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Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Trio Portable Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

Cypher Labs Algorhythm Trio Portable Tube Amp Impressions

AnakChan

Pros: Tonally balanced with that touch of "tubeness" and analogue smoothness in the signature.

Cons: Noticeable noisefloor with sensitive earphones.

Thank You's and Sorries A big thank David Maudlin for sending me the Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Trio to me back in late May and I apologise that it's taken me 3 months to put something up about it.   Introduction Cypher Labs as a company needs no introduction. It's been in the portable audio business being one of the first few companies to release an iOS approved DAC back in 2011 which...
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Sweet high, deeper bass.
Sweet high, deeper bass.
Calyx PaT: iPhone-friendly DAC/Amp levels up your iPhone listening experience
Calyx PaT: iPhone-friendly DAC/Amp levels up your iPhone listening experience
Clarity, detail, and a Basshead Switch
Clarity, detail, and a Basshead Switch

Vorzuge VorzAMPduo

Pros: Smooth, crystal clear sound; insane +15dB bass switch; Treble switch for dark cans; Excellent build quality; Extremely portable

Cons: No gain switch: Sensitive IEMs slightly loud; Expensive for non-audiophiles; Without bass switch, sub-bass is rolled off

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Electric Avenues PA2V2

Electric Avenues PA2V2

“   Headphone Amplifier Review - PA2V2   A Portable Headphone Amplifier: Introducing the Pocket Amp 2 - Version 2 (PA2V2) - Joseph Kendall Creator and owner: Gary Ali Electric-Avenues.com Price: $60CAD delivered in Canada, Confirm with Electric Avenues as these prices might change with exchange rate and delivery location. G’day follower and...” --theblackfox

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FiiO E11

FiiO E11

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Headstage Arrow 12HE

Headstage Arrow 12HE

“While I was scrolling through previous reviews of the Headstage Arrow something became apparent: some things never change. The Headstage Arrow comes with a tradition. If you want one, you’ll have to wait for it. Up to the point the wait seems unbearable - and then some. But as always when you finally get it, it’ll have been worth it. Besides the wait, Robert (Headstage is a one man company...” --flinkenick

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JDS Labs CMoyBB

JDS Labs CMoyBB

“ Here is my video review of the JDS Labs cMoyBB v2.03. ” --SpiderNhan

100% Positive Reviews
Aune B1

Aune B1

“Aune is the company with their own, unique approach to audio gear. Their products are unusual and offers interesting features, absent in competing solutions. Their new headphone amplifier B1 looks like no other, and differs from other by its schematic. It utilises class A output stage built with discrete elements, and offers possibility to chose amplifier's current: 20 mA or 40 mA. Aune...” --cleg

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FiiO E12 Mont Blanc

FiiO E12 Mont Blanc

“   Here's my long-delayed E12 review on an early pre-order model. I waited to get a good feel with many songs before posting this, and a good feel for how the amp affects the sound presentation. I tested it with my standard playlist to get a reference point of view, but you'll see references to other songs sprinkled throughout the review that I think are relevant for illustration purposes....” --Evshrug

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Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2

Epiphany Acoustics EHP-O2

“Pre-Ordered from Oliver (EA) in Oct(?). Received the unit about 2w ago. The bad The volume pot tracking is not very smooth (catches a bit on some positions (tactile feel, not audibly)). (will check whether pot knob gets caught on the case) (edit: yep, that's it, no real quality issue there) To my surprise, the unit does not come with a 2RCA->3.5mm or 3.5mm to 3.5mm .I only had a fairly long...” --svyr

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JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amplifier

JDS Labs C5 Headphone Amplifier

“Okay, a serious question not related to the review: what is the difference between the "Audio Quality" rating and the "Quality" rating, and how is the "Quality" rating different from the "Design" rating?  *scratches head* Anyway, back to the review.     I did a video review for the C5 on YouTube if you are interested in an auditory/visual...” --miceblue

100% Positive Reviews
Fiio E6 Headphone Amplifier

Fiio E6 Headphone Amplifier

“   The evolution of the E5 portable amplifier that served as my very first portable amplifier before I eventually returned it in favor of the CMoyBB (and because the volume rocker broke), the Fiio E6 is, in some ways, little more than a sidegrade or de-evolution from the E5 as a total product. For instance, the E6 is now clad in shiny black plastic rather than the metal and plastic...” --TheGame21x

93% Positive Reviews
FiiO E10

FiiO E10

“I am using this little dealie for 3 months now. On my laptop I use it with a pair of Sony Headphones (MDR-MA300, nothing special) and this sounds way, way more open, dynamical and more powerful than through the laptop's own minijack. The USB connection should have been a USB B instead of a mini USB IMHO, this should make a cable upgrade a little easier. A nice extra - I found out later - is...” --Rambam

90% Positive Reviews
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