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a commendable first headphone from Munitio, but aim a little lower


Pros: lots of bass, durable build

Cons: sub par sound for the price, uncomfortable

Gallery: http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/820286/munitio-pro40     The Pro40 is Munitio's first foray into full sized headphones. The manufacturer is well known for their range of iems, though I haven't heard any of those so I carried no expectation of “brand sound” at all into this review.   So let's start off with outward appearances. The box is pretty standard: Nice picture, specs are listed, feels solid and probably something you could wrap in paper and mail to somebody without worrying about it getting crushed. Pop open the box and you'll find the protective case and the headphones inside.   The travel case   The case is a semi-hard shell covered in a...
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decent sound, decent price


Pros: lots of accessories, solid build

Cons: heavy

Points of Reference home: modded Hifiman HE-6, custom Beyer COP w/T50rp drivers portable: VSonic GR07, Nuforce NE-770, modded Sennheiser Amperior, modded Pioneer HDJ-2000     Accessories   The Landmine comes with a generous array of accessories. Included are the usual adapters for 6.5mm and airline use, a shirt clip, *two* carrying cases (one hard, one soft), and a whopping ten pairs of tips to fit a wide assortment of ears. All the tips share the same silicon texture, and come in varying sizes and stiffnesses, and one set of double flanges. I was hoping there would be a foam one in there, but alas no.   There's also a card to write down when you...
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a fantastic headphone amp and preamp with four analog inputs and digital volume control


Pros: excellent preamp, extremely low amp noise floor, plays very well with high impedance headphones, excellent digital attenuator

Cons: limited current capacity in the amp

Full review here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/659934/review-nuforce-hap-100

a multifunctional power device


Pros: good clean power, usb-spdif bridge

Cons: cost

Review here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/review-nuforce-icon2-s-x-speakers-w-1-sub-lps-power-supply#post_9011780   Summary: I have the fully upraded version, the LPS-2U-192k. This unit sports dual DC outputs and a usb to spdif bridge (outputting optical and coax simultaneously).   The price may seem high, but keep in mind this is essentially three devices in one. The performance is very good, and improvements in sound are noticeable both with my Icon2 and HDP.   It is also not limited strictly to Nuforce devices. The output is configurable between 12V and 15V via a jumper inside.

a fantastic all-in-one unit


Pros: great performance in a tiny form factor

Cons: none

A full review here, including the S-X speakers and W-1 subwoofer and LPS power supply: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/review-nuforce-icon2-s-x-speakers-w-1-sub-lps-power-supply   Summary: The Icon2 is a great all-in-one device. It has a usb dac, analog inputs, headphone output, speaker output, and subwoofer out. It does all that in something the size of a book.   The only downside is that Nuforce has released several other products with reduced funcationality but likewise reduced cost. If you don't need all the bells and whistles, you can get the same level of performance for cheaper from the very same company.

when entry level doesn't have to sound entry level


Pros: nice bass, good detailing

Cons: mediocre strain relief

  For a comparison of the NE-600X vs 700X vs 770X, see here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/623137/review-comparison-nuforce-iems-ne-600x-ne-700x-ne-770x   quick summary: - bass sloped sound - tiny fit - great clarity/detail - fantastic sound for $35 and easily the top choice between the 600/700/770X

not quite bang for the buck


Pros: good clarity despite the bassy sound signature

Cons: recessed midrange, not the best value

  My full review/comparison of the NE-600X vs 700X vs 770X... http://www.head-fi.org/t/623137/review-comparison-nuforce-iems-ne-600x-ne-700x-ne-770x   Quick summary: - U shaped sound - tiny fit - decent sound, but really the 770X is the better choice at half the price
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