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In Pursuit of Audio Nirvana
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iFi Pro iCAN Headphone Amp Review: You Can With the iCAN
It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Just before my annual spring/summer hiatus from pursuing #AudioNirvana , I decided to part ways with my Eddie Current Balancing Act amplifier, HiFiMAN HE-6 headphones, and Schiit Yggdrasil DAC as part of a downsizin...
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Late-Night Listening: AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones Review
Its sound is as unique as its looks. Its place in the market is as contested as its creator’s cables—OK maybe not that contested. And its performance appears to be either loved or hated. So often in audio, enthusiasts position a product in the black or whit...
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The Beginner Audiophile’s Intro to Tubes
If there’s anything in audio as subjective or contested as cables, it might be tubes. There are audiophiles that solemnly swear that tube amplifiers are the true path to Audio Nirvana. Then there are those that won’t sway from the sterility of solid-state a...
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7 Buying Tips for Beginner Audiophiles
So you’ve decided it’s time to step into the high-end audio game. Or maybe some of the #audioporn on The Sound Apprentice Instagram has brought you here in search of your next audio upgrade. Whatever the case may be, here are some simple tips to make for a ...
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O’ Faithful: JDS Labs’ OL DAC and Objective2 Headphone Amp
Small, simple, swappable, affordable. Oh yeah, musical too. I’m not saying that my requirements were particularly stringent for a small, entry-level desktop digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier setup to use for reviewing earphones, IEMs...
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Budget Beats? Here's the Brainwavz M100 Earphone
Budget audiophile brand Brainwavz Audio is back at it, closing out 2016 and kicking off 2017 with a bevy of new earphone offerings. Their timing was just right. Shortly before leaving for an eight-day cruise around the Caribbean, Brainwavz hit me up looking...
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Can DH Labs Solve the Audio Cable Conundrum?
Is it performance? Is it pride? Or is it placebo? When it comes to audio cables, and the impact that they may or may not have on your hi-fi system, you can be sure that conversations will get contentious—particularly when it comes to digital cables that “on...
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Bringing It Home: Beyerdynamic Amiron Home High-End Stereo Headphone
Having owned Beyerdynamic’s DT990 PRO and acclaimed T90 headphones early on in my journey to #AudioNirvana, I thought I knew what I was getting into when I was offered a review unit of the T90’s recently-released successor, the Amiron Home. I was dead wrong...
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Wood is Good: Meze Headphones 99 Classics Review
“Are those new? They look stylish.” “New headphones? They’re spiffy.” “Ooo, I love those.” I can’t make this stuff up folks. There’s been no shortage of compliments since donning the Meze 99 Classics headphone at my office. Yes, you read that right. Sometim...

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Pop In: Noble Audio Trident IEM Review
As I sit here in the cubicle of my nine-to-five anxiously awaiting payday, I’m happily rockin’ a review unit of Noble Audio’s Trident—the $399 “entry-level” in-ear monitor (IEM) in the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company’s new Classic universal line—and won...
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