Alan Sircom and Chris Martens have put up their extensive 5 page report on CanJam London ’17 over on HiFi+. Click on the link below to get to their introduction.
Zelda has a review of the X3 over on Head-Fi. From the review it is clearly an entry level DAP priced at around $100. There is some completion in the $75-$150 price range so you are looking for an entry point for HiFi DAPs you may want search my site for reviews of competitive products. I do like the fact that it has two microSD slots.
Pros – Sound Quality: detail, transparency, air, separation; Build quality; Very portable; 2 micro SD slots; Good synergy; Solid firmware
Cons – Battery; Buttons layout; OLED screen is useless under the sun; Prone to scratches
Blueshound24 has a review over on Head-Fi of the Focal Elear headphones. They are an amazing headphone priced right around $1,000. The characteristics of the Elear, taken directly from the review, are: “Insane slam!, startling, fast, dynamic, impact, attack, separation, textured, sweet airy treble, detailed, coherent, refined, depth, large, space of the venue, decay, flat response, presence.” Click the link below to read the entire review.
Pros – Insane slam!, startling, fast, dynamic, impact, attack, separation, textured, sweet airy treble, detailed, coherent, refined, depth, large, space of the venue, decay, flat response, presence.
Cons – The slight basshead in me might prefer a tad more bass.
Ryanjsoo has posted a review of the six BA driver AF1120 IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like these are great IEMs for the money. Read the extensive review by clicking the link below.
Pros – Stunningly balanced, Exceptionally linear bass and midrange, Very detailed, Great soundstage depth and imaging, Perfect comfort
Cons – May be a bit neutral and polite for some, Thin, tangle-prone cable, Loose, keyed MMCX connectors, Sub-bass extension isn’t as exceptional as the rest of the sound