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Phiaton PS 20 Half In-Ear Premium Earphone (Glossy Black)

The active noise cancelling version works not a whit, that said they sound decent in passive mode

DrikTheTroll

Pros: Engaging mids, decent clean bass, non-aggressive highs

Cons: Active noise cancelling simply did not work in the 2 pairs i have tried (1 original, 1 replacement)

Bought the active noise cancelling version of these as a daily deal on Amazon for <$20.   Active noise cancelling completely broken on both my original unit and the replacement - so on one hand the quality was horrific.   That said, I really enjoy their overall sound - slightly warm, bass present but not overwhelming, polite treble.   Shallow fit IEMs not designed for...
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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.

Brainwavs S5, We're Catching You GR07.
Brainwavs S5, We're Catching You GR07.

Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones

Pros: Good detail, non fatiguing mids, natural (unique timbre) Build quality.

Cons: Lower treble a little too forward / slightly one noted, cable a little weighty / springy.

Bluetooth! You've come a long way baby!
Bluetooth! You've come a long way baby!
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