30. July 2021 · Comments Off on Kinera Freya IEMs · Categories: Headphones, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , ,

KINERA FREYA IEM REVIEW

Janine Elliot takes a listen to Chinese brand Kinera’s Freya IEMS costing £219. More »

15. July 2021 · Comments Off on Sendy Audio AIVA Headphones · Categories: Headphones, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , ,

SENDY AUDIO AIVA HEADPHONES

Sendy Audio AIVA headphones are made in China but using traditional, labour-intensive construction methods. They cost £545/€639/$599 and promise a luxurious experience. Stuart Smith takes a listen. More »

23. June 2021 · Comments Off on AuSounds Au-Flex Wireless Earphones · Categories: Digital Audio Players, Headphones, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , ,

AUSOUNDS AU-FLEX ANC WIRELESS EARPHONES

The AuSounds AU-Flex ANC earphones cost £199 (available widely at £150) and feature an innovative and interesting neckband that houses all the controls. Stuart Smith sticks them in and takes a listen.

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17. June 2021 · Comments Off on OneOdio A70 Headphones · Categories: Headphones, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , ,

ONEODIO A70 HEADPHONE REVIEW

It’s not often that we review a product that costs less than a hundred quid here at Hifi Pig and even rarer for us to consider something less than fifty notes, but that’s just what we have here. The OneOdio A70 headphones have onboard Bluetooth but do wired connection too and cost just €37.95. Any good? Stuart Smith finds out.

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21. May 2021 · Comments Off on Empire Bravado II and Odin In Ear Monitors · Categories: Headphones, Hifi News, Hifi Reviews · Tags: , , , , ,

EMPIRE BRAVADO II AND EMPIRE ODIN IN-EAR MONITOR REVIEW

Empire Bravado II and Odin In-Ear Monitors cost £799 and £3399 respectively. Stuart Smith plugs them in his lugs for a listen.

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MEZE EMPYREAN HEADPHONES REVIEW

Meze Empyrean Headphones are clearly a high-end headphone with a price tag of £2699. Dan Worth takes a listen.

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Rupert Neve Fidelice Precision DAC (£4,747) and Precision Headphone Amp (£1,149), yes, many readers will recognise Neve as being a legend in the pro-audio world, but now he has put his name to a DAC and a HEadphone Amplifier. Janine Elliot looks at both units in this doubleheader review.

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Kiran Ram takes a listen to the diminutive Adapt portable DAC from Dense and costing $209.99.

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Harry Smith, Hifi Pig’s very own Millennial Scribbler takes delivery of a pair of Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC noise-cancelling headphones, shuts the world outside off and gives us his thoughts on this £359 pair of cans.

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iFi’s xCan at £299 offers a portable headphone amp with Bluetooth connectivity, whereas their £399 xDSD focuses on DAC duties with a headphone amp, Bluetooth and lots of digital inputs. Janine Elliot puts them head to head for this in-depth review.

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Hifi Pig’s resident Millennial Scribbler Harry Smith takes a listen to legendary brand Cyrus’ Soundbuds Wireless In Ear Monitors costing £99.99.

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As a bit of a departure for Hifi Pig Janine Elliot checks out this unusual and innovative personal surround-sound set up called the JBL Soundgear BTA and costing just shy of £200. More »

Quad has never made a headphone before and so we were delighted to hear about, and get the chance to try, their ERA 1  planar cans costing £599. Janine Elliot takes a listen.  More »

Limetree is the affordable branch of well known audio brand Lindeman. Here Ian Ringstead has a listen to their headphone amp costing £595. More »

The market for sub £100 in-ear monitors is very competitive meaning that there is plenty of choices when it comes to choosing a pair of IEMs to use as your daily driver. So for £49, do the Meze 11 Neo do enough to differentiate themselves from the crowd? Harry Smith finds out. More »

FLARE JET 1 and JET 2 in-ear headphones are £49 and £69 respectively, much less than the company’s very well received previous models. Janine Elliot checks them out.  More »

Stuart and Linette Smith have had the Chord DAVE DAC sat on their rack for the best part of a year now and don’t want it to go home. Find out why.  More »

Australian manufacturer Burson’s Conductor Virtuoso V2+ comes with a DAC, a headphone amp and doubles the output of the original version to 8W into 16 Ohms. Janine Elliot dons her cans and takes this £1590 unit for a test drive.  More »

David Blumestein take a listen to the iFi Nano iDSD Black Label Headphone Amp/DAC costing £199. More »

The Flare Audio Pro In Ear Monitors have a very interesting design, cost £349 and can be used wired, or using Bluetooth. Janine Elliot takes a listen. More »

Matthew Sampson takes a listen to the Hifiman HE-400S planar headphones costing $300 (£239). More »

If you have experience in pro audio then the name Prism Sound may not be unfamiliar, but now the company are taking their professional credentials into the home audio marketplace. Janine Elliot takes a listen to their £1795 Callia DAC.  More »

 

Periodic Audio have done away with convention and named their in ear monitors after elements of the periodic table. Matthew Sampson takes a listen to their three offerings costing $100, $200 and $300.  More »

Based in Serbia, Trafomatic are well known in audio circles, not least for their £100 000 Elysium amplifiers, but they also produce more moderately priced products. However, £2350 is a serious commitment for a headphone amplifier, Janine Elliot takes a listen to the Audio Head 2 and tells us if it is worth the outlay.  More »

The Fiio X1ii is a personal music player that costs just £99 but has great specs. Janine Elliot has a play. More »