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Schiit Audio Modi 3 - Desktop DAC - Review

Schiit Audio Modi 3 - Desktop DAC - Review

October 01, 2018 2 Comments

Check out Schiit Audio's new Modi 3 compact desktop DAC and find out if their latest offering is their greatest entry-level DAC yet.
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iFi Audio Nano iDSD Black Label - Portable DAC/Amp - Review

iFi Audio Nano iDSD Black Label - Portable DAC/Amp - Review

September 23, 2018 2 Comments

Portable, high-resolution, multi-format, audio with enough power for full-size cans and suitable delicacy for sensitive IEMs.
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Focal Clear - Dynamic Open-Back Headphone - Review

Focal Clear - Dynamic Open-Back Headphone - Review

September 18, 2018 2 Comments

The "Goldilocks" Focal headphone? Mid-range pricing for flagship-rivaling performance ...
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AudioQuest Dragonfly Black - USB DAC/Amp - Review

AudioQuest Dragonfly Black - USB DAC/Amp - Review

September 13, 2018 4 Comments

Good things come in small packages - a worthy upgrade for built-in laptop/phone audio even with full-size cans.
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Focal Utopia - Flagship Open-Back Headphone - Review

Focal Utopia - Flagship Open-Back Headphone - Review

September 04, 2018

Looking to go top-of-the-line?  Check out Kyle's review of Focal's "Utopia" - their flagship dynamic headphone.
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Ian Dunmore (@Torq) joins the headphone.com and

Ian Dunmore (@Torq) joins the headphone.com and "The HEADPHONE Community" team.

August 29, 2018 1 Comment

We are thrilled to announce that Ian Dunmore (@Torq) will be joining headphone.com & "The HEADPHONE Community" as Managing Editor.
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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X vs. Focal Elex - Comparison

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X vs. Focal Elex - Comparison

August 25, 2018

See how two, quite different, Massdrop x headphone favorites compare in Percy's (@pwjazz) back-to-back shootout between the Sennheiser HD58X and Focal's Elex.
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Sennheiser HD820 Closed-Back Headphone - Review

Sennheiser HD820 Closed-Back Headphone - Review

August 21, 2018

Are Sennheiser's new HD820 a suitable follow-up to the classic HD800 series, and the best closed-back headphones in the world?
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Holo Audio

Holo Audio "CYAN" DAC/Amp - Review

August 10, 2018 2 Comments

In the market for a balanced, all-in-one, desktop DAC and headphone amplifier?  Take a look at Ian Dunmore's (@Torq) review of the Holo Audio CYAN discrete R-2R PCM/DSD DAC/Amp.
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SPL Phonitor x - Review

SPL Phonitor x - Review

July 27, 2018 2 Comments

Check out Ian Dunmore's (@Torq) review of the SPL Phonitor X Solid-State Headphone Amplifier and see what he thinks of this lesser-known amp.
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MrSpeakers AEON Flow Closed Headphone Review

MrSpeakers AEON Flow Closed Headphone Review

June 13, 2018

The MrSpeakers AEON Flow Closed Headphones are different from any other closed-back headphones that I've heard. Measuring very close to the Harman Target, they are one of the most natural sounding headphones I have heard. Come take a look at what I think about the MrSpeakers AEON Flow Closed.
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HiFiMAN Edition X Review

May 30, 2018

The HiFiMAN Edition X was designed to be the top portable circumaural headphone ever unleashed. For the music-addicted mobile audiophile, sound quality of this caliber is hard to find done any better. Hopefully your travels don’t take you to overly loud or too quiet places. Read on for our un-cryptic analysis eschewing obfuscation.
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