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Great Headphone, Warm And Relaxing

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Pros: Looks, Design, Safe Tuning

Cons: Lacks Detail

First I would like to thank Salsera for sending me a HM9 for me to review. Having recently reviewed the rather interesting S5, I felt like I had a general idea which direction Brainwavz were heading in and upon listening to the HM9, I was met with exactly what I was expecting, but it did exceed my expectation a little on a whole. Brainwavz being one of the first brands I came across when I first joined Head-Fi a while back, has always been one of the brands that I have watched.   The HM9 is one headphone that I have kept my eye on from the time that it was first released. I remember saying to myself that it looked like a headphone that was going to compare with the likes of Beats...
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Meelectronics M9 Classic Mini-Review

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Pros: Price, Very Good Sound When Modded, Build

Cons: Needs Modding

There aren't many sub-$10 IEMs in the market. With all the recent budget IEMs being priced at around $50, it leaves very little choice for people who are looking for a very cheap IEM. As far as I know, the main choice for many people is the Monoprice 8320 and having heard them, I certainly see why. They are the only IEM I have heard under $10 that actually sounds decent. It is not, however, good in all areas - the cable is a pain and so is the housing. Then I heard that Meelectronics had a new IEM that was going to be priced at $10 and I was certainly rather intrigued, having really enjoyed their A151. I would like to thank Mike for sending me a pair to review.   ...
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Exciting Budget IEM

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Pros: Nice Bass, Clarity, Separation, Detail

Cons: Cable

First I’d like to thank Salsera and Brainwavz for sending me a review sample of the S5. Brainwavz are a brand that I am quite familiar with. They have many IEMs that are often praised on Head-Fi and I have had an experience with a few of them. They were established in 2008 and are a relatively new company and their IEMs are priced quite competitively for how they sound from my experience. I also heard their HM5 and was very fond of it. Let’s see what they have in store for us now.   I remember the time when I first joined Head-Fi, with my pair of IE8s. Those changed to a TF-10 and eventually, a B2 from Brainwavz. They were one of my first balanced and mid-tier IEMs and I remember...
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Sub $100 Tunable IEM

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Pros: Filters, Overall Sound, Build

Cons: No Cable Cinch

First I’d like to thank Rock Jaw for sending me the Alfa Genus for review. If you haven’t heard of Rock Jaw before, I don’t blame you. They are a rather new company that recently came out with a wide range of IEMs and headphones. The Alfa Genus is one of their mid-range IEMs, which is priced at £50, which is quite budget minded for people who don’t wish to spend so much on audio.       Those who know me will know that I have always loved IEMs, especially IEMs that punch above their price point and IMO the Alfa Genus is definitely one of them. Obviously, the sub $100 IEM market is filled with some excellent offerings from many companies and making an IEM that really...
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Perfection At This Price Point

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Pros: Sound, Build, Accessories, Design

Cons: Case

First I’d like to thank Rocky from Dunu for sending me a DN-2000 to review. Those who have been following the mid-range IEM market might have heard of Dunu and their previous flagship, the DN-1000. I have to admit, not long ago, I had never heard of Dunu, but after I heard the DN-1000, I began to read some reviews on their other products, and all their IEMs seemed to look very impressive and have a somewhat boosted bass. Dunu has recently come out with a new model, the DN-2000, which is what I will be reviewing today.   Some of you may have seen my Dunu DN-1000 review that I wrote a while back. I really enjoyed the DN-1000 a lot, and I found them to be a rather special and unique...
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An Excellent But Flawed IEM

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Pros: Bass, Detachable Cables

Cons: Midrange, Hot Treble, Price

First of all, I’d like to thank T-Peos and H20Fidelity for including me in the tour and making this review possible. Now, I’m not going to dwell too much on the accessories, packaging and stuff and go straight on to the sound. For the review, I ran them off my iBasso DX90 and I also used it with the O2, which synergised quite well. On we go with the mini-review then.     Sound Quality The H200 received quite a of praise about how it sounded but I never actually heard it. I was really looking forward to hearing what T-Peos would be able to do with their new flagship. When I first heard it, quite frankly, I was shocked. It was in one word, dreadful. The bass was nice, but...
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The Overall Best DAP I Have Encountered

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Pros: Sound, Line Out, Improved Amp, Looks, Design

Cons: Scrolling, Button Delay, Battery Life

I’m sure that if you are on Head-Fi once in a while and you are interested in portable audio, you will at least have heard of iBasso. The DX90 is iBasso’s third DAP, the first two being the DX100 and the DX50. The DX50 turned out to be a huge success right off the bat and the first few batches were sold out very quickly. I wrote a review for it a while ago and I thought that despite the shaky UI at the start, the DX50 was an exceptional product after iBasso came out with some firmware updates. Another interesting feature that the DX50 had was firmware rolling. Each firmware seems to sound different and users can pick the firmware they like best.   BucketInABucket's picture of...
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Fantastic Sounding Combination

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Pros: Excellent Pairing, Size, Balanced, Accessories & Packaging

Cons: Adapter, Jack Position, Current UI

First I’d like to thank HiFiMAN for sending me their new HM-700 DAP and RE-400B (balanced version of the RE-400) bundle for me to review. I have always wondered about the balanced players that HiFiMAN offers and what they do to balanced IEMs. From what I hear, the RE-400B is a very nice match with the HM-700 in balanced mode.     Now, if you are around on Head-Fi often, you probably know about HiFiMAN by now. For those who are unfamiliar with HiFiMAN, they are a company founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007. I haven’t had any experience before this about their DAPs and IEMs, but I really do like their planar magnetic headphones, especially the HE-6 and HE-500. I’m gonna be...
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Best Portable Amp I've Heard

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Pros: Balanced Sound, Black Background, Soundstage & Imaging, Build, Features

Cons: Battery Life, DAC Not Up To Scratch, UHA-6S MKII

First I’d like to thanks Nick from Leckerton Audio for the UHA760 loaner unit. I’ve read quite a lot of people praising the UHA-6S.MKII and when I heard that there would be a new model from Leckerton coming out, I was very interested indeed. I have never heard any Leckerton product despite hearing about them because nobody really seems to own them in Australia and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in terms of sound from the UHA760.     The UHA760 is Leckerton Audio’s new flagship amp/DAC unit and it slots in above the previous and very popular flagship, the UHA-6S.MKII. According to Nick, the amp section is very similar but perhaps slightly improved from the 6S. Seeing as...
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Very Fun Headphones

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Pros: Bass, Treble, Looks, Price

Cons: Isolation

First I’d like to thank Mike of Meelectronics for sending me their new Atlas for me to review. Meelectronics started off selling MP3 players, but later decided to move into the headphone industry instead. They have mostly been making products in the more entry to mid-range level and the Atlas is no exception. At $99 MSRP its price range considered a bit higher than entry level headphones like the Zoro. A while ago, I reviewed their A151 IEM and although it took some getting used to, it was nothing short of incredible for the price. After reading more reviews on their products, it seems like their products are generally great sounding at a relatively low price compared to their...
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