Aaron Kovics at Headphone.Guru has written an article where he provides a bit of history of Beyerdynamic followed by a review of comparison of two of Beyer’s best selling mid-market.
From the Head-Fi post “Sennheiser’s “Reshaping Excellence” event in London. Sennheiser had a press event, and showed this! Did they just reveal the successor to the old Orpheus?”
Interesting. Folks have been waiting for years wondering if Sennheiser would come out with a replacement for the famed Orpheus. The thread is linked below and currently has over 191 posts in 8 hours.
Headfonia has a review of the FIIO EX1 – DUNU’S EUH. FiiO’s first IEM.
A great review on Headfonia of the new five driver Cosmic Ears custom IEM. Sounds like a great IEM.
Here’s a review of the FiiO X5 2nd generation.
Review of the Cayin C5DAC. Included are comparisons with the Geek Out GO720 and the Cozoy Astrapi.
Here is a particularly good and thorough review of MrSpeakers Ether. Included are graphs covering various measurements.
John Darko’s article on Digital Audio Review provides the results of a blind taste test by the Sydney Audio Club of these players on a Mac. The testing also compared various resolutions and sources. An interesting read. The test results are in the back half of the article.
Once you build your audiophile setup you need a place to sit and enjoy it. The “chair”. Others might laugh but the chair can be nearly as important as some elements of your audio stack. Who can sit and listen to blissful music while being uncomfortable in a hot and awkward chair? Michael Piskor over at Headfonics posted an article around finding the perfect chair. I use an old well worn and extremely comfortable reclining Murphy chair myself. My rule of thumb is if you can sit in the chair for at least an hour and still be comfortable and cool then you likely have found your audiophile chair. Falling asleep in the chair is also a good indicator 🙂
Enjoy the read.
LiveSoundwave confirmed that shipping is free! So for $30, you get to demo equipment for 3 days. No additional costs. The three day limitation is due to their limited demo stock. If the program works well and their stock expands they will look at lengthening the three day demo period.