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Review Hegel H95 integrated amplifier – with music samples

5

Pros

  • Powerful sound
  • Lots of control
  • Sound is bit 'warm'
  • Versatile (all-in-one)

Cons

  • Sound is bit 'warm'
  • No Roon support
  • ... or own app
  • No balanced input(s)

Price: € 1695

Build quality
Usability
Sound
Price
Hegel H95

The set-up

Contents

We test the Hegel H95 on our reference speakers: the Focal Sopra No1. Unfortunately we haven’t had enough time to change during this review. Holidays, hustle and bustle and the relatively short review period were in the way this time. Anyway, we got a good idea and were able to make samples.

We have the Hegel H95 both digital and analog connected. At the analog input, the signal first goes through the Metrum Acoustics Ambre and Metrum Acoustics Pavane. Digitally we use the Coax output from the Metrum Acoustics Ambre. Of course we also streamed via Ethernet to the Hegel. This goes via both UPnP and ROON (Airplay).

Whether Hegel will add Roon-compatibility to the H95, we don’t dare to say. Also for the H390 and H590 it is not there yet. We hope they manage to add it. That would help the company and the users anyway.

Amplifier type
Integrated
Bridgemode
No
Amplifier inputs
  • Analog RCA
Amplifier outputs
  • Analog RCA
Build in dac
Yes

Winkels met Arcam

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Jozef Verbovenlei 54
2100 Deurne, BE
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
Paalstraat 128
2900 Schoten, BE

Winkels met Hegel

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Geldropseweg 105
5611 SE Eindhoven, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Hermesweg 2
3741 GP Baarn, Utrecht, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

5 COMMENTS

  1. I am interested in Hegel and Primare amps. Both brands do amps with analogue and digital Dacs. Including your review of Hegel H95. you also reviewed/ auditioned the Primare Prisma I15 among other amplifiers under 2500Euros. How would you describe Hegel sound presentation in comparison to Prisma sound presentation?

    Out of the beginning lower models of Hegel and Prisma which amp would drive ATC SCM 11 & 19 properly..? (I can’t afford Hegel H190 so I suppose I mean Hegel H95 or H120 or Primare Prisma I15)

    Thanks for all the Audio work you do most interesting….!