Review of the Bluewave GET Wireless Bluetooth HiFi Headphone Amplifier

Currawong posted a review of the Bluewave GET bluetooth portable receiver on Head-Fi.  He appears to like the product.  While I have not used this device I have acquired or trialled several other bluetooth portable receivers with mixed results.  Basically, these are a convenience play.  If you need to be wireless then these will work but they are bluetooth with all of its issues. This product supports all of the major protocols including AptX and AptX HD.  They are missing LDAC which is a new up and coming one.

My biggest problem here is the price.  At $99 – $129 you may want to think about simply investing in a good pair of wireless headphones.  But if you want your LCD-2’s to be portable this would work. Kinda.  It doesn’t have the power to drive anything more than the easiest to drive headphones.

Pros – Excellent sound for the money. Light. Alternative, position-adjustable clips very handy. Quick power-on. Sound quality-indicating LED. Can be paired with multiple devices. AAC, APTx and APTxHD supported.
Cons – Output power limited. USB input limited to 48k. Volume control fiddly and lacks position indicator.

Review of Bluewave Get

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

LUXURY & PRECISION L3 – THE IEM DAP

Lieven posted a review of the L3 DAP on Headfonia. Unlike its predecessor L5p, the L3 is designed primarily for IEMs.  It is an extensive review which also compares it back to the L5p DAP, the AK380 Cayin N5, Fiio X7 and the iBasso DX80.

 

Review of the L3

 

AUDINST HUD-DX1 DAC/Amp Review

Thatonenoob posted a review of the HUD-DX1 DAC/Amp on Head-Fi.  According to the review it is a pleasant sounding unit with optical input and RCA line out. This is unusual for sub-$400 portable DAC/Amps.  It also support DXD/DSD native.

Summary: 

Pros: DSD/DXD Capable, Musical and Engaging, Nice Trim
Cons: Gain Switch Lacking, True Lineout, Not Airy

DX1 Review