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xDuoo Introduces TA-22: A High-Performance Desktop DAC + Tube Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

Talking about HiFi desktop and portable audio gear, xDuoo comes up as a highly-trusted brand among audiophiles. Over the years, xDuoo has gained a positive rep in the industry for its leading range of products. They cater to both portable …

(Review Round Up) Yanyin Canon: 4BA + 1 Dynamic Driver Hybrid IEM

Here is a collection of articles reviewing Yanyin's blockbuster IEM, Yanyin Canon.

Tempotec Variations V6 Latest Android Digital Audio Player With AK4493SE Dual DAC & Android 8.1 OS Available Now

Tempotec’s highly-awaited Variations V6 premium Android Digital Audio player is officially released today. A few months back, Tempotec introduced the Variations V6 as a crowdfunding project on the Kickstarter platform that got an overwhelm…

Topping Announces All-New E70 ES9028Pro Desktop DAC & L70 Powerful NFCA Based Headphone Amplifier

Topping has just launched a brand new desktop stack consisting of a premium Desktop DAC, the Topping E70, and a powerful headphone amplifier, the Topping L70. Both the E70 and the L70 are designed to work together flawlessly and they syner…

Shanling M3 Ultra: Dual ES9219C DAC Chips Android 10 Portable HiFi Player

The Shanling M3 Ultra mid-entry class Android digital audio player is now available.

IKKO Releases Asgard OH5: World's First IEMs with Lithium-Magnesium Diaphrpagm Coil!!

IKKO Audio is not a new name in the HiFi audio industry. They are long known for their classic IEMs such as the OH10, OH7, OH2, etc. Recently, IKKO has been quite active with their new releases introducing new IEMs, portable DAC/AMPs, USB …

Seven New Upgrades With The Latest SMSL SU9 Pro Over The SU9: Latest Desktop DAC With World's First ES9039M Pro DAC Chipset

SMSL has released the latest installment for its SU9 series of premium desktop DACs, with the release of the all-new SMSL SU9 Pro. It comes as a direct upgrade to the SU9 with a better DAC chipset, a new Audio Architecture, full MQA, and M…

Introducing The All-New Temperament DB1 and DB1E Flat-Head Earbuds With Titanium Alloy Acoustic Cavities

K’s Earphones has introduced a brand new series of premium flat-head earbuds, presenting the all-new Temperament DB1 and DB1E. The series has been designed using a high-quality Titanium Alloy acoustic cavity structure and features a premiu…

(Open Back Headphones Review) ONKYO A800: One of the best headphones produced by the Japanese audio industry

The ONKYO A800 is a very good headphone overall, meeting the standards of a true high-end product.

S.M.S.L DO200 MKⅡ: High-end MQA Full Decoding Bluetooth Audio Decoder

The latest USB DAC, the SMSL DO200 MKII, has been released.

FiiO M11S: dual ES9038Q2M DAC Audio Player

FiiO has released its latest digital audio player, the FiiO M11S.

FiiO Announces FH7s: Latest Hybrid IEMs with 4 Knowles Custom BA and 13.6mm Custom DLC Dynamic Driver

FiiO just had its Autumn Launch Event today and they announced the latest generation of “FH” series of hybrid in-ear monitors with the all-new FiiO FH7s. As a successor to the widely acclaimed FH7 and a cousin to the flagship FH9, the FH7s…

Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless Bluetooth V5.2 Headphones With Noise-Cancellation

Sennheiser has just released its latest over-ear ANC wireless headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum 4. Momentum 4 boasts ultimate sound performance with its large 42mm dynamic driver unit. Sennheiser has featured hybrid active noise-cancella…

Dethonray Pegasus SG1: Latest Portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP With High-Res Transmission

Dethonray is a famous brand behind the successful DTR1, DTR1+ audio players, and Honey H1 Portable DAC/AMP. They have just dropped their latest portable Bluetooth Amplifier, the Dethonray Pegasus SG1. Alike other products from Dethonray, t…

HiBy RS2: Seek Splendid Sound With This New Darwin Based R2R Digital Audio Player

Last year, HiBy released the revolutionary RS6 digital audio player. The player laid the foundation of premium R2R-based Darwin Architecture for portable digital audio players for the brand. Bringing the legacy set by the RS6 forward, HiBy…

(News) iBasso DX170: Latest Hi-Res Digital Audio Player

The latest digital audio player, the iBasso DX170, has been released.

(News) iBasso Welcomes The Latest DX170 Hi-Res Digital Audio Player With Dual CS43131 DAC Chips

The wait for the latest mid-level DAP from iBasso is finally over. They have finally revealed the brand new iBasso DX170. As a successor to the DX160, the DX170 comes equipped with the latest-gen Dual DAC chipset, FPGA Master Audio Archite…

(News) Leisurely Audio L8: 8BA Balanced Armature HiFi IEM

Leisurely Audio L8 is now available at Linsoul.

(News) Rose QT-X: 1DD+6BA Hybrid Units Hi-Fi In-Ear Headphones for Audiophile

Rose has released its latest hybrid IEM, the Rose QT-X.

(News) DUNU VULKAN DK-X6: Advanced Six-Driver Hybrid In-Ear Earphone

DUNU Vulkan is a brand-new multi-driver hybrid set of in-ear monitors designed with an advanced six-driver hybrid configuration. The pair features four high-performance balanced armature drivers from Knowles, and dual 8mm Coaxial dynamic d…

(News) TANSIO MIRAI SANDS now available at Linsoul

TANSIO MIRAI SANDS is now available at Linsoul.

(News) Seek Real Fusion: 1DD+6BA HiFi Hybrid Driver In Ear Earphones

Seek Real Fusion is now available at Linsoul.

(News) Sivga SV023 Latest Walnut Wood Headphones With 50mm Beryllium-Plated LCP Diaphragm Dynamic Driver

When it comes to exquisitely made wooden over-ear headphones, Sivga is a brand that comes instantly to our minds. Over the past few years, Sivga has come out to be a great brand with a huge collection of hand-crafted wooden headphones. Tod…

(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier STAX Spirit S3: High original sound fidelity, excellent scale and realism, consistent phase, low distortion. Ultra-long playback time & ultra-fast charging, compact portability

The Edifier STAX Spirit S3 is priced at about $500, which is about mid-high, but in terms of sound quality, it delivers sound half as good as ultra high-end. It is also very easy to use, with 80 hours of continuous playback time, excellent…

(Chi-fi IEM Review) UniqueMelody 3D Terminator (3DT): Excellent edge and sharp sound

UniqueMelody 3D Terminator has a high-frequency neutral sound, which makes it a great choice if you want to focus on sharpness and edge in your music.

(News) Musiland 09 Mark III: Headphone Amplifier Digital Audio Decoder

Musiland has released its latest digital portable headphone amplifier, the Musiland 09 Mark III.

(News) Yanyin Canon, hybrid Chi-fi IEMs with tuning switch, now available at Linsoul

Yanyin's Chi-fi IEMs with tuning switches, Yanyin Canon, are quietly gaining popularity among audiophiles, and Linsoul is now carrying them.

(News) Aune X8 XVIII Anniversary Edition BT Magic Desktop DAC

AUNE Audio is a famous brand from Shenzhen China, they specialize in premium HiFi desktop gears such as audio decoders, headphone amplifiers, digital clocks, etc. Today, Aune has released their latest special edition variant for the well-k…

(News) HiBy Released R5 Gen 2: Six Upgrades Over The Original R5 & R5 Saber

Over the years, HiBy has developed itself as a premium quality high-fidelity audio gear manufacturer. They develop and market some of the top-selling DAPs in the market today with successful products available across all the different segm…

(News) xDuoo Poke II: USB DAC/AMP with CS43198 Dual DAC and Bluetooth Transmission

xDuoo has unveiled its latest Portable USB DAC/AMP, the xDuoo Poke II. Short for the Pokemon USB DAC/AMP, the OG Poke model that came out a few years back was a huge success for the brand. Based on the same principle of designing an all-in…