Grizzlybeast has an extensive review on Head-Fi of the Nuprime HPA-9 amplifier. He loves the pairing of the HPA-9 with the Fostex THX00. Don’t forget that the THX00 is currently available on Massdrop until 4/1/16.
Pros: Nice bass, not harsh or sibilant, Great sound
Cons: could use a little more airiness
Review of the HPA-9
Ishcabible posted a review of the Vibro MK II headphones on Head-Fi. It might be an alternative to the current TH-X00 currently being dropped on Massdrop.
Pros: Mids, bass ports allow for customization, wood options are pretty
Cons: Bass isn’t the deepest or cleanest, kind of heavy, needs an amp, not the best at detail retrieval
Review of the Vibro MK II
Nathan has a review of the Cypher Labs C6iem V2 on Headfonia. The C6iem is a triple BA driver.
Review of the c6iem
Fostex has a new drop of the recently announced TH-X00 headphone. This drop is using purpleheart wooden cap.
Announcement on Head-Fi
Jude’s Video Review of the TH-X00
Massdrop TH-X00 Drop Page
Kevingzw has a review of the FLC 8S IEM on Head-Fi. As I mentioned in the preamble of another review, these are a hybrid 2-BA 1-dynamic driver IEM. The interesting difference with other hybrids is that it is tunable with 36 different configurations.
Pros: Unbelievable Coherence, Distinct Airiness, Endless Customization/Tunable Options, Lightweight and Solid Construction, Aluminium Carrying Case
Cons: Tuning Ports/Filters are fragile, Tedious Tuning
Currawong has a review of the ALO Audio Rx amp on Head-Fi. ALO Audio posted a comment that they are temporarily lowering the price to $299 (3/23/16).
Pros: Seemingly transparent sound quality, light weight, free quality micro-USB cable.
Cons: No gain switch, not as small as some other alternatives.
Rx Amp Review
Hisoundfi posted a review of the Element on Head-Fi. This is one sleek DAC/Amp. Enjoy the review.
Pros: Easy to use, Slick and simple design, Tons of power, Able to drive everything from in-ear monitors to power hungry headphones
Cons: There’s lots of competition at this price range, No indicator for gain switch, Limited input/output options