Head Gear Reviews by Aornic
  1. Venture Electronics (VE) Monk

    5.00 star(s)
        I was introduced to these by a classmate on the 15th of March and I was so impressed based on just a minute or two of listening that I decided to order them the same night. Impulsive decision yes, but the low price of $5 (+$2 shipping) convinced me that it was a good purchase. As I told myself, it's cheaper than a meal at Nando's. Well I just received it this morning, the 31st of March. I plugged it into my Fiio X1 and was immediately impressed all over again by the sound quality. The first song I played was "Trains" by Porcupine Tree as...
  2. ZMF x Vibro

    4.00 star(s)
      Edit: I bought a Schiit Magni 2 just to see how it sounded with clean amping and the sound has greatly improved. The Asgard, though I love how it sounds with my other headphones, isn't the best match for the Vibro. It needs a clean signal for it to shine.   Zach’s blog on his fascination with wood, its properties and how it can be utilized by man is a good read.I recommend you all to check it out. The man uses the resource on his products in a way that blends both aesthetics and sound in the best way imaginable. This, of course, goes beyond the...
  3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    4.00 star(s)
  4. HiFiMAN HE-400i

    4.50 star(s)
  5. Grado SR80i Headphones

    3.50 star(s)
      This is my first experience with the "Grado sound" and I think I know why it's popular with rock lovers. The harsh but somehow lush mid sound strips the processed nature from guitar distortion to give it a live amp sound. These are the most unique headphones I've owned sound signature wise.   The non-removable cables are an annoyance. I had the wire connection to the left channel die on me and I had to ship these to another country to have them fixed for 35 Euros. Considering the price was $90, I can't be too fussy about build quality aspects...