has been around for 1.5 years already. That doesn’t make it old news though and the Trió certainly should be in the spotlight more often.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Kennerton Audio Thror

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

Today we’re looking at the Thror, the Planar magnetic reference headphone created by Kennerton Audio Equipment.

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

Kennerton Audio Equipment

Kennerton as a luxury brand of Fischer Audio was founded by professionals with a single purpose – to provide its customers with high-end quality sound. Fischer Audio have been watching the evolution of the audio industry for a long time and noticed the decreasing amount of products that offer quality sound particularly the large number of fancy looking, low quality models made by famous brands.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Meze Audio Rai Penta

By | February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today, we take a look at the incoming Meze Audio Rai Penta. A new hybrid five driver IEM from the brand that brought us the award winning Empyrean.

This is part of our Picture Sunday series, where we take a quick look at some products in the review cycle. You can find all previous Picture Sunday posts here.

In just a few years, Meze rose from a Romanian unknown brand, to one of the top players in the market. With two headphones only, that’s no small achievement!… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: HYLA TE5B

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

Today we’re taking an initial look at another special IEM from Hyla Audio, the Hyla TE5B.

Disclaimer: This post is a part of our Picture Sunday Series. On Sunday’s we usually take a first look at a certain gear before the full review. We received the TE5B directly from Hyla Audio which is not affiliated with Headfonia.

The Japanese Craft

I still remember when I wrote my Oriolus MKII review back in 2016. And I still remember the first time I listened to it in 2015.… Read the full article

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