Aurender A30 Review

The Computer Audiophile has a full review of the Aurender A30 digital music player over on Audiophile Style.  If you have around $18,000 USD wasting away in a drawer you can have this player!  Read the review and see of the it is worth the cost.

 

 

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Review of JH Audio’s New Layla AION IEM

Jude posted a video review of JH Audio’s latest iteration of their 12 BA driver 4 crossover Layla IEM.   In this iteration, they are using 3D printing to create the audio channels rather than discrete tubing as in the original versions.  This reduces the size of the IEM down to a manageable size as many folks didn’t like the size of the prior models.  Personally, I don’t have an issue with the size of my Gen 1 Laylas but I also do use them as my mobile IEM.  Additionally, one has to assume the new manufacturing process significantly reduces the labor necessary to build them.  It will be interesting to see graphs on the audio performance of the 3D printed channels versus the individual tubing.  Enjoy the video review below.

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Review of the Aurender A30

The Computer Audiophile has a full review of the Aurender A30 digital music server over on Audiophilesyle.com.  Okay, this is out of my normal listing of mobile music devices reviews and affordable prices.  The Aurender A30 comes in at around $18,000 USD.  But, it is always fun to read great reviews of awesome gear from time to time.  Maybe, we will be able to take a listen of this device at an upcoming meet.

 

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Cayin N8 DAP Review

Twister6 posted on Head-Fi his review of the N8 DAP.  From the unboxing photos it appears to be a very attractive digital audio player and has a plethora of cable types include. I will leave the details for you to read in the review but the fact that you have the choice of vacuum tube and solid state amplification in 3.5mm headphone output is intriguing.  The one downside is that if my math is correct the cost in US Dollars is over $3,300.

Pros – Solid State and Vacuum Tube (Korg NuTube) amp outputs, High Output mode, solid stainless-steel build, responsive interface, plenty of digital and analog outputs, selection of custom cable adapters, duplex LDAC Bluetooth support.

Cons – price, weight, touchy up/down dial, 5sec tube warm up delay (more of annoyance than Con).

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Review of Empire Ears’ Legend X

SeeSax posted a review of the Legend X on Head-Fi.  Interestingly, this $2,299 IEM has seven drivers with a 10 way crossover configuration.  A bit unusual.  Read the review to see what SeeSax thought of them.

Pros – Bass of incredible control, depth and power, detailed and natural mids, articulate but smooth treble
Cons – Driver flex, case is tricky with larger cables

Review of Legend X

Empire Ears Zeus XR Review by Ike1985

Ike1985 has a great review of the Zeus XR IEMs over on Head-Fi. Sound like some nice IEMs especially for vocals.

Pros – Smooth with high resolution, Unique 3D vocal effect, holographic stage, layering, separation and texture detail.
Cons – Bass heads may find sub bass impact a bit light.

 

Review of Zeus XR