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RockJaw Kommand Review: The Very Hybrid IEM... Very.

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Pros: flexibibility, comfort, build, value, ear hook, exchangeable filter price to performance ratio

Cons: ear hook for some, the reference clas/black filter is kinda weird

  In my last review, I reviewed the RockJaw Arcana V2 and the Hydra V2 they are both pretty amazing for the asking price but in this review, moving onto the flagship of RockJaw, Kommand. It is a pretty clear step up from the Alfa Genus sharing the same feature while adding some extras both physically and “mentally”. I can’t remember exactly why they choose that name for their flagship, but it was given by a user on Head-Fi, penmarker when Bob, of RockJaw open a threat for name suggestion. Thanks again to Bob of RockJaw for sending in the Kommand all the way from the UK for this review! The Kommand finishes in a very luxury design and even the...
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Brainwavz HM5 Monitoring Headphone

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Pros: Does everything well for its price

Cons: treble is ted too bright

There has been plenty of monitoring headphone floating around in the market some of which are more on the affordable range such as, the Shure SRH-840 which I likes a lot, the Audio Technica ATH-M50 which doesn’t really suit my taste as well but it is still good for what it is. Then we have the Brainwavz HM5 which surprisingly, a very good pair of headphone for under $200! Of course, not to mention the Sony MDR-7506. With so much to choose from, I am going to focus on the Brainwavz HM5 in this review and a huge thanks to Audrey for sending them in! Before we get started, here’s a quick run through on the HM5’s specifications: DriversDynamic, 42mm Rated Impedance64 Ω Frequency...
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Essential Upgrade

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Pros: Comfortable, fits nice in the ear, compatible with many over-ears headphones that shares similar shape [see the incomplete list in the review].

Cons: I don't know... but its not compatible with some headphones and for sure not on on-ears

Headphone pads plays an important role. Not only does it affect the comfort of the headphone which affects our mood while listening. It also plays a role in sound quality. Comfort wise, for on-ear, we can only hope that the pads are not too stiff and the clamping force of the headphone’s design is not too tight as if it is going to decapitate your head from your body. Same can be applied to over-ears. The perfect, comfortable pads for an over-ear should have a good depth that keeps our ear far enough from touching the driver and enough room for it to breathe. This is especially essential for leather/pleather design as less air will be entering since it offers tight...
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Mini Amplifier

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Pros: Sound, Size, Weight,

Cons: Sensitivity, Responsibility, EMI, Hiss

    It’s almost Christmas and this year is almost coming to an end. Brainwavz introduced their first portable headphone amplifier last month and I would like to thank Audrey for sending a unit in for this review. I was actually hoping for something impressive, yet again, from Brainwavz. The Brainwavz R3, the Brainwavz S0 were all very impressive and so was I hoping the AP001 to be awesome. Looking at the specification, the AP001 features duo 3.5mm headphone jack so it can be doubled as a headphone splitter. However thought, the missing volume adjuster makes it weird and slightly difference from typical...
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BrainWavz S0 Review IN COMPARISON to TekFusion TwinWoofer

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Pros: Clean, sound, slight mid bass bumb makes it fun, easy to insert and isolates beyond expectation, asking price,

Cons: flat cable is microphonic but cable clip did helped a lot

There has been plenty of budget IEM that offers bang for bucks sound quality and the brand new BrainWavz S0 that I have just received is fall exactly in that category. The BrainWavz S0 is now available for US49.50 at MP4Nation.net and I due to my congested time, I am taking slightly longer than usual to write this review. Apologize to BrainWavz! As usual, I won't be taking a speed of light ahead of the sound because there's a few things I would like to mention about the S0 besides the sound. The S0 with its simple rocket design yet small enough to be easily fitted into ears makes it less complicated and once it’s inside, it does not let go easily unless you purposely...
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Big Bass In A Small Pocket

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Pros: Value, deep bass, powerful bass, earpiece build quality, isolation, accessories

Cons: cable quality, rolled off highs [slightly], hard carrying case is recommended for this model as well

  A big thanks to TekFusion for sending the TwinWoofer in for review and Ibrahim for taking the photo shots!   TekFusion is a brand new fresh company based in India. Targeted for consumer priced basshead IEM. While there has been plenty of bassy IEMs in the market priced similarly as the TwinWoofer [$50], TekFusion differentiated their TwinWoofer very well from others by offering a different definition of “Basshead IEM”, more about that later in the sound part.   TekFusion offers two types of TwinWoofers, the mobile version and the original version. The mobile version comes with a remote and mic mainly for Windows, Andriod and Blackberry but surprisingly, there is no...
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RockJaw Rocks!

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Pros: Changeable filter, woods, pretty comfortable, price ratio to performance

Cons: Overwhelming bass on silver filter, Edgy highs on black filter

A very big thank you to Bob at RockJaw for sending in theAlfa Genus for review! It is also worth mentioning that, what I am getting may be different from what you are getting. Here’s a little background information about RockJaw. It is a brand new company straight from the UK whose goal is to design something that almost everyone can afford, and something that punches well beyond its own price bracket. While they have partially achieved the goal, I personally like how they are accepting the suggestions of others whilst applying it. In all honesty, I do think that RockJaw will see a bright future ahead if they carry on what they are doing, that is, improving.At £49.99, there are literally...
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Awesome Portable Headphone For $100

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Pros: Deep bass, warm, detailed, clean sound, foldable, portable, detachable cable

Cons: Build quality, comfort, earpads not consumer replaceable

In this review, I will be introducing what I believe to be Noontec Zoro's brother, the Zoro HD. The Zoro was a very successful headphone that get positive reviews on several big audio forum/website like the Innerfidelity and CNet. While I personally have not tried the Zoro myself before, but today, a big thank you to Noontec for sending in me their Noontec Zoro HD for this review.   To summarize the Zoro HD in short, it is a great sounding headphone for $100 and I will not hesitate recommending it to anyone looking for closed, portable headphone with detachable cable and foldable design. If the Grado SR60i/80i is among the best starter open headphone, then the Zoro HD should...
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Best Portable Audiophile + Luxury Headphone

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Pros: Comfortable, neutral and natural, folds flat for portable, luxury build quality and design

Cons: Some may find it lacking in bass, lack of warm, and may sound boring to some as well

First Impressions   Bang & Olufsen were established since 1925. I was looking at their stunning products. It was really creative, and a lot of technologies were put in each and every of their products to make sure things are near perfect and simple to use for everyone and at everywhere. All of their products define how great the effort was put into it by Bang & Olufsen's team making a product that everyone can use. I strongly believe that their universal control best describes it. It was designed 20 years ago for controlling everything you can find in Bang & Olufsen. It is not as complicated as you may think, it's simple. It's intelligent. It's convenient. Just like...
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Great all rounder

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Pros: Midrange, soundstage, imaging, build quality, comfort, self-adjusted headband, all-in one reference headphone

Cons: Huge earcups, treble spike, sub bass, would prefer more warmth

I purchased a used pair of AKG K702 65th Anniversary Review two months ago from the owner of VeritasBN. It was in great condition and I have been using it with FiiO E09K/E07K which was also bought from the same seller. They work great together. Throughout these two months, I have been using it for music listening, gaming and movie. What I am writing below is all belongs to my opinion and my thoughts on it after two months of using it.   Before I get started, I would like to mention that I am a “Midrange-Head” and was never a fan of over-emphasized bass. Just like bass-head, I prefer as much midrange as possible, preferably smooth, warm but not too muddy, and detailed mids. My...
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