Head Gear Reviews by budgetboy
  1. Westone 3 True-Fit Earphones

    5.00 star(s)
    These with my Cowon J3 playing FLAC is just amazing. I wanted a simple portable setup and this is it. After experimenting with tips I settled on the Shure Olives. The complys were killing the treble and fell off easily. These preserve all the treble, and if i'm not mistaken, the bass is even punchier. Also, they stick on like crazy. It's really hard to get those tips off. But that's awesome for me as I am an on-the-go student who bikes a lot.   The Westone 3s with the Shure Olives sound great for every genre, but I am continually amazed at how...
  2. COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)

    5.00 star(s)
    Background: When I lost my S9, I had to find a replacement. I began to look for options, noting the Cowon J3, Nationite S:flo2, and Hifiman HM-601 as possible options. Then I discounted the Hifiman for the sake of portability. I spent a long time deciding between the J3 and the S:flo2 and eventually went with the J3 for the battery life, usability, reliability, and the digital volume control, as I like to keep my player on volume level 1 and leave it there in order to preserve my hearing as a musician.   I just got home from a trip today and this...
  3. Sennheiser IE 8 In-Ear Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    Okay, I have to leave for school in 5 minutes, so this is gonna have to be quick. Basically, I totally love these. With my Cowon S9, everything from Armin Van Buuren to ES Posthumous sounds ridiculously amazing. The soundstage, smooth sound, and easy listenability at low volumes are the coolest parts for me.   Okay, I'm not going to write a real review. I just want to say I've been looking for a full-size headphone with the same strengths that can be used unamped and there isn't one. I was thinking DT990 32 ohm, but apparently even that needs...
  4. Cowon S9 32 GB Video MP3 Player with Touchscreen (Titanium Black)

    5.00 star(s)
    This is the player I was looking for all along. Seriously, this has given me a new found respect for Cowon, as well as Korean Innovation as a whole. So, lets get to the basics.   Pros:   Audio Quality is unbelievable. Now that the price has gone down to $200, this is the best-sounding player for under $300. No compromises either, this has been compared favorably to the Sony X, which is twice the price, with fewer audio features.   The EQ is equally incredible. If your coming from an iPod, be prepared to start tweaking. Before, with my...