Monthly archives: December, 2015

DAC Review: Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2

Chain: Lenovo T420 -> Uptone Regen -> Chord Hugo/Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 -> Kimber Kable Silver Streak RCA -> Pathos Aurium -> Abyss AB-1266 Notes on the Uptone Regen (Amber): I had my doubts about this seemingly gimmicky device but the W4S DAC-2 sounds completely different with the Regen…in a great way.  You get much more…


Headphone Shootout: Ultra-High-End Full-Size Open Cans

Amp: Wells Audio Headtrip – $7,000.00 Source: Chord Hugo with stock USB cable – $2,495.00 Cables: Kimber Silver Streak Interconnects RCA – $257.00 Power Conditioner: Panamax M5400-PM – $729.99 Headphones: Abyss AB-1266 – $5,495 (Deluxe) Sennheiser HD 800 – $1,599.95 HiFiMan HE-1000 – $2,999 Audeze LCD-3 – $1,945 Audeze LCD-X – $1,699 I’ve spent at…


Headphone Battle: Abyss AB-1266 vs. Audeze LCD-3F

DAP Tidal ($19.99/month USD) Amplifier Pathos Aurium with 6922EH stock tubes ($1,495 USD) 2 x Amperex USN 7308 ($100/each USD) Source Chord Hugo with stock USB cable ($1,495 USD) Cable Kimber Kable Silver Streak ($257) Headphones Audeze LCD-3 (Fazor) ($1,945) Abyss AB-1266 ($5,495/$4,494 Lite) To avoid potential biases, I own all equipment in this review. The…