Campfire Audio Solaris 2020: Lean and Mean

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Campfire Audio’s new top of the top of the line model, the revised Solaris 2020. The original Solaris was a stunner in all aspects. The large, gold-plated housings drew in the eye while a bold tune pleased the ear. However, the black and gold colour scheme and fairly massive housings earned it some critics. The new Solaris addresses those complaints … Continue reading Campfire Audio Solaris 2020: Lean and Mean

2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

Welcome Back! Today I’m handing out accolades to products that won my heart throughout 2019. These weren’t necessarily best in class in every case, but the ones that stuck around in my daily driver lineup and made the most impact long term, or as long a term as could be given they were all received and reviewing during the 2019 calendar year. Let’s get started! … Continue reading 2019 Super Award Ceremony of Audio Excellence

Campfire Audio Andromeda: As Expected

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the Andromeda from Campfire Audio. Does this thing really need an introduction? For the sake of writing a complete review, sure, but I’ll keep it brief. The Andromeda first appeared on the market in 2016 and took the portable audio community by storm thanks to a balanced tune that does pretty much everything right. Over the years it has continued … Continue reading Campfire Audio Andromeda: As Expected

Campfire Audio Solaris: Awe Inspiring

Greetings, Today we’re checking out one of Campfire Audio’s newest premium releases, the four driver hybrid Solaris. It’s not often a new brand appears and sweeps an industry with game changing gear, and even less common for them to keep the momentum going in the following years. Campfire Audio, brainchild of ALO (Audio Line Out) founder Ken Ball, exploded onto the high end audio scene … Continue reading Campfire Audio Solaris: Awe Inspiring

HiFiMAN RE2000 Silver: Lower price, better sound

Greetings, Today we’re checking out a new earphone from HiFiMAN, the RE2000 Silver. In 2017 HiFiMAN stunned audiences with two new flagship earphones, the RE800 and RE2000. These two gold-plated beauties were not for the feint of wallet, especially the RE2000 which registered in at a hefty 2,000 USD. In late 2018, less expensive variants of these two premium products showed up featuring a new … Continue reading HiFiMAN RE2000 Silver: Lower price, better sound

HiFiMAN RE800 Silver: More for Less

Greetings! Today we’re checking out the follow up to HiFiMan’s premium gold-plated single dynamic earphone, the RE800. What’s it called? The RE800 Silver (RE800 S, or just Silver from here on in). HiFiMAN as they currently exist began in 2007 and is the brainchild of Dr. Fang Bian. Known best for their extensive lineup of high quality planar magnetic headphones, over the years they’ve expanded … Continue reading HiFiMAN RE800 Silver: More for Less

HiFiMan RE2000: Effortless

Greetings! Today we are going to be checking out HiFiMan’s new in-ear flagship, the RE2000. What is a flagship product to me? It’s a showcase of the best a brand has to offer and sets my expectations of what to look for from them in the future, be that in terms of design language, materials, and/or technology. The RE2000 and it’s little brother, the RE800, … Continue reading HiFiMan RE2000: Effortless