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HifiMan Electronics HM-700 DAC with RE-400b Balanced In-Ear Headphones (Black)

Fantastic Sounding Combination

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Pros: Excellent Pairing, Size, Balanced, Accessories & Packaging

Cons: Adapter, Jack Position, Current UI

First I’d like to thank HiFiMAN for sending me their new HM-700 DAP and RE-400B (balanced version of the RE-400) bundle for me to review. I have always wondered about the balanced players that HiFiMAN offers and what they do to balanced IEMs. From what I hear, the RE-400B is a very nice match with the HM-700 in balanced mode.     Now, if you are around on Head-Fi often, you...
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Pleasing Sound at Great Value
Pleasing Sound at Great Value

Astrotec AX35

Pros: Great Build Quality, High-Quality Cable, Happy Medium in Sound Signature and Sound Quality

Cons: Average Fit/Comfort, Time Coherence Issue of the Prior Art AX60 and Other Hybrid Designs Not Solved

Surprisingly good closed back cans
Surprisingly good closed back cans

Denon AH-D600

Pros: Clarity, resolution, detail, smoothness, deep bass that is in general tight and well controlled, very easy to power, great quality cable, value.

Cons: Slight bass resonance, slighlty "off" tonality in the mids, highs can be sibilant sometimes, too big and bulky, resulting in loose fit.

Very good headphones
Very good headphones

AUDIO TECHNICA ATH PRO700 mk2

Pros: Great bass, build quality, decent highs and fairly decent mids

Cons: Newer model 68ohm (needs a bit more power), short cable, uncomfortable after a while, very uncomfortable pads..

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