The Vidar Alter is an aftermarket IEM cable by Erua Audio. Their flagship model, Tawa has won our "Best Cable Of The Year 2021", so they definitely know how to craft great cables. The Vidar Alter is made of OFC Copper, and it's priced at around $280.
The Aurora is the newest DAC/Amp combo by a Chinese manufacturer Yulong. It's designed around the latest ESS ES9068AS chip, also offering a Class-A headphone amplifier. It's priced at $520.
The SMSL HO100 is the newest budget headphone amplifier from SMSL. It can output up to 1.5W into 32ohm and it's priced at $149.
The SMSL DO100 is the newest budget DAC from SMSL. It uses a dual ES9038Q2m chip and it's priced at $239.
The Drop + Hifiman R7DX is another collaboration between Drop and the biggest player in the headphone market, Hifiman. It is a closed-back full-size headphone using a Dynamic Driver. The price is set at $149.
The Meze Elite is the new flagship open-back headphone of Romanian Meze. It is a direct upgrade to their vastly popular Empyrean. The price is set at $4000.
Fir Audio Xenon 6 is the flagship of the new Frontier Series from this American manufacturer. It’s a tribrid construction starting at $3899.
The Colibri is the newest dongle release by one of our favorite brands, EarMen. It is a battery-powered DAC/AMP using ES9281 PRO chip. The price is set at $333.
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Unique Melody MEXT is a unique IEM based on a new approach to the Bone Conduction driver. It uses six drivers per side and it's priced at $1099.