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New Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus Teardown

New Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus Teardown

Hi everyone, Today, I decided to do a Teardown of the new Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus unit I received to compare the internal components to my previous Tempotec/Hidizs DAC. The unit is identical from the outside, so I did the same teardown process I did before for this new unit. The best way to open it is to use a sharp object to very careful try to detach the glass. To my surprise, this new unit wasn’t glued entirely. It…

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The Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus

The Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I received the Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus: This is a DAC and AMP all in one device. It has Dual ES9018K2M, Dual ES9601K amplifiers, as well as a Balanced 2.5mm headphone jack as well as the regular 3.5mm jack. The device is very similar to the Hidizs DH1000. In fact, it is a rebranded Tempotec product. Today, I’ll take a look at a newer Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus revision. The Tempotec unit I received should have some…

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Opus GUI v1.9 released

Opus GUI v1.9 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.9: This new release allows you to click on the opusenc and ffmpeg version labels to copy the text to your clipboard. This allows you to create folders by pasting the version string from the clipboard to better organize your content if you want to maintain the encodes organized by encoder version. This could be also useful if you want to store the files in folders named with the encoder version to…

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The Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable

The Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable

Hi everyone, Today, I received the Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable. This is a cable (or dongle) that allows you to connect your 3.5mm headphones to your devices that have a USB-C connector, or to a USB-A connector by using a USB-C to USB-A adapter. It features a sample rate of up to 24-bit and 192khz, but you’ll need to update the firmware to be able to use it. We’ll see more about the firmware update process…

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Opus GUI v1.8 released

Opus GUI v1.8 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.8: This is an improvement release. It is now able to detect whenever opusenc and FFmpeg exists in your PC. It will also now show the FFmpeg version if it exists. Also since I didn’t made a post regarding v1.7, here are the details of the past version: You can now encode individual files by browsing for it or dragging and dropping it. The output should be a folder If there is…

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Hidizs DH1000

Hidizs DH1000

The Hidizs DH1000 is a DAC/Amp that uses a balanced circuit, featuring Dual ESS ES9018K2M and Dual ESS amps, it provides balanced audio as each DAC decodes each channel. You also benefit from the Balanced 2.5mm audio jack to get the best, balanced audio quality, or you can use your current 3.5mm headphones or cables with it. The Hidizs DH1000 supports a sample rate of up to 24-bit/192khz. The Good: Awesome, balanced sound. Excellent channel separation. Extended trebles. Compatible with…

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Unboxing and testing the Yinyoo 2.5mm Balanced to 2-pin IEM In-Ear Monitor cable

Unboxing and testing the Yinyoo 2.5mm Balanced to 2-pin IEM In-Ear Monitor cable

Hi everyone, Today, I’m sharing my Unboxing video of the Yinyoo 2.5mm Balanced to 2-pin IEM In-Ear Monitor cable. This is a 2.5mm balanced to 2-pin 0.78mm cable that is compatible with IEM’s like the KZ ZS7 which I have. In this video, I’ll also be testing the cable with my HiBy R3: Do you have this cable or another one? What do you think of it? Let me know your cable recommendations below.

Unboxing the KZ ZS7 IEM

Unboxing the KZ ZS7 IEM

Hi everyone, Today, I’m sharing my Unboxing video of the KZ ZS7 IEM. These have become my new favorite IEM to use to listen to music. They have a really good sound reproduction. Watch the video below: Do you have these IEMs? What do you think?

The KZ ZS7 first impressions

The KZ ZS7 first impressions

Hi everyone, Today, I’m sharing my first impressions of the new KZ ZS7 IEM:               View this post on Instagram                                         A post shared by Moises Cardona (@moisesmcardona) on Jan 18, 2019 at 2:49pm PST I just received these today and I’m enjoying the balanced sound it provides. It’s not too warm, but it’s also…

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