“ I've always heard great things about the Audio Technica brand, and had often seen fans of the brand lauding their products. When I had a chance to get my hands on their IM series in a trade with a fellow Head-fier, I jumped at it and got the IM50. I was impressed with the way it presented vocals and how fun it was to listen to, so I wanted to see if I could find the same type of...” --ZapX629
Fostex TE-05 Dynamic In-Ear Headphones The new Fostex Model TE-05 is the first mid-range inner ear headphones to be added to the current TE-series, and joins the recently updated model TE-01n and TE-02n headphones. The TE-05 features very high audio performance for its class, and has been thoroughly tuned by Fostex's headphone engineers for exceptional performance.It is also Fostex'...
“ This "moving armature" descendant of the Ortofon e-Q7 makes no sacrifices in terms of quality, despite being introduced at a more affordable price point. The introduction of a new cord and strain relief system help tame microphonics and make the model easy to wear both down and over the ear. The all-aluminum housing is large and may not fit all ears, but the design is simple and...” --Dekimasu
“ Prior to purchasing these, my primary concern is to have a proper alternative for my ESW9 which have better isolation to be used for listening to my ballad tunes on the road. While I don't have any issues with louder tracks, with more subtle ones, my ESW9 aren't up to the task, and so my search began. Actually, I'm not really keen on the idea of using an IEM since they irritate my ears...” --lotusbloom
“ Ortofon e-Q8 Quick Review Thanks to Musica Acoustics for the loaner. Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/789802/ortofon-e-q8-review-by-mark2410 Brief: The Danish/Japanese Premium Earphone. Price US$320 currently. Specifications: Speaker type: Balanced Armature - Pure Silver Coil Drum, Frequency response:10～20,000Hz, Sensitivity:...” --mark2410