Search results for query: headphone amp review

  1. amirm

    Creative SXFI AMP Review (headphone adapter)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Creative Super XFi headphone amplifier and DAC "dongle." It was kindly sent to me by a member. Unfortunately it is discontinued but from what I can tell, it cost US $149. Its claim to fame was multi-channel virtualization customized to your...
  2. amirm

    Topping A30Pro Review (Balanced Headphone Amp)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Topping A30Pro balanced input and output headphone amplifier and pre-amp. It was kindly sent to me by the company. I am sorry but I don't have release date or pricing. I usually only get finished products from Topping so expect release date to...
  3. domiji

    DX7 Pro Headphone Amp Upgrade?

    Hello Audio Science Review Community, i own a Topping DX7 Pro for several month and i use it with a pair of Grado GS 1000 and Beyerdynamic Amiron Home. I was asking if there will be any sound quality improvement from another headphone amp connected to the DX7 Pro? Maybe a Topping A90...
  4. amirm

    Focal Utopia Review (Headphone)

    This is a review and technical measurements of the Focal Utopia open-back headphone. It is on kind loan from a member and costs US $4,000 (not a typo). The Utopia appropriately gives off a luxury feel: The comfort was excellent despite the 500 gram weight without the heavy cord. The latter...
  5. amirm

    Hifiman Sundara Review (headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Hifiman Sundara planar magnetic open back headphone. It was kindly sent to me by one of their retailers, Apos Audio and costs US $349. The Sundara looks elegant and no less so than higher up in the line from Hifiman: The cups don't swivel...
  6. amirm

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 Review (DAC & Headphone Amp)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Schiit Jotunheim 2 balanced headphone amplifier including the optional DAC. Without the DAC the unit costs US $399. With the included (multibit?) DAC, it costs $599. The unit was kindly purchased new by a member and drop shipped to me. Edit...
  7. amirm

    Focal Celestee Review (Headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Focal Celestee closed-back headphone. It was kindly purchased new by a member and sent to me for testing. It costs US $990. The Celestee has a luxury feel to it that fits the price: I am not fond of the spring action though. The headband...
  8. amirm

    Norne Audio Premium Headphone Cable Review

    This is a review and technical measurements of the three Norne Audio "high-end" cables made out of Litz wire of different material. It was kindly sent to me by a member for testing. The cables are slight variation of what is sold currently although visually they seem the same: The one on...
  9. amirm

    Hifiman Ananda Review (headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Hifiman Ananda open-back, planar magnetic headphone. It was kindly sent to me by a member and costs US $700 on Amazon including Prime shipping (retail $999). This is one massive headphone! As you see, it dwarfs the panther next to it. For...
  10. Martin

    SOLD: Project Polaris Headphone Amp $120

    Garage1217.com Project Polaris headphone amplifier and preamplifer. Comes with a MeanWell 100-240V 50/60Hz power supply. Works perfectly. Rated 8/10 for age only. This was originally sold as a completed unit and not DIY. $120 with free insured shipping within the contiguous US. Only selling...
  11. Z

    Level disparity in headphone amp reviews

    Here are THD and SINAD measurements from three recent reviews, each of these three headphone amplifiers was tested using a different signal level; the Topping L30 at 2V, the Topping A90 at 4V, and the THX AAA 789 at 6V. This represents as much as 12dB difference in input signal level between...
  12. amirm

    MASSDROP X Focal ELEX Review (headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Drop Focal Elex. It was kindly loaned to me by a member and costs US $700. The Elex naturally follows the design of the rest of Focal line: The headphone weighs 440 grams and has inside cup dimensions of 62x55x27 (height, width, depth)...
  13. amirm

    SMSL SP400 Review (headphone amp)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the SMSL SP400 balanced THX headphone amplifier. It was kindly sent to me by one of their dealers, shenzhenaudio. It costs US $630 from them. The SP400 makes an attempt at luxury with glossy plexiglass top and digital display: As you see, there...
  14. amirm

    SPL Phonitor X Review (DAC & Headphone Amp)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the SPL Phonitor X DAC and balanced headphone amplifier. It was kindly purchased refurbished by a member and drop shipped to me. There was a label on the unit saying it was certified back in 2019. It has some fine scratches so it was definitely...
  15. amirm

    Tom Christiansen Audio HPA-10 Review (Headphone Amp)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the TCA HPA-10 compact headphone amplifier. It was sent to me by the designer and member @tomchr. It costs US $469 and is manufactured and assembled in the friendly country north of us, Canada. The HPA-10 as noted is quite small compared to...
  16. amirm

    Beyerdynamic T1 Review (V2 headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Beyerdynamic T1 Version 2 "semi-open" headphone. It is on kind loan from a member. This is discontinued but I think the cost was $1049 when available. This is the flagship model from Beyerdynamic but to me, it doesn't look it: The T1 feels...
  17. amirm

    xDuoo XA-10 Review (DAC and Headphone Amp)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the xDuoo XA-10 combination DAC, Headphone Amplifier and Bluetooth receiver. It was kindly sent to me by one of their sellers, Shenzhenaudio audio. It costs US $479 from their store. The XA-10 breaks the mold for desktop DACs with one attractive...
  18. amirm

    Hifiman HE-6 Review (Headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the Hifiman HE-6 open-back, Planar Magnetic Headphone. It was kindly loaned to me by a member. There are different versions of this headphone in the wild. This is the "4-screw" version. The HE-6 has been discontinued. When available, it cost US...
  19. amirm

    PSB M4U 1 Review (headphone)

    This is a review and detailed measurements of the PSB M4U-1 headphone. It is on kind loan from a member. It is currently discontinued and seems to have come out back in 2012, costing US $230. Time has not been kind to the specific sample I received which suffered from significant wear...
  20. Matias

    Schiit Jotunheim 2 Review (DAC & Headphone Amp)

    Also Magnius is better for half the price. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/schiit-magnius-balanced-headphone-amp-review.15252/
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