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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...
FiiO Q1 Mark 2

FiiO Q1 Mark 2 DAC/Amplifier 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...
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...
FiiO AM3D Amplifier Module

FiiO AM3D Amplifier Module Review

Introduced when FiiO first introduced the X7 in 2015, the company was one of the first to patent and implement an interchangeable expansion module on a digital audio player (DAP). Since...
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...

HeadAmp Gilmore Lite MK2 Headphone Amplifier Review

It has been 16 years since Justin Wilson, founder and CEO of HeadAmp Electronics, Inc. sold his first amplifier, the Gilmore V1. An amplifier that adapted Kevin Gilmore's "A Pure Class-A...
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...