Editor’s Note: iFi Audio provided the iEMatch free of charge for the review What is the iEMatch and why would you need one? iFi Audio markets the iEMatch as a tool to eliminate hiss, restore dynamic range and give you more volume headroom — sounds pretty simple but in the world of in-ear monitors, and in […]Read More iFi Audio iEMatch
Editor’s Note: The cable used in this review was purchased at a discounted rate. NocturnaL Audio (https://nocaudio.com) is a custom cable maker based in Singapore. They have been producing cables regionally for the portable audio market since 2013. I’d heard of them off and on over the past couple of years as members of Head-Fi […]Read More NocturnaL Audio – Hydra V2 Custom Cable
Editor’s Note: We thank iFi Audio and the Evergeneral Trading Corporation for their immense patience and coordination. We held onto the review loaner unit of the iUSB 3.0 for way longer than we’d originally intended, and their patience is much appreciated! We reviewed the original iUSBPower by iFi Audio about two years ago (review link) and […]Read More iFi Audio’s iUSB 3.0: Next Generation Power
Editor’s Note: Estron provided the Linum SUPER BaX 2Pin Balanced prototype in this review, originally for internal feedback purposes. Last September, I had the opportunity to test and review the upcoming Estron Linum Balanced BaX in-ear monitor cable (read review here). Since then, I’ve had opportunity to own a few single-ended Linum BaX cables that […]Read More Estron Linum SUPER BaX – Super Thin, Redefined
Editor’s Note: This is a joint article between shotgunshane, TheDigitalFreak, and Mr. T. Our staff has been planning this round-up for over an entire year — it took a long while to make its way around to everybody, but it’s done! It’s finally done! (Admittedly, it was a little bit of a fail…) We must thank the […]Read More Cable Round-Up!
Full Disclosure: Estron provided the Linum BaX 2PIN cable with 2.5mm balanced termination for this review. By now many have heard of the Linum line of IEM cables from Danish manufacturer Estron. In case you haven’t, think thin, very, very thin — then think thinner. The Linum line of cables is the thinnest I have […]Read More Estron Linum (Balanced) 2.5 TRRS: Think Thin, Then Think Thinner
Once in a while, curiosity will take over the logic circuits of every audio enthusiast. The audiophile will set aside common sense and proceed to justify bouts of practical insanity with the dubiously noble task of chasing audio perfection. The following article does very much the same thing — you’ve been forewarned. Part 1 discusses […]Read More iFi Audio iUSBPower & Kingrex uCraft (Y) Cable | Water for Your Espresso