Head Gear Reviews by CantScareMe
  1. Minerva Mi-Performer Pro Silicone Custom IEM

    4.50 star(s)
    Specification Price: £385 Medical grade Silicone Full shell (can request different) Dual driver balanced armature 1.4m non removable cable. Kevlar reinforced clear cable. Ear impressions and Otoscopy included – Hidden hearing audiologists  Colour/etching options (£10 extra each)     I’ve had this IEM for a year now. I think it’s time to share my thoughts, starting from the beginning.     Background I wanted the ultimate commuting headphone. Over the ear closed backs didn’t float my boat for many reasons. Universal iem’s I’d been using...
  2. Sennheiser Orpheus HE-90

    4.50 star(s)
    Sennheiser Orpheus - Demo Impressions   Last week I had the pleasure of demoing this legendary headphone system. I found it to be a great experience so thought I might as well share it with you.                                                                                                                                                               This pair is one that Senneheiser own themselves and had bought it down for a few days to audio lounge, central London. It’s in exquisite condition and I listened to it in a perfect environment – a...
  3. Burson Audio - Soloist SL - Headphone Amplifier

    4.50 star(s)
    Two Smooth Solid State amps – Graham Slee UL Diamond and Burson Soloist SL   I’ve long been a fan of solid state amps, especially those with a small footprint. Both of these are ones with a smoother presentation, or as both manufacturers say in their product blurbs – ‘tube like.’ Both of these have had over 300hrs of burn in (the Slee's probably closer to 3000!) and both have impressed me but for different reasons making for an interesting comparison.   Burson Soloist SL £500 Little brother to the Burson Soloist. Analogue volume control rather...
  4. Musical Fidelity V-DAC II Upsampling Digital-to-Analog Converter with Asynchronous USB Input

    5.00 star(s)
    1. Introduction Let me get straight to the point of why I'm writing my first and possibly only review of an item in the world of amps and dacs. This does not dissapoint in any way at all. That's unique.   In all the 20 amps or/and dacs there always is a bug somewhere. It's either a physical fault like it overheats, looses connection, comes with badly built ports, dodgy over-sensitive volume pot, humming noises, made using cheap exterior materials and so on. Or it sounds and performs on a level of anything between abysmal to (thank god!) quite...