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.
Jude posted his video review over on Head-Fi containing some of the equipment and software that will be at the CanJam NY show.
Twister6 posted a review of the Plenue R over on Head-Fi. Twister6’s review is extensive and complete as always and the PR (Plenue R) sounds like a great mid-market product selling without the leather case for just under $500.
Pros – JetEffect 7, solid build, responsive touch-screen, neutral revealing tuning, customizable GUI (skins), 17hrs battery life, Bluetooth w/aptX, 128GB internal storage.
Cons – leather case is optional, power output more suitable for IEMs and efficient Full size.
Twister6 posted an extensive review of the Shanling M2 DAP over on Head-Fi.
Pros – neutral signature, transparent sound, excellent build, compact slim design, duplex Bluetooth functionality, HibyLink support, battery life.
Cons – high output impedance, no internal storage, no included case.
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
Joe posted a review of the Opus 3 DAP over on Head-Fi. Sounds like a great device but it is a bit pricey and has some stiff competition at it’s price point.
Pros – Blooming bass, touch of warmth, wide and expanded staging. Long standby battery, customizable apk 3rd party apps
Cons – Trebles may be harsh at times
Twister6 posted a review of the Cyin N3 digital audio player on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like a great DAP and for just under $150 the price is right. Also, it directly supports ISO and it BT capable.