Head Gear Reviews by RevC
  1. Just Audio AHA-120

    4.50 star(s)
    First of all let me say that I acknowedge that this is an expensive amplifier. Not extravagent in the big scheme of things, particularly if you consider some headphones but as a portable amp it is significantly more expensive than others on the market and for this reason it needs to justify itself (no pun intended).   I have stalked this amp for a while after seeing positive reviews around the place. I have just sold a Graham Slee Voyager and have had a Little Dot Mk1+ as my day to day portable amp up to now so I had the funds finally available...
  2. Colorfly C3

    4.50 star(s)
    I bought this player to complement my larger Cowon players and on the strength of some of the opinions written elsewhere on this site. When I saw it for £70 on Ebay I decided to take the plunge.   Boy am I glad I did!   The unit comes nicely packaged but my initial impressions were not too positive as the unit needed a firmware upgrade and immediately froze. I could not operate any of the controls and it just sat, blinking at me. Luckily some good advice from fellow enthusiasts helped me sort the problem and the unit does not appear to have...
  3. Little Dot MK I+

    4.50 star(s)
    I bought this on the back of buying a Little Dot Mk IV tube headphone amplifier earlier last year. I was very impressed with that unit and so thought I would extend this to my portable listening kit.   I have been using it now for a few months and overall I am impressed. It is a neat little unit with an all metal case and good solid controls. I don't use it on the move so it doesn't need to fit in pockets or bags but I can imagine it would be up to the task of being thrown about a bit. The only downside is that the sockets for the headphones and...
  4. Graham Slee Voyager

    5.00 star(s)
    I bought this to give my iPod (320Kps files) a boost and immediately noticed a difference. The sound became more relaxed and allowed more detail to percolate through. It seemed to take the rough edges off without making the sound mushy.   Since disposing of the iPod and moving to a Cowon X7 (FLAC files) I still hear improvements but maybe not as night-and-day as before. I use a variety of headphones and IEMs but I have not noticed anything significant between them using the Voyager, they all seem to benefit from having the amp in the signal path...
  5. Little Dot MK IV

    5.00 star(s)
    I bought this on a recent trip to China (well, when in China do what the Chinese do and buy a valve headphone amp!) after doing some online research. This is my first valve amp but I already owned a Graham Slee headphone amp.   The amp out of the box gives off a good first impression. It is well built and feels solid. The instructions are adequate without ever feeling comprehensive but hey, what do you need to know? Stick the leads in this end and the phones in that and away you go! It is a little bigger than the photos suggested it was but by no...
  6. HiSoundAudio RoCoo P

    4.00 star(s)
    I'll keep this simple as I would probably only duplicate what is said elsewhere anyway but on the principle that the number of reviews says as much as the reviews themselves here I go.   I already have the ubiquitous iPod and a Cowon X7. Increasingly I have been ripping my CDs to FLAC as I move to a more streaming oriented home set up and I have been looking for a way to make the most of these files when on the move. The Cowon is already full and the iPod is now limited to lower quality rips so I was looking for a small DAP to augment the Cowon...