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  1. hodgjy

    Reply to review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Sennheiser HD 559 Open Back Headphone'

    Beyerdynamic DT990 600 ohm version.
  2. JBL Everest Elite 300 Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

    JBL Everest Elite 300 Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

    JBL EVEREST™ ELITE 300 is legendary sound brought to a new standard. Bluetooth 4.1 enables wireless connectivity while new NXTGen Active Noise Cancelling Technology combines the immersive experience of active noise-cancelling with the ability to control the amount of outside noise to let in...
  3. hodgjy

    Review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Audeze LCD2 Planar Magnetic Headphones'

    The Audeze LCD 2.2 is one of the most popular headphones on Head-Fi. Much has already been written about them, so adding yet another review may not offer anything new or different. However, when the 2.2 line was upgraded to include Fazor technology, the reviews were a little more divided. Some...
  4. hodgjy

    Reply to review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Teac HA-501-B Dual Monaural Headphone Amplifier'

    Up to 1400 mW per channel. 
  5. hodgjy

    Review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Shure SRH1540 Headphones'

    **I edited this review on 2/28/14 to include some new thoughts.  I placed the edits at the bottom of this review**   This review is a little unique for me.  Firstly, I'm more comfortable and experienced at writing reviews of amplifiers and DACs.  Writing a headphone review is a new thing for...
  6. hodgjy

    Review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC'

    Holy Schiit!   That's the first thing that came to mind when I connected the Bifrost Uber to my system and gave it a listen.  Here's a rundown of a few things.   Amp: Trafomatic Head One Cans: Sennheiser HD600 Old DAC: V-DAC ii with V-PSU ii Apple lossless -> iPod Classic -> Pure i20 dock...
  7. hodgjy

    Review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Musical Fidelity V-DAC II Upsampling Digital-to-Analog Converter with Asynchronous USB Input'

    I recently took delivery of the V-DAC II and put it through the paces.  I have a good feeling for its sound and wanted to share them here.   First, a word about how I review gear.  I don't spend weeks going back and forth doing A/B comparisons.  Rather, I use a certain set of gear for quite...
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    Review by 'hodgjy' on item 'Traformatic Audio Experience Head One'

    I've had my Trafomatic Experience Head One for a few days now and have put some hours on it.  I bought it secondhand, complete with tubes, so I'm assuming it has already been fully burned in.  I'm posting my impressions here in a little mini-review.  It is driving my HD600s, which I find to be a...
  9. Onkyo C-S5VL C-S5VL Super Audio CD/CD Player

    Onkyo C-S5VL C-S5VL Super Audio CD/CD Player

    Sampling audio signals at a rate 64 times higher than CD, Super Audio CD gives you the closest possible approximation of being in the same room as the musicians. Little wonder, then, that it has established itself as the audiophiles’ format of choice. Now, with the C-S5VL, Onkyo makes quality...
  10. Woo Audio WA3

    Woo Audio WA3

    Tube OTL desktop amplifier.