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

HifiMan HE-1000 V2

The HifiMan HE-1000 V2 are the second revision of HifiMan’s top end orthodynamic headphones, which I have already reviewed here. After about one year, the HE-1000 have undergone a refinement process regarding the following aspects: – Improved magnetic circuit, optimized to drive the sub-nanometer diaphragm employed in the headphone – Improved open back, structuring the… » Read the full article

FLC8s In-Ear Monitors

The FLC8s are another beautiful surprise coming from China. They are Triple-driver hybrid in-ear monitor (using 2 balanced armature drivers for the medium and high frequencies, and a dynamic driver for bass output), very balanced, vouched for linearity, detail retrieval and musicality. The hybrid nature of the FLC8s is explained by the nature of its… » Read the full article

Hifiman HM802s

This is my review for the Hifiman HM802s, a very interesting audiophile digital audio player, standing as the second most expensive in to Hifiman high quality DAPs line-up, after the higher spec’ed flagship, Hifiman HM901s. The two products are quite different in sound, and capable to different sound signature needs: while the HM802s is considerably… » Read the full article

Yulong ADA-1

This time, we are going to discover the Yulong ADA-1. Yulong has been silent for a couple of years since their last offering, and this DAC signs a change of pace compared to the past. While Yulong former top of the line DAC’s were based on ESS Sabre chips (thus, forming the so called Yulong… » Read the full article

Hifiman RE600 v2

We are going to analyse the Hifiman RE600v2, the newest revision of the top Hifiman canalphones. The RE600 belong to the same category as Sony and Sennheiser canalphones: they use dynamic driver technology and have larger nozzle compared to balanced armature driver-based in-ear monitors like Etymotic, Shure, Westone. Compared to the latter group, the RE600… » Read the full article

Acoustic Revive USB-1.0SPS

    This is a review for Acoustic Revive USB-1.0SPS twin cable. I have been using this cable with AMR DP-777, one of the most capable sources in revealing the Acoustic Revive special qualities. This pure solid core copper cable is built with a special shielding. Being single core, and because of its structure, the… » Read the full article

Dunu DN-2002

The Dunu DN-2002 are the best surprise I have come across in several months: they are the first pair to come out of three high end universal in-ear monitors DUNU announced. The DN-2002 improve strongly over their lesser siblings, the Titan 3 and Titan 5. Where the others are “flavoured” over specific frequency ranges, the… » Read the full article

Hifiman HM901s

HiFiMan was the first Chinese manufacturer to have ventured in the hi-end mp3 player market. The HM801, about 6-7 years ago, started it all with over the top specifications, implementing the revered (and discontinued) BurrBrown PCM-1704 dac chip, for the first time in a portable package. A few years later, other competitors have followed HiFiMan’s… » Read the full article

Hifiman Edition X

In this review I will introduce and analyze Hifiman Edition X, the new high-end orthodynamic headphone from Hifiman, second in line to the HE-1000 in their top offerings. As I explained in my HE-1000 review, orthodynamic headphones differ from the more common dynamic headphones in the way the transducers are charged and driven, while being… » Read the full article