September 21, 2018, 12:02 pm
Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony has been pushing high-resolution audio more aggressively than almost any other manufacturer. Prior to Sony's introduction of the MDR-1000X, the company’s flagship wireless headphones. Bose was widely regarded as having the...
Audirect Beam

Audirect Beam Review

Having reviewed the Audirect’s Whistle earlier in the year, the company is not an unfamiliar name to the readers of Porta-Fi. Based in Shenzhen, China, the Chinese company has been engaging in...
Cozoy TAKT

Cozoy TAKT Review

Cozoy is a Hong Kong outfit which was founded in 2014 on the back of a simple vision - to strive for ultimate sonic reproduction and functionality and on that basis,...
FiiO Q1 Mark 2

FiiO Q1 Mark 2 Review

Apple’s closed-source iOS system, coupled with its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016 has made it challenging to play hi-res audio files on the iPhone. While...
ALO Audio SXC 8 Headphone Cable

ALO Audio SXC 8 Headphone Cable Review

In my review of the Campfire Audio Cascade Closed-back Headphones, I highlighted its ability to scale with better sources and cables, this was observed during the course of the review, where...
Campfire Audio Cascade

Campfire Audio Cascade Closed-back Headphones Review

The Campfire Audio Cascade closed-back headphones is the company's first attempt at closed-back headphones, a name that ensures a departure from the Cosmo naming theme which its has adopted for its line...
HIFIMAN SHANGRI-LA jr.

First Impressions: HIFIMAN SHANGRI-LA jr.

When it comes to headphone systems, the mention of SHANGRI-LA directs one to a USD 50k peak that is pretty much out of reach, an electrostatic statement piece for HIFIMAN. During CES...
Fender FXA9 Pro In-Ear Monitors

Fender FXA9 Pro In-Ear Monitors Review

Fender, a legendary brand that is synonymous with great guitars and gorgeous amplifiers has entered the earphones market in 2016 through the acquisition of Aurisonics, a Nashville-based boutique American manufacturer which specializes...
Audirect Whistle DAC/Amplifier

Audirect Whistle DAC/Amplifier Review

As shared in an earlier commentary, Evolution of the 3.5mm jack. It has been more than a year since Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would arrive sans the 3.5mm jack...
Effect Audio Ares II IEM Cable

Effect Audio Ares II IEM Cable Review

Being a cable aficionado, I am not one who would be satisfied with just using stock cables be it for IEMs or Headphones (unless of course, it is not detachable) and...