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Neutral Champ

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Pros: Build quality, comfort, sound quality, removable dual entry cable, price

Cons: None

      Pros: Build quality, comfort, sound quality, removable dual entry cable, price Cons: None   Packaging   I am unable to comment on the packaging of the HM5 as I have received a loaner model. I can comment on the accessories I've received though and Brainwavz has done a fantastic job here. Included with the HM5 I received were an extra pair of faux leather pads which are good quality here, soft yet firm. Also included was two cables, both being dual entry with a 3.5mm plug and an included 1/4 adaptor. The cables are thick and feel of the utmost quality, I'm thoroughly impressed with them, and the inclusion of a set for each plug...
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Superlux Did It Again!

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Pros: Excellent price to quality ratio

Cons: Comfort, availability

  Packaging     Having received two other Superlux headphones in the past I wasn't expecting much outside of a no frills cardboard box. While I wasn't completely blown away, Superlux definitely took some notes from other companies and made the packaging much more appealing than the 668b or the 651. The 661 come in black box with red sides, what's interesting though is that on the front right half the 661 are exposed by a plastic window. The left side is a profile picture of the 661 in a glossier paint than the matte black, HD661 is also in this glossy print in black. Under the HD661 is says "Professional Monitoring Headphones." On the back Superlux has...
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Found my perfect on the go IEMs!

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Pros: Comfort, clarity, detail, musicality

Cons: Sibilance is heavy until hours of burn-in, bass is a bit shy

      Much thanks to Urban at JAYS for giving me the opportunity to review these fantastic headphones!   Pros: Comfort, clarity, detail, musicality Cons: Sibilance is heavy until hours of burn-in, bass is a bit shy   Packaging     Big and sleek are the first two things that come to mind when I received my q-JAYS. The box is easily bigger than any DUNU offering I've received, about the width of a marble notebook and almost the height for some imprecise measurements. The box does include a lot of accessories though, so it's excusable.   The front of the box is very minimalistic. The q-JAYS are...
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Budget Bass Lovers Full-Sized Cans

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Pros: Deep well extended bass, rather clear sound, comfort

Cons: Rolled off highs and upper mids

      Pros: Deep well extended bass, rather clear sound, comfort Cons: Rolled off highs and upper mids.   Unfortunately I do not have the packaging or accessories for the XB. I am borrowing these from a friend and the box has been since thrown away.   Design and Build Quality     The first thing you'll notice is how huge the pleather pads are. They look rather silly to be honest, but actually provide a nice seal around the ears and help provide decent isolation. The pads are also very comfortable, though they get warm during extended listening. The headphones themselves are made of plastic, there's...
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DUNU Trident, A Fantastic Budget Option

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Pros: Build quality, quality to price ratio, packaging

Cons: Microphonics when worn down

      I would like to thank Rocky of DUNU for the chance to review the DUNU Trident IEMs.   Pros: Build quality, quality to price ratio, packaging Cons: Microphonics when worn down   Packaging     The DUNU Trident came packaged in a familiar looking box, those who have either the Crius, Ares, or Hephaes will notice similarities. A rather large white box presents the users with a picture of a female dancing and the Tridents. On top the DUNU logo appears, on the bottom the model name. There is also some writing in Chinese, though I do not read Chinese so I'm not sure what it says. On one...
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Brainwavz Beta (V2), Sound Quality Comes First

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Pros: Punchy bass, clarity, price, Comply tips, no microphonics

Cons: Slightly recessed mids, build quality

      I would like to thank Brainwavz for the opportunity to review their brand new Brainwavz Beta. I've titled this with a (V2) marking to distinguish that these are vastly different than the original ones. If you are interested in where to purchase these head on over to MP4nation where they have the best price and world wide shipping!   Pros: Punchy bass, clarity, price, Comply tips, no microphonics Cons: Slightly recessed mids, build quality   Packaging     I'm not sure whether this is the final design or not but so far it looks clean and simple, which I like. I wonder whether it's...
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Bass Lover Fashion IEMs

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Pros: Eco-Friendly, iPod Remote, Wood, Bass lovers IEM

Cons: Pushy bass, recessed miss, rolled off highs, cable quality

      I want to thank The House of Marley for allowing me to review their headphones. For those who aren't aware of The House of Marley go check out their website! They are partners with the 1LOVE movement to spread peace.   Pros: Eco-Friendly, iPod Remote, Wood, Bass lovers IEM Cons: Pushy bass, recessed miss, rolled off highs, cable quality   Packaging     Typical packaging for a budget IEM. Cardboard housing with a plastic window. The front has the Marley logo with a picture of the People Get Ready buds. The flap on the front lifts up to show the headphones and is held shut with an hidden...
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iBasso D-Zero, with FiiO E7 Comparison

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Pros: Looks, build quality, sound quality, battery life.

Cons: No volume indicator, no EQ

      I would like to thank iBasso for the opportunity to review their new USB and portable D-Zero amp/DAC. iBasso has been making quality amps and DACs for audio enthusiasts for years and I consider it an honor for them to allow me to review their product.   Pros: Looks, build quality, sound quality, battery life. Cons: No volume indicator, no EQ   Equipment Used   Sources: MacBook Pro, iPod Classic Headphones: Fostex T50RP, Audio Technica Ad900, HiFiMAN RE272, Marley Audio Get Up Stand Up Earphones   Packaging     Very sleek packaging here. It's the kind of...
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HiFiMan RE272, RE0's Big Brother

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Pros: Clarity, detail, packaging

Cons: Lack of Bass, too analytical

      Thanks to Nankai, aka Fang for the RE272 Loaner opportunity.    Pros: Clarity, detail, packaging Cons: Bass, too analytical   Equipment Used   Sources: MacBook Pro, iPod Classic Amp/DACs: iBasso D-Zero   Packaging     Luxury. That's the first thing I thought when I saw the wooden box with a vinyl outside. The top of the box is gold stamped that says "HiFiMAN" and there's a gold colored clasp to open the box. Once opened there's a vinyl coated interior with the accessories on the right and the headphones in a plastic casing, which surprisingly is only painted on...
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Fostex T50RP, My Intro to the World of Orthos

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Pros: Clarity, looks, natural sound

Cons: Potential comfort issues, flat sound might turn some off, no 1/4'' to 1/8'' adaptor, needs amping

      Pros: Clarity, looks, natural sound Cons: Potential comfort issues, flat sound might turn some off, no 1/4'' to 1/8'' adaptor, needs amping   Source:   MacBook Pro->FiiO E7->Fostex T50RP   Much thanks to Fostex for the review pair.   Packaging     No frills here. The T50RP come packaged in a cardboard box in-which the style seems a bit dated. There's nothing to catch the eye really. The color scheme I'm not a fan of, the red background displaying the black T50RP just doesn't appeal to me. T50RP is in big white letters on the front and below that is a quick blurb about...
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