Aune B1 Headphone AMP worldwide review tour --Reviewers Wanted!
May 10, 2015 at 9:18 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 185
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Hello everybody, thank you for taking the time to read this thread.

As the representative of aune , I’m pleased to announce the free trial activity of our new portable headphone amplifier - B1. 
B1 is a pioneering discrete Class A mode headphone amplifier which has been highly praise by many customers since its launch. 
Meanwhile , lots of trial application were still sent from the forum, so we hold this activity in order to get more feedback. 
Ten pcs B1 will be delivered to the applicants.
 
More details about the Aune B1 can be found here:
http://en.auneaudio.com/html/en_products1/Portable_series/190_11.html

Activity participatory approach: posting this thread in the following information , we will deliver the B1 to ten lucky members whom were chosen for review .
 
1.Registration Post format :
1)Your Location(city and Country )
2)Your headphones 
3)Your music player
4)The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now 
5)The type of music you prefer
6)Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
7)Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
8)What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future 
 
2.Schedule : From the date of this thread published to 20th,May ,2015 . We will announce the ID of these 10 luckly people on 21th ,May ,2015 after the application ended.
 
3.Review Period : We will send B1 on 21th ,May ,each participant will be able to enjoy the product for two weeks after receiving .
 
4.Shipping cost : The 10pcs of B1 will be send with free shipping cost (tax do not included,please check tax in your country )
 
5.Selected method : We will select 10 people to send B1 for review according to the applying order and the activity of the ID
 
6.Review ended time : If the participants, who have received the B1, can post the full review with high quality photos on head-Fi
forum and recommend to your facebook page ( send the appropriate facebook link to our mailbox )before 15th ,July can get the B1 for free ,it limited for 5pcs of B1 , the rest people can choose resend the B1 to our distributor in your country or you can buy the B1 with half of the retail price 
        
Some feedback about B1 from our Customers :
http://www.head-fi.org/products/aune-b1/reviews/12574
http://redfx.ucoz.ru/publ/review_aune_b1_must_have_for_the_enthusiast/1-1-0-27
http://www.headfonia.com/aune-b1-vincent/
http://www.head-fi.org/t/751749/the-new-portable-amp-aune-b1/45
http://forum.munkonggadget.com/detail.php?id=167824
 
A hugy thank you to who participated and keep your eyes on this thread for more information !
 
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May 10, 2015 at 2:58 PM Post #2 of 185

xkonfuzed

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 1) Al-Salam, Kuwait
 
2) Open back: Beyerdynamic DT880 250ohm, Sony MDR MA900.
Closed back: M-Audio Q40, AKG K518LE. 
IEM's: Denon AH-C300
 
3) If you mean DAC, then Aune T1 and Hifimediy Sabre, and a Sansa Zip Clip. If you mean music player as in program, i use Foobar2000 or Windows' music player. 
 
4) Currently using the built in amp in the Aune T1, but also own FiiO E11 for portable use. Previously owned a Little Dot MK2. 
 
5) alternative rock, chillout, reggae, Ambient, Nu Jazz, drum and bass, and orchestral.
 
6) Yes
 
7) These are some of my reviews:
 
My most read review: Aune T1 review http://www.head-fi.org/products/aune-t1/reviews/11670
 
Sony MDR MA900 review (and DT880 comparison): http://www.head-fi.org/t/686083/sony-mdr-ma900-full-review-comparison-with-dt880
 
Denon C300 review: http://www.head-fi.org/t/714564/denon-ah-c300-iem-review
 
M-Audio Q40 review (and ATH-M50 comparison): http://www.head-fi.org/t/705731/m-audio-q40-full-review-ath-m50-comparison
 
8) I'd like to see a new T1 with upgraded capacitors to improve the built in amp, support for 24/192, upgraded tube as stock (maybe the Genalex Gold Lion?) and perhaps metal tube cages instead of the acrylic ones which break easily. That would, simply put, be the best audio bargain ever. 
 
 
Hope to win 
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May 10, 2015 at 6:41 PM Post #3 of 185

nmatheis

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1) Your Location(city and Country )
Portland, OR USA

2) Your headphones
EARBUDS: Apple earbuds & EarPods, Blox M2C, 9wave Studio, Yuin OK2
IEM: Astrotec AX35, Brainwavz S0, S1 & S5, Dunu DN-1000, Fischer Audio DBA-02 & Eterna v1, Heir 3.Ai s and 4.Ai s, Klipsch S4i, MEElectronics A161, Moshi Vortex, RHA 750MA, Shure E3c, Sunrise Audio Xtreme v2, T-PEOS Altone 200, TTPOD T1-E, Vsonic AN16, VSD2/2S, VSD3/3S & VSD5, Zero Audio Carbo Tenore
HP: Beyerdynamic DT250 80 Ohm, Denon AH-D1100, Hifiman HE400, Philips L1, Somic EFI-82 MT

3) Your music player
Apple iPhone 5s, Fiio X3 & X5, iBasso DX90, iRiver IHP140

4) The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now
Current: Fiio E12A & E12DIY, Portaphile, M^3
Previous: Cayin C5, SoundMagic A10, Xin SuperMini

5) The type of music you prefer
Electronic, Jazz, Metal, Modern Composition, Rock

6) Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook?
Yes

7) Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past
Fiio X3 2nd Generation Review
TPEOS Altone250 Review

8) What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
Portable tube amp
 
May 10, 2015 at 7:24 PM Post #4 of 185

hakushondaimao

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I am very interested in participating in the Aune B1 tour. I read the review on Headfonia several weeks ago, and thought I would like to try this amp then. I am happy to see that this opportunity presented here. As requested, here is my information:
 
1) Your Location:
Calgary, Canada

2) Your headphones:
Headphones: AKG K7XX, Audio Technica ATH-R70x, Brainwavs HM5, Philips SHP9500, Sennheiser HD-598
IEM: Audio Technica ATH-CKX9, Brainwavs S0, Denon AH-C751, Havi B3 Pro 1, KZ ED9, RHA MA750, Sony XBA-H1, T-Peos Altone 150, T-Peos Altone 200

3) Your music player:
X3 2nd generation, iPod Mini, iPhone 5S

4) The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now:
Cypher Labs Picollo, Fiio E12A, JDS Labs O2, Fiio E11K, Meier Porta Corda III

5) The type of music you prefer:
Classical, Jazz ('50s and '60s), Jazz Funk and Soul/R&B ('70s), Rock ('70s), Electro/New Wave (early/mid '80s), House ('90s)

6) Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook:
Yes

7) Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past:
X3 2nd gen review "Good Things Come in Small Packages" (featured on Head-Fi front page)

8) What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future:
A portable DAC/AMP that accepts digital signal from iPhone/Android phones.
 
May 10, 2015 at 8:10 PM Post #5 of 185

miceblue

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Registration Post format
1) Your Location (city and Country)
Seattle, Washington in the USA


2) Your headphones
AKG K 701, AKG K240 Monitor, MEElectronics M9, OPPO PM-3, Sennheiser HD238, STAX SR-207


3) Your music player
Audirvana Plus (OS X), Foobar (Windows), iPhone 4S


4) The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now
FiiO E7, FiiO E12, JDS Labs C5, JDS Labs Objective 2, OPPO HA-2, STAX SRM-252S


5) The type of music you prefer
Acoustic, electronic, oldies (70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s), synthpop, soul, video game soundtracks and remixes, well-mastered and recorded music in general


6) Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook (Yes / No)
Yes for Head-Fi, no for Facebook (my account is basically inactive)


7) Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have)
OPPO HA-2 (YouTube video review with binaural audio recording)

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68GJxiBSLOg[/video]


STAX SRS-2170 (YouTube video review)

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVCBAkQhF0c[/video]


JDS Labs C5 written Head-Fi review
http://www.head-fi.org/products/jds-labs-c5-headphone-amplifier/reviews/9198


8) What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
Aune has developed DACs for use through a computer's USB port (so it's more like a desktop DAC). I would like to see them develop a truly portable DAC/amp that stands out from its competition. The OPPO HA-2 sets a high bar for that since it seems to be a "Jack of All Trades" and does many things very well especially at its price point. The B1 uses discrete components and that by itself makes it stand out from amplifiers that use operational amplifiers. With the Schiit Audio Yggdrasil bringing R-2R DACs back into high-fidelity audio, can Aune develop a portable R-2R DAC? I think that would certainly be a DAC that will truly stand out from the competition. Maybe Aune can develop a truly portable FPGA-controlled DAC similar to what Chord does for their Hugo. I consider the Hugo to be way too big for portable use though.










Question:
4. Shipping cost: The 10pcs of B1 will be send with free shipping cost (tax do not included,please check tax in your country)

Will the shipping costs be covered for sending the B1 back to the distributor in my country as well?
 
May 10, 2015 at 9:40 PM Post #6 of 185

hdtv00

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1) Your Location(city and Country )
Silvis, Illinois USA

2) Your headphones
IEM: Miles Davis Tributes, Several Sennheiser models.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 650,700, 560 Ovation II's
3) Your music player
Lossless tracks, high quality mp3, some streaming from google music. Lossless and mp3 using foobar with WASAPI

4) The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now
Aune T1 MK1, Aune T1 MK2, Bottlehead crack
5) The type of music you prefer
Everything but Country

6) Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook?
Yes

7) Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past
No pro like reviews just input and insight on headfi on various headphones and amps.

8) What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
Portable tube amp, an Aune T1 that actually does 192khz 24 bit
 
May 11, 2015 at 12:31 AM Post #7 of 185

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1.- Brownsville, Texas, Usa

2.- xiaomi pistón 2
Astrotec x35
Rha ma750
Akg k272hd
Akg k550
Akg k553 pro
Akg k7xx
Grado sr80i
Logitec ue6000
Sony xb500
Vmoda V80
Vmoda m80 vocal
Philips shp9500

3.- dell inspiron and Samsung Galaxy note edge

4.- fiio e6, fiio e11k, fiio e17k

5.- classic, jazz, rock, indie, metal, electronic.

6.- yes

7.- I haven't done anyone yet

8.- portable vacuum tube amp
 
May 11, 2015 at 12:52 AM Post #8 of 185

1kbyte

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1)Your Location(city and Country )
Malang, Indonesia

2)Your headphones 
Shure SRH-1440
 
3)Your music player
Foobar2000 with Aune T1 or Hifimediy DAC U2
 
4)The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now 
Currently using the built in amp in the Aune T1 and Hifimediy DAC U2
 
5)The type of music you prefer
Jazz ,pop, orchestral, beat, electro, rock
 
6)Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
Yes
 
7)Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
An old Onkyo SE200 Limited Edition soundcard review (in Indonesian language) http://1kbyte.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/review-onkyo-wavio-se-200-pci-limited-edition/
 
8)What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future 
Portable DAC and more Tube DAC's
 
May 11, 2015 at 2:32 AM Post #9 of 185

chowmein83

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1)Your Location(city and Country )
 
I'm actually a student still in university, so I go between several places in a year. But I'm always located in California, USA.

2)Your headphones
 
IEMs: Klipsch Image S4, Klipsch Image X10
Headphones: HiFiMAN HE-400i, Sennheiser HD598, Sennheiser HD700, Fostex T50RP (modded)
 
3)Your music player
 
Usually a computer loaded with foobar2000 connected to the NuForce UDH-100 or Aune T1 mk1 as the DAC.
 
For portable use: Sony Xperia T smartphone, occasionally HTC One M7, and Sony Walkman NWZ-S716F. Also about to review the FiiO X3 2nd gen.

4)The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now
 
Used before: FiiO E7, FiiO E17
Using now: built-in amp of Aune T1 and of NuForce UDH-100
 
5)The type of music you prefer
 
Jazz, J-Pop and C-Pop, female vocals, rock, orchestral, and classical.

6)Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
 
Yes.

7)Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
 
I have never actually written a review (yet), but I have written some lengthy impressions in the past for various headphones. See the following:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/698974/hifiman-he-400i-impressions-and-discussion/285#post_10603065 (impressions of HE-400i when it was still a protoype)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/698974/hifiman-he-400i-impressions-and-discussion/1950#post_10878050 (impressions of HE-400i after I took delivery of it)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/742609/sony-nw-zx2-hi-end-dap/270#post_11201922 (impressions of Sony Walkman NWZ-ZX2 at CES 2015)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/748334/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-flagship/225#post_11197631 (impressions of HiFiMAN HE-1000 at CES 2015)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/749214/audeze-el-8-the-el-8-is-a-must-hear-at-ces-2015/900#post_11202064 (impressions of Audeze EL-8 at CES 2015)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/748334/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-flagship/420#post_11208746 (HE-1000 vs Abyss at CES 2015)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/698974/hifiman-he-400i-impressions-and-discussion/3345#post_11297159 (HE-400i vs PM-1)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/748334/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-flagship/2985#post_11510244 (HE-1000 vs Abyss vs SR-009)
 
I am also going to review the FiiO X3 2nd gen as part of its world tour very soon.
 
8)What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
I really like the Aune T1 mk1 that I have, and I would like Aune to further refine it so that it becomes an even better deal in the audio world. I think the T1 would benefit from being able to accept 24/192 signals, possibly include a better tube, and most importantly having a better quality headphone amp section. The headphone amp currently in the T1 is decent, but I think that if Aune included a higher quality headphone amp (even if it is less powerful) that would make the T1 an even better product. I actually already think that the DAC section of the T1 is excellent (especially when paired with upgraded tubes), and that the headphone amp is somewhat holding the T1 back. 
 
May 11, 2015 at 11:54 AM Post #10 of 185

blackcatlol

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1)Your Location(city and Country )
bankkok , Thailand
2)Your headphones
AKG K702 65th
3)Your music player  
  Ipod classic 80gb mod , Pc with Creative sound card  x-fi full mods , and asus soundcard 
 
4)The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now
Fiio E12, Cayin C5 , creative e5 , 
5)The type of music you prefer
Jazz , Bossa , Anime song , Japan song (j-rock , j-pop) Vocaloid , claasic and local song 
6)Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
Yes 
7)Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
i have work about pc gaming review , and some gaming headphom amp too , like steel series , tt esport , creative too
8)What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
A portable DAC/AMP For Pc  
 

 
May 11, 2015 at 2:03 PM Post #11 of 185
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I am interested. I currently live in Kenosha, WI, USA. If you look at my Head-Fi profile, you will see a looooong list of headphones, amplifiers, and DAPsas well as some detailed reviews. I currently have the most active head on Head-Fi, called "the lab". I listen to just about every genre of music with the exception of country music. I would like to see aune (or any company for that matter) to release more android bases DAPs with streaming capabilities or release portable amplifiers with dual chipsets and optional balanced output. I'm currently at work, but I will be happy to type all the information needed later. Just making sure my name is thrown into the ring for consideration. Thank you
 
May 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM Post #13 of 185

money4me247

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1) Your Location(city and Country)
Fort Worth, TX - USA

2) Your headphones
~~~Open~~~
Hifiman HE-560 + Focus pads
Audeze LCD-X (Leather-free)
AKG K7xx (s/n: 250)
Mr. Speakers Ether (by mid-June)
Hifiman HE-1000 (for the upcoming month)
 
~~~Closed~~~
AKG K553
Audeze EL-8 (closed)
Mr. Speakers Alpha Prime (awaiting cable)
Oppo PM-3 (white w/ android remote)
 
3) Your music player
Foobar2000, Spotify w/ Equalify, Fidelity, Pandora

4) The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now 
~~~Currently Own~~~
Schiit Lyr 2 (stock 6BZ7 tubes) - hybrid tube amplifier
Woo Audio WA7+Wa7tp (stock 6C45 & 12AU7 tubes) - OTL tube amplifier
Resonessence Labs Herus USB amp/dac
Oppo HA-2 portable amp/dac
Cozoy Astrapi portable amp/dac
 
~~~previously owned~~~
Bravo V3 hybrid tube amplifier
 
5) The type of music you prefer
Classical, Piano, Female Vocals, Rock, Rap, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Trance, House, EDM

6) Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
Yes

7) Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
Oppo PM-3: http://www.head-fi.org/products/oppo-pm-3/reviews/12713
AKG K7xx: http://www.head-fi.org/products/akg-k7xx/reviews/13116
Stoner Acoustic UD110v2: http://www.head-fi.org/products/stoner-acoustics-ud110-v2/reviews/12785

8) What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
I've tried the Aune T1 before and was greatly impressed. I really like your value-oriented amp/dac combinations. Would love to see more tube gear as well. I do think that the portable amp/dac market is getting much more competitive especially with the recent stunner from Oppo. Would love to see alternative slim, powerful portable amplifier/dac combos
 
Thank you for your consideration.
 
May 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM Post #14 of 185

session76

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1.Registration Post format :
1)Your Location(city and Country )
East Setauket NY USA

2)Your headphones
Grado RS2e, ACS Evoke, ACS Encore custom, Etymotic Er4s Grado sr60
3)Your music player
Imod 5.5G, Fiio X5,Ipad air, iphone 6,
4)The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now
RSA sr71a, RSA P51,
5)The type of music you prefer
Classical, 80's-2000's
6)Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
Yes
7)Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
No formal reviews, but I have been an cactive member of Headfi since 2002, and have bought and sold through the classifieds with good feedback
8)What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future
player that works seamlessly or with minimal workaround with itunes, I have a large itunes library

Thanks
and I have a large following on facebook that i would be happy to share my review with.
Nik
 
May 11, 2015 at 2:32 PM Post #15 of 185

KritiKal

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1)Your Location(city and Country )
Perth, Australia

2)Your headphones 
Earsonics S-EM6
Sennheiser HD650
Shure SE425
+ 4 pairs of sub $200 earphones lying about

3)Your music player
HQ Player & JRiver via USB to iFi iDSD Micro, Creative X-Fi & Creative E5

4)The headphone amplifier you have used before or are using now 
Ifi Micro iDSD, Creative E5, CEntrance HiFi M8.

5)The type of music you prefer
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Death Metal, Avant-garde, Jazz Fusion, Electronica, Folk/Folk Rock/Folk Metal, Experimental & Technical


6)Would you post reviews both on Head-Fi forum and Facebook( Yes / No )
If you want, yes!

7)Examples of reviews you’ve done in the past (If have )
None pertaining to audio products

8)What kind of products do you want aune to develop in the future 
Desktop Amp, Portable Dac/Amp combos, Tweaks & Add-ons
 

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