Paul Brooks

21 posts

HiFiMan Ananda

HifiMan Ananda Review

INTRODUCTION My personal open headphone search has pretty much ended.  I have my HD800S, as well as an HD600, and other TOTL’s I’ve tried have been variations on a theme.  […]

FiiO FA7 Quad BA IEM – Review

INTRODUCTION The mid-range IEM market ($250-500) has been somewhat dominated by hybrid designs recently, where in the past it was mainly the home of the more established multi-BA based earphones. […]

Shure SE846 – IEM Review (stunning)

INTRODUCTION I mentioned recently in my review of the Earsonics ES5 that while I’ve reached my own personal end-game nirvana with Headphones (HD800S, HD630VB and Mobius) and desktop set-up (iFi […]

FiiO K3 – Mini Desktop DAC/amp

INTRODUCTION Many of us (who are looking at using more than just our smart-phone for audio) will be looking for solutions for particular circumstances. Personally, I have a desktop set-up […]

VE Odyssey DAC/amp dongle (review)

INTRODUCTION Over time, and with the advent of the smart-phone essentially becoming our electronic PA, the ongoing trend has been continuation of a common theme. Thinner, faster, more screen space, […]

Earsonics ES5 – IEM Review

INTRODUCTION Over the years, with more experience slowly gained, I’ve started to refine my audio collection. I realise I have a privileged position because as a reviewer, I often get […]