Head pie Holidays and end of year Audio Gears Buyers Guide



Another fabulous year of audio gear has passed by, and yet again across the board improvements in build, sound quality and performance continue unabated.

Whether its at the TOTL high end, pricey or budget and reasonable we have the right recommendation for you.

Whether it be the snazziest multi driver BAs, or If its DD you are into or even a hybrid.
Head pie gives you the low down.


Daps, dacs and cables have rained down upon the heads of the fortunate budding and seasoned audiophiles in this or Lords year of 2017AD.

So many choices for the budget minded, and also for those with gold plated wallets.

Which to choose? Rest assured the Head pie Bias guide will guide your skeptical buyers hand towards the correct decision.

Headphones, earphones and earbuds galore! We cover them all in this years Head pie Holiday and end of year audio buyers guide.


And here we have it, without further adieu...the best of the best of the best of the best of .......2017!




.....2018 budget be like?......

Daps - virtually anything by a well known company thats been splattered all across Facebook in 2017. Choose your budget - If money is lacking offer oneself up for paid experiments at the local university, then make sure the dap has all the functions you need, and doesn't have any functions you may not use. Make sure If has enough driving power under the hood. Read as many reviews and impressions as you can find until your eyeballs melt.
Also pretty and smexy is a plus.

Dacs, dac/amps - Choose a price, then whether or not you want an internal battery. Check the various functions it has to offer. Once again, read the reviews, see If any have a particular signature. Also check how well they adapt to iOS and Android updates. Shop around, have some fun.

Multi driver IEMs/BAs earphone thingys - decide on a budget, sell a kidney, choose from one of the reliable companies then choose a sonic preference xXX, XxX, XXx, XXX, Xxx, xxX. Preferably match it with a dap with a low output impedance. Splash down some cash.

Hybrid - Mostly for fans of an energetic V sound. Jump, jump...party til you drop within your budget.

Earphones - DD. Fairly reliable across the board and less likely to disappoint. Explore budget, build and sound.

Headphones- yes.

Cables - Whether a believer or a science freak, aftermarket cables give most audiophiles a woody. Most well known brands are...well known. Budget, choose copper, silver or unobtanium for best results...or a mix of the three. Audio cable jewelry pron.

Earbuds - budget, choose your poison,
read some reviews, click purchase.
Enjoy.

Tips - Probably the dark horse within this conversation, but don't underestimate the power of a good tip, just the tip. The sonics of an earphone can be greatly changed, for the better or worse. May the power of tips be with you, ...always.



‘And now for something completely different..’

...But seriously folks...

Most of all first decide your budget, then wait and save a little more.

Read reviews, contrasting reviews from different reviewers you love and love to hate. Gather as much information as you can about the audio gear you are shopping for.

Take your time.

Sometimes companies or vendors have sales, either for A stock, or B stock items with a slight blemish.
Shop around.
Even the used market can yield some bargains, but of course its always good to try before you buy where possible, both used and new items.

Some say start with a decent pair of earphones or headphones and work your way up from there to a decent dap, others recommend the opposite way.

There are so many options on the market now and it can be confusing. Take your time, gather a decent budget so you will be making one good purchase, instead of several regrettable purchases.

There are many great devices at reasonable prices especially in the earphone and dap market now days. In the sub $200 market the sonic quality has improved to what the $500 market was five years ago. one can gather a quite decent complete rig without breaking the bank.

Its a good time to be enjoying audio gear for all wallet sizes.

and have a 



If you want to see what products Head pie awarded awards to to in 2017:



Kind regards, expatinjapan.























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Head pie Bias Guide. TM. 2017  #headpiesucks


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