Head Gear Reviews by bagwell359
  1. Fostex TH500RP

    4.50 star(s)
    Edited 8/23/18: I have 150 hours active listening and another 150 passive/occasional on these. Equipment: see sig Low bass: reticent, lacking drive when unmodified. Mid/upper bass: flabby, not much impact either. Highs: starts to drop at 7-8k, clearly down at 12k (2-3 db), 14k just not there Soundstage: can be wide, and change size depending on recording, but never gets tall (an issue with this technology) These remind me Maggie SMG's. If you never listened to live or other better equipment you might conclude that they are very...
  2. Schiit Gungnir

    5.00 star(s)
    The lead review hit the nail on the head.  The music breathes, the singers expand, move, breathe and fade away, the details and the gestalt both exist and neither compromises the other.  I've thrown thousands of tracks at it.  Tonight it was Joe Jackson, Cowboy Junkies, Prokofiev, Durutti Column, Poco, Diana Krall, Minimal Compact, etc...  I'm convinced, they all sound like music, unlike the past when maybe some Doug Sax mastered tracks would be decent, and the rest would have me turning down the volume and taking off the headphones in agony.   Heard...