This all started when my brother-in-law asked me to buy a cheap generic USB to MIDI cable so he could update the presets of a Korg A3 performance signal processor. The A3 is mostly known for the iconic "U2 - Mysterious Ways" guitar effect and is now a processor some guitarists want to have on their … Continue reading Updating presets on a Korg A3.
Some years ago, I was rather aggressive on my quest for true music reproduction, during that time I often said and wrote that measurements were the only way to correctly support audiophile claims. I went out of my way to prove I was on what I thought was the correct side of the fence, the objective … Continue reading I’m into music, not measurements.
Hydeout VitorAcha que o AS10 pode ser uma boa opção para performances ao vivo? Tenho o KST preto e ele não fica firme. Uma orelha sai mais que a outra e como ficam frouxos, o grave é quase inexistente quando tenho de movimentar mais. For my non-Portuguese readers, Vitor asks if the AS10 is a … Continue reading Is the AS10 good for live performances?
The KZ ZSN was sent free of charge by Lillian the co-founder of Linsoul. I’ll try my best to give an impartial opinion about the gear*.Below I share the links to the store which provided the samples I’ll be reviewing, keep in mind that without the cooperation of this store I would probably not review this gear. Amazon: … Continue reading KZ – ZSN Mini Review.
The Tin Audio T2 Pro was sent free of charge by Lillian the co-founder of Linsoul. I'll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear*. Below I share the links to the store which provided the samples I'll be reviewing, keep in mind that without the cooperation of this store I would probably not review … Continue reading Tin Audio – T2 Pro Review.
I bought the AKG for 25€ on Amazon.es (Amazon's own stock just in case you think I bought a fake). I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear. Let me save you some time, the Y20 sounds like shit...there, review done. Introduction AKG is an old company known for many high-end … Continue reading AKG – Y20 Mini Review.
I bought the Superlux HDF381F for 13€ on Gearbest. I’ll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear. Introduction Superlux is known for making professional audio equipment on the cheap, they have several acclaimed models inspired by famous mainstream headphones like Beyerdynamic, AKG or Sennheiser. The HD381F is no different, being compared … Continue reading Superlux – HD381F Mini Review.
Mini-Disc was technical but proprietary marvel from Sony, sadly it failed to gain traction in the US, with moderate sales in Europe and some success in Japan. Right now I'm writing an article about Mini-Disc which made me think if this format is still worth it for music enthusiasts, anyway if you don't mind reading … Continue reading Is Mini-Disc still worth it on the go?
I was for the most part someone who disliked waiting for things, I wanted everything right away and I'm more or less still like that, with some exceptions. I learned that there are things you should wait and save enough money to buy, headphones and digital audio players belong to that group of things you … Continue reading The joy of saving for better gear.
I bought the Yinyoo HQ5 for 126€ on Aliexpress. I'll try my best to give an honest opinion about the gear. Introduction I first found out about this in-ear after reading the translated review of a Japanese enthusiast called Bisonicr. After reaching out to him on Twitter, to know the size of the shell, I … Continue reading Yinyoo – HQ5 Review.
As you probably noticed on the end of my BGVP DMG review I shared some measurements of the frequency response of the nozzle filters. As we speak I still have the doubt if I should share measurements done with amateur tools but then again because I'm an enthusiast I can't really look the other way. In … Continue reading Measuring in-ears the budget way.
Some days ago I was organizing my audiophile feed on The Old Reader site, let's just say I have a bit too much on the Hi-Fi topic, so I trimmed down a little. So how does one clean a long list of hobby sites without losing the good stuff? Well, if in the feed of … Continue reading When hobby sites become advertising outlets.
Just the other day, someone asked me why I didn't write about my blog on other communities. First, it's bad etiquette to push your own stuff in the house of others. Second, I rather enjoy having a low profile on this hobby. Having a low profile means I can still have fun while doing reviews … Continue reading Why I enjoy having a low profile.
Someone asked me about the soundstage of the BGVP - DMG, I was expecting that question for a while, these days I don't specifically write about soundstage on headphones mostly because I feel there isn't much to write about if you take into account the way I write my reviews. Let me try to explain, … Continue reading Why I don’t write about imaging.
The Fiio μBTR aka uBTR was purchased by yours truly for about 29€ without any kind of discounts on the Fiio Aliexpress official store. Fiio has many official distributors but I prefer to buy directly from the source. Introduction The Fiio uBTR (I'll drop the "μ" because no one writes it anyway) is a small Bluetooth … Continue reading Fiio – uBTR Bluetooth Receiver Review.