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ALO Studio Six Tube Headphone Amp Review

ALO Studio Six Tube Headphone Amp Review

The ALO Studio Six is a Class-A single-ended triode circuit design with zero feedback. It delivers a warm and rich tone via its full vacuum tube amplification. It isn't cheap but it delivers a lot of quality tube power...

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AURALiC TAURUS MKII Balanced Headphone Amp Review

AURALiC TAURUS MKII Balanced Headphone Amp Review

The AURALiC TAURUS MKII uses their proprietary ORFEO Classs-A output modules to deliver amazing sound to high-end headphones. Enjoy incredible transparency and tonal quality via either the standard or balanced output of the TAURUS MKII. Easily one of the best headphone amps on the market and a reference quality pairing with the HiFiMAN HE-6 planar magnetic headphones.

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Polk Audio Nue Voe In-Ear Headphones (Earbuds) Review

Polk Audio Nue Voe Headphones Review

The Nue Voe in-ear headphones (earbuds) are long-time speaker manufacturer Polk Audio’s new entry into the hot headphone market and represent the top model of the Heritage series of in-ear headphones (earbuds).

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Antelope Audio Zodiac Platinum DAC with 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock Review

ZodiacAntelope Audio is a company originally based in the USA, but is now based in Europe, with the factory in Bulgaria. The manufacture DACs and A/D converters for the pro industry (recording studios). However, they also offer these products in a high end consumer edition. The Zodiac Platinum DAC with an outboard 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock is their latest set of DAC components for audiophiles.

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Schiit Asgard 2 Headphone Amplifier and Bifrost Uber DAC Review

Schiit Asgard 2 Headphone Amplifier and Bifrost Uber DAC Review

Schiit Audio is an irreverent company that builds high quality electronics for headphone listeners entirely made in the USA. The Asgard 2 and Bifrost are Schiit's most popular headphone amp and DAC, and they sound and look far more expensive than they are.

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AURALiC VEGA DAC Review

AURALiC VEGA DAC Review

The AURALiC VEGA DAC is a stylish package that is one of the best sounding and performing outboard DACs available today. The listening tests and bench tests were phenomenal. Wow!

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Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7 XLR Balanced Interconnects Review

WireworldWireworld has introduced its Model 7 line of interconnects and speaker cables, which replaces the previous Model 6. Using a DNA-like spiral design, the Model 7's continue Wireworld's plan to get that last bit of clarity in the sound that is missing in ordinary cables.

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Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier / Prime Power Supply Review

Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier / Prime Power Supply Review

The Meridian Prime and its Prime Power Supply are a compact unit designed to fit on even the most cluttered of desks. Enjoy clean and neutral playback up to 192/24 bit PCM via USB connection. The Prime even has enough power built into it's mini stature to handle beefy planar magnetic headphones. At $2,000 for just the Prime, it is a bit pricey, but worth checking out if you need something small.

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OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier Review

HA-1

Since headphones have become so popular, it seems only natural that dedicated headphone amplifiers would follow. Many have come to market, and the OPPO HA-1 headphone amplifier has just been introduced. It has numerous digital and analog inputs, and the output stage operates in Pure Class A. It also can handle digital audio in the new ultra-high resolution formats, e.g., 24/352.8 PCM and DSD128. A dynamite product from a dynamite company, the HA-1 is a champion in the ring!

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Sony UDA-1 USB DAC Stereo Amplifier Review

Sony UDA-1 USB DAC Amplifier Review

Sony has introduced the Sony UDA-1 USB DAC Amplifier which is able to drive small bookshelf speakers and headphones and handle all lossless formats.

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OPPO PM-1 Planar Magnetic Over-the-Ear Headphones Review

OPPO PM-1OPPO, known for their very high quality universal players, including the latest OPPO BDP 105 Blu-ray player, has now ventured into another arena: headphones. Their first model, just released, is the OPPO PM-1, which is an over-the-ear design, using planar magnetic drivers. At a time when everyone seems to be offering headphones and/or earbuds as part of their product portfolio, only a handful really stand out as top notch performers. The PM-1 is destined to join that group. NOTE: INFO ON THE NEW OPPO PM-2 HEADPHONES IS POSTED AT THE END OF THIS REVIEW - APRIL 29, 2014.

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