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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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Sennheiser HD660s

Sennheiser HD660s

Overview HD660s is the newest addition to the Sennheiser HD600 line, while also being the most expensive of them all. Because of the legacy of the HD600 this is a headphone a lot of people were looking forward to hearing.  In the box HD660s Headphones Display box 6.35mm  OFC cable 4.4mm OFC cable Paperwork Build quality and accessories Build quality of the headphones themselves is very good, everything feels solid from the hinges to the plastic cups and the outside…

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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee

Overview Massdrop (currently Drop) collaborated with Sennheiser to create an entry level open back headphones. It borrows the design of the Sennheiser HD580 Jubilee (which then became HD600) while being price fairly low in comparison of the HD600 lineup. In the box HD58X Headphones 3.5mm OFC Cable ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter Build quality and accessories Build quality feels good however the materials used feel average at best. The plastic feels cheap, the grills don’t feel premium as on higher…

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Tin HIFI T3

Tin HIFI T3

Overview The T3 is a newer version of the well regarded T2 from a Chinese company Tin HIFI, it uses a single 10mm dynamic driver for the lows and a single balanced armature for highs inside of a machined metal body.This unit was sent from Linsoul in return for a unbiased review. In the box IEMs 8 Core cable 2 pairs of foam tips 6 pairs of silicone tips Paperwork Build quality and accessories The build quality is solid, the…

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Ikko OH1

Ikko OH1

Overview IKKO is one of the new players in the audio world, the OH1 is their first IEM. It features aKnowles 33518 and 10mm polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm dynamic driver in a dual configuration enclosed in a full metal shell.This unit was provided by IKKO in return for an unbiased review. In the box IEMs OFC silver-plated 2 pin cable 3 pairs of “vocal” eartips  3 pairs of  “balanced” eartips Pouch Warrant/paperwork Build quality and accessories The OH1 is built…

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Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z

Overview The ATH-A2000Z is one of the “High-Fidelity” closed back headphones from the Japanese company Audio-Technica. It features a 53mm dynamic driver hidden behind titanium cups. This unit was lent to me by a friend and is now back to its owner.  In the box Headphones Paperwork Build quality and accessories The build quality is very good but the cups do feel like they would scratch fairly easily (the unit I’m reviewing had a few scratches). The pads are quite…

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Campfire Audio Andromeda

Campfire Audio Andromeda

Overview The Andromeda is one of the top of the line offerings from an american company Campfire Audio. It features a 5 balanced armature design with dual low, single mid and dual high driver configuration. Those are one of my daily driver IEMs I’ve had for about 5 months. In the box Campfire Audio Dark Leather Earphone Case Campfire Audio Litz Cable Final Audio Tips Campfire Audio Marshmallow Tips Silicon Earphone Tips Campfire Audio Lapel Pin Cleaning Tool   Build…

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Audio-GD R2R-11

Audio-GD R2R-11

Overview The R2R-11 is a DAC, amplifier, pre-amplifier combo unit from the Chinese company Audio-GD. It’s one of their entry level units and and the cheapest unit with an R-2R DAC they produce. I purchased this unit to replace my S.M.S.L M6, I’ve had it for about 8 months. Build quality The build quality leaves nothing to complain about. The whole unit feels heavy, the ports are sturdy, the volume knob is metal with a good amount of resistance. Inputs…

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Hiby R3

Hiby R3

Overview In 2017 Hiby launched now well know DAP the R6 through a kickstarter campaign. Following it’s success they launched a smaller, less powerful R3 using their own Hiby OS with support of Mage Sound 8-Ball tuning. I purchased this unit through their kickstarter campaign thus this is a long term user review. In the box HiBy R3 White Plastic Case USB Type C Cable Screen Protectors Build quality and accessories The build quality is great, all edges are nice…

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KZ ZS7

KZ ZS7

Overview The ZS7 is a new offering from a Chinese company Knowledge zenith features a 5-driver configuration using one dynamic driver for low frequencies, one balanced armature for mid frequencies, one for mid-high frequencies and one for high frequencies. This can be considered as one of their flagship models. This set was kindly provided by Yinyoo at a discounted price for an unbiased review. In the box Silicone Tips Rubber Cable IEMs Build quality and accessories Same as the ZS6 the…

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