Campfire Audio’s CASCADE Headphone REVIEW

The crunching, grinding harmonic chaos that is an electric guitar with pedals down is just so ….damn…hard to get right. It does not matter the design or driver type, something is always missing. It’s not missing now

Sony NW-ZX300 REVIEW

    INTRO I knew about The Walkman before I knew about the ipod.   Somewhere along the way the teacher (Sony), became the student of Apple. The ipod was simple and snappy and small. Sony was all over the map with new ideas every year and proprietary devices, systems and connectors. The must have…

Hiby R6 DAP Full REVIEW

The Great Sound Generator The Hiby R6 is the world’s most advanced HiFi music player, it comes with not one, but dual ES9028Q2M DAC chips, coupled with a HiFi discrete amplification architecture after the dual DACs comprising 5 separate chips, including high quality OPA1612 LPF and TPA6120 amplification chips for high power output (up to 300mW…

NCM Bella 1DD 8BA Universal IEM REVIEW

The NCM “Bella” is an IEM that will appeal to Bassheads and Audiophiles alike…no easy task..that. The “Bella” is an absolutely gorgeous set of IEM which bridges the Audiophile/Basshead gap quite nicely         The NCM “Bela” uses (x1) Dynamic 10mm driver (x8) Balanced armature drivers.     Accessories: Shock proof case Soft…

FiiO X7Mk II Hi-Res Music player REVIEW

Original FiiO adverts for player 2GB RAM , 64GB ROM , ESS9028 PRO, Balanced + DSD + BT 4.1 aptX + Dual mSD + Dual Band WiFi + Optical Sound Shii, let’s get right to the point There has been a lot of discussion about the sound of music players and due to laziness or…

Hidizs DH1000 SONATA

  Dual ES9018K2M DACs for a silky smooth sound Dual ES9601K high-quality decoder chips Headphone impedance: 8 to 600Ω Stainless steel/Aluminium alloy body Elegant tempered glass cover Support most high-resolution audio formats, at up to 192kHz/24Bit, DSD/64/128 Perfectly compatible with iPhone, Android phones, iPad, PC, MAC Custom made crystal oscillators 3.5mm and 2,5mm headphone jacks…

FiiO FH1 REVIEW

The FiiO FH1. FiiO’s taking aim at the meat of the market. The FiiO FH1 is a shot at the Beats babies. That is a good shot to take as they are a massive chunk of market. The FH1 uses (x1) Dynamic 10mm Titanium (x1) Balanced armature drivers. the “Knowles”33518 Specification Frequency Response: 20Hz –…

Adventures in HA-SZ2000 Pad Rolling

  I’ve been using HM5 sheepskin non-angled pads for quite some time on my JVC HA-SZ2000, but I’ve been wanting to try some good angled pads. So I got my hands on a pair of MrSpeakers Alpha Pads, and some ZMF Calfskin Oval pads to compare to my HM5’s. I’m glad I did. The ZMF…

Worldwide Wednesday (Fraud Edition)

    Lets put a spotlight on what’s not right If you want to share stories send them to me and I will keep your identity secret.   This will be updated and completed over time. Submit stories to me via e-mail 😉 No real names will be used.  This is not about the people…it’s…

Monk IEM “Biggie” REVIEW

It’s Biggie when he was smalls…get it? Nah? nevermind… I will do a review and post it … and hit up the social networks when it’s done. Biggie and Smalls and the “7 day Theory” Day #1 Figured Biggie would get clear benefits from a hardware bass boost. This set-up Note4 and FiiO Q1mkII is…

Old Man Rant #1 – Don’t Fear The EQ

  Ok, every once in a while I’m going to throw up a quick rant about something or another, and this is my first. It’s my god-given-old-man right, lol. I’ll get right to it. I’m sick of reading, hearing, or seeing folks say that “You’re not an audiophile if you EQ your music” or “You’re…