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REVIEW: Fiio F1 & F3 – New Budget-Fi IEMs

REVIEW: Fiio F1 & F3 Intro… Fiio is not a company that really needs an introduction, is it? Having released so many and varied type of audio products in every price range, from budget small portable amplifiers, cables to high-end portable players Fiio managed to get to everyone in the audio market. This time we’ve got the chance to try the new budget oriented in-ear models, F1 and F3, both offering a solid sound quality at a very attractive price. Before continuing to the review,...

Review: Fiio A5 – The New E12 aka My Fav Fiio Amp

Disclaimer: Fiio sent us the Fiio A5 portable amplifier free of charge in exchange for an honest review.The unit doesn’t need to be returned to China, Fiio is also is a site advertiser. FiioThe Chines Fiio no longer needs an introduction. The brand’s popularity has only increased over the last years and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. Simply put: Fiio makes high resolution audio available for everyone. For me Fiio lately has been focusing on two main “things”: Updating their huge...

FiiO F1 – Sharp Price, Smooth Sound

For larger views of any of the photos (1200 x 800) - please click on the individual imagesEvery so often as a reviewer you get a surprise – something not quite expected. Sometimes its disappointment – when a much hyped new product simply doesn't live up to its billing. Other times its quiet wonder and amazement – especially when something arrives that you thought would be just another product – and it turns out to be something quite special. When Sunny approached me about reviewing their F1...

The Austru By Cypher Labs

Build & Fit8Matchability8Value For Money82017-02-158Our ScoreThe $799 Austru by Cypher Labs is their second major IEM release and is positioned a step higher than the previous C6IEM v1 and v2 triple driver IEMs which we reviewed almost 2 years ago.At the time the C6IEM represented a confident, if somewhat colored, foray into a new market for a company better known for its high-quality portable amps and DACs.The V2 of the C6IEM, release a few months later, was a direct response to the...