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

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