Pros: Fairly transparent sound, triple bass-boost switch, re-programmable, form factor, iOS/Android compatible, little/no channel imbalance
Cons: Battery life, slightly confusing modes of operation, a bit fatiguing
This was provided to me from JDS Labs as a free review unit, so I need to give a big, big, big thank you to JDS Labs for their generosity!
You might be able to see in the photos that my unit has some blemishes in the aluminum case. These will not appear in normal units.
Since Head-Fi doesn't display the rating details from the reviewer, but rather the community average, here are my ratings:
Value - 4.5/5
Audio Quality - 4.5/5
Quality - 5/5
Design - 4/5
I still wonder what the differences are between the Audio Quality, Quality, and Design criteria...
Anyway, onwards to the review!
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