Crosszone CZ-1 Headphone Review – The Ultimate Crossfeed

When I first got into headphones a long time ago, I thought it was the best way to listen to HiFi. You get all that music all up on your ears – without having to deal with the room or setting up large speakers. Perfect sound is so easy! Silly me. Almost all recordings are…


In the Frying Pan: Audience Au24 SX – Full Loom Edition

The ‘In the Frying Pan’ series is our way of giving our readers a preview of what’s coming up and some of the things we’re working on lately, some initial impressions, and thoughts.  Look for the full piece soon! Most of us approach our systems in a piecemeal fashion – we hear a single component…


Paul Hynes SR4 – The World’s Best Audiophile Power Supply

This review was a result of months of listening and experimenting. Turned out to be much more involved (and interesting). Feel free to skip around. The SR4 – Design & Setup The Sound Comparisons Final Thoughts But first…a little bit about the man behind the masterpiece. Paul Hynes – The Eloquent Words of a Purist…


Oh Glorious Day! Roon Now Supports Chromecast Devices!

Yes, I do actually have all those Chromecast devices… The long-awaited feature has now arrived! With Roon 1.5 (build 333), you could now stream your Roon library to all your Google Chromecast devices – and pretty much everything else (when used with a Chromecast Audio). I use my Google Home to set reminders, alarms, control lighting,…


A Fresh Sound – SOtM Announces sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo

The sMS-200 Neo and sMS-200ultra Neo These updated versions of their award-winning sMS-200 and sMS-200ultra have a different sonic character: The Neo has a deeper midrange and better bass presence when compared to the original. The original version has a little more dynamics and presents brighter sound compared to Neo version. With such changes, the overall balance…


Eleven XI Audio Formula S Headphone Amplifier and PowerMan Review

It is recommended to place the PowerMan below the Formula S, unlike what’s depicted in the photo. I’ve reviewed quite a few headphone amplifiers last year. Including the $7,999 Woo Audio WA33 and the $15,000 Wells Audio Headtrip Reference. The centerpiece for those reviews was my reference headphone – the Abyss AB-1266 Phi. There’s a reason…


Abyss Phi CC – Now with Ceramic Coating and New Pads!

In their continuous pursuit of the finest in musical reproduction… ABYSS gives the AB-1266 Phi Reference Headphone a new suit, made of the hardest thin film coating on Earth. A colored polymer ceramic coating (CC) is factory applied and oven cured. This beautiful two-tone luxury black finish gives the Phi a sophisticated look and is…