Paweł Szachno

Paweł Szachno

Founder of Ear Fidelity. I've been into audio for many years, working in production, distribution, retail, and marketing throughout my career. Now trying to revolutionize the art of reviewing audio gear, but one thing will never change: Music is the most important.

XI Audio K-DAC

XI Audio K-DAC is an R2R DAC that is their second attempt into the DAC market, after their flagship Sagra DAC. It's priced at $2584.

Rosson RAD-0

Rosson RAD-0 is an artisan, planar magnetic, open-back headphone with custom designs and exceptional build quality. It starts at $2600, but the final price depends on the design.

Cross Lambda Apollo GB

The Apollo GB is the new flagship by the aftermarket cable wizards, Cross Lambda. It uses three different types of conductors and the Quadruple Shielding technology. The price is set at an astonishing $6000.

Audeze MM-500

Audeze MM-500 is the newest, open-back, planar-magnetic headphone by Audeze, made in collaboration with legendary Manny Marroquin. It is priced at $1699.

iBasso DX170

iBasso DX170 is a successor to a wildly popular DX160. It uses a dual CS43131 DAC chip, Android 11 and it's priced at $449.

SMSL C200

SMSL C200 is the newest DAC/Amp in SMSL's lineup. It uses an ES9038Q2M DAC chip and can output up to 1.3W into 32Ω. The price is set at $219.