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Simply Enjoyable

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Pros: Inviting Sound, Ease of Use, Comfort, Build

Cons: Slides Back with Tilted Head

I want to thank the MezeTeam over at Head Fi for allowing me the chance to review the 99 Classics as part of their Tour.    You can purchase the 99 Classics in three colors right from their web site https://www.mezeheadphones.com/headphones.   The team over at Meze was kind enough to launch a Tour for the 99 Classics back in December, even better they will be awarding a pair of the 99 Classics to one of the participants! I always enjoy working with products from a company that's as passionate about their potential customer base as they are about their products!    Box and Packing    The 99 Classics arrive in an elegant black...
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The Starry Eye Love Child

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Pros: Price, limitless options, quality, Black background

Cons: TLC Required!

Garage 1217 Project Starlight I'd like to start by thanking Jeremy Helms of Garage 1217 for extending this demo unit to me! He was kind enough to even include a few extra tubes for me to roll.   So right off the bat, let's talk about my first and only con! This amp requires some tender, love and care! Unlike other products this is not a plug and play device, rather you will need to roll tubes, tinker with the output settings and maintain a very clean space for this amp! You'll need to manually adjust the bias, with each tube roll and ensure that your very clean and tidy with the space around it. I usually my work station, every other day. With other amps I may let a week slide by, how...
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Rugged Warrior!

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Pros: DURABILITY, Easy to Drive, Lean Mids, BASS

Cons: Amp/ Source Dependent, Dry Upper Range

  Sennheiser’s Classic the HD 25-1 II,  is a headphone that’s been around longer than I have been and one that’s proven its worth over two decades now!  Bringing an excellent quality of sound and a rock solid build quality, the HD 25-1 II a true companion for the road Warrior in us all    Specs Price                                      $249 Wearing Style                    On Ear Frq...
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Pure Euphoria

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Pros: Euphoric Sound, organic, laid back, easy listening, airy, good detail

Cons: lacks aggression, rolled off sub bass,

Check out my Video Review for the Sennheiser HD 600!      Well guys I want to say I finally did it! I broke down, and purchased a Sennheiser HD 600. After hearing about it for YEARS I just had to hear it for my self, and I'm rather glad I did!  Though it should be noted, my HD 600ish is technically... an HD 580 headband, HD 650 Grills and Cable with HD 600 drivers within. So in a sense, it's bit of a FrankenPhone. But it's got the  HD 600 internals so a HD 600 it shall be! The build quality on the unit is very nice! It has a good in the hand feel to it. Granted it's mostly plastic, but it still has a nice sense of weight and sturdiness to...
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Classic Hifiman House Sound Perfected!

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Pros: Spacious Sound, Power, Modular Amp Cards, Mircodetail, Taut Bass,

Cons: Build Quality, Battery Life

                                                                                           A big thanks to Drew and every one at Moon Audio, they handled the sale of this new unit to me and were very helpful in answering all of my questions!      Preface Ever since my Hifiman HM 601 back in 2012 I've always loved the Hifiman Sound. The deep bass, the smooth mids and that spacious presentation. Ideally for me I thought the Hm 801 was...
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Alessandro Music Series MS1i Black Walnut Cups

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Pros: Smooth Mids and Treble, Full Bodied Bass, Light Weight, Easy to Drive

Cons: Smoothed Over Sound, Laid Back Tone

Alessandro Music Series MS1i Black Walnut Cups $169 Big thanks to JoeDoe of Head-Fi as he performed the cup installation as well as the swapping out the headband.  I paid a little more for mine due to the lovely Walnut Cups, price for a Stock Alessandro MS1i is $109        Now the headphones themselves have been outfitted with an Auvio Headband. Which offers a slightly more durability than the stock Grado Headband.     It has a nice construction, very light weight has a good feel in the hand. It also have a comfortable head band and a sturdy feel to it's hinges.      My only fault with the Auvio...
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Trip Back in Time!

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Pros: Detailed, Small, Warm, Power

Cons: Grainy, Decay

I got this amp through a trade recently,  it is the HeadRoom Little Amp With More Power Supply. This is about a decade old amp, so I figured why not send it through the paces versus my big Fully balanced Audio GD?    I got this amp through a trade recently   I'm running the HeadRoom Little Amp With More Power Supply through my Audio GDs DAC Line out, set to high gain, as on low gain Line out the HeadRoom Little Amp With More Power Supply doesn't have enough grunt.    For headphones I am using my HE-4, with a SE to Balanced inter connector made by Brian At BTG, who was kind enough to use my W1000x SE Jack [since I...
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LCD 2.2F

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Pros: Tactility, speed, imaging, comfort, unique presentation

Cons: lacks aggression, over emphasized lower mids, sub bass

  Review LCD 2 Rev 2.2 Fazor   Big thanks to head fi member jodgey4 for allowing me the chance to demo the LCD 2.2F!      To start with the comfort of the LCD 2 with Vegan Pads was very good! The headband and ePads distributed the weight of the headphones very nicely, despite rumors of the Audeze cans being "too heavy to wear" I found them to very comfortable and the weight didn't bother me. Of course, some of you may be more sensitive to weight than I am.   As far as the sound goes, the overall profile of the LCD 2 REV 2.2 Fazor    Was warm, good sense of tactility and speed,  yet still a touch laid back. Easy to...
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Best Can to Date and the beast that killed my DT 880

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Pros: Sound, very balanced

Cons: Amp is required

To start with, I've owned my Hifiman HE 4 for a few months now, and I've just recently heavily modified mine! The positives is all these mods don't do anything for the sound, but rather improve the looks comfort and usability of the headphone.  Let's start with some SpecsImpedance 38 ohmsSensitivity 86 dbFrequency 10-60kWeight- 370gCable - Balanced 4 Pin Neutrick XLR Well seeing as the HE 4 is my new standard, I won't be doing any comparisons here, rather simply commenting on what I enjoy about it! Let's put some words to describe what the data shows!   Amplification Needed and Recommended Sadly, the HE 4 is not an easy headphone to drive at an impedance of 38 ohms and an efficiency of...
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Fiio X5 Review/ Preview

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Pros: Features, Navaigation, Sound Signature

Cons: Sound Stage, Media Update

I would like to first send tanks to Fiio and Head Fi member Joe Blogs for giving me the opportunity to preview the Fiio X5, I am not affiliated with Fiio in any way. For the purpose of this review I demo'd the X5 with my Balanced Modded Denon AH MD 2000 Headphones and my iBasso PB2 Balanced Amplifier, equipped with quad LME 49990 OP amps and dummy buffers. In addition also compared the X5 again'st my Hifiman HM801, using the same music and amplification. Price for the X5 is said to be $350.    Here's the X5 sitting atop my PB2 in it's silicon case.  What's in the Box  The X5 comes with some brief paper work in addition to the charger cable, the player it self is encased in a semi hard...
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