Head Gear Reviews by Audiophile1811
  1. RHA T10i

    4.50 star(s)
    Introduction – Read Heath Audio (or RHA for short) are soon to release their latest and greatest earphone, the T10i.  Much like the rest of RHA’s products, the T10i’s were designed to offer premium portable listening for consumers and audio enthusiasts. Their new models features an all new handmade dynamic driver (model 770.1 compared to the previous 560.1 model in the MA750i) and interchangeable custom tuning filters not found in any other mid-tier IEM except the $300 Astrotec AX-60. Such a system is typically only found in top-tier universals...
  2. TTPOD T1 High Fidelity Definition Dual Dynamic Professional In-ear Earphone Transparent White

    4.50 star(s)
    Introduction – The TTPOD T1 is a recent entry into the growing market of dual-dynamic earphones. Selling for only $35 at Penon Audio, the T1’s are the cheapest of all current dual-dynamic IEMs on the market and fall right within the budget category. With tough competition from the likes of the Havi B3 Pro-1’s, the MOE Audio SS01 (which shares a similar design), and the much more expensive Brainwavz R3 the T1’s seem a little out of place comparatively. But low cost doesn’t equal low value which is exactly the case here - they proved to be worth more...
  3. Brainwavz R3 Revised Edition

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction – As the top-of-the-line earphone of the young company Brainwavz, the R3 has a quite a lot on its shoulders. Utilizing a relatively new dual-dynamic driver configuration, uncommon with most headphones on the market, Brainwavz has chosen this design for its very best headphone. Bold as it is, this design has been successful in many budget-based sets such as the Havi B3 Pro-1 and TTPOD’s T1 series. The R3’s, then, promise a lot considering they cost twice and even three times as much as the aforementioned earphones. So do they deliver for...
  4. Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 MK301

    5.00 star(s)
    Introduction – So a few weeks into my search and discovery of budget-based earphones has led me here - to the Xiaomi Piston 2.1. The Pistons are the result of the popular Chinese smartphone manufacture’s efforts to produce an inexpensive high performance earphone that competes well with higher-end audio gear. At only $25 the Pistons fall within the “budget” category for most people but whether they perform well enough to justify their price is another question. And for those wondering if they do… the short answer is yes, they do, and they do it well...
  5. SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Headset for Gaming and Music

    5.00 star(s)
    Introduction – In this review I’ll be looking at the SteelSeries Flux, an IEM from a gaming accessory manufacture and a rarity in the Head-Fi community. Since SteelSeries have never received any notable attention for their audio products they haven’t had more than a few of their headphones reviewed online. This scarcity of reviews is due to a number of things. First is the nature of gaming headphones, which are typically suited for movies and gaming (clearly) and are therefore bass heavy, excessively colored and utilize a sound signature that doesn’t...