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HiFiMAN HE-400S Headphones Review

HiFiMAN HE-400S Headphones Review

At $299, the HiFiMAN HE-400S comes in at the most affordable price for a planar dynamic driver headphone of its nature in the marketplace. With hopes to entice budding audiophiles, HiFiMAN have managed to release a very solid performing model with a luscious midrange and evenly balanced low and high-end. At 22 Ohms and a relatively light 12 Oz weight, the model is set to be a versatile release to capture more of this growing market share. To find out more, please read the review.

The HiFiMAN HE-400S is the most affordable planar on the market at $299. With a 22 Ohm resistance and comfortable fit, the model is set to be a versatile release; read the review to find out more.

Smit Patel — September 25, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

RHA T20 In Ear Monitor Headphone Review

RHA T20 In Ear Monitor Headphone Review

With updated drivers, the RHA T20 in-ear monitor headphones have recently been launched as an upgrade to the previous T10 flagship. The T20 come in the same stunning build quality and form factor however it now adopts a DualCoil dynamic driver technology to really improve resolution, clarity and the overall sound. With a price that matches performance, the RHA T20 looks set to be a popular model.

The RHA T20 in-ear monitor headphones feature updated drivers and is an upgrade to the previous T10 earphones. With a price that matches performance, the RHA T20 looks set on being popular model.

Smit Patel — September 13, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitor In-Ear Headphones Review

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitor In-Ear Headphones Review

The Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitor has been a proud product of Ultimate Ears now for several years and remains the choice amongst audiophiles as the reference Custom In-Ear Monitor. Combining an accurate representation of sound with a seemingly large soundstage, the Ultimate Ears is technically and sonically a force to be reckoned with. This 3 driver, 3 way headphone system combines accurate sound with a fairly large soundstage. At $999 however, the price remains a factor to be taken into account though CIEMs of its nature tend to fall around the same ballpark. To decide whether or not you would like to buy, read on.

This review takes a look at the Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Monitors, a 3 driver, 3 way headphone that combines accurate sound with a fairly large soundstage. Read the review to find out more.

Smit Patel — August 16, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Decibullz Contour Custom Molded Earphones Review

Decibullz Contour Custom Molded Earphones Review

Thanks to Decibullz Contour Custom Molded Earphones, with a little hot water, and your thumbs, you can make a pair of off-the-shelf earbuds fit like custom in-ear monitors. This review is primarily about the Contour Custom Molded Earphones, but we’ll also talk a little about the Custom Molded Earphone Adapters and Custom Molded Earplugs that use the same unique custom fit method. It’s the custom molding technique common to all of these products that is the real star of this review.

Thanks to Decibullz Contour Custom Molded Earphones, with a little hot water, and your thumbs, you can have a pair of off-the-shelf earbuds that fit like custom in-ear monitors for only $60.

— July 26, 2015 15:00 in Headphone Reviews

Pendulumic Stance S1+ Bluetooth Headphones Review

Pendulumic Stance S1+ Bluetooth Headphones Review

The terms wireless and audiophile sound have been known to be quite oxymoronic in the community of avid listeners. One company however proposes to change this notion of conflicting ideals and make these terms synonymous with one another. Enter, the Pendulumic Stance S1+ Wireless Headphones– a concoction of careful planning and crafting in an attempt to break down preconceived thoughts. Armed with aptX to enhance the audio transmission over Bluetooth, Pendulumic is serious about offering a non-compromised high fidelity audio experience wirelessly. Have they succeeded? Read on to find out.

The Pendulumic Stance S1+ Headphones employs aptX for non compromised audio over Bluetooth. They are a recent addition to Pendulumic’s line of wireless headphones. Read this review to learn more.

Smit Patel — July 15, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

OPPO PM-3 Closed Back Headphone Review

OPPO PM-3 Closed Back Headphone Review

The PM-3 is Oppo’s third time around designing a planar-magnetic, closed back headphone after its highly acclaimed PM-1 and PM-2. But the PM-3 stands apart from its higher-end forefathers in a few key ways. The PM-1 and PM-2 are essentially the same design, both high-end luxury open-backed headphones for those willing to pay a premium for uncompromising performance. The PM-3 is designed with portability and more mainstream audience (and price) in mind. Let’s see how the company fared.

The PM-3 is Oppo’s third planar-magnetic headphone based off the highly acclaimed PM-1 & PM-2. But, the closed-back PM-3 stands apart from its higher-end forefathers in a few key ways discussed here.

— July 06, 2015 13:00 in Headphone Reviews

Parrot Zik 2.0 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones Review

Parrot Zik 2.0 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones Review

The Parrot Zik has been touted as the most technologically-advanced wireless headphones on the market. A recent redesign brings many improvements to an already impressive piece of hardware. These headphones have a wonderful sound. Their forte is in their features, but quite a bit of attention has been paid to sound quality via software. Overall, the Parrot Zik 2.0 is very much worth an audition for Bluetooth listening from a smartphone or tablet if the app is compatible with your device.

The Parrot Zik has been touted as the most technologically-advanced wireless headphones on the market. A recent redesign brings many improvements to an already impressive piece of hardware.

Steve Church — July 02, 2015 09:00 in Headphone Reviews

Fidue A73 In Ear Monitor Headphones Review

Fidue A73 In Ear Monitor Headphones Review

Fidue has pulled out all the stops to launch their new A73 in-ear headphones. Combining futuristic designs and a well-rounded sound, the A73s sport a hybrid driver configuration with a single dynamic driver and 2 balanced armature ones. The model departs from its predecessor, the A71, in various ways and brings more things to the table including great top-end extension and a controlled punchy bass. So has Fidue succeeded in winning over the audiophile community? Read on to find out.

Fidue has launched their new A73 IEM headphones which combines a futuristic design and great sound in an attempt to sway the audiophile community. Have they succeeded? Read the review to find out.

Smit Patel — June 28, 2015 20:00 in Headphone Reviews

AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 Review

AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 Review

AudioQuest’s relatively new device– the DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 offers a great portable way to improve your current computer and smartphone set up. With a flair in creating affordable mid-fi products, Audioquest have not failed to satisfy the market with an outstanding hi-fi sound. The USB DAC draws on the power of the USB port of your computer and overrides the internal DAC to offer its own resolving and detailed sound character. Can you really get audiophile sound from a device that can fit in your pocket? Read on to find out.

AudioQuest’s relatively new device– the DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 offers a great portable way to improve your current computer and smartphone set up. To find out more, click on this review.

Smit Patel — June 11, 2015 00:00 in Headphone Reviews

RHA T10 & T10i In Ear Monitor Headphones Review

RHA T10 & T10i In Ear Monitor Headphones Review

RHA have slowly grown to be a company which has strongly impressed the industry with their great value for money offerings. In addition to this, RHA are known to provide unparalleled customer services which is a great testament to the not only the company itself but also the end user experience. The latest in their popular line-up is the T10 and T10i in-ear monitor headphones which feature outstanding build quality, a hand-made dynamic driver and 3 tuneable filter options. To find out more about these, read the review.

RHA have grown to be a company which has impressed the industry with their value for money offerings. The latest model is the T10(i)In-Ear headphone which features outstanding sound and build quality.

Smit Patel — May 18, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

RBH EP-SB Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review

RBH EP-SB Wireless Bluetooth Earphones Review

RBH may be best known for high-end speakers but they have recently built a niche for themselves with high-performance earphones. The company that has been filling custom home theaters with sound since 1976 has just launched its most ambitious earphones yet. The EP-SB earphones combine an impressive array of the latest wireless technologies from aptX, CSR, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and IPx4 – more acronyms than a brain surgeon’s business card. How did they sound? Unlike any wireless earphones we've ever heard. Read our review and watch our YouTube review to find out the details.

RBH is known for high-end speakers but they also make high-performance earphones that combine an impressive array of the latest wireless technologies including aptX, CSR, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC.

— March 26, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

LEAR LUF-4C In-Ear Headphone Review

LEAR LUF-4C  In-Ear Headphone Review

LEAR’s bold statement, the LEAR LUF-4C, in its series of universal IEMs has recently been put under the scrutiny of long-time followers of the company. With a 4-driver technology and host of other engineering feats, the LUF-4C is by no means simple and even puts some of its worthy adversaries to shame. This review will pull apart and dissect these in-ear monitors to truly see whether it weighs its worth in gold. Read to find out more.

LEAR’s one of three variants, the LEAR LUF-4C, is a 4 driver IEM complete with a 3 way passive crossover technology. Are they really worth their weight in gold though? Read the review to find out.

Smit Patel — March 12, 2015 07:30 in Headphone Reviews

Heir Audio IEM 8.0 In-Ear Headphone Review

Heir Audio IEM 8.0 In-Ear Headphone Review

The Heir Audio IEM 8.0 in-ear headphones, the latest concoction in Heir’s universal series, has aroused the interests of many audiophiles across the globe. There is no doubt that with a colossal 8 drivers per earpiece and an affinity for a strikingly beautiful design, these IEMs truly combine the best of audio reproduction and aesthetics alike. So with a price tag of $999 is this release a justified one? Read on to find out.

The 8-driver Heir Audio IEM 8.0 in-ear headphones offer outstanding sound quality in a strikingly beautiful shell. With a price tag of $999, is this release a justified one? Read our review.

Smit Patel — February 26, 2015 08:00 in Headphone Reviews

Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones Review

The Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones are the first foray into the headphone market from the company that has already taken the DVD and Blu-ray market by storm. The PM-1s surprised us in their ability to play cleanly and clearly with any device or source material. They were light enough for long listening sessions and forgiving of poorly recorded or encoded material. For $1,100, they aren't cheap but they are very, very good. These are reference level headphones. Check out our recently added YouTube video review and comparison of the Oppo PM-1 and PM-2s.

Review: Oppo PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphones were light enough for long listening sessions and forgiving of poorly recorded music. They have surprising clarity and bass response but a high price tag.

— January 31, 2015 10:00 in Headphone Reviews