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The half star that I am substracted from full star, is for firmware improvement, the sound quality is top notch!

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Pros: Analog sounding, comfortable sound to ears, powerful, user interface very nice

Cons: The micro sd card slot need refinement. firmware need some polish

The high performance portable digital audio player (DAP)’s market was crowded like never before. While some manufacturer started to bring insanely expensive DAP to the market, such as the Astell & Kern and Carlyx, me myself as a reviewer and audio enthusiast (audiophile) is really against the expensive DAPs, yeah I know Hi-Fi was and never will be cheap, but when a manufacturer charged more than USD1000 for a fancy DAP, it is nothing but crazy for me. However, I am not totally against the idea of DAP, my first serious audio gadget is a Creative Muvoo Mp3 Player (DAP) which only has 256mb internal memory, played only MP3 files format, with a black and white small screen and not as...
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Extremely detailed and pure sounding, not adding any colour/flavour to the music

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Pros: Excellent sound quality (read review below), well built, DSD Native decode, Full Balanced output, Excellent price to performance ratio

Cons: Limited connectivity (Only USB Input), Limited outbut (Only XLR full balanced output, No RCA)

Both EGD and EGA has been long rumored in their official website, I knew that they was a high performance DAC when I talked to their Engineer, the amp is quite a surprise because I have never expecting them, because to me they are a company that 100% devoted to make high price to performance DAC only, EGD and EGA proved me wrong, in fact, the Ruby that I just reviewed already had proven me wrong, they can make good performance of amplifier too if they want to. Still wonder which manufacturer am I referring to? They are Stoner Acoustic. I am proud enough to say that I have reviewed every and each of their products, I quite like all of them, the UD120 is actually my simple DAC when I want...
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A DSD ready, good sounding little DAC

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Pros: SQ,compact size, musical, capable internal amp

Cons: None

iFi Audio iDSD Nano in Earmass.com This is not the first time that I am reviewing iFi Audio’s creation in Earmass.com, that is why I feel very excited once I knew iDSD Nano is out in the market. The Nano series, sit beside the Micro series (Which is already small in size such as iDAC micro and iCAN micro) promised a even smaller size and similar remarkable sound, with portability in mind (Thus, a built in battery too). So small! iFi Audio iDSD Nano 189USD I couldn’t believe just how small iDSD Nano is when I holding them in hand, iFi Audio is really good in compacting big things into small package, even the micro series, is small enough honestly, but the nano series take...
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iFi Audio iCAN : Here Come the New Beast

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Pros: Sound quality and price, performance and features.

iFi iCAN reached Earmass! iFi Audio stunned me from the very first time that I saw local distributor E1-AKG posted info regarding their products line-up in our local forum. Why? Because the line-up is quite special,and for me they are innovative enough and offer audiophiles line-up that is really important and useful in everyone setup,and those often been forgotten,such as iUSB and iDAC. I am actually interested to know more on the other products in the line-up,but start from the iCAN,I feel nothing but impressed from head to toe,what iFI have been produced here,at least iCAN (I have not yet experienced with iDAC and iUSB),is really...
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iFi Audio iDAC : The Ultimate Transportable DAC/Amp Combo!

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Pros: Very competitive

iFi Audio iDAC reached Earmass! I must be lucky enough to stand a chance for reviewing iFi Audio products. Previously iCAN and not so long ago the iUSB, thanks Vince from iFi Audio sending me these goodies, I appreciated them. There are four products in iFi Audio product range currently, none of them have disappointed me in any way I can say. They all have respectable performance, with similar design and good price. I have really having hard time to find something that I don’t like with iFi Audio products. Now the trilogy has come to final, I will be reviewing the iDAC today, which I received few weeks back, it is a shame for we to delay the review until...
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iFi Audio iUSB : Clean Power Clean Sound

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iFi iUSB reached Earmass! I have received this review unit of iFi iUSB from Vince few weeks back, and I used it extensively with my rigs. It is indeed a sin for me to enjoy the iUSB so much but delayed the review for so long, in fact, I intentionally delayed this review because lately I have bunch of DAC and Amp arrive at Earmass, so I think this is a good chance for me to truly test the iUSB, after some extensive use, I can say I am positive with what iUSB have achieved in sound. Why you need a ‘regulator’ for USB? From Left, a Power supply input Jack and, ISOEarth toggle switch and USB input. iUSB is selling for 199USD and...
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Audinst HUD-MX2 : Versatile DAC/AMP Combo

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Pros: Neutral and almost nothing to complain really

Cons: Soundstage, No bass boost

Audinst HUD-MX2 reached Earmass! Audinst HUD-MX1 must be the most recommended budget entry audiophile DAC/Amp combo, while they are still a good DAC/Amp combo, but after years they are better players and competitor keep popping out in the market. This is a good time Audinst make their announcement that they released the long waited Audinst HUD-MX2 that Earmass will review today. Thanks Audinst for sending me this review sample first of all, congrats to makes us a replacement/successor to the HUD-MX1. Outlook and Packaging Pictures talk million words. Included accessories are hefty Packaging Box  ...
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