Category: Reviews

Synergistic Research PowerCell 12 UEF SE Power Conditioner Review

One of my first big a-ha moments when it came to audio gear was upgrading to a significant power conditioner.  I noticed a small difference in my first unit — the PS Audio Dectet, but when upgrading to a PS Audio Power Plant P10 Regenerator, it changed my world.  It was a thoroughly upgrade across…


1More Quad-Driver In-Ear Headphones Review

1More is no stranger in the realm of great sounding portable audio. I’ve reviewed the fantastically fun sounding 1More Triple Driver and their 1More MK802 Bluetooth headphone (which I still use as the reference for wireless sound quality). I’m a huge fan. Something about these headphones sang to me so I just had to hear the…


Linnenberg Telemann DAC Review – A German Excitement

Linnenberg has been in the Hi-Fi industry for more than 20 years. All their products are hand-assembled and meticulously QA’ed in Germany. They pride themselves on smart engineering and building for the best sound performance: Our motto is to make every single spec at least 10 times better than what is actually required and finding a perfect…


Danacable Lazuli Ultra Headphone Cable Review – A Lazuli Shootout with my Abyss Phi

I have been using the Dana Cable Lazuli on my stock Sennheiser HD800 and Lazuli Reference on my Focal Utopia since early fall 2016 and early spring 2017 respectively. Both are pure copper designs and I found the Lazuli Reference sound signature a very good sounding compliment with my Utopia (a solid performer up and…


Synergistic Research Active Ground Block SE Review – Going Low to Get High

In my earlier audiophile days; I asked my cousin Alan, an audiophile veteran, “What should I focus on first?” With a momentous thought, he quickly responded. “Power. Quality power, proper grounding, and vibration isolation.” A bit anticlimactic I must admit. He went on to explain how dirty input power can permeate into our systems and…


Danacable TruStream USB Cable – An Audiophile Champion

As reviewers, we’re blessed with the opportunity to audition a large variety of cables from the industry’s top designers. I’ve dedicated most of 2017 to cable listening and, at this point, I’ve heard at least a couple hundred audiophile cables of all sorts. This includes RCA interconnects, USB cables, power cables, and ethernet cables. My biggest…


HSU Research CCB-8 Bookshelf Speakers Review

  My beginnings were in the realm of home theater and I used to host movie nights every week. I wanted thunderous bass and was recommended HSU Research by, oddly enough, my local speaker repair guy. It has been over 7 years since I’ve purchased the HSU VTF-2 MK3 and they remain in my current…