Disclaimer: I purchased the SparkOS Opamps at a reduced rate after speaking with Andrew about doing a comparison of the SparkOS vs the Burson v5i and V6 Classic and Vivid as well as several solid state Op-amps in my collection. If you have an interest in purchasing these, I
Understanding Op-amps: In order to set expectations for my op-amp posts, I’m going to give a little background on op-amps. These are things I’ve learned along the way and please understand up front, I am not an electronics engineer so some of this may be over simplifications but it serves
And now for something totally different. This review caused me some consternation with deciding into which category to place it. The USB Disruptor is a an example of USB clean-up tools that are increasing common as people learn of the issues that commonly plague USB audio and look for solutions
Dekoni released pads for the HD600 types (600, 6xx, 650, 58x,660) and the HD800 types about a year ago but didn’t release pads for the HD700. While speaking with a representative of Dekoni, I lamented the fact that I was one of those that really liked the HD700 and kept checking Dekoni’s
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