Easily among the best players under $500.
Author Pinky Powers
Pinky is an artsy twat. Illustration, graphic design, writing. Yet music escapes him, and always has. He builds his own cables, and likes to explore the craftsmanship of others. He's a stabby one, also. At the first hint of annoyance, out comes the blade. I say he's compensating for something... in a big bad way. If we all try really hard as a collective, maybe we can have him put down.
This alloy achieves something truly special.
In the realm of warmth, depth, and musicality, Quatre shines like a star.
The Cayin N8 sits at the summit of all Pinky has heard, burning with newness and good.
A top pick for smooth and airy, effortless and natural audio.
Amazing clarity, exquisite detail and resolution, and and a great big soundstage. The IT04 is a strong performer.
A nice, entry-level balanced cable for your favorite Meze headphones
A big cable with big sound.
The rare creation that suites its purpose to a T.