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    • Luckbad’s Current Gear – Late 2017 I’ve been known to go through gear rather… quickly. I’ll try something and turn it around within a week or so if it doesn’t sing to me. I even sell stuff I enjoy at times if I’ve overspent or if I’m particularly curious about something else out there. This has blown through more money than ...
    • Updates: MHDT Labs & S/PDIF Battle I’ve updated the MHDT Labs review to include the new TDA1541A-based Orchid: http://www.basshead.club/mhdt-labs-pagoda-stockholm-atlantis-and-canary/ And the S/PDIF Battle roundup now includes the new Schiit Eitr: http://www.basshead.club/spdif-battle-mutec-singxer-lynx-rednet-et-al/ Enjoy!  
    • Brainwavz HM2, BLU-200, and B200 It’s been a long time since my last review here at Basshead.Club. Real life and work cut out my ability to properly maintain the site and even listen to music nearly as much as I’d like. That being said, it’s time to start catching up. Here, we have a trio from Brainwavz, a company that has ...
    • Holo Audio – Spring DAC – Level 3 – “Kitsune Tuned Edition” I recently received a Holo Spring Kitsune Tuned Edition digital-to-analog converter on loan to demo and review. It’s a modern DAC with patented R-2R technology. It’s the first discrete DAC that has linear compensation. It uses a dual R-2R network for PCM and a dual R-2R network for DSD. The technology involved made this intriguing to me, partly ...
    • MHDT Labs Pagoda, Stockholm, Atlantis, Canary, and Orchid It’s no secret that I’ve become a huge fan of MHDT Labs. They make non-oversampling R-2R tube DACs with no digital, op-amp, or feedback, and they’re all gorgeous to listen to. I’ve had the privilege of owning several and having extended sessions with others, and I decided to put together a previously-unpublished comparison of the ...
    • AudioQuest Nighthawk Review One of the most talked about headphone releases of 2015, the AudioQuest Nighthawk has gained a legion of adoring fans and a mob of antagonists. What makes this headphone so controversial? I spent months with the AudioQuest Nighthawk to find out. In the Box Headphones Two detachable cables (one hi-fi cable, the other slimmer and more durable) Padded leather carrying ...
    • S/PDIF Battle: Mutec, Singxer, Lynx, Rednet, Eitr, Et Al. I am a born skeptic. Until I heard a properly good amplifier with legit headphones, I didn’t think they were necessary. Until I heard a good R-2R DAC against a theoretically-good Delta-Sigma DAC, I thought all DACs sounded essentially the same. As I’ve progressed in my audiophilia, I am left with few frontiers to conquer when ...
    • Taction Kannon Kickstarter – The End is In Sight! Only a few days left on the Taction Kannon Kickstarter campaign! These headphones are amazing and I really want them to become a reality so I get to own a pair myself! And I just noticed yesterday that they have a 15-day unconditional money-back guarantee! That’s so non-Kickstarter of them! But you won’t return them, because ...
    • Garage1217 Project Ember, Horizon, & Sunrise Review I have traversed significant audiophile ground over the past few years. My humble introduction to the world of high end audio were the Sennheiser HD555s. I’ve sojourned across the landscape ever since that time, buying and selling dozens of headphones, earphones, amplifiers, DACs, and other assorted audio accoutrements. In my journey, I have discovered a few ...
    • Taction Technology Kannon Kickstarter Call to arms, my basshead friends! The Taction Technology Kannons are now on Kickstarter! You can get them for ~$300 if you back them now! I put my money where my mouth is and ordered a pair. Taction Kannon Headphone Kickstarter What are they like? I did a preview! http://www.basshead.club/taction-kannon-prototype-review/