Head Gear Reviews by buson160man
  1. Teac UD-501

    4.00 star(s)
    I am surprised that there were no reviews of this dac on head-fi. So let me be the first.   I have had this dac for over a year now and it has blossomed into a very good dac in my desk top setting. I am using a pair of emotiva airmotiv 5s monitors and the set up is sounding pretty impressive for monitors of their size. It has taken awhile to get the most out of my set up. I have settled on interconnects and power cords . I am using balanced nordost heimdall v1 interconnects to my powered emotiva airmotiv 5 monitors and emotiva power cords on the...
  2. Nordost Brahma Power Cable

    4.00 star(s)
     I have had the brahma for awhile now and I saw there were no user reviews for it in head-fi. So I thought I would give some impressions of this very fine power cable. I have several aftermarket power cables including a kubala sosna emotion power cable which prior to my brahma was the most expensive . I purchased the nordost brahma on a closeout for half price but even then the cable was very expensive just not as obscenely expensive if it was purchased at the regular price of 1400 usd for a one meter length.   I had heard that the nordost cables...
  3. Emotiva Pro Airmotiv 5

    4.00 star(s)
       I have had these since november and have come to be very impressed with their performance.Even if this speaker sold for three times the price I would be very happy with its performance.But I have made some tweaks to get them to sound the way they do.The first tweek was to upgrade the stock power cords I used the emotiva iec power cords that emotiva sells under the interconnect title.This was a nice improvement in the bass and just a general bump upward in their sound performance.The next tweek which I have to say is a absoulute must to get the...
  4. Ray Samuels Emmeline II The Raptor Headphone Amp

    5.00 star(s)
     I have had my raptor for two and a half years with no reliabilty issues.The amplifier proper is very compact and lite weight so be aware it does not self anchor itself and is easy to move.The power supply is very substantial and is remotely locatable, it is tethered to the headphone amp by din type connector which securely twists in place on the amp module.  The amplifier seems to be pretty powerful and is signatured fairly neutrally for a tube amplifier.The bass is pretty tight for a tube amp and the amp has good dynamics.The sound stage is...
  5. Onkyo C-S5VL C-S5VL Super Audio CD/CD Player

    5.00 star(s)
    I heard about this player from a friend and I took a chance and ordered one from amazon at a very reasonable discount.   I have had the player about a week and a half and have pretty much broken the the player in to a good extent and the player sounds just wonderful.I had a denon 3930ci and compared to this onkyo it just does not have anywhere near the resloution and sound quality of this newer player.I am amazed at how analog like that this player sounds.There seems to be very little if any of the digital glare I have heard in even some pretty...
  6. Shanling PH300

    3.00 star(s)
    I bought this amp. I had auditioned it with my akg 701 phones.I also tried the grado headphone amp but it did not perform as well driving the akg 701.The shanling was able to drive the akg 701 ptetty well and it sounded fairly musical with them.But about two or three months later it developed some noise in one of the channels.I took the amp back to where I purchased it and their techs told me tube in the channel I was hearing the noise in was bad.They tried to obtain a replacement tube from music hall which distributed the shanling products at that...