Head Gear Reviews by bcasey25raptor
  1. AKG K 518 LE Limited Edition Folding Headphones - Red

    4.00 star(s)
    Ok i got these at my local best buy for $70.   For $70 i am quite surprised. The bass is definitely emphasized and these are excellent for electronic music. The highs are recessed but smooth and the mids are also recessed. These are only first day impression is can't say much else yet. But for what it's worth if you are basshead on a $70 budget get these.   Build quality though plastic is quite good. And they look sweet to me. Unfortunately they are uncomfortable for long listening sessions.     For the price what could you lose?
  2. Shure SRH 940

    5.00 star(s)
    I was for the longest time skeptical on these. Following intently on the srh940 thread the reviews were varied. Some people just up and claimed them to suck and sound fake while others praised them. When i purchased these i was afraid the naysayers may be correct. I received them and they are so wrong. These are the best headphones i have ever heard. These are smooth, detailed, neutral, fun, and revealing in a way that doesn't ruin enjoyment. Build quality also feels top notch to me. Way better built then the srh840.     Durability/Design I...
  3. Beats Pro High-Performance Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Yes everyone i know what you will say. After all the hate these got i listened at best buy and i thought they sounded pretty good. I hesitated to hand over my money but in the end i did to go with a review and perhaps keep them if i was satisfied enough. Well to my ears i am satisfied.   Durability/Design These are the most durable pair of headphones i have ever used. Full metal construction and huge thick cords, The design is also eye catching and they look sleek. To most people looks matter and i am no different. I do like my tech to look...
  4. Sennheiser Adidas HD 25-1 II Orginals Headphones (Black/Blue)

    4.50 star(s)
    I have had these for a month now and i do feel these deserve a review       Build Quality/Design To me i find these look beautiful. The durability is equally as great. All parts are replaceable if need be. When i first picked them up though i was thinking to myself (did i really pay $200 for these things?). They may look cheap but when you apply force you realize they are really well built. One thing i noticed was that they are made in ireland. Quite a nice touch when most things are made in china. The blue color is striking and i have had...
  5. Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones

    3.50 star(s)
    (disclaimer: My rating scale is based off of what i paid for the headphones not msrp, Review is based off of what i think of them compared to their respective $150 price point)          Ah the all mighty hyped best under $150 giant killers the m50s. Every noobs first step into audiophilia, and to many their last. Why is this such a popular headphone amongst noobs and the most recommended headphone on head-fi? I honestly don't know. There is nothing special about these headphones and they are far from giant killers beating out headphones 2x...
  6. Apple iPhone 4 Black Smartphone 32GB

    4.50 star(s)
    Hello head-fi   I recently decided i would get my first smart phone and that it would be an iphone. Now i don't want to write a wall of words but i will do it anyways.     Design/Durability When buying a smart phone which you take everywhere durability is very important. Plastic is generally the most commonly used material that tends to get the job done but looks cheap. Compared to competing smart phones the iPhone 4 has a glass front and glass back with a metal piece going around the phone. It looks amazingly expensive and feels premium...
  7. Shure SE215

    5.00 star(s)
    So after a month of debating weather I should spring for the Shure SE215 I went for it. I only went for it because Shure has a really good warranty and if I need to use it I can.   Durability/Looks/Design/Comfort Regarding durability and looks I find they look good because you don't even notice them under my hair. But durability wise i have heard reports of one side stop working. They look solid to me so far so only time will tell. The design and way they fit in the ear is annoying at first but you get used to it. IT irritates me though because...
  8. Logitech LS11 2.0 Stereo Speaker System

    4.00 star(s)
    I got these for $25 at futureshop. They are easily the best value audio equipment i have ever heard. Everything sounds clear and they are not revealing.   they may not be very detailed but they are still very fun and easy to listen to. They are not harsh, the mids are a little scooped, bass is boomy, and the highs are smooth.   they may not be that durable though as they have small cheap flimsy wires but i have had no issues. I also find the fact that the drivers are open and not covered by something to be a little cheap.   but all in all...
  9. Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System

    4.50 star(s)
    I know it's a sin to compare speakers to headphones but I am going to do it anyways. I currently own Shure SRH840 and Grado, Alessandro MS1 Compared to these speakers i prefer the speakers for music. This is not because of sound quality or details (both of my headphones are much more detailed then these) but because of convenience. I will always think of headphones as more of a portable option for out and about use. Speakers are and will always be for home use more so then headphones.     Now time for the review.   I found the sound on...
  10. Alessandro MS-1

    5.00 star(s)
    I ordered the alessandro ms1 on june 15/2011 and they just arrived today. after many delays from canada post and their strike i finally received it.   i am incredibly impressed and pleased with my purchase.   let's start my review   Durability/Design if i had to complain about anything on these headphones i think it would have to be be the looks and durability. after holding them in my hands i noticed they are made of plastic.and look quite unappealing. durability wise the cord seems a little loosely connected to the headset and i feel...
  11. FiiO E7 USB DAC and Portable Headphone Amplifier

    2.50 star(s)
    ok everyone i am probably going to get hate for this but i should have ordered the grado sr60s instead. my conexant hd audio sound on my laptop is obviously onboard. from the opinion and belief of people on head-fi is that onboard is terrible. they recommended i buy the fiio e7. so i got $200 for a graduation present and decided to get a fiio e7. i was certain it would make a difference as everyone has been praising it. so after 8 days it arrives. i am so excited to hear what i have been missing. i quickly plug it in and let it charge a bit. i plug...
  12. FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier

    5.00 star(s)
    the fiio e5 is excellent value and is my first headphone amplifier. i bought my shure srh840 around early march and wasn't 100% satisfied so i wanted an amplifier. i didn't listen to everyone when they said my headphones wouldn't benefit and i was right to do so. these improve both the treble and bass. also it allows me to play louder without a degradation in sound quality. i also ordered a fiio l3 lod which makes it sound crisper with my ipod classic. i think everyone on head-fi should try this a tleast once.
  13. Apple iPod classic 80 GB Black (6th Generation) OLD MODEL

    3.50 star(s)
    i bought this used off a friend of mine over 2.5 years ago and it still works amazingly. i rock boxed it and the eq makes it worthwhile if you where to buy it new for full price however i suggest you look elsewhere. the sound quality is absolutely atrocious. i mean literally atrocious. unless eq'd it sounds like a muddy distorted mess and can be very boring. rock box gives you a better equalizer making it better but you have to turn up the treble and bass by 2 or 3 db's to make it enjoyable.  
  14. Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation--with iPhone OS 3.1 Software Installed) [NEWEST MODEL]

    4.00 star(s)
    I bought mine a little over 6 months ago and it already crapped out on me, cheap apple quality that doesn't stand up to fair use. Audio jack plug in is extremely cheap so don't use heavy duty headphones. Screen scratches easily and the metal back plate doesn't hold up well over time. Get an iPod classic if you insist on an apple mp3 player. way better built and mine is still going at 3.5 years later.   Last but not least this iPod is extremely over priced. Though I think the 4th generation might be better built. Possibly look into it.   edit...
  15. Shure SRH840

    5.00 star(s)
    Disregard my earlier hate for these have come to appreciate these for what they are.   COMFORT To start off my review i would like to say my opinions on comfort with these. Lots of people complain about them being uncomfortable or heavy, the truth of the matter is they feel rather light to me. Are people here really weak or something? i find these really comfortable, but just like all pairs of headphones i have tried they become irritating on my right ear after a while. This is due to my ears lately being really sensitive to touch, and is not...
  16. Panasonic RP-HJE300K Designer Stereo Earphones

    4.50 star(s)
    i actually got the panasonic hje120 but it doesn't seem to be on this website. so this review is for the hje120. in my opinion they have excellent bass and are very comfortable. the mids are recess and  the highs are also recessed. but for $12 i think they are amazing. they actually sound better then the beats imo. this is a good starter iem or for people that just want a cheap solution to portability. highly recommended.
  17. Akg K 324 P - Chrome In-Ear Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    i cannot give you a price comparison or compare it to others in its price range as i was given these as a gift. but i loved these things. the bass was impressive, good highs, and smooth mids. although they tend to be a little unclear sometimes i find them to sound very enjoyable and stunning. they didn't distort or clip at all and i noticed no sibilance at all. the only thing i can complain about is build quality. the wires are thin and get damaged easily thats what happened to mine. one ear got quieter and eventually quit on me. but for sound...
  18. Sony MDR-NC7 Foldable Noise Canceling Headphones (Black)

    2.50 star(s)
    i got these for $40 and for the price there is a lot of better options out there. basically your paying $20 for noise cancelling and $20 on headphones. they sound liek your average set of $20 on ear headphones. not very good at all. but if your on a tight budget and need noise cancelling these are an ok option if you don't care about sound quality. you've been warned.
  19. Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

    3.00 star(s)
    i got these for xmas a few years ago and i have been able to fully burn them in and give my impressions on these headphones. sound quality wise they are very boring. not really any bass at all and they are very unclear. the mids and highs sound harsh and you cannot understand a single word anyone is singing. i will leave it that for the same price you can get the portapros which i have heard are so much better. if you are on a budget get those. also these are really bulky and look atrociously ugly. though i find them rather comfortable but this is...
  20. Skullcandy Smokin' Bud Earbuds (Black)

    2.00 star(s)
    utter trash for the price. get some sony in ears instead anything is better then these imo.