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Bruno

I am a 19 years old audiophile, photographer, coffee lover and Star Wars fan. I love checking out new audio stuff and sharing my opinions with people not being overly bloviating. I believe that a review acts as a guide to just interest people, and then comes the most important part, which is actually testing the device by themselves.

Craft Ears Four CIEM

Craft Ears is a polish company that makes hand-made IEMs. Four is their middle model, and the custom version you'll meet in this review costs 580 euros.

SMSL SH-9

SMSL SH-9 is a balanced headphone amplifier based on the THX888 chip. It provides 3W through the balanced output and costs 289$.

Kinera Odin

Even though the Kinera Odin isn't a new release, it is still an exciting offering, with 8 balanced-armature drivers per side with the price set at $799. Let's see how do they perform in 2021.

Hifiman RE400

Hifiman RE400 is an earphone powered by a single dynamic driver, and it is the lower model of the "Waterline" series. It is priced at 79USD.

Mobile DAC or DAP – which one should I get?

I’m active on Facebook groups for years, and the question in the title is posted quite often. In this article (which isn’t obviously a review), I’ll try to help you choose the best possible option.  At first, a few words…

ddHiFi TC44B

ddHiFi TC44B is a fully balanced DAC/Amp based on a dual CS43131 chip with USB-C and two headphones outputs. That pleasure costs $89.

xDuoo XD-05 Plus

The xDuoo XD-05 Plus is a mobile DAC/Amp that can work separately as each option and provides 1W of pure power through the headphone output. It is priced at 289$.

SMSL SU-9

The SMSL SU-9 is a balanced DAC that decodes MQA, and it is based on the Sabre ESS9038 Pro chip. You can get one for $399.

ddHiFi TC25B

ddHiFi TC25B is a tiny, USB-C portable DAC with a 2,5mm headphone output. It is priced at 39,99USD.