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"
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)"
I grew up a huge Sony fan. My first music device was a Sony Discman. My first laptop was a VAIO of some sort. There’s an old Sony CRT TV in my childhood home. Even the first headphones I remember buying were a pair of Sony earbuds. But Sony isn’t exactly well renowned for their […]Read more "Sony Z1R Review"
I purchased this IEM soon after its release directly from Monoprice. Monoprice shipping took about a week to get the IEMs to me and cost a little over $50. Pictures Background The in-ear monitor (IEM) market seems more competitive than ever, with a trend toward more drivers per side, hybrid balanced armature/dynamic driver designs in […]Read more "Monoprice XXX Review"
The Monoprice M1060 is some sort of anomaly. In an industry where the market seems to almost welcome price ceilings being pushed higher and higher, Monoprice went the opposite direction: they released a large diaphragm planar magnetic headphone for the low, low price of $299. They easily could have tacked on another $100 and nobody […]Read more "Monoprice M1060 Review"