The Shanling M2 is a dedicated high resolution audio player (DAP) aimed at providing audiophiles with one of the best sounding audio players in the world without busting your budget. FInd out how it performs in our full Shanling Audio M2 review.
The iLoud Bluetooth Speaker from IK Multimedia is not just a your normal wireless speaker. The iLoud also works as a portable guitar amplifier. We review the iloud to see if it really is one of the best bluetooth speakers on the market today.
Its a simple player but hooked up the the AKG headphones and my own custom IEM's from Minerva sounded absolutely fantastic. The team at the Munich show were enthusiastic and friendly and also let me check out the early prototype of...
DAP’s, Insane DAC/AMP stacks, Desktop Rigs it’s a good time to be an audiophile if you are looking for some good source components. One of the symptoms of CD’s dying off was that source music, whether through shitty compression or the necessity to squeeze sub par components into increasingly smaller shells, was that it was getting harder and harder to find products that could reproduce music in a way that audiophiles demanded. For years there have been some great high fidelity headphones.....
The Colorfly C3 is simply one of the best Audiophile DAP's for the price. Featuring over 20 hours of battery life, FLAC file support and stunning sound quality it is possibly the best DAP under 200 on the market today.
Headphone Tube Amplifiers provide a unique and often rich sound like no other class of amplifier but usually this sort of technology commands a high price. The Bravo Audio Ocean headphone amplifier looks to provide sweet tube amp sound for budget audiophiles.
Firestone have been on a bit of a roll recently. The inclusion of the Bobby and DAB products have been met with some high praise. The original Fireeye HD was a good amp in its own right but lack from a few finishing touches that truly made it stand out from the pack. We are happy to say that having used the HDB+ for some time now that these issues have been more than ironed out. The new model is more that just a refinement, its now world class.
The Nuforce MMP is a cheap portable headphone amplifier designed to help drive you headphones or earphones to their full potential when on the go. The MMP promised good battery life, ultra compact design and solid power output but what we want to know in this review is how does it sound.
The original review I did on head-fi has now spawned over 100 pages of happy owners, it took the C3 from a little known player with almost no owners to portable audio heavyweight being talked about in major review sites such as wired and Avanced mp3. The original review is revised to reflect over 6 months of use with this wonderful device.
Fiio introduced the E11 back in 2011 after the success of its earlier model the E5 with the hope of capturing the under $100 amp category and that they did at that time the market was either stagnant with items like the PAV2 and the total bithead/airhead coming before and the Soundmagic A10 and various CMOY itterations being the more modern competition.
Now those that know me know that i am very sceptical when it comes to using amps. A lot of the time you see people using amps when there really is no need. Not all iem's need an amp but what does need an amp is an ipod. Some of you may know the amp section in Ipods are generally not the best and in my case as my main player is a 64gb CF card Imod with caps inside an external amp is a necessity using a LOD connection.
Hisound have been around for a few years now claiming to have a high quality audiophile sound and offer a range of players to the market. The flagship of the Hisound range is the Studio V line and here we have the 3rd anniversary edition which promises to fix some of the shot comings of it the standard V edition. A player that Hisound themselves claim to be the best in the world. Lets take a look......... its going to get interesting.