Aune X1S 32bit DSD DAC worldwide review tour ------reviewers wanted !
Aug 14, 2015 at 1:43 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 460


Sponsor: aune
Apr 3, 2015
 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 X1S DAC . X1S is the 5th generation of the aune X1 series ,it is a 32bit DSD DAC 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. five pcs X1S will be delivered to the applicants.
  More details about the Aune X1S can be found here:

  Activity participatory approach: posting this thread in the following information ,we will send X1S for review
  1)Head-Fi user name
  2)Location(city ,country )
  3)Headphone(s)you have 
  4)Music player(s) you have 
  5)Links to review(S)you have posted(if any)no matter it is on head-fi or some others
  6)Whether you would like to help organize a local aune products review tour or not 

  Review application Period :August 14th ,2015

  Reviewer list announcement time : August 24th ,2015 

  Beginning of shipment of review Unit : August 25th ,2015
  Shipping info : Depending on the region of applied and selected applicants ,aune will deliver five sets of X1S DAC . Each tour participant is responsible to send the aune X1S DAC to the next review member in your country ,aune will pay the shipping cost for the first 5pcs X1S (tax fees paid by receiver ,if have any ).
 Terms : 1) Tracking numbers are required for shipments between tour participants,each participant should send aune the tracking number by PM after X1S  shipped .
 2)Tour participants are asked to take good care of the X1S ,packing and accessories
 3) Standard tour listening periods for each participant will be five working days ,then the participants should deliver the X1S to  next tour participant for review  

  Review ended time  : Tour participants write a review of the aune X1S DAC Both at Head-Fi Forum and facebook (or your own homepage or other website ). Five luckly winners will be  chosen to get a set of X1S DAC for free according to the reviews .The review tour will ended after the last members finish the review ,each members only have five days to listening and finish  the review.
  Above is the detail information about our X1S 32bit DSD DAC tour .If you’ve got any suggestions about it please also let us know by PM or sending us email vias : 
  A hugy thank you to who participated and keep your eyes on this thread for more information !
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Aug 14, 2015 at 12:22 PM Post #2 of 460
Alright, let's do this! >:) Since I have a separate amp and DAC for my primary setup, it will be interesting to compare the standalone DAC and amp portions of this unit in addition to the overall package.
1.) Levaix
2.) Lombard, IL USA (near Chicago)
3.) Ultrasone Signature Pro, Koss KSC75.
If sent review unit, can also likely borrow one or more headphones from the ZMF lineup (Omni and/or Blackwood) as well as Ultrasone PRO 900.
4.) Purity Audio KICAS (amp), Mousai MSD192 (DAC), Fiio E17 (USB amp and DAC), ThinkPad laptop, OnePlus One smartphone.
Previously owned: Aune T1 w/ Amperex 7308 tube.
5.) Enigmatic Audio Enigma:
ZMF Blackwood:
Kennerton Magister:
6.) Depending on time commitment, I wouldn't mind. I'm not 100% sure about this part, but there should be another Chicago meet in the next couple months as well.
Aug 14, 2015 at 12:35 PM Post #3 of 460
1) WayneWoondirts

2) Graz, Austria

3) currently possess:
Sonorus VI (Final)
Hear it One (Pro-Ject)
HD559 (Sennheiser)
K619 (AKG)
K240 (AKG) - original Sextett from 1975

4) portable: FiiO X1, FiiO X3, FiiO X3 ii, FiiO X5 ii, AK100 ii, Sansa Clip zip (rockboxed), Sansa clip+ (rockboxed)
desktop: BoxDesign DAC Box DS, BoxDesign Head Box S, BoxDesign Stereo Box S


6)sure, no thing. I'd be glad to help out! I'm currently organizing one for Pro-Ject
If needed, I can manage to get some Stax, Abyss or Audioquest Headphones or Astell & Kern DAPs
Aug 14, 2015 at 12:41 PM Post #4 of 460
As a lucky winner of the B1, I'd love to do this again. You know me, I know you, and we both agree your products are amazing 

1) Head-fi Username:
2) Location (city, country):
Queens, New York, USA
3) Headphone(s)you have:
Aiaiai TMA-2 (2 different configurations)
Hifiman HE-400S 
Master & Dynamic MH40

Sleek Audio SA7
Shure SE215 Customs
DUNU Titan 1
Westone W40
4) Music player(s) you have:
Shozy Alien
Cowon J3
Tralucent DAC/Amp One
5) Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on head-fi or some others:
6) Whether you would like to help organize a local aune products review tour or not:
Despite the B1 being stolen last time, I'd be happy to organize a tour.
Aug 14, 2015 at 1:29 PM Post #5 of 460
1) Head-Fi user name: money4me247
2) Location (city, country ): Fort Worth, USA
3) Headphone(s) you have: 
~~ Open Headphones ~~
Hifiman HE-1000
Hifiman HE-560 + Focus pads
Audeze LCD-X (Leather-free)
AKG K7xx (s/n: 250)
MrSpeakers Ether

~~ Closed Headphones ~~
AKG K553 Pro
Mr. Speakers Alpha Prime

~~ Portable Headphones ~~
Oppo PM-3 (white w/ Android remote)
Bose SoundTrue IEM (for Galaxy models)
Flare Audio R2A & R2PRO

*may be subject to change though as I am considering selling some of my gear*
4) Music player(s) you have: none, I use my Samsung Galaxy S5 + Oppo HA-2 for portable usage
5) Links to review(S)you have posted(if any)no matter it is on head-fi or some others
~~~External Components~~~
Aune B1 amplifier:
Cayin C5Dac (dac/amp):
Cozoy Astrapi dac/amp:
Stoner Acoustics UD110v2 dac:
AKG K7xx:
Hifiman HE-1000 beta:
Oppo PM-3:
Alpha & Delta AD01 IEM:
Final Audio Heaven VII IEM:
just written: MrSpeakers Ether:
thinking about writing a review on the Flare Audio R2A/R2Pro, AKG K553, and Oppo HA-2 next. Will be posting a HE-400S review as well.
6) Whether you would like to help organize a local aune products review tour or not: Yes, I would be happy to help that way. I did a Aune B1 tour previously.
Aug 14, 2015 at 1:42 PM Post #6 of 460
  1) mikoss
  2) Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  3) HD-650, HD-800, LCD-3 fazor, Stax SRS-207
  4) Just use a laptop with Foobar 2000. I use the Aune T1 DAC with various tubes, also the Schiit Wyrd + Modi2 uber, and Schiit Gungnir. Use an Eddie Current Zana Deux amplifier.
  5) Links: Zana Deux, HD-650, Woo WA2, Aune T1
  6) Sure, I could do that. We have Grant Fidelity here in Calgary as well.
(I have been using the Aune T1 for well over a year, and also previously owned the Aune X1). 
Aug 14, 2015 at 1:51 PM Post #7 of 460
Can you please tell me what DAC chip is used in this?
Aug 14, 2015 at 2:23 PM Post #9 of 460
Thank you Aune for another tour opportunity. I would love to participate in this review program. I participated in the B1 reviews earlier this year (one of the lucky winners), and organized a tour of Canada. I'm also currently trying out the S18, and will be publishing a review shortly. My details are as follows:
  • Head-Fi user name: hakushondaimao
  • Location: Calgary, Canada
  • Headphone(s): Numerous, at multiple budget levels, including R70x, K7XX, MSR7, HD598, Noble 6, Trinity Delta, T-PEOS Altone 200, ATH-CKX9, Havi B3 Pro 1, KZ ED9, KZ ATE
  • Music player(s): Opera Consonance "Suzanne," Fiio X5ii, Hidizs AP100, Fiio X3ii, iPhone 5S, MacBook Air
  • Links to review(s): Review list (including Aune B1) at 
  • Whether you would like to help organize a local Aune products review tour: I'd love to organize a tour. I've already organized and managed tours of Cayin N6, LMUE AD01, Aune B1, and various other audio items.
Aug 14, 2015 at 2:23 PM Post #10 of 460
This is great to see! I've been pretty excited about hearing what people have to say about the new X1S!  
1)Head-Fi user name: Cotnijoe

2)Location(city ,country ): Saint Louis, Missouri

3)Headphone(s)you have:
-ZMF Omni

In Ear:
-Noble Savant
-Earwerkz Supra 2 CIEM
-Noble 6W Cherry Coke
-Brainwavz Jive
-Axgio Sprint
-Brainwavz Blu-100
4)Music player(s) you have:
-iBasso DX90
-Fiio X5ii (Until mid September)
-iBasso D14 "Bushmaster" (As portable DAC/Amp)
-Asus Essence III (As desktop DAC/Amp)
5)Links to review(S)you have posted(if any)no matter it is on head-fi or some others:
Head-Fi Reviews
HIFIMAN HE1000 Impressions
CustomArt M1, M2, 330v2, H8P Impressions

6)Whether you would like to help organize a local aune products review tour or not:
Absolutely! I've actually recently put one of my own amps on tour for a couple friends around. This would certainly be done as well!
Aug 14, 2015 at 4:15 PM Post #12 of 460
1. yage
2. Springfield, VA
3. Headphones - Alessandro MS-1, Etymotic ER-4S, Loudspeakers - Vandersteen 3A Signature
4. Ayre C-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-103, AudioQuest DragonFly v1.2
5. Links to reviews
AQ NightHawk -
Grado SR-225e -
Aug 14, 2015 at 6:35 PM Post #13 of 460
1)Head-Fi user name

2)Location(city ,country )
Portland, OR USA

3)Headphone(s)you have
HE400, HP200, K553, L1 + lots of IEM

4)Music player(s) you have
DX90, X3, X5, iPhone 5s

5)Links to review(S)you have posted(if any)no matter it is on head-fi or some others
LINK to my reviews

6)Whether you would like to help organize a local aune products review tour or not
Sure. Organized several tours for DAPs, Amps, DAC/Amps, and IEM - easy-peasy!

Wasn't picked for the B1 review tour but had the chance to audition it courtesy of money4me247 and enjoyed it with VE Zen, so I'm quite interested in checking out the X1S!
Aug 14, 2015 at 6:42 PM Post #14 of 460
1)Head-Fi user name
2)Location(city ,country )
Charlotte (N.C.), United States
3)Headphone(s)you have 
Beautiful Sound AE
Diamond Tears
Bowers & Wilkins:
Inspiration NC
Sol Republic:

4)Music player(s) you have 
5)Links to review(S)you have posted(if any)no matter it is on head-fi or some others
Full reviews
Harman/Kardon AE
Klipsch X7i
Oppo PM-3
Short reviews
(Shure SE846, Shure SE535, Shure SE425, Shure SE315, Sennheiser Momentum 2, Beyerdynamic T50p, Beyerdynamic T70p, Denon AH D600)

6)Whether you would like to help organize a local aune products review tour or not 
Yeah, absolutely. Sounds pretty fun actually!
Aug 14, 2015 at 6:55 PM Post #15 of 460

Location: Melbourne, Australia.

My headphones: Stax, Sony MDR-F1, XBA-H3, JHAudioJH16, MadDogs,JVC FXZ200, SZ2000.

My DAPs: Aune M1, Sony Minidisc.

My reviews:

Yes, I would be happy to organize an Australia and New Zealand tour for the X1S

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