Campfire Audio Polaris 2

Campfire Audio Polaris 2

Overview Campfire Audio has recently updated a few of their offerings, the Polaris 2 was one of them. The shell has slightly more rounded edges and a new smooth coating. It was also changed slightly re-tuned versus the original. It uses a 9.2mm dynamic driver for the lows in conjunction with a single balanced armature + T.A.E.C.™ for the upper frequencies. This unit was lent to me by KS Distribution for review purposes. In the box Previous Next IEMs Campfire…

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Fiio M11

Fiio M11

Overview The M11 is the flagship DAP from Fiio,  it operates on Open Android OS 7.0 software and uses a dual AK4493EQ DAC implementation. It packs one of the biggest screen to body ratios on any DAP and 3 port choices.This unit was bought from Audio Concierge. In the box Fiio M11 Clear Silicone Case USB Type C Cable Coaxial cable MicroSD ejection tool Build quality and accessories When I got the M11 I was quite surprised how well it…

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Fearless Audio S8Freedom

Fearless Audio S8Freedom

Overview The S8 Freedom is one of best regarded out of the Fearless Audio lineup.  Fearless audio has been receiving great praise for their price to performance ratio. The S8F uses 8 balanced armatures setup in a 4 way crossover: 2x ultra-low, 2x medium-low, 2x medium-high and 2x ultra-high.   This unit was purchased from Linsoul. In the box IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm cable 4 Sets of silicone tips Metal warranty card Protective Case Build quality and accessories The build quality of…

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KZ ZS10 Pro

KZ ZS10 Pro

Overview the ZS10 Pro is a new flagship IEM from a Chinese company Knowledge Zenith. Due to it’s name it’s marketed as an improvement over the ZS10. It features 5 drivers per side, 1 dynamic and 4 balanced armatures with a plastic body and a metal faceplate. This unit was sent to me by Tripowin to review alongside their 8 core upgrade cable. In the box IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm cable 3 pairs of silicone tips Build quality and accessories The…

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CanJam London pt. 1

CanJam London pt. 1

CanJam London is probably the biggest event in UK to focus on headphones side of audio. Organised by HeadFi it brings a lot of companies to show of their lineup. It’s one of the only moments when you can get to try all the newest and greatest of the headphone and the IEM world. I’ll focus on main highlights of the show. ZMF Headphones Apart from their current lineup of beautiful hand crafted headphones ZMF brought something which to me…

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oBravo Cupid

oBravo Cupid

Overview oBravo is a boutique headphone company, so far their main focus were high end IEMs using their patented AMT driver technology. The Cupid is their entrance into a more budget range with a hybrid dynamic driver and planar tweeter IEM. This is a re-tuned unit representing the final product sent by Audio Concierge. In the box IEMs 2.5mm OCC litz cable balanced cable 3 pairs of silicone eartips 2.5mm to 4.4mm adapter 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter Production model supplied by…

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Tin HIFI P1

Tin HIFI P1

Overview The P1 is a new flagship offering from Tin HIFI, now well known for their great budget offerings such as the T2 or T3 which I’ve reviewed recently. This time however, it parts from the previous design consisting of a balanced armature and dynamic driver and moves towards a much more rare design in the IEM world, a planar driver.  In the box IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm copper cable 6 pairs of silicone tips 2 pairs of foam tips Case…

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Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Overview The ATH-ADX5000 is the flagship open back headphone from Audio-Technica. As on of their top end models it is hand assembled in Japan. It features a 58mm Tungsten coated diaphragm driver.  In the box Carrying Case 1/4″ 3m cable  Headphones Paperwork Build quality and accessories Build quality is very impressive, the headphones feel super light and yet extremely sturdy, the magnesium frame provides enough rigidity to not feel flimsy. The pattern on the cups has no sharp edges, all the…

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Sennheiser HD800s

Sennheiser HD800s

Overview The HD800s is the flagship open back headphone from Sennheiser being the successor of the HD800. It features a 56mm dynamic driver housed in a very light body. This unit was sent to me by a friend and has since been returned. In the box Headphones 3m 1/4″ Cable 3m XLR Balanced Cable Warranty Information guide book Soft pouch for the cables Build quality and accessories Let’s start with the packaging, the headphones come in a premium feeling box with soft…

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SuSy Dynalo Mk2

SuSy Dynalo Mk2

Overview The SuSy Dynalo mk2 is a well regarded DIY balanced class A headphone amplifier. This unit was made and sent over for an unbiased review by Alex and has now been sent back. Build quality Very good, the case feels extremely sturdy and well built, all cutouts are well aligned, and the inputs and outputs are using very high quality connectors. The volume knob is one of the most satisfying ones to use I’ve tried, it feels sturdy and…

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