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Bosk

1000+ Head-Fier
Pros: Superb technical performance, great bass & treble and impressive build quality
Cons: Planar driver tonality
Tonality vs Technicality - which camp are you in?

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o0genesis0o
o0genesis0o
Great work, mate!

That reminds me, I should try the F1 Pro with Class A of the R6 Pro 2 before sending the DAP back. Should be fun.

antdroid

Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: Balanced and neutral tuning
Outstanding resolution and technical performance
Accessory package is top notch
Beautiful faceplate artwork and build quality
Cons: Some may find it missing a little bit of low-end mid-bass body
Requires a bit more amp power than your typical IEM and headphone
Expensive
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Ceeluh7

500+ Head-Fier
Pros: -Absolutely gorgeous design
-Build Quality is very well done
-Well balanced sound with good energy
-Black background
-Nicely organic sounding tone & timbre
-Deep sub-bass rumble
-Tight & controlled bass region
-Energetic & forward sounding midrange
-Very transparent sounding midrange with good texture
-Clean, controlled treble
-Well detailed with nice imaging
-Soundstage has good depth
-Noise isolation is great
Cons: -Price in comparison to their lower offerings (maybe)
-Accessories aren’t the greatest
-Mid-bass could use some added emphasis for some
-Midrange may too far forward & energetic for some
-Treble region could use some air
-May need to turn down the volume
-Some possible shout with the upper-mids emphasis
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David Haworth
great review. great photos

cqtek

1000+ Head-Fier
Pros: High power for its price range.
- Physical playback control buttons on the main face.
- Remarkable bass performance and recreation.
- Slightly warm, but energetic profile.
- Good battery life.
- Despite its size and weight it is relatively ergonomic.
- Size of display and fonts.
- Comes with two pairs of screen protectors and rear face shields as accessories.
- Location of the micro-SD memory card safe as it is deeper than usual.
- Very good sound quality in DAC mode and via TIDAL.
- The display is quite explicit in terms of information.
Cons: The design is simple.
- The behaviour of the volume buttons is not the most precise.
- Weight and size are somewhat high.
- The covers could be presented in a larger size.
- The screen has an acceptable resolution and brightness.
- The appearance of the icons is not very stylish.
- The streaming connection via Wi-Fi is not completely stable.
Introduction

Tempotec started in the DAP world with the V1-A, a small player that had a transport-only version with dual micro-SD slots and a DAP version. It was just a...
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Tecnologoto
This is the review I was waiting for. Thanks for the detailed information. Tempotec announced that V3 was gonna sound identical to the V6, so now we know it isn't true. But with the 1.0 version, they showed that this little DAP can improve. So, hope they still working for offering the maximum quality. Thank you very much!
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SenyorC

100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Performance, build, aesthetics, accessories...
Cons: Peak in the upper ranges...
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ICYGENIUS

New Head-Fier
Pros: Very compact and lightweight
Almost does not heat up
Dual DAC Ciruss Logic 43198
DSD 256 / 32 bit 384khz
There is support for game consoles in UAC 1.0 mode
Powerful and capable of driving all of my in-ear headphones without issue, including heavier full-size dynamic headphones
It looks very stylish and fresh, I like its design
Sounds neutral and does not change the sound of your headphones
Has a very mature and technical amazing sound
High-level attacks and transients
Cons: For me there are no downsides, it performs its function perfectly, but what else is required of it? Just enjoy it!
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Hello friends!
I welcome everyone, today in the review we will look at an...
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ngominhhoang132

New Head-Fier
Pros: - Good midbass amount
- Quite detailed treble
- Comfortable to wear
Cons: - Sub-bass drop off
- Upper-mid/lower treble is a bit hot
- Bass is a bit loose
This headphone has a M-shaped frequency response, with mid-bass and lower-treble most emphasized. Tone is just a bit warm but not as warm as HD650. In terms of resolving, imo it is slightly better...
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rafaelo

500+ Head-Fier
Pros: • Game changer dongle
• End Game dongle
• All of the above also because of Desktop Mode
• All of the above with an affordable price!!!
• Best ESS sabre implementation with the smoothest treble ever heard
• THX Amps
• Treble
• Mids
• Bass
• Beautiful
• And many more there is no more space here is better to read the review
Cons: • Some functionalities missing from current firmware
• Price. Too cheap for some snob audiophiles
I am a big fan of dongles as I have a super busy life with work and kids and I am not using proper desktop amps and DACs anymore. I need simple and quick solutions. I was maybe the first adopter...
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ernie633124
ernie633124
sweet review, I have the KA13 would this be an upgrade to the KA17?
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rafaelo
I suspect that but I am not sure because I never had the ka13. I have all the others. I suspect on the basis of the ESS chip that is correctly implemented and the thx amps and all the other technologies Although you will not impressed by the desktop mode because you already have it. So I am not entirely sure for the WOW factor in your case. I would do it though only for the screen.

baskingshark

Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: Portable and compact
Elegant and well constructed
Independent volume control, finely tuned steps
Decent power on tap, with single-ended and balanced outputs, with high and low gain settings
No hiss with sensitive IEMs
Good soundstage and imaging
Natural timbre
Has UAC 1.0 mode for gaming devices
Gets slightly warm during usage but not hot
No "pop" sound when disconnecting transducers
Cons: Volume buttons are located in an awkward position
No EQ, DAC filter or app options
No LED screen
Can't drive very demanding transducers (some rival dongles may output more power)
Not the most resolving dongle at this price range
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iampidugu

Head-Fier
Pros: - The Ares4W cable provides a balanced sound with a boosted bass, enhancing the overall stage presence.
- The Ares8W cable offers an extended, punchy low-end, providing a more dynamic and impactful audio experience.
- Both cables offer an immersive and engaging listening experience that can keep users hooked for hours.
Cons: - Upgrading to the Ares4W or Ares8W cables can be costly.
- The Ares8W cable is heavier than the Ares4W, which could concern some users.
- The choice between the Ares4W and Ares8W ultimately depends on personal preference, which may make it challenging for some users to decide which cable to purchase.
Disclaimer: This review reflects my subjective preferences and is solely based on my product experiences. It's important to note that Effect Audio does not influence this review, although I...
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iampidugu

Head-Fier
Pros: The device offers a range of connectivity options to support different audio sources, including stable Bluetooth connectivity that supports high-resolution codecs like LDAC and AptX HD, as well as independent USB DAC functionality. It also includes multiple headphone output ports to provide added flexibility.
Featuring a sleek and elegant design, the MuseHiFi M4 has a transparent shell that showcases its internal circuitry and a smoothly textured metallic chassis that complements the transparent design. Its compact size and strong output power make it ideal for use on the go.
Cons: While the MuseHiFi M4 performs well with IEMs and moderately sensitive headphones, it may not fully optimize sound quality with high-impedance headphones like the HD660S2 without an external amplifier. This limitation may make it less appealing to audiophiles seeking optimal performance from such headphones.
With seven digital filters available, the MuseHiFi M4 provides users with customization options to achieve their desired sound signatures or address potential shortcomings in sound reproduction. However, some users may prefer a more straightforward audio setup without the need for extensive digital filtering, depending on their personal preferences.
Disclaimer: This review reflects my personal, subjective preferences and is solely based on my experiences with the product. It's important to note that HiFiGo does not influence this...
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vikinguy

100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Incredibly lush, very satisfying bass, top notch vocals along with mids that are to die for. Treble is well extended but not sibilant or harsh at all. Overall texturing and layering are extremely impressive at this price. It’s a note weight phenom!
Cons: Sub bass may not be enough for bass heads. More of a mid bass set. Detail retrieval may not be as in your face as some would like.
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vikinguy
vikinguy
No pressure build up at all. And I’m always looking out for that
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tjzurlaaa
tjzurlaaa
Great review! Love the Jason Voorhees headphone stand 🔥
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ShoeGame21
ShoeGame21
Very nice read!
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jeromeoflaherty

New Head-Fier
Pros: Compact size
Excellent power for the size and price
Some configuration within FiiO Control application
Cons: No ADC so no microphone support

FiiO KA11 USB-C/Lightning Dongle Review​

I have been looking for a suitable portable upgrade over the aging Apple usb-c / lightning dongle for a while. I want something small...
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jeromeoflaherty

New Head-Fier
Pros: Amazing Packaging for the price
Great Cable and Case
Lovely rich/warm sound signature (with excellent textured bass)
Excellent treble with no sibilance issue
Cons: MMCX Connector limits cable swapping choices
Midrange not as good as the mid-bass or treble
Sub-bass rolls off a little early

Rose Technics QuietSea Review​

In this review, I want to share my experiences listening to and enjoying the Rose Technics QuietSea over the past few weeks. As you will see the...
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Syrius

New Head-Fier
Pros: Outstanding power output of 245mW at 16Ω
Excellent value proposition at just $29
Great sound signature with dynamic bass and expressive midrange
Choice of USB-C or Lightning connectors for versatility
Sturdy build quality with aluminum-magnesium alloy chassis
Compact and lightweight design for portability
Cons: Non-detachable cable (it is intended, but still a downside)
Lack of USB a Type-A to USB Type-C adapter for computer connectivity
Lack of precise volume control (limited to the steps of the source)
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The FiiO KA11 is a tiny and affordable USB DAC/Amplifier dongle aimed at on-the-go audio enthusiasts. Don’t let its size fool...
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Sha1rholder

New Head-Fier
Pros: light weight (for a planar magnetic)
sound quality
build quality
price
Cons: hard to drive
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The HE400SE might be the cheapest planar magnetic over-ear headphones, but the sound quality of these headphones is...
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freeryder05

100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Makes Noise
Cons: Makes Noise
Fit Seal
Everything
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I have had a few disasters buying CIEMs. I have bought some CIEMs that just sound awful, like the UERR which has 0 bass...
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drftr
drftr
Have you heard the UIEM? It's quite highly rated and would give you a clue about what's really going on. Perhaps ask them for one to compare.

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freeryder05
freeryder05
@drftr I have a buddy who has one so I might as to borrow it. Definitely seems different though
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alex24rus
The schedule is just terrible. Kiwi Art Orchestra Lite itself sounds very mediocre, but why pour them into a custom shell.

baskingshark

Headphoneus Supremus
Pros: Decently accessorized
Beautiful shells
Ergonomic fit
Moderately easy to drive
Clean and fast bass, good texturing
Excellent technicalities
Class-leading soundstage for a midFI single DD, from semi-open backed design
Natural timbre
Cons: Shells may be fingerprint or scratch magnets
Below average isolation
Tuning nozzles are gimmicky
Not for bassheads
Borderline upper mids shout at louder volumes
Overly safe Harmanish tone
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I would like to thank Sam Audio for this loaner unit of the Tanchjim Origin...
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hokagoteatimereviews
hokagoteatimereviews
Great review as usual!
mars chan
mars chan
Very nice review and very informative.

hokagoteatimereviews

New Head-Fier
Pros: 1. Very small size (probably the smallest dong out there)

2. Fantastic battery life

3. A good balance between sounding warm and neutral

4. The price

5. Great simple packaging which includes all the accessories
Cons: 1. Will have problem driving very hard to drive iems (Probably the only con for me)
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Hey today I will be an unique product from simgot. A dac from simgot, although they have had...
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hokagoteatimereviews
hokagoteatimereviews
Hello, sorry I mistakenly wrote that I fixed it now.

Should update my other reviews too 😅

Thank you for spotting it.
Kindlefirehditaly
Kindlefirehditaly
Infact it doesn't work with mic or inline commands. I guess wrong specifications
hokagoteatimereviews
hokagoteatimereviews
No it doesn't sadly most dongle DACs avoid the ADC.
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