Category: Headphone Amps

3 Budget Audiophile Headphone Setups That Will Blow Your Mind!

If you don’t have the cash, space, or inclination to build a full-on, 2-channel hi-fi system with speakers, then a good audiophile headphone setup can provide much of the same enjoyment. As I progressed in

SIVGA SV023 Review: These Sensational Open-Back Headphones Will Blow You Away!

Intro If you want an affordable closed-back headphone with wood earcups, the $309 Meze 99 Classics have owned the market for some time now. That said, open-back headphones usually sound better than closed-back headphones at

ICYMI: FiiO Intros BTR7 Bluetooth DAC/Amp, A Flagship Device With Dual THX Amplification And CD-Quality Wireless!

About a week ago, FiiO held their summer launch event where they announced a bunch of new products. One of the most intriguing is the new BTR7 Bluetooth DAC/Amp, their new flagship portable DAC that

SMSL DO100/HO100 Review: This Affordable DAC/Amp Combo Is A Budget Audiophile Dream!

TD; LR The SMSL DO100 + HO100 stack is an excellent entryway into DAC/Amp separates. They’re well built and provide exceptional detail, depth, and soundstage. Intro: While I like the simplicity, affordability, and utility of

CanJam Chicago 2022 Highlights: A Quick Tour Of The Best Headphones, DACs, and Headphone Amps

While it wasn’t the biggest show, CanJam Chicago 2022 definitely showcased the value of quality of quantity. So if you wanted the opportunity to sample some of the best hi-fi headphone gear available today, then

Best Audiophile Headphones Under $500 (2022)

Are you looking for the best headphone under $500? We’ve put together a list of our favorite options. Check them out now! Want to learn more about Audiophile Headphones? Check out our Audiophile Headphones Buyers

Focal Clear Mg Headphone Review: Beauty And Beast!

TD; LR No other headphones at this price point give you a front-row seat at the concert like these do. Intro When purchasing a pair of high-end headphones, you fundamentally want something with a combination

The Best Budget Audiophile Gear Of 2022 (So Far): Speakers, Headphones, Etc.

If you’re putting together an audio system on a budget, it’s an excellent time to be alive. Affordable hi-fi gear has never been better made or better sounding, so you get more system for your

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas (For The Audiophile Dad)

Father’s Day (June 19th) is coming soon! Have you bought Dad a gift yet? Is he a music lover? Is he still listening to his tunes on a beat-up old stereo system or headphones purchased

Sivga’s Latest Headphone Boasts Elegant Walnut Wood And Beryllium-Plated Dynamic Drivers

Sivga, a company known for producing beautiful natural wood audiophile headphones, has a new flagship semi-open-back dynamic headphone with Walnut wood cups and beryllium plated LCP composite diaphragms. First previewed at High End Munich, Sivga’s

iFi Audio Go bar Review: The Best Ultra-Portable DAC Amp Combo. Period.

TL;DR If you’re looking for the most capable ultra-portable DAC/Amp combo, look no further. Intro I’m a big fan of iFi Audio’s DAC/Amp combos. It’s hard to beat their combination of power, build quality, and

Best Headphone Amps For Audiophiles On A Budget (2022)

Building an Audiophile Headphone system can be a rewarding and economical way to enjoy high-fidelity music reproduction. For example, when I was younger and couldn’t afford a super-expensive 2-channel hi-fi system (I also didn’t have

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: 5 Best Audio Gifts For Mom (2022)

Hey Folks, Mother’s Day is fast approaching (Sunday, May 8th), but there’s still time to get a nice gift for Mom! We’ve picked out five exceptional gifts between $50 and $250 that will make Mom

AXPONA 2022 Friday Recap: Highlights From The Big Rooms! Focal, ATC, Luxman

One of my favorite parts of going to an audio show are the big rooms or ballroom/meeting rooms. Big rooms usually mean large systems, with six-foot-tall speakers and mini fridge-sized power amps. Sometimes they don’t

1MORE Launches EVO, An Audiophile Wireless Earbud With Hybrid Drivers And LDAC Hi-Res Bluetooth

Today, lMORE launched the EVO, a sleek new true wireless earbud with dual hybrid drivers (1 Balanced Armature, 1 Dynamic) and support for the LDAC hi-res wireless codec. As a result, the company promises “incredible

AXPONA 2022: Coolest Stuff From Day One At The Biggest Hi-Fi Show!

One of the best things about going to an audio show like AXPONA is coming across extraordinary or unconventional stuff. A big part of designing hi-fi is coming up with new ways of doing things,

Ultimate Guide To Affordable Home Stereo Systems (2022)

When you talk about Home Stereo or Hi-Fi systems, they can come in many different forms. It can range from a single powered speaker with a pair of drivers set in a stereo configuration (like