DC Area Lunch Meet 7/8/17

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 […]

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Mini Meet 6/16/2017

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 […]

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Audeze LCD-2 2016 Aluminum Review

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 […]

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DC Area Head-Fi Meet 4/15/2017

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 […]

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Apex HiFi Sangaku Review

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 […]

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Sony Z1R 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 […]

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ampsandsound Mogwai 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 […]

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