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Bassy, but versatile

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Pros: Design, build, isolation, accessories, portability, versitility

Cons: Thin pads

The M100 is V-Moda's top of the line over ear headphone for just about everyone, from DJs, to audiophiles, to casual listeners. Accessories - Clamshell case, 6.3mm adapter, V-Moda Crossfade advertisement, owner's manual, extra headphone jack cover, and 2 cables- one orange with mic and single-button, one black with a headphone splitter for shared music listening. Both sleeved in Kevlar.  One thing I must say, though. V-Moda has made the best cases that I've seen so far that come with a headphone. Not only do they look absolutely fantastic in style, but they're extremely rugged. This is no different here. While it is shaped differently than V-Moda's other cases, like the one for the...
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Heaven in a Can

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Pros: Detail, tonal balance, fun, accurate, comfort, portability, efficient, build, style, accessories, genuine leather

Cons: None that I can see

The Bridge is a headphone that combines the epitome of elegant design, comfort of kings, and an exquisite sound that you can get by just plugging into a smartphone. It is a pure audiophile headphone.  Accessories - Soft leather pouch, 6.3mm adapter, two cables (one with single button remote and mic). The cables are covered with fabric, and are pretty thick. They're both teriminated with a 90 degree 3.5 jack. Packaging - The Bridge comes in the largest box that I've ever seen for a headphone package. It's got Phiaton's trademark color scheme- black and red, however there is white to the box as well. Build/Design - What can I say.. So many things.. I think the Bridge is the best-looking...
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Bass-monsters with normal tips, anemic with "custom" tips

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Pros: Build, cable, case

Cons: "Custom" tips aren't custom and don't create an acoustic seal, bass distorts at high volumes, bass overpowers mids and treble, poorly extended treble

The ZTONE from I-Mego is an interesting headphone that attempts to combine the style of custom in-ears with the fit of pre-made silicone.  It was an incredibly valiant effort, but it just doesn't seem to work well.    Build/Design - Well, probably the best part of the ZTONE is its build. It's got an excellent braided silver-plated copper cable that I've not seen on anything this cheap before.  Also, the memory wire near the shells is also quite nice, as is the strain relief that comes from the shell.    The housings themselves have a gunmetal black coloring on the outer half and a clear plastic on the inner half.    The jack is also well...
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An Audiophile Gem

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Pros: Amazing accuracy, detail, build, style, portable, efficient, isolation, soundstage

Cons: Somewhat bass-light, fit can be a bit tough depending on ear size

The MS430 Fusion is part of Phiaton's new line of headphones, sporting an impressive build, style, and sound, like many other models from the company.   [[SPOILER]]  Accessories - 3.5mm cable, carrying pouchThe cable features an in-line microphone with universal remote and volume control. I personally would prefer a version that has this and a separate version just for Apple devices, but that's just me. The cable is terminated with a 90° angle jack  The carrying pouch is pretty rugged on the outside, with a very soft red faux-velvet inner lining, which seems to compliment the Fusion's design perfectly.  Build/Design - The Fusion has a mostly plastic outside with an aluminum frame. The...
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Versatility and style put together

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Pros: Style, sound, soundstage, detachable cables

Cons: No carrying pouch

The WS-99 are Audio-Technica's top of the line headphones in the Solid Bass line- and rightfully so. These headphones are among the best that I've heard.   [[SPOILER]]    Build - The WS-99 shares a lot of its overall design with the the mid-level WS-77. However, the parts and quality of the WS-99's build are much, much above that of the 77's. The outer circles of the cups are much more high-quality. The ridges are more deep and give the headphones an even better look when hit by light at any angle. The ridges are actually quite sharp. They're able to cut through a shirt if rubbed on it. Learned that the hard way. They're made out of a high quality what I believe to be aluminum. You can...
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Great build and style, but sound is lacking

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Pros: Build quality, pads, thick cables, soundstage, isolation, styling

Cons: Highly bloated mids detract from overall experience

The R-DJ is part of Rock-It's new lineup of headphones, complete with the signature Rock-It styling excellence.   Accessories - Straight cable, coiled cable   Simplicity aside, these cables are, without a doubt, the sturdiest and thickest detachables that I've ever felt. Not to mention, they literally "fit" perfectly with the headphone's design.    Build/Design - As always, Rock-It a Sounds has nailed the styling of yet another headphone. The R-DJ features a matte black finish with some glossy orange parts that make it truly unique. The Rock-It logo on the cups is featured on a diamond-shaped piece of metal.  The headband has it's own pieces of gloss...
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Skullcandy has a Winner

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Pros: Bass, Soundstage, Versatility, appearance, built-in amp

Cons: Clamping force distribution, cable is a bit thin

The Skullcandy Crusher is a consumer-oriented headphone that has highly impressed me with both its sound and features.  [[SPOILER]]   [[SPOILER]]  Accessories - Carrying pouch, 1x AA BatteryThe carrying pouch is a bit thin, in my opinion. It is quite stretchy due to that, and I'm a bit scared that it might rip after a decent amount of use.On the front of the pouch is the Skullcandy logo.Build/Design - The Crusher is all plastic, but it doesn't feel flimsy. The cups are made of a gloss-finished plastic, while the headband and adjusting frame is made out of a more bendable type of plastic. Both cups have some vents on the bottom portion, probably for bass control. The left cup has a 3.5mm...
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Detailed and fun, but severely lacks midrange

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Pros: Bluetooth range, battery life, soundstage, comfort, lightweight, versatile, comfort

Cons: Lack of midrange, included cable is a bit short

The VOXOA V33X HD Wireless headphones are VOXOA's first foray into the audio world.These portable headphones feature Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which brings about oodles of features.  Package - The V33X comes in a nice box. Inside, are the headphones, which are between a few pieces of plastic to keep them in place, and a smaller box that contains the pouch and cables. The presentation is rather simplistic, but it maintains a hint of elegance to it, with its black and white color scheme.   [[SPOILER]]  Accessories - Carrying pouch, USB to Mini USB charging cable, 3.5mm cable for wired use  [[SPOILER]]  Design / Build - The V33X has a relatively simple design. It's made almost entirely out...
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Very clear sound, but lacks some extension

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Pros: Clarity, detail, soundstage

Cons: build, sibilant, not too good with modern genres

The BA100 from HiSoundAudio is a single balanced armature in-ear headphone that has ups and downs. Big thanks to Jack at HiSoundAudio for the review unit! Accessories - Hard carrying case, 3 pairs of tips (S,M,L), and 'fish' cable winder. To be honest, I never found a use for the fish. It doesn't fit into the case, and I always keep the headphones in their case when not in use. The best use I got from it was showing it to a friend and telling them that I have a dead fish.   [[SPOILER]]  Build - The BA100 has an interesting design. Unlike most balanced armature in-ear headphones, the BA100 utilizes a wider nozzle, that turns into the standard narrow nozzle that is common with BA IEMs. I...
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Incredible Design and Decent Sound

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Pros: DESIGN, Appearance, comfort, detachable cable, in-line mic, bass, mids

Cons: Lack of soundstage, treble not so good for electronic music

The Radical headphones from PopClik have never been spoken of before on Head-Fi, to my knowledge. These headphones are a consumer-oriented pair of headphones that I was honestly impressed by.  [[SPOILER]]  Accessories- Hard carrying case The carrying case is pretty good for a stock headphone accessory. It feels much more well made than some of the cases I've come across (I.E. Klipsch). It's no V-Moda case, that's for sure, but, overall, I would say it is better than average in terms of build. It's also got a clip that allows for easy attachment to a bag or pack.Design - The Radical are among the nicest looking headphones that I've ever seen. A large amount of that goes to the frame, which...
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