Hifiman EF400 Dac/Amp Review....

Hifiman is typically a brand that I find to make pretty solid stuff… At least when it comes to headphones. I haven’t had a ton of opportunities to try out their amps/dacs. So, when I saw the Ef400 R2R dac/amp combo, I was pretty interested. I’ve been really into R2R stuff lately, and I thought having a built in solid state amp would be very convenient. I’m sorry to say, that this one just misses the mark for me though.

Some of the things mentioned in the video (affiliate links):
Hifiman EF400: https://apos.audio/products/hifiman-ef400?sca_ref=1011240.yrV7ZdANGH
Cayin RU6: bit.ly/ayritru6
Lake People G103: Looks like you’d have to get one used, but I don’t really rec this one
Singxer SA1 is a great solid state option: bit.ly/ayritapossingxersa1

If you’d like to see some more dac/amp reviews, check out this playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN1Qn6zz1plTQy_-xSV5zsIck56XtS4Y0

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Look down below for links to all that gear and some other recommendations.

Of course, I always recommend you take a look at the used market, below are some sites that are great for that.

Head-Fi: https://www.head-fi.org/
HifiGuides: https://forum.hifiguides.com/
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AVexchange/
Hifi-shark: https://www.hifishark.com/
US AudioMart: https://www.usaudiomart.com/

Some of my favorite equipment for various niches (some links are affiliate):

Supre Budget IEM: Moondrop Quark: https://amzn.to/3Fmo63m
Super Budget Headphone: Koss kph40: https://koss.com/products/kph40-utility
Need these pads for the kph40 though: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002971087244.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.250c4c4dEHGLbT
Cheap Gaming Headphone: AD700X: https://amzn.to/3b4ACUS
Super Cheap Closed-Back Gaming: Recon 500: https://amzn.to/3numqem
Cheap All-Around Headphone: SHP9600: https://amzn.to/3b6aUiP

Recommended Solid State: Violectric V280 Final Edition: https://massdrop.7eer.net/4exdO1
Or Schiit Mjolnir Gen :1 (gotta look used)
Singxer SA1: bit.ly/ayritapossingxersa1
Tube Amp: Quicksilver Headphone Amp: http://quicksilveraudio.com/products/headphone-amplifier/
Quicksilver Headphone Amp: http://quicksilveraudio.com/products/headphone-amplifier/
Headphone #1: Drop + Sennheiser HD8xx: https://massdrop.7eer.net/yR60ZD
Headphone #2: ZMF Verite Open: https://shop.zmfheadphones.com/collections/stock-headphones/products/verite
Headphone #3: OG NIghthawks: (look used)
Closed Back: t60 Argons: https://www.modhouseaudio.com/t60-argons
Gaming Headphone: HE560v4: adorama.rfvk.net/6bnGoG
Budget Bluetooth Portable DAC/Amp: XCan: https://amzn.to/3vJG8WA
Higher End Bluetooth Portable: Gryphon: https://amzn.to/3R214lT
Wired Portable DAC/Amp: Cayin RU6: bit.ly/ayritru6
TWS: Sony XM4: https://amzn.to/3Glr7Py

Hart Audio Cables: https://hartaudiocables.com/
Worlds Best RCA Interconnects: https://amzn.to/3pB2Oa7
Worlds Best XLR Interconnects: https://amzn.to/3vEdwxO
4.4 to XLR Balanced Cable: https://amzn.to/3UxF83G
3.5 to RCA Cable: https://amzn.to/3S0x7CF

Recording Gear:
Panasonic G85: https://amzn.to/3AB3Cjr
Panasonic 14mm: https://amzn.to/3KG2gZ9
Maono XLR: https://amzn.to/3Tt2IOF
Behringer UM2: https://amzn.to/3CO65d2
iPhone 14 Pro (overhead):

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