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Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones

Sweet IEM with deep bass and balanced overal sound

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Pros: Great isolation, deep bass, natural presentation

Cons: Not too airy mids, very slight microphonics

Design and Comfort S5 is a new higher-end in-ear-monitor from Brainwavz retailing at about US$100.  I’m glad Brainwavz has offerings at most price points below $200. It's great that companies such Brainwavz and SoundMagic help bring down prices; if not for them, we would still be paying an arm and a leg for these things.   It has a flat cable instead of the normal round cable,...
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A Fantastic Entry Into the IEM Scene
A Fantastic Entry Into the IEM Scene

ROCK JAW ALFA GENUS

Pros: Customizable sound, great bass timbre with the bassy filter, great value

Cons: Treble-heavy filter can be a bit too bright

The active noise cancelling version works not a whit, that said they sound decent in passive mode
The active noise cancelling version works not a whit, that said they sound decent in...
Oppo's HA-1 is a very flexible headphone amp and home theatre DAC/pre-amp and about spot-on for the money.
Oppo's HA-1 is a very flexible headphone amp and home theatre DAC/pre-amp and...

Oppo HA-1 Integrated Headphone DAC and Amplifier.

Pros: No lack of inputs, including Bluetooth; Headphone amp is good all-round with plenty of power; Functionality is well thought-out.

Cons: Mute function for the pre-amp output only accessible on the remote. Knob feel for the volume is terrible. Display text is hard to read at a distance.

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