NUPRIME HPA-9 Review

Grizzlybeast has an extensive review on Head-Fi of the Nuprime HPA-9 amplifier.  He loves the pairing of the HPA-9 with the Fostex THX00.  Don’t forget that the THX00 is currently available on Massdrop until 4/1/16.

Summary:

Pros: Nice bass, not harsh or sibilant, Great sound
Cons: could use a little more airiness

Review of the HPA-9

ZMF Headphones x Vibro MK II Review

Ishcabible posted a review of the Vibro MK II headphones on Head-Fi.  It might be an alternative to the current TH-X00 currently being dropped on Massdrop.

Summary:

Pros: Mids, bass ports allow for customization, wood options are pretty
Cons: Bass isn’t the deepest or cleanest, kind of heavy, needs an amp, not the best at detail retrieval

Review of the Vibro MK II

FLC Technology FLC 8S Review

Kevingzw has a review of the FLC 8S IEM on Head-Fi.  As I mentioned in the preamble of another review, these are a hybrid 2-BA 1-dynamic driver IEM.  The interesting difference with other hybrids is that it is tunable with 36 different configurations.

Summary:

Pros: Unbelievable Coherence, Distinct Airiness, Endless Customization/Tunable Options, Lightweight and Solid Construction, Aluminium Carrying Case
Cons: Tuning Ports/Filters are fragile, Tedious Tuning

 

JDS Labs Element Desktop DAC/AMP Review

Hisoundfi posted a review of the Element on Head-Fi.  This is one sleek DAC/Amp. Enjoy the review.

Summary:

Pros: Easy to use, Slick and simple design, Tons of power, Able to drive everything from in-ear monitors to power hungry headphones
Cons: There’s lots of competition at this price range, No indicator for gain switch, Limited input/output options

Element Review

Review of the Campfire Audio Orion IEM

Loquah has posted a review of the Orion single BA IEM on Head-Fi.  These are priced around $350 which is probably in the top end of single BA IEMs.

Summary:

Pros: Great design and build quality, outstanding accessories, very enjoyable signature
Cons: Slightly rolled-off treble, may lack bass presence for some people

Review of the Orion

Noble K10UA IEM Review

Twister6 has just posted a nice review on Head-Fi of his new special edition K10UA IEM.   K10UA stands for Kaiser 10 (drivers/ear) universal fit aluminum IEM. He includes many links to reviews of other Noble IEMs along with photos of his rose gold special edition.  Very nice.

Summary

Pros: high resolution sound, distinct universal design, excellent isolation, great set of accessories, quality SPC removable cable.
Cons: special edition price, might be a bit bright for some, sub-bass can benefit from 2 additional low drivers.

Review of the K10UA