Campfire Audio ARA review by EAR Fidelity   The Campfire Audio Ara is a seven balanced armature design. Two high (+T.A.E.C.), one mid, four low drivers. The Ara does not use typical passive electronic components to crossover the drivers. Instead, the driver’s performance are shaped by articulating the...

Introduction Shanling M3X   M3X is the newest Android Hi-Res portable player, built on the same platform as the previous three Android models from Shanling. But this time Shanling is aiming at the more affordable part of the market, with a little bit less focus on the...

Shanling M8 Review Headfonics   Shanling released their reference M8 digital audio player recently. We did an announcement of the Shanling M8 in this article. A lot of new features have been introduced, such as interchangeable sockets, AGLO audio and many more.   Headfonics starts the review with a...

Shanling M6 Stereoplay review Shanling's first Android-based DAP features a 4.7inch Sharp IPS HD screen, powered with Snapdragon 430 Octa-core CPU along with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. The Shanling M6 uses Dual AK4495SEQ, with both DAC's working even in Single-Ended mode.   The German magazine Stereoplay reviewed...

  Try Qobuz Studio high-res streaming free for 1 month - Great sound, starts with a great music. Dune Blue has been a fan of the streaming platform Qobuz since its start. Qobuz Studio offers the unique possibility to actually stream the albums that are available...

ALO Audio Pilot - A New Portable USB-DAC   ALO audio’s Pilot is an exciting new portable USB-C DAC. Housing the terrific sounding ESS Sabre 9281cPro in a compact enclosure design. Pilot supports a full range of high fidelity formats, PCM up to 384 kHz, DSD up to...

Stereoplay Review Dan Clark Audio AEON 2 Closed   German magazine Stereoplay is considered to be one of the finer magazines in print with reviews for headphones. Some of these reviews are also available on their website. Just before the end of 2020 the review of the...

Violectric HPA-V550 Pro review Studio Magazin   The new Violectric HPA-V550 Pro has just been released and the German Studio Magazin had the privilege of doing one of the first elaborate reviews of this headphone amplifier. Friedemann Kootz really takes this amplifier on the test bench, not...

Introducing Shanling ME80 Earphones   Shanling introduces the new ME80 IEM earphones, which will be available at the end of January 2021. The ME80 have an updated droplet design from the original with more rounded edges for significantly improved comfort. The lightweight body (5.7 grams) is made...

Violectric introduces the new HPA V550 and HPA V550 Pro   New to the already impressive product line-up of Violectric is the the HPA V550 and HPA V550 Pro headphone amplifier. These two new headphone amplifiers find their basis in the award winning Violectric DHA V590 excluding...

Fidelice Precision DAC and Precision Headphone Amplifier Review   An interesting double review was just released by Hifipig.com website about the Rupert Neve Fidelice Precision DAC and Precision Headphone Amplifier. The reviewer Janine Elliot has hands on experience with the Rupert Neve recording desks. Janine  has spent the most part...

Final Audio A8000 in-ear monitor The flagship IEM from Final Audio, the Final A8000, is a single dynamic driver. Merging tried and tested knowledge and technologies, the A8000 benefits from Final's subjective stance of creating the best possible audio. Armed with a special single dynamic driver, using...