Head Gear Reviews by akared
  1. Custom Art FIBAE 7

    5.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer: the F7 was purchased directly from the CustomArt, Poland with full retail price. I am not affiliated with the company nor do I receive any kind of incentives or rewards for writing this review. Introduction: When it comes to the FIBAE line-up, I don’t think that lengthy description is needed given that the previous models such as F2 through F4 have been extremely well received by the audiophile community. Personally owning the F2 and F3 (both universals), I have grown to love CustomArt’s house sound – clear, forwardly positioned vocals...
  2. Campfire Audio Polaris

    5.00 star(s)
    Campfire Polaris Review Disclaimer: This Polaris unit was graciously lent in by a friend who purchased the unit in full price for limited period of time. I am not affiliated with Campfire Audio and the review reflects my honest opinion on the Polaris. Introduction: Not needed. Campfire Audio is a company that is already known throughout the audiophile community with many well-praised products and the recent hype for the Solaris. The Polaris, released back in 2017, seems to have been forgotten and apparently discontinued (out of stock) on the...
  3. Cross Lambda Stardust

    5.00 star(s)
    Cross Lambda Stardust Review Disclaimer: Crosslambda Stardust was provided to me free of charge for a limited amount of time in exchange for my honest review. Introduction: Improvement in sound quality resulting from upgrading the cables is such a controversial topic in the audio world – Some people hear the dramatic difference resulting from swopping cables while others do not. With my relatively limited experience with upgrade cables, I would put myself somewhere in between the two groups of people – I do hear differences that upgrade cables have...
  4. Empire Ears Empire Studio Reference (E.S.R)

    4.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer: Empire Ears provided both the ESR and the Bravado with no charge for a period of 10 days as part of their Bravado and ESR tour in exchange for my honest review on one of the models – be it good or ill. Introduction: I have been following Empire ears ever since they released their Olympus line-up. In my never-ending search for that one perfect mids/vocals centric IEM, the Athena and the Zeus caught my attention. Due to their pricing, I have kind of looked away from those two models until I finally got a chance to demo them at Canjam RMAF...