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Blog: 2017 Awards – Linus & Berkhan

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year sure has passed quite fast, lots of great sounding gear has been walking over my table and into my ears. I for one have mainly focused on reviewing custom in ear monitors, most of them were great surprises, but there also were disappointments.

At the end of the year we always give another shout-out to the products that have convinced the Headfonia staff for their sound or for their impressive price-performance-ratio. In this article you will find out what the junior reviewers, Berkhan and yours truly, here will award for their outstanding performance.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Sony NW-WM1Z & Hifiman RE800

By | October 15th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The star in this weeks’ picture Sunday are the Sony NW-WM1Z and the Hifiman RE800. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

I know the Sony NW-WM1Z has made it to this category before but as I only received mine like a week ago, it’s still pleasantly surprising me in every way.

The TOTL reference Walkman, together with the Astell&Kern A&Ultima SP1000, to me is the best portable players on the market in the “No Budget Limit” category.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Sony NW-WM1Z

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the Sony NW-WM1Z . This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

Sony kindly sent the NW-WM1Z along with an awesome headphone and an awesome DAC to take apart until 11 September. That’s 8 more days. 8 more days with one of the best headphones on the planet and one of the hottest DAC designs I’ve ever used. And then there is this pretty DAP.

Berkhan loves the 1Z.… Read the full article

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Review: Sony WM1Z Walkman – Splendid!

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

Disclaimer: The Sony WM1Z was delivered to us from Sony directly. Big thanks to Effect Audio and Masiyoki Morioka from Sony Japan for making this review possible.

INTRO

One of the most attractive and intriguing audio products, Sony WM1Z, is finally here for this review. I must say I’m very excited. I had no idea I would experience this marvelous player for this long time, but I guess when you want something so much it really happens in the end.

When the new Signature Series from Sony was revealed, my attention was on the new Walkman WM1A.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Sony WM1Z vs. A&Ultima SP1000 SS and A&K AK380cu

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The A&Ultima SP1000 SS and A&K AK380cu is provided by Bircom, Turkish Distributor of Astell & Kern. Sony WM1Z is my review sample from Sony Japan. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series.

BATTLE OF THE TITANS

Last week, I was invited to the launch of A&Ultima SP1000 SS and A&K KANN in Turkey. I of course accepted the invite so that I could listen the new flagship from A&K and their weirdest DAP yet, the KANN.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Sony WM1Z Walkman

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

Disclaimer: Today on Picture Sunday, we present you the Walkman WM1Z. This sample unit is shipped to me from Sony Japan. Big thanks to Masayuki Morioka from Sony Japan and also thanks to Sony Turkey marketing team for reaching me and handing me the unit in person. 

You can check out all of our Picture Sunday posts HERE.

THE GOLD WALKMAN – WM1Z

When you want to achieve the utmost sound quality, you need to not shy away from using top quality materials and internals.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: 4.4mm Balanced by Effect Audio – Ares II

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Ares II IEM cable was sent to us by Effect Audio. It is terminated with a 4.4mm jack for me to try out the balanced output of Sony WM1A. To check out previous Picture Sunday posts just click HERE.

4.4MM BALANCED CONNECTION

For some time, 2.5mm balanced has been a widely accepted standard for DAPs, especially Astell&Kern had been the pioneer. Sony on the other hand came up with a different balanced standard. Ares II IEM cable is supplied to us by Effect Audio to hear the difference.… Read the full article

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