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Picture Sunday – Lotoo PAW Gold Touch

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this episode of our Picture Sunday series we’re taking a first look at the new PAW Gold Touch from Lotoo.

Disclaimer: The PAW Gold Touch is part of our Picture Sunday posts. You can find all previous ones here.

Everyone who’s curious about Digital Audio Players has definitely come across the name Lotoo. Their original PAW Gold and PAW 5000 have received a lot of praise from the community. Lotoo is a brand that’s not like many others. Their origin comes from the recording business as they developed a hand full of professional grade audio recorders.… Read the full article

Review : FiiO M6 – The first step

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

The Fiio M6 portable player is another addition to the FiiO M line-up. In this article we look at the newest Fiio DAP.

Disclaimer: The FiiO M6 was sent to us free of charge in exchange of an honest review. The MRSP is 149€ as I’m writing this and you can get it at Fiio’s official dealers.

About FiiO

From its creation in 2007, FiiO always aimed to become one of the top brands in the audiophile game. Based in Shenzhen, China, they rose steadily and somehow achieved their goal : available all over the world, FiiO products are known for their excellent performance/price ratio.… Read the full article

Review: Colorfly U8 – Music Inside

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

In this article we look at the newest portable player from Colorfly, the U8 DAP

Disclaimer: The Colorfly U8 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. The unit doesn’t have to be returned as far as I know.

Colorfly

Maybe the Colorfly brand name doesn’t immediately ring a bell here in the West but Colorfly actually was one of the first companies to launch an audiophile grade portable player with the C4. Maybe that name also doesn’t ring a bell but I’m pretty sure you’ll know what we’re talking about when you’ll see the unique unit with the sliders and wood.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – FiiO M6

By | December 29th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

Another day, another FiiO, it looks like there isn’t a month without a new player from the brand. This time it’s the new FiiO M6 and oh boy does it look and feel good.

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

FiiO M6 : first look

If FiiO already made entry-level players before with the M3 and X1, the FiiO M6 is a definitive improvement from those two models.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Astell&Kern SP1000M

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The SP1000M is a new smaller version of the SP1000 from the South Korean Astell&Kern.

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the SP1000M. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series and the SP1000M was sent to us for a full review including comparison to its big brother.

Astell&Kern

I’m not going to keep repeating who exactly A&K is, so let’s just copy/paste.

Astell&Kern is a South Korean high end brand for digital audio players (DAPs).… Read the full article

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Review: Cayin Audio – N8

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this article we’re looking at the brand new Cayin N8 DAP from the Chinese Cayin Audio.

Disclaimer: Cayin has been covered many times on Headfonia already. The Cayin N8 was sent to us on loan for this review. It will be returned to Cayin or sent to someone else after this review.

Cayin

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: FiiO M9 – Wizard of the East

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The Fiio M9 portable player is the successor of the nice M7 DAP. In this article we look at the newest Fiio DAP.

Disclaimer: The FiiO M9 was sent to us free of charge in exchange of an honest review. The MRSP is 299€ as I’m writing this and you can get it from Fiio’s official dealers.

About FiiO

Since 2007, FiiO has always aimed to become one of the top brands in the audiophile game. Based in Guangzhou, China, they rose steadily and somehow achieved their goal : Being available all over the world and build products known for their excellent performance/price ratio.… Read the full article

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Review: Astell&Kern SE100 – Smooth Operator

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The SE100 is one of Astell&Kern’s higher end players from their A&Futura product line.

Disclaimer: The SE100  was sent to us free of charge by Astell&Kern directly in exchange for this review. The SE100 unit is being returned next week to AK. All AK samples are loaners.

Astell&Kern

The South-Korean Astell&Kern by iRiver does no longer need an introduction anymore as they quickly have become one of the world’s most famous DAP makers. It’s a given fact that they aren’t the cheapest – though a lot of brands charge these prices right now – but you can’t deny the sublime design and top quality sound their unites have.… Read the full article

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Review: NextDrive Spectra X – Dynamic

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The NextDrive Spectra X is the newest of Nextrive’s DAC modules and it will be available on the market soon!

Disclaimer: NextDrive sent me Spectra X units to review here. They aren’t quite on the market, but should go on sale in the next weeks for around 190$ USD. X uses the same ESS SABRE 9018Q2C DAC, adds a bit of noise dumbing magic called Xtra Sound, among other advanced features. You can find out all about it here: Spectra X: Unleash the power of your sound.… Read the full article

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Review: Astell&Kern SR15 – Pocket Pleasure

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The A&norma SR15 is Astell&Kern’s latest entry level DAP and the spiritual successor of the AK70 MK2. Today we’ll find out how it performs.

Disclaimer: Astell&Kern provided the SR15 for this review at no cost. It is a loaner and will be returned to Astell&Kern. AK is not a site advertiser and in no way affiliated with Headfonia. Many thanks for the opportunity to review the SR15.

About Astell&Kern:

Astell&Kern is a South Korean high end brand for digital audio players (DAPs).… Read the full article

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