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Audio Technica ATH-LS400 Review

Boasting four balanced armature drivers and true-to-life sound, the Audio Technica ATH-LS400 has me salivating at my review desk.  And while moderately impressed by other LS models, I’m aching to hear how this upper-tier earphone really sounds.Audio Technica ATH-LS400 ReviewThe LS400 arrives in the usual Audio Technica packaging – a cardboard box with a foam insert to hold the earphones.  Inside that box you’ll also find four pairs of eartips, a carrying case, and a 1/4” stereo adapter...

Fiio X5 3rd Generation Digital Audio Player

Fiio have been well-regarded as an audio company for their budget to mid-priced offerings. The original Fiio X5 DAP captivated audiences worldwide but with a keen attention to detail and reception for critical feedback, Fiio have consequently released generational devices which have improved upon and refined their original vision.  Enter, the Fiio X5 3rd Generation DAP—a digital player which has challenged its competition by offering supreme usability combined with a smart piece of industrial...

The DX200 By iBasso

The DX200 By iBassoTonality9.2Build & Functionality9.1Software8Matchability9Value For Money9.52017-06-119Our ScoreiBasso celebrated their 10th anniversary very recently and the launch of the feature packed DX200 has been timed to coincide with that landmark moment.Those of you who remember the DX100 had been waiting patiently for a true flagship DAP from iBasso for quite some time.The DX80 was a little bit of a precursor of what to expect with the Mango OS making its debut appearance at a...

The Nightingale YK1 By Aya Audio

The Nightingale YK1 By Aya AudioTonality8.8Build & Fit8Matchability8.3Value For Money92017-06-218.5Our ScoreThe portable audio scene in Vietnam is growing and more importantly, it is growing organically with indigenous manufacturers putting out good quality IEMs onto the local and international markets.We touched upon one such company, Soranik earlier in the year with their excellent SK1 single balanced armature and I had the pleasure of meeting Hieu and his team at CanJam Singapore in...