Disclaimer: I was graciously provided the ShoonTH ESEP-01BL earbud by PENON Audio for review. Thoughts presented here are strictly my own and I have received no other compensation or incentive for this review. The ESEP-01bl retails for just under $30 US and falls into the budget category of earbuds.
I recently got to try out the Fostex HP-A4BL dac/amp as part of the Dekoni Blue review tour. Dekoni wisely had decided to send this unit with the Blue as the T50rp drivers are known for being a power sponge and it seemed wise to make sure that reviewers had
Disclaimer: B9Scrambler was kind enough to provide me with a handful of IEMS that I had not had a chance to audition yet. Amongst them was the Astrotec Lyra Classic. Thanks to B9Scrambler for his generosity and if you haven’t visited the Contrationist’s blog yet, you owe it to yourself
Disclaimer: I purchased the NiceHCK EBX at a discounted price for purposes of this review. I also purchased the EB2 (little brother) as part of the lucky bag sale with no discount beyond the sale price applied. Thoughts here are my own and not coerced in anyway. It has been
Disclaimer: I purchased the NiceHCK EB2 during a lucky box sale on Aliexpress. I received no discounts beyond the sale price or other incentives for this review. I also purchased the EBX (big brother) from NiceHCK and did receive a discounted rate on it. Thoughts here are my own and not
The Bang is for those like me who use desktop speakers instead of powered monitors with their computer audio setups. Paired with the Play’s or Fun’s pre-amp outs, the Bang provides 40 watts RMS of clean two channel output again with customizable sound using Bursons V6 family of Op-amps.
Sometime back now, I reviewed the Burson Play and found it to be a solid value and a very versatile DAC/AMP. At $399 for the base model, it still represents great value for those looking at desktop DAC/AMP combinations. The only real complaints on the Play, were the lack of
I recently auditioned two Empire Ears iems and both came with Audio Effects Ares II cables. Interestingly they were not exactly the same as the model shipped with the bravado has a black splitter and slider while the cable shipped with ESR came with a splitter that matched the jack.
I spent some time AB testing the M3s vs some other DAPs in the same general price range. It seems that three chip families define the market at this price point; The Sabre series (9018/9023/9028), the Cirrus Logic (4398 and 43198), and the AK (4490,4490EQ,4495). All three families are very capable
First off, I’d like to thank Burson for sending me a V5i Op-amp to test in my walnut F1 and other devices. As a matter of chance, I also received the Play test unit with the V6 Classic and V6 Vivid Op-amps so have had the opportunity to compare and