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Neutral Amp. Great Value.

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Pros: Flat sound. tight bass.

Cons: Charging mechanism is pathetic.

It lives upto its name. This ne is a gem as far as neutrality is considered most neautral Amp i have had or tried so far. I have tried HiFi man EF5 Fiio E11, E17 ,little dot mk2 etc. and found them clearly sub par comparing the bar this product has raised for its price. The immediate this one can notice is great improvement in both treble and Bass. Bass is quite tight. Treble is cold and accurate. Might sound little harsh for headphones like ATH50 but suits well enough for HD650. Wanted to try out well known tube amps especially Schiit Valhalla, Bravo audio ocean and the HD650 specialist (as per many folks on forums) Bottlehead crack. Unfortunately they are not easy to find in the part of...
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Great Quality packed in a compact sized casing.

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Pros: Neutral. Silent(no EMI). Tight bass.

Cons: None.

I have so far had owned only FIIO products E10,E11,E17 etc. have tested out audioengine D1, matrix iDAC and some other DACs before purchasing this DAC. This is hands down best performer of all the products i have owned or tested so far. When you plug it in you'll definitely notice significant improvement in quality. Even by comparison of the other DACs and the way they improve overall SQ. None of them have given me this noticeable improvement over my  laptop's default Soundcard's output. It's not that E17 or Audioengine D1 didn't improve SQ, they in fact did (and not small by any means) but the jump is not quite as high as this little DAC. For the asking price i don't think one...
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Brilliant as Sennheiser claims them!!

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Pros: Soundstage, Relaxing and Lush sound, Bass detail, Comfort for long sessions

Cons: Build quality looks cheap for the price tag

Awesome headphones. Perform a lot better with good amplification. Good for almost every genre of music. Bass response is already good, can get even better and tighter with amp. Extremely lush sound signature, something to be fallen in love with. You can spend hours with it without getting fatigued by sound. Treble, though sparkling, sounds bit rolled off but that's how they can be so relaxing to keep listening forever. Listening to these headphones is my main reason to listen music since my purchase and not specific songs, their sound is that addictive. Wish to try a good Tube Amp with them but already drilled my pockets to buy this so using them with my existing Amp/Dac Only area...
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Amazing Headphones in its price segment.

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Pros: Balanced Sound, Strong(Not boomy) bass, Good separation

Cons: Not so much portable.

The moment I opened the package I said wow to myself. Truly premium feel of overall looks and packaging. Case is nice. It has got 2 sets of cables, one with the microphonics other without it. For the price the only complain i have is they are not as portable as Bose Quiet comfort. Other than that these headphones have every right to call themselves as premium headphones.    I actually went to buy Sennheiser HD-25 1-ii(Adidas Version) but ended up buying this one as the effective price difference was not much(Momentum was 'ON SALE' item).   Sound wise I won't go in much detail as there is enough info available already and I have same opinion for most part of it....
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Bassheads will love it.

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Pros: Bass, Bass, Bass and Bass

Cons: Lacks on imging and separation

I have purchased these from Jaben. Out of the box they sounded terrible. After 25-30 hours when i got used to their sound i did not find them so terrible and after another say 15 hours i started enjoying bass on these. Nothing much to write about it as i did not feel any different than many other reviewers felt on the bass part. I use IEMs on my phone with normally 192 Kbps mp3s. These do not sound like 89$ gears when i compare them to my Soundmagic E10 or even BrainWavz M2 as these 2 cost significantly low. And E10 provide good separation with nice punchy bass which was always more than sufficient for me, a thing i learnt after i purchased these. VBs are not my premier choice...
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Best entry level Audiophile headphones!

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Pros: Very comfortable, Rich and Laid back bass, industrial looks

Cons: None so far

I was initially confused between HD 558 and HD 518 at the time of buying, but then some articles and forums on Head-fi helped me to decide for HD 518 as these were best bang for the buck and HD 558 did not justify their cost premium over these in terms of quality. Out of the box they did not sound boring. After few hours of burn in the became a little bit more tighter in sound. I tried them with Fiio E10, did not feel the significant change apart from tighter bass, so i think they might not necessarily require Amp/DAC to sound great. Any ways my impressions on the basic metrics of headphones review goes like this: Design : For some it may look ugly but i liked the industrial looks of...
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Great headphones that have uncomfortable fit.

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Pros: Value for Money, Dynamic sound stage, good for many genres

Cons: uncomfortable fit

These are best headphones under 40 USD. Try no further just buy these and you won't regret. They have balanced sound and yet not boring soundstage. Musicality is not traded off for accuracy and Accuracy is not traded off for musicality. Perfect mix of musicality and accuracy. Bass is good overall and plenty by audiophile standards but does not affect the remaining spectrum of sound. Treble perfectly balanced. Vocals sound better than they do on their sibling and also great E10. Lacks the characteristicallypunchy bass that E10 has, but still plenty of bass. I don't like the fit. I personally prefer normal fit than the fit of these headphones. It's not as comfortable as E10 but sound...
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Magical for the Price

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Pros: Good looking build, Better overall sound stage, Great bang for the buck

Cons: not so analytical and accurate

First of all, I'd like to thank 'H20Fidelity' who recommended this IEM to me. I was not sure whether to go for this brand as i did not hear of it before. but thought of givin' them a try. Got it under 40USD. I had Sennheiser Precision 300-II before these and I liked them. The intention to purchase an IEM that was like Senn Precision 300-II was to have a pair of headphones that are just fun to listen to. I did not expect analytical sound from these. So first time i listened to them, i said 'wow', this is exactly what i wanted. and now after 3 months of purchase i just love the way E10 sound lively and can handle wide range of music with ease. These are definitely better than my now lost...
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