Had lunch and a mini meet with a couple of friends from the local Head-Fi group and got to try two new-to-me and relatively new-to-the-market pieces of gear, the MrSpeakers Aeon closed back portable headphone and the Metrum Amethyst, an all-in-one DAC and headphone amplifier. Pictures MrSpeakers Aeon I was fortunate in that both the […]Read more "DC Area Lunch Meet 7/8/17"
Huge thanks to Arv for letting us hang out at his house for a few hours! This was a casual mini-meet with three people in total, but a few things I wanted to try. Campfire Andromeda I’ve tried this a few months ago at ChiUniFi and wrote a bit about them here: “I’m a big […]Read more "Mini Meet 6/16/2017"
The Audeze LCD-2 is something of a staple in the headphone world as a solid dark-sounding headphone people looking for something beyond the AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT880, and Sennheiser HD600/HD650 can lean towards and generally not be disappointed. It’s the headphone many refer to when they talk about, “the planar sound,” with its well extended […]Read more "Audeze LCD-2 2016 Aluminum Review"
I purchased these IEMs from AliExpress several months ago. Pictures Background I have never personally been a big fan of IEMs, always having issues with fit, seal, and comfort that kept me from getting the most out of the ones I had tried in the past. I was also always losing and breaking IEMs and […]Read more "WooEasy Super Audio 2BA+2DD Review"
The resurgence of “high end” high impedance earbuds in recent years has greatly interested me. I love earbuds—I use them more than almost any IEM I’ve ever owned. Their form factor works well for my ears and for portable use, I often like to be able to hear my surroundings. I usually have a pair […]Read more "Venture Electronics Zen 2.0 Review"
A few months ago, I asked Zach Mehrbach of ZMF Headphones if it would be possible for both Amar and me to review the Eikon and Atticus, as we have quite different tastes so I was curious to see how our opinions of the two differed, and Zach graciously obliged. Amar published his reviews for […]Read more "ZMF Eikon Review (Alternate Perspective)"
Thanks everyone for coming out, was another excellent DC Area Meet. A special thanks to @Hirsch for coming out and bringing a mind-blowing collection of headphones, and apparently that wasn’t all of it either (I can’t wait to hear those Jecklin Floats). Pictures Sound Impressions Sony MDR-R10 Really fortunate to be able to hear this one […]Read more "DC Area Head-Fi Meet 4/15/2017"
Thanks to Todd from TTVJ for allowing me to borrow and review the Sangaku. Pictures Background The Sangaku is a relatively new amplifier from Apex and Pete Millett, famous for his Millett Starving Student DIY tube hybrid amplifer kit. The Sangaku is a tube amp that uses KORG Nutubes, a relatively new component from […]Read more "Apex HiFi Sangaku Review"
I grew up a huge Sony fan. My first music device was a Sony Discman. My first laptop was a VAIO of some sort. There’s an old Sony CRT TV in my childhood home. Even the first headphones I remember buying were a pair of Sony earbuds. But Sony isn’t exactly well renowned for their […]Read more "Sony Z1R Review"
Thanks to Justin Weber of ampsandsound for sending me this loaner of their Mogwai amplifier to evaluate and share my thoughts on. Pictures Background I don’t really know much about the history of ampsandsound. The first time I heard their amps was at the NY Head-Fi meet last summer. There, I actually got to meet […]Read more "ampsandsound Mogwai Review"