Yulong DA9

Until a couple of years ago, Yulong DAC’s have historically been associated ESS Sabre chipsets, introduced with the Yulong D18 and used through the years until the Yulong DA8 Mk2 was designed. In 2016, we saw a change of pace: Yulong created the ADA-1, a middle range DAC based up AKM 4490 chipset. Along with… » Read the full article

Yulong DAART Canary

The Yulong DAART line has been defined as a new collaboration between Yulong engineers, musicians and music producers. The Canary is the first product in the DAART line: it’s a transportable DAC with integrated headphone amplifier for computer audio, in the 250-300$ price bracket. The Canary has a peculiar shape and can be found in… » Read the full article

HifiMan MegaMini

The Hifiman MegaMini is SuperMini’s little brother, and the second entry in Hifiman’s thin audiophile digital audio players. The MegaMini is a less expensive alternative to the SuperMini, although it wouldn’t show by looks, being equally elegant, slick and nicely built. The MegaMini follows the same philosophy as the SuperMini, meaning, the capability to amp… » Read the full article

TFZ Balance 2M

This is my review for the TFZ Balance 2M. They are single driver dynamic in-ear monitors, akin to most Sennheiser, Sony, Hifiman’s models. Like all dynamic driver IEM’s, they have the larger kind nozzle and slightly less deep insertion than the Etymotic / Shure / Westone families.     The TFZ Balance 2M have removable… » Read the full article

Meze 99 Classics

The Meze 99 Classics are the pinnacle in Meze’s portable headphone development. They currently are the only over-the-ear headphones in their line-up, otherwise formed by in-ear monitors. Just like with the 11 Neo and 12 Classics, Meze put a lot of care in the aesthetics and ergonomics of the 99 Classics: the cups are made… » Read the full article

HifiMan Edition X v2

HifiMan Edition X v2 is the second revision of the Edition X, which I loved and described as a “best value” headphone, thanks to its great combination of musical and technical capabilities, and its ease to be properly driven without having to spend a big amount of money. With the v2, HifiMan applied the same… » Read the full article

HifiMan SuperMini

The Hifiman SuperMini is the newest entry in HifiMan’s line of audiophile digital audio players. It differentiates itself because it is extremely small and thin, especially when compared to the much bigger HM-901S and HM-802S. It’s also a very elegant player, with a beautiful line. The SuperMini has been researched in order to obtain a… » Read the full article

Meze 11 Neo

The Meze 11 Neo is the 12 Classics’ smaller sister. Priced at 59 Euro, it’s very similar in geometry, being tiny and beautiful, and comfortable to wear, but it has different enclosure (trading the 12 Classics wood for aluminium), and a different sound signature.     The 11 Neo, just like Meze 12 Classics, has… » Read the full article

Meze 12 Classics

In this article, we are going to discover the Meze 12 Classics. Priced at 79 Euro, these in-ear monitors are very tiny and look beautiful, thanks to their wooden enclosure.     The Meze 12 Classics have the same nozzle size as Sony and Sennheiser IEM’s, which is slightly larger than the likes of Shure,… » Read the full article

Hifiman HE-560

The Hifiman HE-560 is the most expensive under-1000$ headphone in HifiMan’s planar magnetic headphones line. They are open headphones, with circular driver (as opposed to the oval geometry of HifiMan’s top of the line products). The HE-560 are differentiated by lower end headphones, aesthetically, with wooden cup rings. HifiMan headphones have very different flavours among… » Read the full article