A big thanks to Blaine of Cascadia Audio for lending me this pair of Monolith M560 headphones so that I can share my thoughts. Pictures Background It is my belief, that currently the $200 market for headphones is a market of compromises. There are a lot of good options in that price range, but they […]Read more "Monoprice Monolith M560 Review"
Thanks to Furiousipaduser for making this loaner tour possible and for allowing me to take part. It’s very difficult for us to get gear to review without the support of the community and I appreciate the opportunities it’s afforded me to try things I might never have gotten a chance to audition otherwise. Pictures Background […]Read more "ECP Torpedo III Review"
The easiest way to hype up a new headphone is to call it a “Sennheiser HD650 but better.” It’s an established “good” headphone that many people in the hobby have heard, so it’s a good reference. I’ve owned the HD650 three or four times in the ten years I’ve been in this hobby and I’m […]Read more "Focal Elear Review"
Thanks to Zach from ZMF and Will and Linear Tube Audio/Urban Hifi for making it possible for me to audition and review this headphone. I really appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with these headphones prior to their release so that I may share my opinions. Pictures Background I’ve reviewed some of the background […]Read more "ZMF Atticus (Padauk) Review"
Thanks to Zach from ZMF and Will and Linear Tube Audio/Urban Hifi for making it possible for me to audition and review this headphone. I really appreciate the opportunity to spend some time with these headphones prior to their release so that I may share my opinions. Pictures Background ZMF has taken an interesting path […]Read more "ZMF Eikon (Cherry) Review"
I’d like to give a shout out and my thanks to Will and Mark of Linear Tube Audio (makers of the MicroZOTL 2.0) and Urban HiFi for rearranging their store to host this meet. The space was fantastic for this sort of thing and it was obvious the hard work that went into organizing the […]Read more "Head-Fi Meet Impressions 12/05/2016"
The “mid-fi trio” has been pretty well-defined for a few years: the Sennheiser HD600/HD650, the Beyerdynamic DT880, and some variant of the AKG K7– series. Between these three headphones, one could usually find the sound they wanted. The Sennheisers are slightly warm and mid-forward, the DT880 is bright with a drier midrange than the Senns, […]Read more "AKG K612 Review"
I’m gonna make this one quick. This is the Sharkk Bravo. It’s an OEM version of the Verisonix dual driver design with one electret, which is a permanently charged electrostatic driver, and a dynamic driver. Sounds cool in theory but this headphone has literally no redeeming qualities. The Sharkk Bravo comes in a thick cardboard […]Read more "Sharkk Bravo Review"
All of the following impressions are based on notes taken during a meet. Disclaimers about meet conditions and impressions apply. Pictures Focal Elear The Focal Elear was a surprise to me when I first heard. Based on its price and relation to its sibling the Utopia, I expected the Elear to be worse in some […]Read more "Head-Fi Meet Impressions 10/16/16"
Thanks to Dan of MrSpeakers for graciously loaning an Ether Flow for the DC Area Head-Fi meet. Background MrSpeakers is a well known name in the headphone community, initially gaining popularity for their “Dog” line of headphones, a series of Fostex T50RP mods. Dan’s headphone mods became increasingly more complex and Dan in some ways […]Read more "MrSpeakers Ether Flow Review"