Not my first time with a Shanling product in my hands, yet this is no doubt the most eye-captivating one at the very least. An M0 Pro has been sent to me for review by the manufacturer. You can find specs and full official description here. It currently retails for €155 including shipping from China…
Following Jürgen’s recent review of Tempotec V6, the Dongguan-based manufacturer sent me a sample unit of their TOTL DAP to obtain a second opinion / review. I thank them for that. As per our standard in such cases I’ll keep my piece a bit less descriptive as most of the general product information is already…
Experimenting with Sony NW-A55 & MrWalkman’s DMP-A50 vs DMP-A50R firmware
Introduction A benefactor under the codename of MrWalkman has developed and maintains a set of alternative firmware packages which can be installed on a number of Sony Walkman series DAPs – NW-A35/45/55, ZX300/A, WM1A/Z – which main benefit is the application of Sony’s flagship DMP-Z1 sound signature to all those models. https://www.mrwalkman.ml/ In addition to…
Questyle QP1R – welcome in!
The Questyle QP1R is one of those very few products that go beyond the expectation built around them – which is double as significant if I consider I was spoken quite highly of it before acquiring it. This article is about my practical experience with it, and why it will very likely stay as a…
Quick impressions: Lotoo PAW 5000 MK-II
I got the opportunity to play with a privately owned Lotoo PAW 5000 MK-II loaner unit for a few days now, and here are my quick, superficial impressions on its performances. Sound Balanced Ended port is I would say “reasonably clean“. Difficult of course to give an worded description of what I exactly mean. I’ll…
I do like my Hiby R5, and a lot so. It does have a few shortcomings – what is perfect after all – but it’s definitely a solid part of my gear since I got it and familiarised with it enough. I’ll share my practical experience with you from my personal usage point of view,…
DOSMIX TPR22 (et al.) – part 2: the butler did it
What’s the scoop with TPR22 being able to power E5000 easily?
Fiio X3 mk-III: a retrospective
A quick run-through of the pros and cons of an elderly Fiio model
Tempotec V1 experience updates
Small and less small lessons learnt while using it daily
Tempotec v1 : I love this little kid
To me, the right device to implement the ultimate “unbundled” mobile suite.