Headphone Amplifiers

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Desktop and portable, including tube, solid-state amplifiers for full-sized headphones and in-ear monitors.

FiiO BTR1 Bluetooth DAC and Amp

INTRODUCTION Blue-tooth has changed a lot since it’s been introduced. Originally audiophile purists would turn their noses up at the overall quality (with good reason), and the early Blue-tooth standards […]

iFi xDSD Review

iFi have carved a name for themselves with affordable and powerful DACs and headphones amps, as well as noise-reducing USB and digital accessories. The new xDSD has been my first […]

Chord Hugo 2 2go

Chord 2Go for Hugo 2

John Franks has posted preview pictures of the upcoming 2go wireless attachment on Head-Fi. Expected to have the same features as the Poly for the Mojo, the 2Go will turn […]

Chord Hugo 2 Review: Part 2

https://youtu.be/igXnopWRVP8 Chord’s original Hugo was something of an unusual revelation for me. I was quite used to thinking that high-end DACs had to be big, power-hungry beasts in heavy aluminium […]

Audio-gd R2R 11

Audio-gd R2R 11 announced

Not too long ago I had the privilege of announcing the new Audio-gd R2R 7 flagship resistor ladder DAC. I’ve long enjoyed the sound from these kinds of DACs, but never […]