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A headphone amplifier is a low-powered audio amplifier designed particularly to drive headphones worn on or in the ears.

Leptoni - Photo with Master Đình Thủy

Visit of Leptoni in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Leptoni is the plural form for Leptone in Italian. Leptone is an elementary particle that has a 1/2 spin and does not interact via the strong nuclear force. In the world of...
Audirect Beam

Audirect Beam DAC/Amplifier 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...
STAX SRS-3100 Electrostatic Earspeakers System

STAX SRS-3100 Electrostatic Earspeakers System Review

  The STAX SRS-3100 Electrostatic Earspeakers System is an entry-level electrostatic set up which comprises of the SR-L300 earspeakers and the SRM-252S driver unit. Unlike conventional headphones which operate mostly using dynamic...
SMSL IQ DAC/Amplifier

SMSL IQ DAC/Amplifier Review

Apple started the trend of removing the headphone jack in 2016 starting with the iPhone 7. Since then many Android device manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon, ditching the 3.5mm headphone...
Audinst HUD-DX1

Audinst HUD-DX1 DAC/Amplifier Review

The Audinst HUD-DX1 is a solid state headphone DAC and amplifier combo from Audinst, Korea. Audinst is a company established in 2009 with the goal of bringing PC-based audio components to...
FiiO Q5 DAC/Amplifier

FiiO Q5 DAC/Amplifier Review

Conceptualised in May 2015 as the company's flagship Portable DAC/Amplifier, the FiiO Q5 was originally named FiiO E19 to reflect its positioning over the FiiO E17. Eventually named FiiO Q5, the...
Huawei CM21 DAC Amplifier

Huawei CM21 DAC/Amplifier Review

Last month, in my Huawei Mate 20 X Smartphone review, it was mentioned that the smartphone supports audio playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz and that 32-bit/384kHz audio playback as well as...