Tagged: Review

FiiO X7 Review

FiiO’s announcement of the X7 II means that a lot of the original generation FiiO X7 will be easy to find for cheap. While a bit slow, the build quality is excellent and it...

MrSpeakers Aeon Review

I’ve met Dan Clarke of MrSpeakers a number of times of the years, mostly at the Tokyo Headphone festivals where one year, funnily enough, his table was opposite that of Fostex, whose headphones he...

Sony MDR-Z1R Headphones Review

  Some years ago I had a chance to listen with Sony’s legendary R10 headphones, then once again at a meet in Tokyo.  In context they were impressive headphones for their driver technology and...

Focal Utopia Headphones Review

I first had the chance to audition Focal’s Utopia at the Wikia meet in San Francisco, taking them around and trying them in different rigs. For $4000, they had a lot to live up to. While...

HiFiMan HE1000 V2 Headphones Review

Back when I owned a modified Denon D5000, I went to a local hi-fi store and demoed a Stax system. I almost bought it on the spot, only hesitating because it would have been...

Cozoy Rei portable DAC/amp Review

At one of the Tokyo headphone festivals I met the guys from Cozoy in Hong Kong with whom I was discussing headphone EQing, as they had Head-Fi member and FiiO representative Joe Bloggs headphone...

HiFiMan Edition X V2 Review

With the release of HiFiMan’s HE1000 at $3000, there was a large gap between their lesser planar offerings, such as the HE560 and the flagship. Filling that gap, originally at $1799, the Edition X...

APEX HiFi Sangaku Headphone Amp Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYPEJlUBno4 Big transformers. Bulging tubes. Heat radiating all around the orange glow. That’s what we imagine when we think about tube amps. However Pete Millet, long known for his amplifier designs joined us at...