Review of the Cayin N6ii DAP with a Replaceable Audio Motherboard

Twister6 has a review of the Cayin N6ii digital audio player over on Head-Fi.  The cool trick with this DAP is that it has replaceable DAC/AMP circuitry.  The circuitry is on a motherboard (they should be calling it a daughterboard) which is removable from the top of the player.  The remaining components such as the motherboard and battery are all static and are fixed in the case.  This actually reminds me of my old HP 41c calculator of days long past.  This is an intriguing concept and I will be interested in seeing where it leads.

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Review of the Fearless Audio S10 IEM

LMka has a review of the Fearless Audio S10 IEMs on Head-Fi.  This is a 10 balanced armature driver setup in a 4-way crossover configuration.

Pros – Balanced sound, wide sound field, detailed yet smooth, sweet vocals, non fatiguing yet revealing, tight textured bass.
Cons – Quality control issues on Fearless side, some may prefer a thicker sound signature

 

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ZMF Aeolus Headphone Review

Mysticstryk posted a review of the Aeolus over on Head-Fi (link below).  I’ll let you read the article to see if the Aeolus is worth the $1,000-$1,300 price tag.

Warning: There is some language that some may feel is “inflammatory” when mysticstryk is comparing the Aeolus to other vendor products.

Pros – Build quality
Sound
Price

Negatives – mysticstryk posted no negatives which I have to say is likely inaccurate.  I haven’t auditioned or owned a pair of headphones that didn’t have some flaw.

 

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Campfire Audio Cascade Review

B9Scrambler posted a review of the Cascade headphone over on Head-Fi.  Sounds like it is a bit bass forward headphone.  With a diaphragm of 42mm that is smaller while B9Scrambler states the headphone controls the bass well you will have to see for yourself. Many smaller diameter diaphragms have difficulty in not sounding boomy and control roll off.   All in all, from the review it sounds like a great headphone that is designed for mobility.

It’s in the sweet spot for headphones ($400-$1,000) and therefore has some tough competition from the older HD-800, T1, Z7 and many others.

Pros – Amazing fit and finish – Plush sheepskin pads – Bass driven signature that doesn’t overpower – Sound stage

Cons – Concern for yolk/hanger durability – Cloth cable is just alright – Impact of dampeners minimal

 

Review of Cascade

Review of the Campfire Audio CASCADE Headphones

Ngoshawk posted a review on Head-Fi of the new Campfire Audio Cascade headphones. Sounds like an interesting headphone but it is in a congested space being priced @ $799. This is about what you would pay for a first generation Beyerdynamic T1 or HD800.  The asymmetrical attachment of the headband to the headphone appears to create a comfort issue. Being attached on only one side could create more pressure on one side of the headphone than the other. Also, to get seal you may need more pressure than a symmetrical design.

Pros – Deep lucious bass.
Right. price point to enter.
Excellent fit-n-finish.
Sound befitting a flagship.
Cons – Not the most comfortable.
Treble lacked a bit of sparkle (to me).
Not much else!

Review of the CASCADE

CanJam Singapore 2018 Review

Jude has posted his review of CanJam Singapore on Head-Fi.  As it typical at the Singapore event there will be great stuff to hear. Maybe I will bump into you as we try to hear the new Focal gear.

Singapore CanJam Review