Head Gear Reviews by FortisFlyer75
  1. Lark Studio LSX

    4.50 star(s)
    Lark LSX – Jan 2019 LSX STANDARD EDITION: $1699 LSX SPECIAL EDITION: $1899 10 precision-tuned balanced armature drivers: 3x lows 4x mid-range 2x highs 1x tweeter 4-way passive crossover AVX Oxicap Capacitors Vishay Resistors Impedance: 19-20Ω Sensitivity: 109-110 dB Frequency Response: 20Hz-20 kHZ STANDARD EDITION CABLE: 6N OCC 24awg *4 6N 24awg *4 280*0.06mm conductors / TPU Shielding Equipment tested with:- Daps; Sony WM1A Onkyo DP-S1 A&k A&Norma AR15 AMPs: Vorzuge Pure II+ portable amp Desktop rigs: Pioneer U-05 desktop balanced...
  2. Shanling M2s AK4490EQ Mini Bluetooth DSD256 HiFi Lossless Music Player

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction With already been a Shanling M1 owner which I heard the last year at Canjam London 2016 before it was released and was impressed by its size, ease of use and power for such a small unit but did ultimately buy it as a line-out source to either a Chord Mojo or the Hugo at the time and serve as more of a back-up dap to my Sony ZX1 at the time which has since died and gone to DAP heaven. And now I have had the chance thanks to Glassmonkey once again for letting me have a chance to listen to the new M2s which builds upon the M1 in all...
  3. Rupert Neve RNHP precision headphone amplifier

    5.00 star(s)
    Rupert Neve RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier June 2017 Intro... I first heard this headphone amp at the Canjam London 2016 show and despite the usual noisy environment encountered at these types of large hall shows from what I heard from my IEM’s I had on me and a pair of smaller Grado’s that were on the table I heard what I could gleam from the brief 15 minutes I spent with this tiny of a footprint headphone amplifier. So when the opportunity arose after ordering some modded Kimber cables for my Meze 99 Classics from Russ Andrews Accessories...
  4. Aune M1s 32/384 DSD128 Balanced Portable Music Player

    4.00 star(s)
    Aune M1S DSD DAP       April 2017   Intro…   I have owned a few daps down the years now and love daps and prefer been a bit old school with keeping my cd rips on what today is SD storage or flash storage on the device and even of late have had players ranging from both ends of the ladder including the pocket friendly Shangling M1 to HIFIMAN Mega and Super Mini players to most recently the Sony WM1A which has replaced my beloved ZX1 Walkman I had.    One thing that was a realization in 2016 for me was how many products out there didn’t...
  5. Aune S6

    4.50 star(s)
    Aune S6 32 bit DSD USB DAC/ Amp   March 2017     Intro...   First of all I would like to say thanks to Aune for letting me be part of this tour and getting to listen to this in the comfort of my own home for a week.   I have been heavily into my  portable gear and been meaning to look at a desktop amp to go balanced with a flagship headphone at some point and must admit I had envisaged a flagship amp to go with it but with a flagship price that goes with them and other commitments keep delaying it for last couple of years it intrigued me for...
  6. Archeer AH07 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Stereo Over Ear Headphones Headsets with Mic

    4.00 star(s)
    Archeer AH07 Review   February 2017     Intro...     This is my first experience of using a Bluetooth headphone even though I had been contemplating getting one solely for watching TV late at night when speakers will keep others in the house awake as well as using with music.   The AH07 comes in a nice solid looking box and once the lid is off you will see the AH007 sat in the plastic moulded packaging in it folded position.   Inside the box there will also be a USB cable for charging and a 3.5 to 3.5 jack so you can use the headphones...
  7. InEar ProPhile 8

    5.00 star(s)
    In Ears Prophile 8 IEM review   January 2017   Intro     I had heard of In Ears but did not know too much about them until I see them on the In-Ear stand at the Indulgence show in London recently. I first listened to their Stage Diver 4 to get to know where they are coming from with their sound with not hearing In Ears before and to where they are going with the new Prophile 8 as this is a departure from the StageDiver series in terms of tuning and signature not to mention it is using double the drivers for In Ears new flagship model.  ...
  8. RHA Dacamp L1

    4.00 star(s)
    RHA DacAmp L1 Review   January 2017   Intro   To start with, thanks again to Glassmonkey for organising this tour and RHA making all possible to start with.   RHA known for their IEMs at affordable prices with Scottish heritage where they are designed and production from China with even their latest flagship model not breaking the bank as opposed to most modern day flagship models cost yet they do not have a portable Dac/amp in their portfolio that is until now…    This is the new L1 Dacamp that has been released in conjunction with...
  9. RHA CL1 Ceramic

    3.50 star(s)
    RHA CL1 Ceramic IEM Review   January 2017         Intro   This is the second review I am doing on RHA’s new range of CL IEM range with the first one been the affordable £99 CL750   and now I am embarking on the other end of the RHA price scale as this is their new flagship IEM the CL1 which weighs in @ £349 which takes the design in a new direction with this IEM’s in terms of the build which I will touch upon in “Build, Design & Fitment.   I am going to include quite a long intro taken from the CL750 review which can be found here...
  10. RHA CL750

    4.50 star(s)
    RHA CL750 Review   January 2017       Long intro… perceptions, patience and redemption!    I will approach this in a different way to how I usually do as it is a relevant journey and road I went down although a long one before finally getting to review these so the Intro is quite epic proportions in length but felt it had to be told in relation to what I have heard and experienced from start to finish. So here is my story for Christmas…   I currently own the RHA T20 IEM which I had been looking at getting for a while and finally got them...
  11. Vibro Labs Maya quad armature in-ear monitors

    5.00 star(s)
    Vibro Labs - Maya Review   November 2016   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Firstly a thanks to Ejong7 & Luke Pighetti @ Vibro labs for letting me be part of the Maya tour and be able to spend two weeks with them in comfort of my own home to do a review on them. To start with I am one of those who had heard of Vibro Labs and kept hearing about the Aria’s in circles on head-fi but had not manage to hear a pair and see the tour come up so decided to see what the talk was about as I was...
  12. Meze 12 Classics

    4.00 star(s)
    Meze Classic 12 review November 2016         Intro….   I was lucky enough to recently review the Meze Classic 99’s which were a big revelation for a sensible price which took on other headphones in the industry costing a fair bit more than Meze was asking for on their 99’s so again I am lucky enough to be able to do a review on the Classic 12’s to see if these too also exhibit the same ability to out-perform their price point at all and how similar they may sound to their big brother headphone version in the 99’s for those who may own the...
  13. HiFiMAN Megamini

    3.50 star(s)
    HIFIMAN MegaMini review    Oct 2016     INTRO   I have been in the hunt for a smaller on the go dap for a while now without compromising on the sound in a world where players seem to be getting bigger and heavier and see reviewers wanted for the HIFIMAN SuperMini thread and was not prepared to receive not just that player but a MegaMini also, so could not complain I had two players to try and demo in the comfort of my own home for several days so this will be a unbiased and fair review as I am looking at potentially buying one.   This review...
  14. HIFIMAN SuperMini High-Res Portable Player

    4.50 star(s)
    HIFIMAN SuperMini review           Oct 2016   INTRO   Just some background on me with previous experience of daps and why I’ve arrived here at this point in time.   ...In a Hi-Fi qalaxy far far away since a young age I’ve always had a Cassette Walkman of some sort and then in my teens in the early 90’s moved onto Sony Minidiscs format and went for the smaller top end models that were more compact and then when that had its day it became the HDD players into the mid 2000’s which again on the whole I stuck with Sony Walkmans due to back...
  15. oBravo ERIB-2a

    3.50 star(s)
    Obravo erib-2a Review April 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Sources used: Sony ZX1 Walkman, HP X360 Spectre with MS Win 10 laptop, Tag Mclaren DVD32R cd player. Amp & Dacs used: Chord Hugo & Mojo with QED Reference & Vertere DFI USB cables.  Vorzuge PureII+ portable amplifier with Whiplash Hybrid V3 LOD                 Specification: Frequency Response: 20Hz~35KHz Tweeter: 8mm Air Motion Transformer Tweeter Dynamic Driver: 10mm Neodymium Driver Impedance: 16 ohm Sensibility in...
  16. Meze Audio 99 Classics

    4.50 star(s)
    Meze 99 Classics (Gold) review April 2016 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------                 Sources used: Sony ZX1 Walkman, HP X360 Spectre with MS Win 10 laptop, Tag Mclaren DVD32R cd player.   Amp & Dacs used: Chord Hugo & Mojo with QED Reference & Vertere DFI USB cables & Audioquest “jitterbug”,  Vorzuge PureII+ portable amplifier with Whiplash Hybrid V3 LOD   Specification: Transducer size 40mm Frequency response 15Hz - 25KHz Sensitivity 103dB at 1KHz, 1mW...
  17. QED Reference USB

    4.50 star(s)
    QED Reference USB cable review   A-Micro B connection   Available lengths: 0.3, 0.6, 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0M.   Length tested: 0.3M       For the last year now I have owned a Chord Hugo and have been plodding along happy listening to my music with the stock cable supplied as the Hugo was a revelation to start with out of the box in terms of redefining my head-fi set up but in that year have been to a couple of Head-fi gigs one been the first London Canjam and heard how much difference a USB cable had to offer in the chain and been a 2 channel...
  18. Chord Hugo TT

    5.00 star(s)
    CHORD HUGO-TT REVIEW guest starring... Grado GS1000e & Beyer Dynamic T90.   Equipment been reviewed:   Chord Hugo-TT   Headphones used in review:   Grado GS1000e open back(32ohms)   Beyer Dynamic T90 open back (250ohms)   Sources used:   Sony ZX1 Walkman   Tag Mclaren DVD32R cd player & Naim CDX2 cd player.   HP X360 Spectre with MS Win 8.1 laptop     Speaker Hi-Fi set ups used:   1ST speaker set up:   Tag Mclaren DVD32R à Chord Hugo-TT (using Chord Indigo plus coax) àTag Mclaren 250XR mono bloc amps (*using Atlas Mavrox...
  19. Chord Hugo

    5.00 star(s)
    I have been looking for a desktop amp/dac for a while now as I have not had one for the last few years (last desktop amp was a Naim headline 2 with NPSC power supply which was okay but nothing magical about them so tired of it after a couple of years)  but never got around to getting a replacement for one reason or another, one being I only got the Sony ZX1 Walkman last year and was happy with my portable set up with my iems and was going to wait until I got a 1-2K pair of headphones (possibly Grado PS1000’s) before looking for a desktop amp but was...
  20. Heir Audio 3.Ai

    4.50 star(s)
        HEIR 3Ai IEM REVIEW   Impressions/ review of Heir 3Ai (tested using stock cable & Whiplash TWag2 cable)   Heir 3Ai’s tested with: Sony X series Walkman (with wav files) Sony Z Walkman (FLAC files) TTVJ Slim Amp used in conjunction with Z Walkman (using Whiplash TWag2 LOD) Oppo BDP-105 (headphone out with built in sabre 32 dacs)   To start with before I start talking about the 3Ai’s  my current pair of in ear’s are the JH16 pros which  I have been my only pair of in ears for the last couple of years and before that I...
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