• Focal Clear Review

    December 31, 2017 Luckbad 0

    The Focal Clear headphones are a new $1500 open back offering designed and developed in France. They look absolutely stunning! I had an opportunity to take these home and demo them for several days. Rather than a compiled retrospective review, I decided to present stream of consciousness impressions. This will reveal the journey I took […]

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  • Brainwavz HM2, BLU-200, and B200

    June 11, 2017 Luckbad 0

    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 […]

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  • Holo Audio – Spring DAC – Level 3 – “Kitsune Tuned Edition”

    November 13, 2016 Luckbad 0

    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, […]

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  • MHDT Labs Pagoda, Stockholm, Atlantis, Canary, and Orchid

    August 21, 2016 Luckbad 7

    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the privilege of owning several and having extended sessions with others, and I decided to put together a previously-unpublished comparison of the […]

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  • AudioQuest Nighthawk Review

    August 14, 2016 Luckbad 0

    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 […]

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  • S/PDIF Battle: Mutec, Singxer, Lynx, Rednet, Eitr, Et Al.

    August 4, 2016 Luckbad 14

    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 […]

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  • Garage1217 Project Ember, Horizon, & Sunrise Review

    March 19, 2016 Luckbad 3

    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 […]

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  • MHDT Labs Pagoda Review

    February 28, 2016 Luckbad 3

    Welcome back guest reviewer @s1rrah! His reviews of the outstanding MHDT Labs R-2R NOS Tube DACs are excellent and thorough. Enjoy this comprehensive review of the venerated MHDT Labs Pagoda. MHDT Labs Pagoda: A Review and Comparison Intro ——————————————————————————————————— I’ve used MHDT Laboratories DACs for quite some time. Having spent a great amount of time exploring […]

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  • MHDT Labs Stockholm v2 Review

    February 21, 2016 Luckbad 0

    Welcome guest reviewer @s1rrah! His reviews of the outstanding MHDT Labs R-2R NOS Tube DACs are excellent and thorough. Enjoy this comprehensive review of the venerated MHDT Labs Stockholm 2. MHDT Labs Stockholm v2 : A Review Before I even get in to this … let me just say that I’ve already done a review of […]

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  • Linum BaX IEM Cable Review

    January 18, 2016 Luckbad 0

    Aftermarket cables for IEMs and headphones have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Most seem to be either poor quality or extremely expensive. I got my hands on a Linum BaX cable with MMCX connectors. It’s reasonably priced and well-regarded, so I had to try the cable out for myself. First, let’s take a quick […]

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