audio-sound @ hatena

An audio review & news blog. The volume should not exceed 80 dB is recommended. I usually adhere to the safe-listening style by WHO. Please note that my aural impressions and interpretations of measurements are also made from a safe-listening style.


Topping Releases A70 Pro Headphone Amplifier & D70 Pro Sabre Flagship ES9039SPro DAC

Topping is a familiar name among audiophiles. Over the years Topping has got a great reputation as one of the leading brands for desktop HiFi audio gear including everything from a desktop audio decoder to headphone amplifier, and more. To…

Topping Introduces DX5 Lite: Latest All-in-One Desktop DAC/AMP with Dual ES9068AS DAC Chips and NFCA Headphone Amplifier

Topping is a well-recognized name in the HiFi audio industry today. The brand is not bound to any kind of introduction to audiophiles, they are probably one of the largest manufacturers of desktop HiFI audio gear. Back in 2022, Topping rel…

Fosi Audio TB10D: D-class power amplifier claiming up to 300W power (per side) at 4 ohms

In this issue, we take a look at the Fosi Audio TB10D, a class-D power amplifier from Fosi Audio.

S.M.S.L Welcomes New M500 MK III Desktop All-in-One DAC AMP: M500 MK III vs M500 MK II vs M500

S.M.S.L is a premium Hifi audio gear brand from China. They have a huge catalog of premium desktop audio gears including audio decoders, headphone amplifiers, all-in-one decoders and amplifiers, etc. S.M.S.L M500 is a highly celebrated all…

Shanling EM7 Flagship Desktop All-in-One Streamer and DAC/AMP

Shanling has introduced a brand new flagship desktop all-in-one streamer plus DAC/AMP, the Shanling EM7. The “EM” series of HiFi products from Shanling are designed as an all-in-one desktop solution for headphone listeners. The series star…

(News) XDUOO DA-100: Bluetooth 5.0 MAX97220 ES9018K2M DAC Headphone Amplifier

The XDUOO DA-100 Bluetooth Desktop DAC/Amplifier is now available.