HIFIMAN EF2C Review
The model in question is a hybrid amplifier for headphones (we will explain later why). This fact made the HIFIMAN EF2C extremely popular and a common choice for people who wanted a great sound quality, but they wanted a compact amplifier that is affordable as well. All of this suggests that the HIFIMAN EF2C is a wise choice and probably one of the best choices you can make.
We must mention the fact it looks completely original and professional at the same time. There is no a similar model and on the HIFIMAN EF2C test, we liked how it looks. Still, the best part of this model is the fact it is powerful and it can be used for all headphones.
The HIFIMAN EF2C features 6N1 power tubes and classic transistors. What you get is the ability to use it for most applications, and as we aforementioned, it features modern and classic features, this one for example.
Possibilities, when it comes to connecting this amplifier are limitless. You can use it for portable and audio players. It features the RCA out and one USB port. Thanks to these you can use it for devices up to 16 bits.
A 2x 320mw output is impressive. It is also one of the main reasons why this amplifier is so good. Add the fact it can be used for the extremely sensitive headphones, and you may get one of the best models out there. Note: This amplifier will work perfectly on headphones with a 150 Ohms sensitivity.
Don’t think that just because it is small, this amplifier isn’t powerful nor durable. It is possible to use it for 200 hours, without turning it off and all components will withstand this amount of pressure!
Sound quality is the main reason why you are looking for a product of this kind. It is also the main reason why you should buy this model. It produces a sound that is vintage, old, and special at the same time. You can actually feel the difference between the HIFIMAN EF2C and other products. This is the main advantage of the power tubes. They are still used in some amplifier, especially due to this advantage.
The low HIFIMAN EF2C Performance is the best one. It is well-balanced and the sound is powerful and direct. The situation is the same with the mid-frequencies. However, at the highest ones, there is the feel the sound may be in the ‘’background’’. A good thing is that unless you are a professional musician, you won’t be able to notice this.
All types of music files are supported and all of them will be improved thanks to the advanced classic components this model features. They are also the main reason why the music is rich in details and a real pleasure to listen to it.
Frequency response is on the satisfactory level, but we were impressed by the coherence. The HIFIMAN EF2C Amazon price isn’t the highest one, but the coherence is! This means that it is much better when it comes to this factor than other products have to offer.
What we liked:
- The design.
- Great sound on all frequencies.
- Power tubes.
- USB port.
- Can be used for all types of players.
- Can be used for all types of headphones.
- Value for money.
- You must get used to slow frequency response.
- Bolt on the front side.
Thanks to the design, this is the best choice you can make if you are looking for practical, simple to use and interesting amplifier that still offers high-level performances.