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Fiio X5 Gen III Digital Audio...

Last year I reviewed Fiio's M3 DAP, which broke the mold and set new standards for great-sounding, CD-quality, microscopically sized DAPs at the sub-$100 USD price point. But if you wanted a more full-featured unit—especially on a budget—you were basically out of luck, with the only real competition starting at about the $500 USD mark. And if you want anything that most people consider truly respectable, try quadrupling that figure (at the time) for an Astell and Kern or the like. Fiio's...

Wayback Wednesday: Fiio K1

Disclaimer: This article about the Fiio K1 is part of the Wayback Wednesday series.  Check out the other Wayback Wednesday articles HERE. I can hear you thinking:”Why is he featuring the K1 on Wayback Wednesday”? The answer is very simple though. The Fiio K1 review – unexpectedly – is the most visited review of the last 14 months. Pretty amazing right?The Fiio K1 is still selling for only $39,99 on Amazon, and that’s probably the reason why it’s so incredibly popular on the web: everyone can...

Return of the music player

When Apple discontinued its iPod Shuffle and Nano MP3 players last month, many saw it as the final nail in the coffin for portable music devices.In the era of smartphones and streaming services like Spotify, the thinking was that no one would ever need a device dedicated to playing music files.Yet, as mass-market digital audio players like the iPod faded away, a new breed of high-end music players has started to catch on.Audio brands such as Onkyo and FiiO continue to churn out new devices at...

Review: PlusSound Prism – Exoteric

Disclaimer: The PlusSound Prism was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. Headfonia isn’t linked to PlusSound in any other way. The sample doesn’t need to be returned.PlusSoundIt won’t come as a surprise that we’re fans of the US/Los Angeles based PlusSound here at Headfonia. PlusSound, besides selling Audeze, is an aftermarket cable company first of all but lately they’ve been expanding their product range. Next to their headphone cables, earphone cables and interconnects,...