Head Gear Reviews by raoultrifan
  1. Burson Soloist 3X Performance

    5.00 star(s)
    After recently Burson decided to change the look on their audio products there has been one product that was still left unchanged...well, till now! Yes, Soloist 3X Performance got it’s appearance on the market recently and, besides it’s new shiny polished look and the front LCD, it got the low-noise MCPS regulators inside and dedicated digital volume control. It’s also the first Soloist headamp that has a built-in audio preamplifier and hey...it has both balanced and unbalanced inputs that can be easily selected from the front menu. This Soloist 3XP...
  2. Burson Conductor 3X

    5.00 star(s)
    BURSON Conductor 3X The design and the “Cool case” concept vs. former “The Vault”: By looking 10 years back in time to Burson Audio’s products (Conductor HA160/D, Conductor V1 / V2 / V2+, Timekeeper, Soloist SL) designed to please customers as Hi-Fi equipment for desk/office use, we do see lot of similitudes in how they look: big, heavy, powerful, imposing, shiny & expensive look, audiophile-like quality at first sight. Couple of years ago Burson Audio introduces smaller and lighter desk/office audio equipment like Play/Playmate/Swing/Fun/Bang...
  3. Burson Audio Playmate

    5.00 star(s)
    PACKAGING: Like usually, Burson Audio takes perfect care on ensuring the best protection for their audio device during the transportation. PLAYMATE was nicely packed into a double-case package, the inner case being filled with protective foam inside. The power supply and the accessories pack (6.3mm jack, torx screwdriver, inside computer plugs, RCA-RCA stereo cable) are packed into different smaller cases. I will not upload any package pics here, as other headfiers already did that, but simply put: a well-made sturdy package the doesn’t weights a...
  4. Burson Audio Conductor V2+

    5.00 star(s)
    Hello fellow Head-Fi-ers, This review will only cover the Virtuoso 2 headphones amplifier and not the Virtuoso 2+ DAC/headamp combo. If I'll be able to get the transport and DAC cards and test them, then I'll update this review later. I purchased an "used-like new" V2 recently, about 5 months old, from a local seller. It was intact, barely used by the seller and only with his Fazor planars. I gave it a listen, of course...I liked the sound, so I paid the guy and picked up the V2. :) PACKAGING: Device was carefully packed into a double-case...
  5. Burson Audio Bang

    5.00 star(s)
    I received about one month ago a 2x40W speakers power amplifier having a 5.25” internal computer bay size (CD/DVD-ROM unit like). I was really surprised when I saw its size because I’ve never seen so much power from a stereo power-amp working in A/B class inside a such a small CD/DVD-like case, so please understand my wonder. I would understand a Class-D amplifier inside small “package”, but not Class-A/B, so let’s see what is this about. (courtesy of Burson Audio - Melbourne) Per design simplicity, BANG has no volume knob, so we need to use an...
  6. Burson Audio Fun

    5.00 star(s)
    I got thrilled last year when I saw BURSON announcements about lunching the PLAY DAC/headphone amplifier combo device. It was one of the best combo I've seen on market at that price, yes...the basic PLAY with NE5532/5534 sounded awesome and for that price was a steal. Now they brought on the market the FUN and BANG amplifiers, just like that...probably because they can do it. :) I was immediately asking myself "How will FUN sound? What's really inside FUN? Does it worth the money indeed?" And the miracle happened recently when I received a powerful...
  7. Burson Audio Play

    5.00 star(s)
    BURSON PLAY I received this wonderful DAC/headamp combo a couple of weeks ago from BURSON-Australia to give it a listen and write a detailed review here, many thanks to Charles for that. This is what I did actually, I gave it an over 200 hours of burn-in combined with intensive listening tests, mostly Jazz (oldies, but also contemporary), Blues, Rock, Classic music and Club hits as well, so I did covered most genres of music I usually listed to. Photo: BURSON courtesy For me, as a computer engineer, but also an electronics-hobbyist, it's very...
  8. Roland Mobile UA UA-M10 USB Audio Interface

    4.00 star(s)
    Hello and thanks for getting to my review!   Firstly, need to tell you that this DAC/headamp has no battery inside, so those needing something to listen while jogging or walking might need to find a portable +5V power supply, like an external battery with a regular USB port. There's also no audio input, so no recordings could be done with this device. For me it's perfect this way, because I really need no battery to heat things up, just need a small portable DAC able to play both PCM and DSD files to carry it around the house from one room to...
  9. Burson Audio Supreme Sound Opamp V5i

    4.00 star(s)
    Hello,   Thanks to Charles from BURSON I've done some tests with my ASUS Essence One MUSES BURSON MKii DAC by upgrading existing opamps with V5i received recently from BURSON (thank you BURSON for providing me the chance to make this test). - WASAPI was used instead of ASIO (don't trust ASIO for this test)   Music used for the tests: - ATB - Kenny G. - Best of Chesky - Head-Fi And HDtracks - Ultimate Demo Disk   Headphones used for the tests: - AKG K701 - AKG K550 - Beyerdynamic DT880/600ohms - Grado SR60i with L-cushion -...
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