Justin McBride

My name is Justin McBride and I’m a guy who enjoys writing, playing games and writing about playing games. Sound lame enough yet? Well, I have other interests as well such as hanging out with friends, watching TV, going to the movies from time to time, surfing the internet, listen to good music, drive at speeds I shouldn’t be driving at and so on. The problem is, that’s all stuff everyone likes to do, so why write about it? Oh wait, seems I just did. Oops.

NuForce NE-700X Review

Introduction NuForce has been a popular name among budget conscious audiophiles for their line of DACs and headphone amps for a long while now and has released a few decently popular low and midrange IEMs that performed well in the midrange market. Now, NuForce is taking its first shot at …

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Gran Turismo 5 First Impressions

I can’t believe I’m playing this. After nearly six years of development, Gran Turismo 5 is finally spinning inside my PS3. To be honest, the cynic in me never thought I’d see this day. With each passing year, it seemed like Gran Turismo 5 was less and less likely to …

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Fiio E9 Desktop Amplifier Review

Introduction Before I begin, I’d like to thank the folks at Fiio for providing me with an E9 review sample. Fiio has been in the business of making headphone amplifiers for a few years now and they have gathered quite a following in the audiophile community for the value their …

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Fiio E9 Unboxing

Recently, I received a review sample of the Fiio E9 desktop headphone amplifier and, since I haven’t done one of these in a while, decided to record a short unboxing video. Listening impressions and a full review are coming soon so in the meantime, enjoy this video!

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Bravo Audio V2 Hybrid Tube Amplifier Review

Introduction Tube amplifiers have long been a fixture of high end audio setups. Many audiophiles prefer them over “solid state” amplifiers for their distinct “tube like” sound. However, in keeping with their hi-fi reputation, tube amplifiers are typically very expensive. Enter the Bravo Audio V2, an improved version of the …

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