Digital Audio Players

Shanling M8 Review

For over 30 years, Shanling have continually pushed the boundaries of innovation with a series of global patented technologies in the portable audio space. While not as well-known their fellow adversary FiiO, their products have quietly impressed with many satisfied customers worldwide. Up until now, they have been solely targeting the mid-tier digital audio player…

Cayin N3Pro Review

Tube technology has always been held in high regard within audiophile circles. The ability to impart ‘audibly pleasant’ even-order harmonic distortion often represents a sought-after trait employed in many audio set-ups. Up until now, tubes have limited applications in the portable audio scene but more and more companies are looking to change this. Cayin, a…

FiiO M15 Review

With 13 years of experience behind them, FiiO have represented an unstoppable force in the personal audio scene. They have always constituted the epitome of what an audio brand should be; humble, fairly priced and willing to listen and improve upon consumer feedback. With that said, the Chinese audio brand set themselves a challenge –…

Fiio M3 Pro Review

The M3 series of DAPs by FiiO have always held a special amount of reverence for their super-portability, compactness and affable sound. The first released model was the original M3 launched in 2016, followed by the M3K in 2018 and more recently, the M3 Pro in 2020. Each time, Fiio have awarded each model with…

Shanling M6 Review

Founded in 1988, Shanling are a Chinese audio brand which have a firm interest in digital audio players (DAPs). With the release of their M3 DAP which debuted in 2014, they have garnered significant interest. Coupled with their emphasis on incorporating patented technologies, Shanling have produced great all-rounders within the portable music player industry. Their…

Cayin N8 Review

Cayin are a well-respected brand with a loyal following since their venture into personal audio seven years ago. Their philosophy has always centred around sound technicalities followed by consolidation with creative flair and innovation. The Cayin N8 is their latest flagship digital audio player (DAP) representing years of research & development into a top-of-the-line product.…

Lotoo PAW 6000 Digital Audio Player Review

Lotoo have always remained elusive in the circles of high-end audiophilia. Without much of a push for advertising and marketing in international waters, their products have still garnered acclaim from enthusiasts worldwide. Shortly after their release of their flagship DAP: the Lotoo PAW Gold Touch – which retails for a staggering $3199, Lotoo have decided…

Fiio M11 Pro Digital Audio Player Review

Having released a multitude of digital audio players for entry, mid and now hi-fi consumers, Fiio are a company dedicated in maximising value for money propositions with a strive for continual improvement. Their latest breed of players include the Fiio M11 Pro digital audio player which improves upon the M11 Pro with an all new…

Fiio X7ii Digital Audio Player Review

From entry-level offerings to recent mid and hi-fi propositions, Fiio have extended their reach to all budgets within the audio-fi terrain. Coupled with this, their vision of continuous improvement and attention to customer feedback has culminated in the second generation of the already well-received and successful Fiio X7 digital audio player. The new Fiio X7…

Fiio X5 3rd Generation Digital Audio Player Review

Fiio have been well-regarded as an audio company for their budget to mid-priced offerings. The original Fiio X5 DAP captivated audiences worldwide but with a keen attention to detail and reception for critical feedback, Fiio have consequently released generational devices which have improved upon and refined their original vision.  Enter, the Fiio X5 3rd Generation…

Questyle QP1R Digital Audio Player Review

With a wealth of global patented technology, Questyle Audio are a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of high quality audio products for use in the home and portable settings. The company, which has subsidiaries in China and the US, have dedicated large proportions of their research & development in perfecting high-end audio reproduction.…

Fiio M3 Digital Audio Player Review

Fiio have recently accrued a lot of attention in the audio community with the release of their recent flagship DAP, the Fiio X7. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Fiio M3 was soon to follow with a simple and elegant philosophy. The M3 utilises a very small footprint and like the K1 was…

iBasso DX90 Digital Audio Player Review

Hot on the heels of their prior release the DX50, iBasso have released the DX90 – a much more coveted version of their popular digital audio players. With the added factor of convenience and an extremely high quality sound, these players should be part of any budding audiophile’s collection. The question is which one. Far…