Greetings, Today we’re taking a quick look at the Odyssey HD from Venture Electronics. Like much of VE’s gear, the Odyssey HD arrived in a simple branded plastic resealable bag. Inside is of course the dongle itself, but also a Type-C to Type-A USB adapter. And that’s it. Given the mere 10 USD price tag, this is perfectly fine. Honestly, I wouldn’t have blamed VE … Continue reading VE Odyssey HD: Get It Before It’s Gone (Too Late!!)
Greetings! Today we’re checking out the ddHiFi MFi06S, a Lightning to Type-C USB cable. The original TC05 and it’s remake of the same name have been my go to OTG cables for the last year thanks to their excellent build quality and durability. The MFi06S is more or less the same cable as the current-gen TC05, but with Type-C on one end and Apple’s Lightning … Continue reading ddHiFi MFi06S: A Very Nice Cable Indeed
Greetings! Today we’re checking out some handy dandy adapters from the masters of accessories, ddHiFi. The DJ44B and DJ44C are adapters that convert a 4.4mm balanced cable to either 2.5mm balanced, or 3.5mm single-ended. Definitely not something the majority of users will be needing, but, for those who do these are invaluable little tools. I was one of those that required these tools. ddHiFi sent … Continue reading ddHiFi DJ44C / DJ44B: Adept Adaptation
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a few products from Venture Electronics (VE), the BIE, Monk Go, Monk Lite, and Odyssey HD. Wild Lee reached out a few weeks ago to see if I’d be interested in checking out some of his recent lineup. After a great chat about a variety of topics, he confirmed a package would be sent over with some goodies. I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading Venture Electronics Impressions
Greetings! Today we’re checking out the newly revamped version of DDHiFi’s excellent USB Type C OTG cable, the TC05. The original TC05 has been my go-to Type C cable for mobile use for the last 6+ months thanks to the application of a durable, coiled stainless steel sheath. While it had some downsides, such as limited flexibility and the potential for permanent kinks or dents, … Continue reading DDHiFi TC05: Revamped
Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Sparrow from EarMen, a new USB dongle-DAC. EarMen clearly has a sense of humour, and it shows in the clever naming of their products. With models like the Donald Dac and TR-Amp in their lineup drawing a chuckle, it is no surprise that the Sparrow is a jab at a popular series of DragonFly DACs from AudioQuest. Sparrows are … Continue reading EarMen Sparrow: Staying Power
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a neat little accessory from DDHiFi, the TC35B. As we all know by now, smartphone manufacturers are slowly weeding out the 3.5mm jack in their more premium offerings, forcing users to either go wireless or carry around a cumbersome dongle to add that feature back. Not ideal. DDHiFi is well known for their various adapters that solve a wide variety … Continue reading DDHifi TC35B: Size Matters
Greetings! Today we’re checking out DDHiFi’s USB Type C OTG cable, the TC05. When DDHiFi asked which products I’d be interested in covering, I immediately hopped onto their site to see if they had a Type C to Type C OTG cable in the lineup. Two of my favorite devices, the Radsone EarStudio HUD100 and EarMen TR-Amp didn’t come with such a cable, an odd … Continue reading DDHiFi TC05: Get Up And Go
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a handy accessory for those of you out there that like to take plenty of gear with you, the C-2019 Brown from DDHiFi. DDHiFi has been growing their reputation as a go-to brand for various portable audio accessories, such as cases for FiiO products, various adapters and cables, and more. The C-2019 “portable hifi handbag” we’re checking out today has … Continue reading DDHiFi C-2019: Hold Me, Daddy
Pros: Durable – Offers good all-around protection – Buttons still easy to interact with Cons: Blocks the microphone – Type-C port is not immediately accessible – No clip option Greetings, Today we’re checking out a handy dandy protective case for the FiiO BTR3K from the good folks at DDHiFi. Since 2017 DDHiFi has been been working hard to establish themselves as the go-to brand for … Continue reading DDHiFi C-B3K: To Safety!!
Greetings! Today we’re checking out a new digital audio player (DAP) from FiiO, the M3 Pro. The M3 series has been a staple in FiiO’s budget DAP lineup for a few years now, seeing two versions prior to the Pro model we’re checking out today. First there was the M3 in 2016, the M3K in 2018, and now the M3 Pro here in 2020. Each … Continue reading FiiO M3 Pro: Feature Packed
Greetings! Today we’re checking out the hip-dac from iFi. Since 2012 iFi has been delivering a wide variety of hifi products to the audio world from their headquarters in Southport, UK. DACs, amps, DAC/Amps, power purifiers, impedance adapters, speakers, and various other products and devices have come from the brand. I’ve been lucky enough to review the Pro iCAN, one of their flagship headphone amplifiers, … Continue reading iFi hip-dac: Hip To The Boogie
Greetings! Today we’re checking out one of FiiO’s newest Bluetooth amp modules, the BTR3K. Along with Type-C dongles and true wireless earphones, wireless amp modules are a segment that seem to have seen a huge surge in popularity the last couple years. Back in 2018 FiiO sent over their very wallet friendly module, the uBTR. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of sound coming … Continue reading FiiO BTR3K: Thumb-Sized Powerhouse
Greetings, Today we’re tackling another unit in the growing dongle army, this time from Cozoy, the Takt C. Cozoy was founded in 2014, making a name for themselves through the offering of distinctively designed products with performance that matched their bold look. The Takt lineup has actually been around for a couple years now and was initially composed of the Apple Lightning equipped Takt, and … Continue reading Cozoy Takt C: Mixed Feelings
Greetings! Today we’re checking out Radsone’s newest DAC/amp, the HUD100. 2018 saw the release of the ES100 which was an outstanding Bluetooth receiver that took portable audio forums by storm. It offered up a mind boggling feature list along with sound quality and wireless performance at a price the competition simply couldn’t match. From what I’ve been seeing, they’re only now beginning to catch up. … Continue reading Radsone Earstudio HUD100: Aced It!