What’s this–a planar magnetic IEM? Cool! Wait, it leaks sound and lets sound in? It also needs an iOS device to use its Cipher cable that has a necessary EQ? Oh… I’ll be honest, I don’t really understand the point of the iSine. It’s not particularly suitable for public transportation because it barely attenuates more […]Read more "Audeze iSine10 Review"
Thanks to Arv for loaning this to me for review. Pictures Background AKG released the K812 in 2010 for $1500 and was seen as a response to Sennheiser’s HD800 which had been released 2 years earlier in 2008. The K812 seems to take all the design cues AKG has used with their previous flagships and […]Read more "AKG K812 Review"
Thanks to Super Best Audio Friends for providing this loaner unit of the Kennerton Vali for review. Pictures Background Kennerton is the luxury arm of Fischer Audio and maintains their line of ToTL headphones. The Vali is an open back dynamic headphone that uses a Tympany paper driver. Fit and Comfort The fit of this […]Read more "Kennerton Vali Review"
Thanks to Nick for organizing and thanks to Music to My Ears in Pittsburgh, PA for hosting this meet. Sound Impressions AKG K872 This is headphone is kind of like taking the K812 and turning all of its features up to 11. The headphones are extremely sensitive, they seem to run out of a phone […]Read more "Music to My Ears Meet Impressions 7/22/17"
Had lunch and a mini meet with a couple of friends from the local Head-Fi group and got to try two new-to-me and relatively new-to-the-market pieces of gear, the MrSpeakers Aeon closed back portable headphone and the Metrum Amethyst, an all-in-one DAC and headphone amplifier. Pictures MrSpeakers Aeon I was fortunate in that both the […]Read more "DC Area Lunch Meet 7/8/17"
Huge thanks to Arv for letting us hang out at his house for a few hours! This was a casual mini-meet with three people in total, but a few things I wanted to try. Campfire Andromeda I’ve tried this a few months ago at ChiUniFi and wrote a bit about them here: “I’m a big […]Read more "Mini Meet 6/16/2017"
The Audeze LCD-2 is something of a staple in the headphone world as a solid dark-sounding headphone people looking for something beyond the AKG K701, Beyerdynamic DT880, and Sennheiser HD600/HD650 can lean towards and generally not be disappointed. It’s the headphone many refer to when they talk about, “the planar sound,” with its well extended […]Read more "Audeze LCD-2 2016 Aluminum Review"
I purchased these IEMs from AliExpress several months ago. Pictures Background I have never personally been a big fan of IEMs, always having issues with fit, seal, and comfort that kept me from getting the most out of the ones I had tried in the past. I was also always losing and breaking IEMs and […]Read more "WooEasy Super Audio 2BA+2DD Review"
The resurgence of “high end” high impedance earbuds in recent years has greatly interested me. I love earbuds—I use them more than almost any IEM I’ve ever owned. Their form factor works well for my ears and for portable use, I often like to be able to hear my surroundings. I usually have a pair […]Read more "Venture Electronics Zen 2.0 Review"
A few months ago, I asked Zach Mehrbach of ZMF Headphones if it would be possible for both Amar and me to review the Eikon and Atticus, as we have quite different tastes so I was curious to see how our opinions of the two differed, and Zach graciously obliged. Amar published his reviews for […]Read more "ZMF Eikon Review (Alternate Perspective)"