The Audiophiliac spends some quality time with FiiO's little X3, an awesome 192kHz/24-bit music player/headphone amplifier; it also sounds sweet with MP3s.
Fiio's micro-size USB digital-to-analog converter/amplifiers will get the very best sound out of your headphones.
Neil Young's Pono has proved there is a market for high-resolution audio players. So why are people rushing to buy one when there are alternatives already available?
We've heard about Pono for years, and now the promised 2014 launch has been postponed.
These are the best-sounding, budget-priced, made-in-the-USA headphone amplifiers the Audiophiliac has ever tested.
The Audiophiliac listens to two outrageously fine Firestone products: the $199 Fireye DA USB headphone amp and the $39 Fireye Mini portable headphone amp.
Don't let the weird name throw you, the Noontec Zoro may be the clearest, most accurate on-ear headphone you can buy for the money.
The Audiophiliac checks out the Bowers & Wilkins P3 & P5, and the V-Moda M-80 Crossfade headphones.
The Arcam rPac offers PC and Mac users an affordable upgrade to their onboard sound, complete with a dedicated headphone amplifier.