Tag: review

October 18, 2016 / Headphones

The high-end headphone world has experienced an identity crisis (admittedly slightly too strong a term) of sorts in recent times with two camps seemingly forming between the colder, analytical precision of “audiophile” tuning and the musical, rich sounds of the “new school” tuning. There are those who own and enjoy both types of headphones, but the different schools of tuning leads to a lot of conflicting opinions and definitive statements on forums about certain headphones being completely flawed in one way or another. So how does a market leading headphone manufacturer, famous for stalwart “reference” headphones like the HD650 and HD800 respond? By aiming to straddle both camps of course!…

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……

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!…

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……

October 29, 2011 / Closed