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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.

Hifiman HE-R9

Hifiman HE-R9 ís the newest dynamic driver model by the leading headphone manufacturer in the world, Hifiman. It's a closed-back headphone with a Bluemini R2R Bluetooth module and it comes at $749.

Erua Audio Vidar Alter

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.

Yulong Aurora

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.

SMSL DO100

The SMSL DO100 is the newest budget DAC from SMSL. It uses a dual ES9038Q2m chip and it's priced at $239.

Drop + Hifiman R7DX

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.

Meze Elite

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

Fir Audio Xenon 6 is the flagship of the new Frontier Series from this American manufacturer. It’s a tribrid construction starting at $3899.

EarMen Colibri

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.