I've been wanting my own portable dac amp & really had my eye on the Fiio BTR 5. I just bought one off of Amazon. A little over list price but meh.
Can't wait to plug my first pair of IEMs that I ordered from drop into them. They come in January.
Technics, a brand established in high-end audio, steeped in culture, venerated by artists who made their turntables the paragon of performance, has long been silent, with very few innovations, and even fewer product releases. Panasonic, Technic's parent company, sought to revitalise the brand by venturing deeper into the high-end, luxury, audiophile market. Their latest offerings include new reference class turntables, amplifiers, speaker monitors, and most recently, a pair of headphones. Retailing at the manufacturer suggested price of $1,200 USD, the Technics EAH-T700 Premium Stereo Headphones sets itself out to be a prime contender in the saturated audiophile headphone market.
On paper, everything looks right:
Freq. Response: 3Hz - 100kHz
Speaker Unit: Ø50-mm Dynamic Driver / Ø14-mm Super Tweeter
Sensitivity: 102 dB / mW
Impedance: 28 Ω
Power Handling (IEC): 1500 mW (IEC)
Its paper specs are quite impressive. These are the kind of numbers only a few other headphones can...
I recently purchased a Clear Tune Monitors (CTM) Wireless Cable w/Mic to use with my VS-3 IEM's & wanted to give a quick report to the community. First, CTM is currently offering them @ 50% off the usual $100 price. They operate on Bluetooth V5.0. Build quality is good. The cable itself is light & covered in a braided nylon fabric. The control pod is of sufficient size & control spacing that operating it is comfortable. Sonically, the cable is very, very good!
The only negatives are with some of the ergonomics:
1) The cable is a little short. It could be about 6" longer.
2) The audio prompts (both beeps & voice) are too loud.
3) The push of the button to turn the unit off & on is too long.
4) A cover for the usb port would be preferable to leaving it exposed to moisture & sweat.
Still, all-in-all, it's a product I highly recommend at its current price for anyone looking to add wireless to their 78mm 2-pin IEM's.
I received mine today and I am so far fairly happy. I'm not sure if this is the right place for a review but I am going to compare it against the dragonfly red because I know at least some people were wondering about that.
The build quality on the dacport is full metal and inspires a little bit more long term durability confidence than the dragonfly red's glossy finish even though they are both metal. Certainly the dragonfly looks nicer but that isn't really a big deal to me. What I will say though is that the dragonfly red is a great deal smaller and less cumbersome so some highly mobile setups may benefit from that. The dacport uses regular micro usb which may be an advantage in some scenarios. They each only have one headphone out jack so there isn't much to discuss there.
As for the usage experience, the volume knob on this dacport slim is quite nice. It really does put its overall utility over the dragonfly because it has this functionality. I like hardware volume control a...
Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Headphone Amplifier Reviews
Hey Massdrop'ers, the reviews for the new Massdrop x THX AAA ™ 789 Headphone Amplifier are starting to trickle in as folks from the first drop begin to receive their units. Check out what some of the audiophile community has to say below...
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Massdrop x HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Headphones issue with right ear peice
i have had hifiman he4xx headphones for about a month that i got from massdrop.
Recently i quickly took the wires out of the left/right ear pieces (which is fine to do on these) as the right one was sticking out a little.
When i tried to place the right one back in it does not stay, there is a small metal ring that comes out but it is different to the one on the left earpiece which plugs in perfectly. This has caused it to always fall out and there is no sound coming out of the right ear.
there is no way a part fell out as i have looked everywhere in the place it happened.
anyone know what do to? thanks
Hello guys i just got elac debut 5.2
I'm wondering what amp should i use?
Now I'm using nobsound ns10g, mainly for watching youtube / spotify
Budget under $200
What i need is optical, usb, Bluetooth
There are some options:
1. DAC + amp combo:
topping pa3 + topping d10 / other DAC
2. Integrated amp:
FX audio 802c