Hifi Reviews - Headphone Amps

Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

AV Forums has reviewed Oppo's Oppo HA-2 SE
O ppo's new Oppo HA-2 SE, a special edition version of the Oppo HA-2 portable DAC and headphone amp, is reviewed by AV Forums The Oppo HA-2 SE's review price was £290. Overall the Oppo HA-2 SE has earned 9 out of 10 from AV Forums.



Review - iFi Audio Pro iCAN

iFi Audio Pro iCAN

Review - iFi Audio Pro iCAN - USB DAC And Headphone Amp By Samma3a
T he iFi Pro iCAN which is a headphone amp, USB DAC and analogue preamp (plus a lot more features !) is the subject of this review. The Pro iCAN is the first model in iFi's top of the range Pro series and retails at £1,495.00. 5 stars for the iFi Audio Pro iCAN then, although the reviewer would like to give it 7 !



Review - Peachtree Audio Shift

Peachtree Audio Shift

Review - Peachtree Audio Shift - Portable DAC Headphone Amp By WiFi HiFi
T he Peachtree Audio Shift (£299) which is a portable USB DAC and headphone amp is reviewed by WiFi HiFi. The review uses the Shift together with an iPhone 6 Plus and MacBook Air as sources, and listened to via the NAD Viso HP50 over ear headphones. A favourable review too for the Shift with a conclusion of:-



Review - NuForce HA-200

NuForce HA-200

Review - NuForce HA-200 Monoblock Headphone Amplifiers By Enjoy The Music
T he NuForce HA-200 - Headphone amp is reviewed by Enjoy the Music. Favourably to as they award the NuForce HA-200 a sonic Satori award and it their moment of blissful complete insight conclude :-



Review - Audeze - Dekard Headphone Amp

Audeze - Dekard Headphone Amp

Review - Audeze Dekard Headphone Amp By Audiostream
A udio stream review the Audeze Dekard headphone amp and DAC (yours for £600) (if the name rings a bell, the name is taken from Harrison Ford's character in Blade Runner). Audiostream (unlike replicants) enjoy Dekard surmising :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By What Hi-Fi
A new review of the HA-2, a portable USB DAC and headphone amp, from Oppo by What Hi-Fi. The HA-2's price at the time of the review was £250. The HA-2 gets 5 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - Auralic Taurus

Auralic Taurus

Video Review - Auralic Taurus Mk II - Headphone Amp - By HiFi Guy
T he Auralic Tautus Mk II Headphone Amp is the subject of a 7 minute video review. No unboxing this time as the video starts with the Taurus unboxed, plugged in and switched on (red lights glowing).



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Review - Oppo HA-1 - Headphone Amp and USB DAC By Gavins Gadgets
T he £1,199 Oppo HA-1 - a headphone Amp and USB DAC is reviewed by Gavins Gadgets. The reviewer uses the Oppo PM-2 headphones £699 with the HA-1 and the Oppo balanced headphone cable £149 . The HA-1 goes down very well with a rave conclusion of :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo PM-3 Headphones And HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By Headphone Guru
A review of the new Oppo PM-3 Headphones paired with their matching portable headphone amp the HA-2 from Headphone Guru. In awarding the Oppo HA-2 and PM-3 a "Highly Recommended" award, the reviewer concludes :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By Hi-Fi News
H i-Fi News review the £259 Oppo HA-2 a portable USB DAC and Headphone Amp under their Budget Esoterica section ( where they're looking for bargains ! ). The HA-2 picks up an Editor’s Choice award and 83 % for sound quality. Hi-Fi News concludes on the Oppo HA-2 :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By LetsTalkTech
A review of the £259 Oppo HA-2 which is a USB DAC, a Headphone Amp and also capable of charging your mobile phone. Mobile is the idea behind the Oppo HA-2 as it is about the same size as a smartphone and can be strapped to a smartphone to make one mobile package. LetsTalkTech are impressed praising the sound quality from the HA-2. They do point out that you'll need good headphones to get the best from the HA-2 but that could be seen as a positive ! They conclude on the Oppo HA-2 :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By AVForums
O ppo's new Headphone Amps the HA-2 is out and AV Forums has given their verdict. The HA-2's review price was £260.00. The venerable Headphone Amps reviewer AV Forums has given the HA-2 the nearly perfect score of 9 out of 10.



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By That HiFi Guy
A review of the portable and smartphone sized £259 Oppo HA-2 USB DAC and Headphone Amp by That HiFi Guy. The reviewer uses the Oppo HA-2 in portable mode with an iPhone and AKG K550. He then goes onto use the Oppo HA-2 in a conventional HiFi system with a Rotel RA-1570 integrated amp driving KEF R900 speakers. The favourable conclusion on the Oppo HA-2 is :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By Digitallife
T he review of the Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp starts from the premise that you can get great HiFi from just a smartphone and a stock set of in-ear headphones and ends with blown away by clean music when the Oppo HA-2 is put into the chain. A typical comment is :-



Review - Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Oppo HA-2 - Headphone amp

Review - Oppo HA-2 USB DAC Headphone Amp By Headphonics
T he £259 Oppo HA-2 Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amp is put under the reviewers spotlight by Headphonics. Headphonics award the HA-2 a respectable 8 out of 10 noting :-



Review - Musical Fidelity MX-HPA - Headphone Amp

Musical Fidelity MX-HPA - Headphone Amp

Review - Musical Fidelity MX-HPA Headphone Amp By Hi-Fi News
T he £599 Musical Fidelity or MF MX-HPA a balanced headphone amp is reviewed by Hi-Fi News. Hi-Fi News are impressed awarding the MX-HPA 83 % for sound quality and conclude



Review - M2Tech Marley Headphone amp

M2Tech Marley Headphone amp

Review - M2Tech Marley Headphone Amp By Soundstage
M 2Tech's Marley a £1,050 headphone amp which can drive two pairs of headphones and act as a limited input analogue preamp (no digital inputs) is reviewed by Soundstage. In the review they use the Oppo HA-1 as a comparison headphone amp (the Oppo HA-1 does come with digital inputs and an internal DAC) - They sum up the M2Tech Marley headphone amp with :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Review - Oppo HA-1 - Headphone Amp and USB DAC By What Hi-Fi
T he Oppo HA-1 headphone amp, USB DAC and even digital preamp is reviewed by What Hi-Fi. Overall the HA-1 has earned 4 stars from What Hi-Fi.



Review - BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amp

BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amp

Review - Beyerdynamic A2 Headphone Amp by Headfonia
T he circa £1,300 Beyerdynamic A2 headphone amp is reviewed by Headfonia. The Beyerdynamic A2 is slightly unusual design in this day and age being a pure headphone amp and as such has no digital inputs, just analogue in and analogue out. Headfonia review the Beyerdynamic A2 Headphone amp and conclude :-



Review - Rega Ear Mk II - Headphone Amp

Rega Ear Mk II - Headphone Amp

Review of the Rega Ear Mk II Headphone Amp by Audio Appraisal
A review of the £198 Rega Ear Mk II Headphone Amp by Audio Appraisal. Audio Appraisal do have some issues with the Rega Mk II in terms of signal to noise ratio and also brightness and conclude :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Review of the Oppo HA-1 Headphone amp and Oppo PM-1 Headphones by PFO
A review of Oppo Digitals HA-1 Headphone amp coupled with their premier PM-1 Headphones by PFO. The reviewer admits to being a long term Oppo fan and even finds ways to improve the Oppo HA-1 / PM-1 Combination by substituting different interconnect and headphone cables, concluding :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

The Best of 2014 by Hometheater HiFi
I ts once again that time of year again and Hometheater HiFi list their best in category products of 2014. Look out for :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Review of the Oppo HA-1 - Headphone amp and USB DAC by Tone Audio
A very favorable review from US Reviewer , Tone Audio of the £1,100 Oppo HA-1 Headphone amp. The review starts with the Oppo HA-1 not in use as a headphone amp, but as the DAC / pre-amp part of a full two channel stereo system. In this system its accompanied by a much more costly power amp and pair of speakers. Even as the “weak link” in this chain the reviewer states :-



Review - Quad PA-One Headphone amp

Quad PA-One Headphone amp

Review of the Quad PA-One Headphone amp USB DAC by EnjoytheMusic
T he Quad PA-One. a valve amplified Headphone amp and USB DAC, was first seen at the Munich High End Show 2014. The Quad PA-One looks decidedly retro and sees Quad revisit their 70 years of valve amp experience but in combination with ultra-modern USB DAC technology. The Quad PA-One has now been reviewed by US reviewer EnjoyTheMusic. They quote the price in pounds though at £1,299 and conclude :-



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini 2000 Headphone dock by HiFi+
H iFi+ a UK based HiFi reviewer appraise the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock. Their conclusion ( fair praise ) is :-



Review - McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

Review of the McIntosh MHA 100 Headphone amp by ToneAudio
T oneAudio, an on-line reviewer based in the U.S. , review the £4,995 McIntosh MHA 100 Headphone amp and conclude about the McIntosh MHA 100 ( which is also a 50 watts per channel integrated amp and a USB DAC) :-



Review - McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

Review of the McIntosh MHA 100 Headphone amp by the ProAudioWebBlog
M cIntosh are quite conservative in their description of the McIntosh MHA 100 as a headphone amp as it's also a USB DAC and 50 watts per channel integrated amp to boot. The ProAudioWebBlog review the £4,995 McIntosh MHA 100 and award it 5 stars concluding :-



Review - BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amp

BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amp

Video Review of the Beyerdynamic A2 - Headphone amp by HiFiGuy
A very favourable review of the Euros 1490 Beyerdynamic A2 - Headphone amp by HiFiGuy.



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000 by TAS
A very favourable review of the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000, from across the pond, by TAS. Their conclusion is :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Review of the Oppo HA-1 - USB DAC and Headphone amp by Cnet
A n "It's a slam dunk" rating in the review of the £1,099 Oppo HA-1 - USB DAC and Headphone amp by Cnet. The review also involves a comparison with a Burson HA 160 headphone amp. They conclude :-



Review - McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

Review of the McIntosh MHA 100 - USB DAC integrated and headphone amp by Cnet
A very favourable review of the £4,9995 McIntosh MHA100 - USB DAC integrated and headphone amp by CNet. Their conclusion is :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Review of the Oppo HA-1 - USB DAC and Headphone amp by Andrew Everard
A very favourable review of the £1099 Oppo HA-1 USB DAC and Headphone amp by Andrew Everard. His review involves mostly paring the Oppo HA-1 USB DAC and Headphone amp with the Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic headphones. He concludes :-



Review - Auralic Taurus

Auralic Taurus

Review of the Auralic Taurus Mk II headphone amp by Home Theater
A very favourable review of the £ 1,5900 Auralic Taurus Mk II headphone amp, from across the pond, by Home Theater. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of first listening to the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000 by HiFi Plus
A favourable first listen review of the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000, by HiFi+. They conclude :-



Review - NuForce HA-200

NuForce HA-200

Review of the NuForce HA-200 - Headphone amp by Inner Fidelity
A favourable review and a “stuff we like” award of the NuForce HA-200 - Headphone amp, from across the pond, by Inner Fidelity. They conclude :-



Review - McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

McIntosh MHA100 Headphone Amplifier

Review of the McIntosh MHA 100 - USB DAC integrated and headphone amp by Audio360
A favourable review of the £4,995 McIntosh MHA 100 - USB DAC integrated and headphone amp, from across the pond, by Audio360. They conclude :-



Review - Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Auralic Gemini Headphone docks

Review of the Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000 by ToneAudio
A favourable review of the £1,890 Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock 2000, from across the pond, by ToneAudio. They conclude :-



Review - ifi Nano iCan

ifi Nano iCan

Review of the iFi Audio Nano iCAN - Headphone amp by HiFi Plus
A favourable review of the £149 iFi Audio Nano iCAN - Headphone amp by HiFi+. Their review primarily involves using the iFi Audio Nano iCan to bolster the performance of the iFi Audio Nano iDSD. They conclude :-



Review - Oppo HA-1

Oppo HA-1

Revew of the Oppo HA-1 Headphone amp by Hi-Fi News
A n Outstanding product award and an 86 % score for sound quality in the review of the £1099 Oppo HA-1 Headphone amp by HiFi News. They conclude :-



Review - BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amp

BeyerDynamic A2 Headphone Amp

Review of the Beyerdynamic A2 - Headphone amp by ProAudioWebBlog
A 4 / 5 review of the US RRP: $1699.00 | UK circa £1300 Beyerdynamic A2 - Headphone amp by ProAudioWebBlog. They conclude :-



Review - iFi Audio iCAN Headphone amp

iFi Audio iCAN Headphone amp

Video review of the iFi Audio Micro iCan - Headphone amp - by Arly
A Video review of the £225 iFi Audio Micro iCan - Headphone amp - by Arly. He concludes




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