Hifiman Shangri-La Senior – Full Review

Hi Guys, Today we are talking about the Hifiman Flagship, the Shangri-La Senior. For this review, I am only talking about the headphone, not the headphone and amp combination, which retails for $50,000USD. This is Hifimans “Statement” headphone/amp combination, and represents what they feel is their best effort at a high end headphone. The headphone…

T+A Solitaire P – Full Review

Hi All, Today we are taking a look at T+A (Theory and Application) of Germany’s flagship headphones, the Solitaire P. This is a headphone I have been incredibly interested in since its release back in early 2020. Since its release, T+A have also followed up with the Solitaire PSE, which retails at roughly half of…

Stax Headphones SR009S – Full Review

Hi Guys, Today we are talking about the first electrostatic headphone I have done a full review on, the former flagship of Stax Headphones, the SR009S. Stax, a legendary brand in the headphones space, focuses on Electrostatic headphones, and has done for decades. I think it would be fair to say they are the main…

iFi Audio xDSD Gryphon – Full Review

Hey Guys, Today we are talking about a new piece of gear from iFi Audio. Its no secret I enjoy iFi’s gear, but the XDSD line (original XDSD and XCAN) are two pieces I have never heard. The “X” series is iFi’s more portable line of source equipment and amps, vs the regular iDSD series…

Magico A3 – Full Review

Hi Guys, Today we are diving into my first full speaker review. I’ve always planned on expanding the mainly headphone focus of this blog into speakers, and related gear. Headphones will likely always be my main focus, but I absolutely love speakers also. Speakers tend to do things headphones physically can’t manage, and have all…

Meze Audio LIRIC – Full Review

Hi all, Today we are talking about another Meze Audio headphone. The recently released LIRIC closed back model. After my positive experience with the Empyrean and especially the ELITE, I was curious what sort of headphone Meze would go for in terms of a closed back model, and what sort tuning it would have. The…

Meze Audio ELITE – Full Review (With Empyrean Comparison)

Hi All, Today we are talking about the new flagship headphone from Romanian based Meze Audio. Meze are an interesting company, with great design chops, coming up with some very interesting headphones as of late. Up until the release of their former flagship headphone, which was released in 2018, the Empyrean, Meze had largely focused…

iFi Audio Hip DAC V2 – Full Review

Hi Guys, Today we are back to a review of an iFi Audio piece of gear. Their new Hip DAC V2. For the rest of this review, I will refer to it as the “V2.”  The V2 is the same size as the V1 Hip DAC from iFi. It embraces a new orange colour, with…

Abyss Headphones AB1266 Phi TC – Full Review

Hi All, A fellow poster on Head-Fi pointed out that I hadn’t posted a review of my Abyss Headphones AB1266 Phi TC. I hadn’t realized, as I have written reviews of the original 1266, and the Phi version. However, both those reviews were written before starting this blog, so I thought why not do a…

Boulder Amplifiers 866 – Full Review

Hi Guys, Well, I’ve actually really been looking forward to writing this review. Today we are talking about a piece of gear that has made the biggest improvement to my listening experience in a long, long time. The Boulder 866 Integrated amplifier. It is the proverbial tour de force of integrated amps, at least in…