Meze Rai Penta, Its Strength Is Musicality.

I’d like to thank The Contraptionist for allowing me to help fill-in for him while he takes a much needed breather.  I recently had a chance to try out the Meze Rai Penta and thought this audience would be interested . Disclaimer:  I received the Rai Penta as part of a tour arranged by Meze and Head-fi.  I have received no incentives in exchange for … Continue reading Meze Rai Penta, Its Strength Is Musicality.

BGVP DM7: Flyin’ High

Greetings! Today we’re checking out BGVPs newest flagship and follow up to the uber successful DM6, the DM7. BGVP has really been on a bender lately with their releases. The DM6 and DMG were some high value, high performance products that looked and sounded fantastic, and were a huge step up from past products of theirs, at least those I’ve tried. The DM7 looks to … Continue reading BGVP DM7: Flyin’ High

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

Rose Mojito: Earbuds are where it’s at

Greetings! Today we’re checking out Rose’s flagship dual-driver earbud, the Mojito. My first run in with Rose was with the stellar Masya. The Masya impressed with a unique and unconventional yet supremely comfortable design that encased a pair of well-tuned drivers per side. It was my first time listening to such a well-rounded ear bud and I came away with a deeper respect for that … Continue reading Rose Mojito: Earbuds are where it’s at

HiFiMan RE800: Going for the Gold

Greetings! HiFiMan was founded in New York in 2005 by Dr. Fang Bian, at that point under the name Head Direct. Over the last decade the brand has grown and their lineup expanded with numerous models of headphones, earphones, media players, and more, spread across a vast swath of price points. 2017 has seen the release of some pretty impressive new top tier products. Today … Continue reading HiFiMan RE800: Going for the Gold