Passion For Sound Posts

August 12, 2016 / Balanced Armature

At the time I reviewed the Campfire Audio Jupiter IEM it was their top of the line offering at $899 USD (direct from their site). Since then they have released the lower level Nova IEM and the new top of the line IEM, the Andromeda, retailing at $1099 USD. I was excited to see what magic Camfire Audio wove to build on their already excellent range and, on first listen, the Andromeda showed all the signs of being the perfect amalgamation of the outstanding performance and tuning demonstrated in the earlier models.

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July 22, 2016 / Accessories

A little while ago I reviewed the Brainwavz Hengja – a clamp-on headphone holder that could attach to a desk or shelf to hold your prized possessions when you’re not listening to them. Now, Brainwavz have released the somewhat unfortunately named Hooka as an alternative to the Hengja. The Hooka brings a few changes compared to the Hengja and therefore has its own pros and cons. Let’s take a look…

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June 20, 2016 / Accessories

The debate around the value / importance of USB cables is a tense one in the audiophile world with some people swearing that the cable makes no difference and others believing it does. I personally sit in the second camp. I believe, based on listening to many different USB cables, that the cables do actually make a difference. I have also found that the cost of the cable has no bearing on whether or not it sounds better and personal preferences will also play a part in this question.
The wonderful crew over at AudioQuest have loaned me one of each of their USB cables and I’ve thrown in some cables I already own to create a comparison review of 10 different USB cables to see if it’s really worth spending more and to see which features are valuable and which features are just gimmicks…

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May 20, 2016 / Dynamic

Shozy have made a name for themselves in recent times with their astounding Alien portable player which far outperforms its meagre price tag so when the opportunity came to try out a pair of their incredibly affordable, wood-housed dynamic IEM, I jumped at the chance!

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May 18, 2016 / Dynamic

I’ve recently reviewed two other earphones from Campfire Audio, the Orion and the Jupiter. Both were excellent in their own ways so I expected good things from Campfire’s premium dynamic model, the Lyra. Sadly, my experience with it has been underwhelming…

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