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Audio-gd NFB 15.1

Perfect combi unit for those who want tube like sound, from a solid state product

A review on: Audio-gd NFB 15.1
Army-Firedawg

Pros: Relaxing and warm presentation, incredible build quality, power house

Cons: OS and Filter buttons seem to make the user want to do more than should be, no coax input, only dac output.

      A little About me     [[SPOILER]]  The Opening Experience     I traded for this product here on Head-Fi so I can’t correctly give an accurate unboxing experience. But I can say I was super excited to get it in the mail *insert smiley face*. ALSO, this is the NFB 15.32 variant (newest). The product page says NFB 15.1 (original), same frame but updated insides....
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Constant trials that led to a $300 harmony
Constant trials that led to a $300 harmony
A brief impression of the classy Woo Audio WA8 Eclipse transportable tube DAC Amp
A brief impression of the classy Woo Audio WA8 Eclipse transportable tube DAC Amp

WooAudio WA8 Eclipse

Pros: Very solidly built, typifies what one would expect out of a tube amp, no tube vibrations/pings/rings, versatile 3.5mm & 6.3mm sockets, very quiet amp

Cons: No balanced out, rather small soundstage, a pop when stopping DSD music, legacy USB-B port instead of microUSB, runs hot, & a heavy unit!

Great starter headphone DAC/Amp
Great starter headphone DAC/Amp

Aune X1S 32Bit/384KHz DSD DAC Headphone Amplifier

Pros: Great sound, multiple inputs, good build quality, dead-silent background

Cons: No switch for outputs, 10-ohm output impedance a bit high for low-impedance headphones, RCA outputs are volume-fixed, power brick

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Chord MoJo

Chord MoJo

“Chord Mojo Review Disclaimer Chord electronics has recruited me as a 'review captain' for Canada (I'm honoured) for the new Chord Mojo and provided a unit free of charge for review purposes. The unit will go on to other Canadian reviewers in the tour I'm organizing after I publish this review. This review is simply my opinion of the device and I am giving nothing less than my honest...” --x RELIC x

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO E17

FiiO E17

“I have been using the E17 "Alpen" every day for over a year now.  It is my go-to device for enjoying music at work, or anywhere other than my home office.  So, here are my thoughts:   Build quality   This was the first thing I noticed when I unboxed the device.  Brushed metal casing felt very durable, and after this past year of daily use, still looks almost new. ...” --prez

100% Positive Reviews
Aune X1S 32Bit/384KHz DSD DAC Headphone Amplifier

Aune X1S 32Bit/384KHz DSD DAC Headphone Amplifier

“ For larger images (1200 x 800) click the image   INTRODUCTION I’ve been aware of Aune for some time during my Head-Fi journey – particularly their T1 Tube DAC, and more recently the B1 portable amp which was recently featured on Head-Fi. But until now I’ve never had a chance to sample their gear, and indeed haven’t really taken much notice of their product line.  That changed...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1

Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1

“ I bought this DAC-preamp and after several attempts made the following changes to it for an amazing result:   Installed 5670 Raytheon Windmill getter tube upgraded diodes to Schottky Diode 11DQ10 Changed the output coupling caps to Sanyo Oscon 47uF opamp for tube to LT1364 or metal version of LM4562.   The biggest gain came from opamp then the diodes.  Do not...” --Lecentaur

93% Positive Reviews
iFi Audio micro iDSD

iFi Audio micro iDSD

“ I would like to Thank iFi for providing me with a review sample of their flagship Micro iDSD in exchange for my honest opinion.   Manufacturer website: http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-idsd/   * click on images to expand.   I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record every time I mention about my preference of a portable audio setup where all I need is a...” --twister6

93% Positive Reviews
FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier

FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier

“Received new FiiO E7 today from Micca in Fairfax, Va (hi ex-neighbor - used to live in Arlington.)   Did much reading on this forum and other reviews and truly appreciate the candid and (sometimes) brutal thoughts of recent purchasers.  After just a few hours experience, can only share my first impressions - all of which are positive.   Unpacked, reviewed instruction sheet, plugged in USB...” --TomT

86% Positive Reviews
FiiO Andes (E07K) Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier - 96kHz/24-Bit

FiiO Andes (E07K) Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier - 96kHz/24-Bit

“Introduction: The Fiio E07K Andes DAC and Headphone amplifier is a must have for a beginning audiophile. The quality outweighs the price. It has great value and is a great buy for a powerful, and casual portable amplifier. Also the fact that the amp has a built in DAC for quality audio playback is pretty awesome as well. I will talk about all the positives and negatives about this amp in it's...” --Flamess

90% Positive Reviews
Chord Hugo TT

Chord Hugo TT

“       About Me   I am in my fifties and have loved music and music equipment all my life. From about 8 years old, I had my first exposure to my mother’s reel to reel tape recorder. A few years later, I was bought a slab-like cassette deck from Philips which I used to record chart songs. As a teenager I pored over Laskys HiFi brochures and my first purchase was a pair...” --AndrewH13

100% Positive Reviews
WooAudio WA7 Fireflies

WooAudio WA7 Fireflies

“ Sorry for the late reply, but here we are after day1. I should start by saying that due to working 10am-6pm today, i didnt get as much time with the WA7 as i would have liked although i did get a couple hours in and some very interesting results. First off, some pics of when i first picked it up from A2A, god it was smaller than i thought!!!! = Next to the ever so tiny Pan Am...” --mrbigsby

100% Positive Reviews
Grace Design m9XX compact USB DAC with integrated headphone amp

Grace Design m9XX compact USB DAC with integrated headphone amp

“      Review: Grace Design x Massdrop m9XX DAC/Amp     Have you ever experienced a day where you knew it went well, but did not know how much of an effect that day would have on your life? This was the case the day that I spoke with Massdrop's Will Bright about a couple of amp-type products that they were going to launch in the near future. One was...” --moedawg140

100% Positive Reviews
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