Head Gear Reviews by Torq
  1. SPL Phonitor x Balanced Headphone Amp/Preamp

    5.00 star(s)
    SPL Phonitor x - Review Introduction This will be a summary or TL;DR; version of my full review. The “full” review includes more detailed impressions on how the unit sounds, it’s features and how they work (in particular the “Matrix” feature), coverage of the optional DAC module and some thoughts on how it works with other gear. The unit I am reviewing is on kind loan from “Headphone.com” for audition/review purposes. -- The “SPL Phonitor x” is a premium, feature-rich, headphone amplifier and pre-amp, billed as having features and performance...
  2. Holo Audio Spring DAC - Level 3 - "Kitsune Tuned Edition"

    5.00 star(s)
    Holo Audio - Spring DAC – Level 3 – “Kitsune Tuned Edition”   Initial comments … First those of you that just want the highlights and don’t want to read a novel, there’s a TL;DR; summary of my thoughts here.   Then let’s hit the disclaimers …   The DAC I auditioned is the personal unit of the proprietor of Kitsune HiFi/Holo Audio USA.  It is the final “Level 3” tuned version of the basic Spring DAC.   I am not receiving any consideration or perks for reviewing this unit (i.e. no discounts/no special pricing, no early-shipping or...