Kinera H3 Review

I don’t want to waste anyone’s time so I’m going to start this review with the conclusion: the Kinera H3 doesn’t sound good. They sound like there’s something wrong with the crossover so it sounds disjointed and jarringly off. I’d think these would be broken if my measurements didn’t match others of this. If you’re […]

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Periodic Audio Be Review

Beryllium sounds cool. The $4000 Focal Utopia uses it and expensive tweeters use it, so it must be a good sign, right? That’s what the Periodic Audio Be seems to convey with its product lines, ranging from the lowest end Mg (Magnesium), to the middle end Ti (Titanium), to the flagship Beryllium (Be). The Periodic […]

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Shure SE535 Review

Back in 2006 when I was just starting out with this hobby, I thought the Shure E500 was some sort of unattainable grail: $500 for an IEM was unfathomable back then, when its only other universal competition were the Ultimate Ears 10 and Etymotic ER4S and I believe those who wanted to shell out […]

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Denon D7200 Review

Denon’s original line of Foster 443742 variants in the D2000, D5000, and slightly different D7000 was one of the most recommended lines of headphones when it was in production. That contrasted the line that succeeded: the D600 and D7100, with a much less agreeable sound signature and higher distortion characteristics. But in late 2016, Denon […]

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Monoprice M1060 Mods

I reviewed the original Monoprice M1060 here, so those who haven’t read that review yet should check that out first. I was given the opportunity to try to mod a new pair. This article is meant to outline the three most popular mods for these “budget” planars meant to tame the ringing and overall make […]

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Audio Technica M40X Review

“Hey can you recommend me a headphone? I can reach for like…$100 but I’m not sure I want to spend that much.” “Uhh…” Headphones don’t have to be ridiculous. They don’t have to weigh over a pound or cost as much as a used car. They’re headphones: things people use to listen to things. Of […]

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Audeze iSine10 Review

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 […]

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AKG K812 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 […]

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Kennerton Vali 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 […]

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