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Review : Cowon Plenue D2 – Back to the future

By | April 10th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The Cowon Plenue D2 was sent to us free of charge by Cowon directly. Cowon already sent us the Plenue L previously, their TOTL DAP but today we look at the new entry level player from the corea.

About Cowon

Founded in 1995 by Park Namkyu and Jung Kaewook, Cowon is a South Korean consumer electronics and software corporation. In 2000, the brand launched the iAUDIO CW100, their first DAP and since then, the company continued to develop new products for audiophiles and prosumers.… 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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Review: Cowon Plenue L – Romance

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

We’re back with another DAP review, this time of the new flagship by Cowon – the Plenue L. How does it fare up against the current competition? Let’s find out.

Disclaimer: Cowon provided the Plenue L free of charge. I only had to pay for importing it from South Korea. Cowon is not affiliated with Headfonia and not a site advertiser. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity to review the Plenue L.

About Cowon:

Cowon is a South Korean manufacturer of digital audio players, earphones, multi-media players and dash-cams.… Read the full article

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Review: Lotoo PAW Gold Touch – The Professional

By | February 27th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

In this review we are taking a closer look at the new flagship DAP by Lotoo – the PAW Gold Touch. Is it a worthy upgrade from the original PAW Gold? Let’s find out!

Disclaimer: The PAW Gold Touch was provided directly from Lotoo for this review. It was sent out from their Headquarter in Beijing and I only had to pay for importing it. Lotoo is not a site advertiser or in any way affiliated with Headfonia. Many thanks for the generosity and opportunity!Read the full article

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Review: Astell&Kern SP1000M – Magestic

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

The SP1000M is one of Astell&Kern’s higher end players from their A&Ultima product line, the top level.

Disclaimer: The SP1000M  was sent to us on loan by Astell&Kern directly to get his review review. The SP1000M unit is being returned to AK as usual.

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: HiBy R6PRO – Move over

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

Disclaimer: The HiBy Music R6PRO was sent from the factory to us free of charge in exchange for this review. HiBy is not related to Headfonia in any way. It’s important to know that our unit has the international software that you will be getting outside of China.

Hiby Music

HiBy does no longer need an introduction after having launched two super successful and budget friendly portable players with the award winning R3 and the excellent HiBy R6.… Read the full article

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Review – Shanling M5S :

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

Today we have the chance to review the all-new Shanling M5S. Is it a good alternative to our usual Cayin/FiiO/HiBy trio ? Let’s find out.

This player was sent to us free of charge by Shanling directly. Its MSRP is 429 €/$ and can be found in all your usual stores.

About Shanling

Founded in 1988, Shanling has been developing Hi-Fi products for more than 30 years now. Their range goes from CD players to power conditioners but what we really like at Headfonia are… DAPs.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Echobox Explorer

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

Today, we hop in our time machine and take a look at the good (?) old Echobox Explorer.

The Echobox was launched in 2015 as an Indiegogo campaign and Echobox wanted to provide audiophiles an alternative solution for portable listening. I’m not sure the brand still exists at this time but the explorer still remains. Let’s take a look and see if the player is still up to today’s standards.

Echobox Explorer – The Design

The Echobox Explorer design is interesting in its own way.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Cowon Plenue L

By | January 26th, 2019|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today, we take a look at the Cowon Plenue L, the latest player from the korean brand.  Their Top Of The Line player cladded in gold, sexy !

Available for 1990€, you can more informations and retailers on the official Cowon website.

Cowon Plenue L – The design

“Outstanding”, that’s the first thing I thought when I unboxed the Cowon Plenue L.

Even if you already own the previous Plenue 2 like me, you have to give credit to the Cowon designers : together with Astell&Kern they offer the best looking players out there, in my opinion.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 19: Fiio X7ii

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

We continue our $50k gear giveaway with FiiO’s award winning reference player, the X7ii Just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Last week’s Winners

The Linum SuperBaX cable giveaway is now over. There are two winners and this week these are: Sozoniuk Vitalii from the Ukraine and  Adrian from the UK. Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 19

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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