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Wireless? Wired? take your pick! You really can have your cake and eat it too!

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Pros: both wireless and wired function, superb isolation, comfortable

Cons: not a fan of the button and control layout on the bluetooth module, slightly long bluetooth wire

Above is my video review of the earphones, including how they are worn: Like, Subscribe and Comment!   I know what most are probably thinking… They look a lot like a the Shure SE215. In many ways they are! I’d like to think of them as a Bluetooth Se215, which can be very desirable in today’s “headphone-jackless” world (I’m looking at you, IPhone 7).  However, they also come with the standard “wired” cable, that we are all familiar with. As you probably guessed, the Model 3 has detachable cables (catering to both the “old school” wired and the “modern day” wireless listener). Disclaimer- I was provided with the Model 3 earphones from Advanced for review.  ...
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Euphoric, Trendy, Feature, Feature & Value Rich Goodness

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Pros: Modern Design, Durable constructions, Plush Earpads, Fun Sound, Abundance of Features

Cons: Language in Firmware needs updating, Sensor (touch and earpad) needs to be more sensitive, Monitor Mode not very useful

The Fiil Diva headphone is probably one of the most intuitive headphones south of $200.  They have features that make them almost 3-4 headphones in one, currently they can be had for about $129 on Kickstarter before their official release, and will retail for $149.   I want to thank Fiil for sending me a prototype model of the Diva before the official release (I would imagine that the official version would have English voice prompts) Currently, the version I have only has Mandarin and Cantonese voice prompt in the PIIL smartphone app or the prompts can be turned off completely. (A good way to brush up my Cantonese, I guess).   Below is my video review, Like, Subscribe...
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A complete package for iOS and Android Users

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Pros: iOS and Android Controls, Fun sound, Tangle resistant cables, lightweight, and comfortable

Cons: thin midrange, not a fan of the red and black design, slightly blunted treble

The Momentum Series was a collection of lifestyle audio products aimed towards the marriage between style and sound. Since the release the Over Ear Momentums, this collection quickly gained a large following. Fast forward to late 2015-2016, Sennheiser has both updated the both the Over and On Ears.  However, it’s the affordable In Ear Momentums that has received wide praises from the average consumer, with its more affordable price between $70-129 USD/CAD and great sound.  Let’s see if the praise is well deserved! Disclaimer- Before we start this review, I want to thank Rosmadi and Sennheiser for sending a pair of the Momentum IE for review. Below a link to my youtube review,...
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Going Green with Budget Bassy Woodies

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Pros: wooden design, wood, 1 button microphone, wood housing, bassy,price

Cons: fabric cable

Its refreshing to see companies join the “Green” Movement and assist in making their products more environmentally friendly. Zealsound is an example of this, with recycled packaging, fabric carrying pouch and wooden earpieces. “Going Green” is a bold statement and Zealsound HDE-300 stays bold by packing 8.5mm dynamic drivers to give big bass to the environmentally conscious consumer.         Before I begin I would like to thank Zealsound for sending them in for review. As with all my previous reviews, I will evaluate the earphones/headphones based on its price range, and its merits (be wary of the scoring).   You can check them out here for more information...
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Attack of the Titan Pt 3: Ethereal Vocals Strikes Back

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Pros: midforward, superbly clean, tight, fast, easy fit, detachable cables, build, detailed

Cons: a bit bass light for me(without mods), isolation is so-so, upper midrange a bit bright

Keeping the Nano-titanium drivers, Dunu intends to pack all the “Titan-Goodness” into a better isolating package, with the Titan 3 and Titan 5. Despite the grand response the Titan 1 garnered, a common complaint is the lack of isolation in its semi-vented/open nature.  Dunu has taken criticisms to heart and went back to the drawing board to address common issues from the Titan 1. Lets find out how they did!        Below I have included a video review to supplement my written portion, I will also include a link to my Dunu Titan 1, and 5 review for better reference for readers.  (Skip to the sound section of the Dunu 5 review, for relative comparisons) ...
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Attack of the Titan Pt 5: Renewed Bassy Hope

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Pros: great slam and punch in the bass, tight, fast, clean, and nice sparkle, detachable cables, build, easy fit

Cons: so-so isolation

Keeping the Nano-titanium drivers, Dunu intends to pack all the “Titan-Goodness” into a better isolating package, with the Titan 3 and Titan 5. Despite the grand response the Titan 1 garnered, a common complaint is the lack of isolation in its semi-vented/open nature.  Dunu has taken criticisms to heart and went back to the drawing board to address that issue as well as various others that had surfaced since. Lets find out how they did!          Below I have included a video review to supplement my written portion, I will also include a link to my Dunu Titan 1, and 3 review for better reference for readers.  (Skip to the sound section of the Dunu 5...
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Carbon Fibre Brass, Warm and Intimate

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Pros: warm midrange, full bass, smooth well treble with good extension,

Cons: slightly stiff eartips, lack of strain relief at the certain points, limited accessories, isolation

Optoma Technology had recently acquired Nuforce, and since then the company had been fairly quiet in the portable audio world. With the releases of the flagship, Primo 8 ($500) and the Ne800 ($150)  and the NE750s ($99) headlining their earphone selection.    The middle product, the NE800M utilize a body composed of a combination of a rigid carbon fibre shell with a solid brass nozzle housing a 8.6mm titanium coated driver inside. Let’s explore what resulted from this marriage between Nuforce and Optoma.   Disclaimer- I would like to thank Nuforce and Optoma Technology for providing a the NE800M for review. If you would rather watch this review in video form,...
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Bassy, Smooth, and Well constructed

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Pros: bassy, warm, durable construction, smartphone controls, small footprint, smooth sound

Cons: bassy, maybe too polite for some, not the most detailed

As the most affordable offering from Omega Series, I think the (USD$49) Ace has a lot offer, combining big bass punch with a smooth midrange and a friendly treble that will work well in the gym and at home. Making traveling easier, the Aces also have a remote and mic for smartphone call and media controls.   Before we begin, I want to thank Royston from Fischer Audio for sending out the Ace, Sparks and Twins for review (you can see their reviews here) Sparks Review:http://www.head-fi.org/products/fischer-audio-omega-spark/reviews/14871   Twins Review:http://www.head-fi.org/products/fischer-audio-omega-twin/reviews/14870   I have also supplemented this individual...
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Petite, Comfortable, Sporty

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Pros: olympic record for its small fit, comfortable, smartphone controls, accessories, laid back sound

Cons: lacking the last word in bass, and rolled off treble

Price would indicate the Sparks as the middle offering in the Omega series ($59 USD) However, Fischer Audio intended to tackle a different demographic with the Spark those that have trouble fitting earphones in the past, including young adults and women alike. To combat this task, Fischer Audio set out to make one of the most compact and miniscule earphones on the market, while adding remote and mic for smartphone users.   Before we begin, I want to thank Royston from Fischer Audio for sending out the Ace, Sparks and Twins for review (you can see their reviews here) Ace Review:http://www.head-fi.org/products/fischer-audio-omega-ace/reviews/14872 Twins...
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Warm, Punchy, Durable Dual Driver Goodness

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Pros: warm, punchy, well constructed, comfortable, smooth

Cons: a bit laid back treble, slight bloat in bass

The Twins is the top offering from the Omega Series ($79 USD), “the one-solution companion for your entire day” “giving you a fantastic experience be it commuting, casual listening or hitting the fitness arena”, further aided with a 1 button remote for smartphone users.   The Twins claim to be the “choice for those that demand only the best” when working and working out. This is quite a bold statement from a USD $79 product. Lets see how they hold up!   Before we begin, I want to thank Royston from Fischer Audio for sending out the Ace, Sparks and Twins for review (you can see their reviews here) Ace...
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