Testing Ground

Philips Fidelio M2L: Qobuzissime for these Hi-Fi headphones with Lightning connection!

Qobuz Testing Ground On December 1, 2017
A good pair of headphones with a portable DAC linked to your smartphone changes your music, but it can sometimes be a bit cumbersome. The solution, if you have an Apple phone, is an active pair of headphones equipped with a Lightning connector. And if you’re looking for great sound without having to pay too much, the Philips Fidelio M2L headphones are a prime candidate. It’s by no accident that we awarded them with a Qobuzissime!

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Yet another newcomer to the world of Qobuz streaming with the D-Stream WR100-D, and some of you probably already have some questions. It is indeed...

FiiO Q1 Mark II: Qobuzissime for this DAC with headphone amplifier which sounds really great! November 3, 2017

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Sangean DDR-66BT: a multisource Internet radio with streamer that includes Qobuz in CD quality! October 31, 2017

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Apogee Groove: a DAC with headphone amplifier coming from the professional world! October 27, 2017

The Apogee Groove is actually a portable digital-to-analog converter with headphone amplifier which was designed by a brand mostly selling digital...

The mconnect control HD application with Qobuz in Hi-Res October 16, 2017

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Ayre QX-5 Twenty: A Qobuzism for this network player with exceptional sound performances and the mconnect control application integrating Qobuz in Hi-Res! October 9, 2017

With this network player from the brand Ayre, we tackle a really high-end device, priced accordingly, but whose manufacturing and performances are...

Arcam Solo Music: A Qobuzism for this all-in-one system integrating Qobuz in Hi-Res and delivering a beautiful sound! October 4, 2017

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Aune S6: a serious DAC with symmetrical preamplifier and headphone amplifier offering some very good sound results! September 29, 2017

This AUNE S6 DAC, posh and sturdy looking, is able to decode each and every digital audio format that exists right now. Moreover, it possesses...

Audio-gd NFB-28: a DAC with preamplifier and headphone amplifier displaying a thousand sound faces! September 22, 2017

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Triangle Elara LN05A: Qobuz exclusiveness and a Qobuzism for this smart active speaker with very pleasing sound performances! September 22, 2017

The ultimate element of a sound reproduction system, the speaker, after having integrated its amplification, has sometimes been equipped, for a...

Shanling Up: a small and very elegant portable DAC certified MFI with a beautiful sound September 16, 2017

The digital-to-analog converters that can function with computers but also with smartphones and tablets running on iOS and Android are pretty...

FX-Audio BL-Muse-02: a DAC with an aptX Bluetooth connection awarded with a Qobuzism! September 15, 2017

These are not the most common devices, but digital-to-analog converters equipped with an aptX Bluetooth connection hold their own in terms of...

S.M.S.L AD18: Qobuzism for this digital amplifier with DAC! September 8, 2017

The small digital amplifiers have established themselves in the world of Hi-Fi, thanks to the quality of their sound restitution combined with...

Armature Oberon: a very chic and electronically elaborate DAC with amplifier September 4, 2017

Armature Audio is no other than the new brand that the distributor Audiophonics chose to market several devices selected among the high-end...

Klipsch Gate: a streamer with great sound performance that includes the DTS Play-Fi® application with Qobuz in Hi-Res! September 1, 2017

Audio streaming is gaining ground, and more and more manufacturers are getting into the market. And thus, this is the famous DTS brand, well-known...

xDuoo TA-02: a headphone tube amplifier with generous power and a warm sound! August 28, 2017

Just as their counterparts are in charge of powering speakers, headphone amplifiers explore different existing technologies and types of power...

Yamaha WXA-50: a compact amplifier with an added network player compatible with the MusicCast app that includes Qobuz in Hi-Res! August 24, 2017

The Yamaha WXA-50 amplifier with an added network player is not only a modern device that allows you access to your digital music stored on your...

Pioneer NC-50DAB: an all-in-one system with an integrated network player that’s full of pizazz! August 21, 2017

Most all-in-one Hi-Fi systems have traded the CD player that was once part of their equipment for an integrated digital-to-analog converter, and,...

Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 Analogue: select your source and control the volume of your active speakers from the tip of your fingers! June 20, 2017

With the Pre Box DS2 Analogue, Pro-Ject brings the preamplifier out of the high end Hi-Fi section and offers a device full of seriousness,...