Month: April 2017

Omega SUPER 3i Loudspeakers and deepOMEGA 8 Subwoofer Review

Introduction When I’m not listening to my $4,500 Abyss headphones, I’m bumping my $300 M-Audio Studiophile BX5a monitors. Hey hey, before you judge, It’s the Deluxe edition baby. This thing packs a punch (without a sub) and frees me from my headphone leash. I primarily work in front of an LCD screen for more than 10…


Building an Audiophile Optimizer Box? Get Windows 10 Professional for $15.

Audiophile Optimizer Windows 10 Professional for $15 Quick post as this deal probably won’t last. You’re welcome 🙂


iFi Pro iCAN Headphone Amplifier Review – A High Performance Fully-Balanced Flagship

At this point, everyone realizes when you get something from iFi, it’s like Christmas came early. You get all the widgets and switches without sacrificing performance. Their iFi Nano iUSB3.0 is still the quietest and most transparent USB conditioner I’ve ever heard. iFi never fails to provide enough features to tailor to all musical palates…


Campfire Audio Vega Review – A Dynamic Delight

ALO Audio isn’t a stranger to anyone. I’ve heard their portable Continental amp last year and thought they sounded and looked great. It would definitely be quite a conversation starter at your local Starbucks. I was just stopping by The Source AV and they were just setting up a few Campfire Audio IEM demos. I…


SOtM tX-USBultra Announced – USB Regenerator with an Ultra Clock

SOtM just announced their new tX-USBultra. What’s special about this USB regenerator is its ultra clock, the sCLK-EX. It’s supposedly one of the best, if not the best, clock in the world.  Facing up to the fact, the tX-USBUltra is designed to reach to the goal which improves sound quality. It works as a hub by…


Original Chord Hugo vs Chord Hugo 2 Review

Just a quick post about my impressions regarding the new Chord Hugo 2. The original Hugo is my daily driver and it remained the best portable DAC for years. I was able to do a decent amount of A/B at SoCal CanJam 2017. I had my custom JH Audio Angie with me for the face-off….


SoCal CanJam 2017!

Impressions under show conditions are subjected to a giant bag of salt. That said, here were my major takeaways from the show: BEST OF SHOW: The 64 Audio Tia Fourte The best IEM I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard most of the flagships from other vendors). It even sounds more fluid and natural than most…


Abyss AB-1266 Phi Headphone Debut – Preliminary Review and How it Compares to V1

Quick impressions! The Abyss Phi made its debut at SoCal CanJam 2017. The original Abyss was my reference headphone for the past few years and I was excited to hear the updated drivers. Many in the community were curious as to whether the upgrade was worth $1,500. New doesn’t necessarily mean better. The original was…