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Cayin N3 Pro

This introduction will be short: I saw a relatively affordable, seemingly well-made DAP with tubes. That’s pretty much it, really. And despite the fact that I recently found, bought and reviewed Astell & Kern’s SR25 which is the DAP I rated the highest so far, the N3 Pro was too alluring to ignore. Source Cayin […]

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Astell & Kern A&norma SR25

The TOTL DAP box was checked with the SP1000M: been there, done that and came to the conclusion that it wasn’t worth its price in sound for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing DAP but I had this nagging feeling that I preferred the sound signature of the previous Astell & Kern DAP […]

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Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000M

Curiosity and frustration got the better of me. This is a really, really, expensive DAP which easily costs 2-4 times the price of other DAPs. After re-selling your fifth DAP, however, you start to do the math and come to the conclusion that you better buy the one DAP which does everything you want โ€” no […]

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HiBy R5

Although HiBy started as a software company, it is more on the hardware side of things that HiBy has been particularly successful. Since the release of their R6, a plethora of DAPs followed although their flagship โ€” the R6 Pro โ€” caught most of the attention. While their R3 and R3 Pro propose more mainstream […]