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  1. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Moondrop Moon River 2 Portable USB DAC & AMP'

    In this Moondrop Moonriver 2 review, I’m looking at the brand’s new dongle DAC. The Moonriver 2 features dual CS43198 DAC chips. It has a very impressive dynamic range and extremely low distortion. The price is $189. Disclaimer: This sample was provided by Shenzhen Audio for the purpose of an...
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    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'EarSonics Onyx'

    Earsonics is a French IEM manufacturer with over 20 years of experience in the audio field. In this review, I’m checking out the Earsonics ONYX earphones. The ONYX is a hybrid quad-driver IEM with 1 dynamic driver and three balanced armature drivers. It retails for 490€ (approximately US$533)...
  3. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Shozy Ceres'

    In this review, I’m looking at the Shozy Ceres. The Ceres is a hybrid dual-driver IEM with 1 dynamic driver and 1 balanced armature. It retails for $179. Ceres is the goddess of cornflakes. Well, not exactly; Ceres is the goddess of grain crops and harvests in Roman Mythology and the word...
  4. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Burson Audio Supreme Sound Opamp V6 Vivid'

    Burson Audio V6 Vivid Specifications Op-amp model: V6 Vivid Design: fully discrete Min voltage: ±3.5V/ 7 VDC Max voltage: ± 16.5V / 33VDC Current consumption: Single 7mA | Dual 14mA Unity gain stable: Yes Reverse-voltage protection: Yes Design In terms of size and form, the Burson V6 Vivid...
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    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Burson Audio Supreme Sound Opamp V6 Vivid and Classic'

    Operational amplifiers (op-amps) are often referred to as the workhorse of analogue electronics. In this review, I’m testing the Burson Audio V6 Classic op-amp. The V6 Classic is a discrete op-amp and is the result of 12 years of research by Burson Audio. Burson Audio official website...
  6. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'DUNU SA3'

    DUNU is an IEM manufacturer with a great track record when it comes to producing high-quality earphones. They recently launched their Studio series in-ear monitors and in this review, I’m looking at the entry-level model, the DUNU SA3. The SA3 has 3 balanced armature drivers per side, a 2-...
  7. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Auglamour RT5'

    Auglamour is a Chinese earphone manufacturer that sells products under its own brand name as well as providing OEM services to other companies. In this review, I’m looking at their latest model, the Auglamour RT5. The RT5 is a dual-driver hybrid with one dynamic driver and one balanced armature...
  8. Auglamour RT5

    Auglamour RT5

    Unit:10mm titanium coated diaphragm dynamic driver + knowles armature 32873 Faceplate: Precision five-axis CNC machinery allows nanometer accuracy for a refined touch and look. Red and blue,lover’s colour. Shell: transparent,3D printed shell with resin. Cable: 8C * (24 * 0.05mm + 200D) oxygen...
  9. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'Gustard A18 DAC'

    @zeissiez absolutely. This DAC works so well with my NHT C3 and amazes me every time I turn it on.
  10. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Gustard A18 DAC'

    Gustard is a Chinese electronics manufacturer known for making high-quality DACs (Digital to Analogue Converters) and amplifiers. In this review, I’m checking out the Gustard A18 balanced DAC. The A18 features the latest flagship AK4499EQ DAC chip, Bluetooth connectivity and completely...
  11. Gustard A18 DAC

    Gustard A18 DAC

    Sample rate supported by digital input channels: COAX :PCM 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz;DSD DOP64 AES :PCM 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz;DSD DOP64 USB :PCM 16-32bit/44.1-768kHz;DSD DOP64-DOP256;NATIVE DSD:DSD64-DSD512 IIS :PCM 16-32bit/44.1-768kHz;DSD DOP64-DOP256;NATIVE DSD:DSD64-DSD512 BT Bluetooth 5.0 : PCM...
  12. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'Gold Planar GL600'

    @chaotic_angel It has been so long since I listened to the HD650 I can't say. It's probably about time I got myself another set of HDXXX. The GL600 isn't all that dark though. What bothers me most is the lack of macro details and the veiled mids. You could do worse for the money but you can also...
  13. Gold Planar GL600

    Gold Planar GL600

    66mm Nano-Membrane Planar Magnetic Diaphragm Driver The GL600 was designed as a reference tuning headphone, utilizing Gold Planar’s proprietary Nano-Membrane 66mm planar magnetic diaphragm driver. The internal driver design was modified from the standard drivers other manufacturers use, with the...
  14. EarStudio HUD100

    EarStudio HUD100

    HUD100 is the most compact and the first audio DAC to adopt ARM Cortex processor and MEMS oscillator to implement our proprietary algorithm and minimize jitter.
  15. Phatlab Chimera

    Phatlab Chimera

    Frequency Response 10 Hz – 100 kHz Output power (30 ohm) 300 mW + 300 mW (3.5φ) 1000 mW + 1000 mW (4.4φ) Headphone impedance 30 ohm – 600 ohm Gain Setting Hi: 14dB (3.5φ), 20dB (4.4φ) Lo: 6dB (3.5φ), 12dB (4.4φ) Max. S/N Ratio >110 dB Power supply 5V/1A via micro USB port Operation...
  16. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'Itsfit Fusion'

    @nihalsharma I'm not familiar enough with Andros sorry (only had a brief listen at CanJam a couple of years ago). Someone else will be able to chime in for sure though.
  17. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'Itsfit Fusion'

    They're not hard to drive at all - they sound pretty good even straight from my Android phone. But naturally, they do scale and perform better with a proper source.
  18. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'Singxer SDA-2'

    @bidn didn't know about that, thanks
  19. Itsfit Fusion

    Itsfit Fusion

    As the world’s first tri-brid earphone with Magnetostatic™, the Itsfit Fusion is the result of our quest for a true innovative in-ear technonogy that conquer even the most demanding records. One of its most remarkable trait is the incredibly wide soundstage that promise to recreate the truest...
  20. Singxer SDA-2

    Singxer SDA-2

    AK4497EQ chip 4-way fully balanced design Independent discrete Class A amp section Includes standard USB 2.0 input, SPDIF coaxial and AES balanced inputs, analog XLR balanced output, analog RCA output. PCM 384Khz, DSD512
  21. crabdog

    Comment by 'crabdog' in item 'Peacock Audio P1'

    Here's another video review:
  22. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'ACS Evoke Custom IEM'

    @davidcotton I hope so because one side of mine died after I unplugged the cable a couple of times
  23. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Han Sound Audio Kimera'

    Han Sound Audio is a Taiwan-based company that manufactures high-quality upgrade cables for headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs). In this review, I’m checking out the Hand Sound Audio Kimera, a 4-core hybrid upgrade cable with an exotic combination of gold, silver and copper wires. Han Sound...
  24. crabdog

    Reply to review by 'crabdog' on item 'Topping DX7'

    @chaotic_angel yes definitely. What a shame though, the remote is so nice!
  25. crabdog

    Review by 'crabdog' on item 'Han Sound Audio Agni MK2'

    Han Sound Audio is a Taiwan-based company that manufactures high-quality upgrade cables for headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs). They started selling the first model, “Magic” in 2011 under the HiSound moniker and then the popular Muse in 2012. But it was in 2017 at CanJam Singapore when I...
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