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Burson Audio V5i: The Little Brother of V5

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Pros: Transparency, Size, Compatibility

Cons: Soundstage Depth

Intro: Burson Audio is an Australian audio company located in Thomastown, Melbourne. Famous for creating Soloist amplifier, which was popular amongst audiophiles. Burson is well known for employing discreet circuits. What I like the most about Burson is that they leave nothing unturned to achieve best possible transparency in sound chain. Burson takes considerable time to create its products; their product line is very steady & has a strong Research & Development. By hearing the name “Burson Audio” we remember two things in a flash: 1) Soloist 2) Op-amps. Burson Audio is making op-amps for a long time now, The only other renown op-amps were ‘Sun’ ‘Moon’ Earth’ from...
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JDS Labs O2/ODAC: The Old Horse

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Pros: Small, Transparent, Open Source, DIY Capable

Cons: Outdated

Intro:  JDS Labs, Is an American company based in Collinsville, Illinois. They make headphone amplifiers & DAC’s. Mr. John Seaber is the man behind JDS Labs. We might remember JDS Labs when they produced the popular cmoy-BB amp & later on, their Objective2 which was a game-changing amplifier. JDS Labs also have their own products: C5/D Portable amplifier/DAC, Element desktop Amp/Dac along with their Cmoy BB amp. My profound thanks to Mr.John for arranging a sample unit for my evaluation.   JDS Labs O2 was my first ever headphone amplifier in early days of my Head-Fi days. Enjoyed it a lot, had a wonderful time with it. O2 holds a special place in my ears.  ...
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Bakoon HPA-01: The Achiever

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Pros: Portable, Powerful, Transparent

Cons: Lacks Value for Money, Improper gain & volume control, Noticeable distortions.

Disclaimer: This review is written by me, it reflects my thoughts & honest opinion about the product. Me:  I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen...
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SoundFoundations Barracuda: Definite Upgrade

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Pros: Superior Sound Quality

Cons: Flexibility

Intro:  SoundFoundations, is a company which manufactures accessories like racks, stands, and vibration control & custom cables. It is based in India. SoundFoundations is known in India for their quality accessories for speakers & turntables. Sound foundations is the face of growing Audiophile trend in India. It makes me very proud to see that India is catching up to audiophile product manufacturing, & I feel proud to review something that’s made in India!   I am now writing on their Power cable named “Barracuda PowerMax Elite”. The cable uses a Furutech base cable using PCOC copper conductors with a dual shield. The Barracuda is one of the first...
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ODAC Revision B: Exceptional DAC

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Pros: Transparency, Clarity, Supreme Performance, Reliability & Affordable to All

Cons: Literally nothing.

Intro:  JDS Labs, Is an American company based in Collinsville, Illinois. They make headphone amplifiers & DAC’s. Mr. John Seaber is the man behind JDS Labs.  We might remember JDS Labs when they produced the popular cmoy-BB amp & later on, their Objective2 which was a game-changing amplifier. JDS Labs has also manufactures their own products: C5/D Portable amplifier/DAC, Element desktop Amp/Dac along with ofcourse their Cmoy BB amp.   Special mention is about my experience with Mr. John. From my experience & interactions with him, he is the kindest & very prompt person I have ever spoken to in audio world. He answers to all questions in person &...
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Brainwavz Jive: Needs Refinement

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Pros: Spacious, Instrument Separation, Price

Cons: Harsh Tonality, Treble Peak

Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen to full sized open back headphones and my favorite headphone is AKG K812, which I run from HPA-3B/ODAC with...
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Brainwavz Hengja: Creative Headphone Hanger

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Pros: Creative Design, Well Built, Minimal Cost

Cons: Requires Shelf within 14-41mm Thickness

Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen to full sized open back headphones and my favorite headphone is AKG K812, which I run from solid state...
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Matrix M-Stage HPA-3B: The Balanced Revolution

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Pros: Supreme Sound Quality, Excellent Build Quality, Great Value

Cons: None

Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen to full sized open back headphones and my favorite headphone is AKG K812, which I run from solid state...
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Sennheiser Momentum 2.0: Regained its Momentum

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Pros: Strong Build, Comfortable, Decent Sound Quality, Portable

Cons: Flimsy Cable

Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen to full sized open back headphones and my favorite headphone is AKG K812, which I run from solid state...
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TCG Audio TE300: Nice Budget IEM

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Pros: Comfort, Tonality, Soundstage

Cons: Strain Relief Absent

Me: I am an amateur musician & avid admirer of music. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.  With time, my sonic preferences have very much grown. I avidly admire transparency, accuracy along with neutrality, I mostly listen to full sized open back headphones and my all-time favorite headphones are Sennheiser HD800 & AKG K812,...
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