Reviews

Sunrise Audio's newest DAC / amp gets put to the test. The Ray DA-P1 is built with Android devices in mind and works with devices that feature USB Audio in the kernel. It is also a very capable small form factor DAC / amp that won't give you any problems with Windows.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.2
QPAD's newest high-performance headset, the QH-90, gets put to the test. This headset features some brilliantly performing 53mm drivers and a highly ergonomic design. Priced at €99, this headset is sure to mix things up in the sub €100 price category.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.5
FLY is the name of Gigabyte's first set of headphones. These supra-aural headphones only weigh 79g and feature a heavy-duty cable. Despite their low weight, Gigabyte managed to fit 40 mm drivers into the medium-sized ear cups.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.0
Sunrise is known for their high end ear buds. Today, we will take a good look at their two most recent offerings--namely, the Charm3 and Dragon2 ear buds. Both come with a big bundle and are competitively priced.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.0
The flagship custom in-ear solution by Ultimate Ears gets put to the test against the best customs around. The Personal Reference Monitors target audiophiles who want a go at tuning their own custom in-ears. Almost everything is customizable, from the sound signature to the bundle.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.0
RHA's new portable on-ear headphones are put to the test. These $59.99 headphones feature an Apple i-device compatible remote and microphone, which make it great for on-the-go use. With its user-replaceable cable, you do not need to worry about the cable wearing out.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.5
Ozone's newest gaming headset dubbed Rage ST gets put to the test. The headset retails for €29.90 and is available in a lot of different colors. Unlike many lower end gaming headsets, the Rage ST has an around-ear design, which gives them an edge in terms of comfort.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.9
RHA is a headphone company which gaining more and more momentum. Today we will be taking a look at their MA350 in-ears which sell at $39.99 and pack a lot of bass and very good build quality. On top of that you get a 3 year warranty.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.5
JDSLabs's O2+ODAC combination combines two designs by NwAvGuy with excellent build quality and a sturdy enclosure. The O2+ODAC sells at just $285 which, performance considered, is a bargain. We test whether this amplifier and DAC combination is really the giant slayer it is made out to be!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.7
HiFiMAN's newest baby, the RE-400 in-ears, are put to the test. The in-ears will retail for $99, and it is clear that HiFiMAN is pulling out all the stops to regain leadership in the sub $99 in-ear segment. Packed with several new features, these in-ears are an interesting departure from previous HiFiMAN designs.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.8
ASUS's ROG Vulcan Pro headset features an active noise-cancellation system and folds up neatly in its carrying bag. ASUS even throws in a well-performing USB sound card. We put this well-featured headset to the test to see if active noise cancellation is the next must-have on gaming headsets.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.9
Logitech UE's newest universal high-end in-ear gets put to the test. The UE 900s are a set of quad-driver in-ears. They ship with an extensive bundle including two cable options with and without a podded microphone and a remote.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.0
Rosewill's newest supra-aural headphones, dubbed RHTS-11004, are put to the test. This new old looking design comes with quite a few neat tricks up its sleeves such as user replaceable cable and pleather pads. At only $30 these headphones should definitely be checked out by anyone looking for a set of portable and affordable headphones.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Rosewill's impressive product line-up also includes some very interesting headphones and in-ears. We will be taking a look at the RHTS-11002 Rosewood in-ears which features 10 mm dynamic drivers, and real rosewood ear cups!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
CM Storm Sonuz is the name of a brand new headset which features massive 53 mm diameter drivers and a smart detachable microphone. The headset is aimed at gamers looking for good overall performance.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.7
KRK Systems is well on their way to becoming a big name in the headphone business. Today we will be taking a look at yet another interesting set of closed back headphones, namely the KNS 6400s which feature the same mechanical design as the KNS 8400.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.6
KRK Systems, known for their studio monitors, recently and quietly released two studio headphones. Today we will be taking a good look at the KNS 8400 headphones which is the current high-end offering from KNS 8400. Intended for studio use and abuse these headphones are durable and feature a more analytical sound signature than most headphones available.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.5
Head-Direct's latest addition to the HE-line of headphones is the much anticipated HE-400. The HE-400 sells for only $400 which is quite low for a high-end set of planar magnetic headphones. We take them for a spin to see how they compare to both planar magnetic and dynamic headphones
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.1
ASUS Xonar Essence One is the name of a brand new DAC & Headphone amplifier combination from ASUS. The unit can decode 192 kHz source material and features a well performing headphone amplifier stage that allows for op-amp swapping.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.0
Clar1tyOne is a brand new in-ear company. Their only product is a set of in-ears dubbed the EB110 which feature a new driver design which should minimize EMF effects. According to their studies this will significantly improve square-wave performance of the driver. We take them for a spin and see how they fare against the usual suspects.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.0
ROCCAT Kave 5.1 is the name of a new surround sound headset. The headset features a few new features and a USB powered amplifier that allows for easy control of the surround capabilities. We take the headset for a spin to see if ROCCAT managed to avoide the pitfalls commonly associated with 5.1 headset designs.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:7.8
Phonak's Audéo line of headphones has just been expanded to include a new interesting high-end in-ear dubbed the PFE232. PFE232 is a dual balanced armature based in-ear that aims at taking on the big guns in the high-end in-ear arena. We test them to see how they perform compared to in-ears like Westone 4 and the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors!
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:8.5
Westone's newest product is the Westone 4R quad driver in-ears. New for the 4Rs is a user replaceable cable and more tightly matched drivers, and a slightly altered bundle. We take the 4Rs for a spin to see how they compare to the originals.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.5
Ultimate Ears have quite the reputation in the in-ear industry. Today we will be taking a thorough look at the In-Ear Reference Monitors. The name tells us that Ultimate Ears are excited, we put them to the test and see how they compare to the very best in-ears available today.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.1
Fostex's newest product is a headphone amplifier and DAC dubbed the HP-P1. The HP-P1 offers a fully digital connection to any newer iPod or iPhone. Its ability to read digital data from the device is a unique feature that promises maximized audio quality because it bypasses the cheap analog hardware in the i-device.
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Author:Frederik S
In:Headphones
Score:9.0