Head Gear Reviews by captione
  1. Aune BU2

    4.00 star(s)
    Aune BU2 Review TL;DR: Portable DAC/AMP. 300 USD. SE/BAL. Adequately powerful. Smooth neutral sound. Features Filter Modes and a BT receiver mode. A bit buggy. No error documentation. No LDAC Support. Disclaimer: Aune sent this BU2 as part of their tour here and is not mine to keep. I will be fully transparent and honest for most of this review so that Aune can further improve the unit, firmware side, and their other releases. Packaging Inclusions: - Aune BU2 unit - Short USB-C to USB-C L-plug cable - USB-C to USB-A cable - USB-C to...
  2. BGVP DH5

    3.00 star(s)
    BGVP DH5 Review Tl;dr : 75 USD. Balanced sound signature. Lean bass. Lean mids with a tinge of boxiness in the vocals. Extended treble that gets a bit too much with certain recordings. Disclaimer: BGVP sent this DH5 as a unit to review and evaluate, rest assured they won’t influence my review. I hope my criticisms can be used to improve BGVP’s future releases and current ones, and guide some curious consumers. You can buy the DH5 @ BGVP! Packaging: · The DH5 came in a box that is opened in two parts with a paper cover that has all the marketing...
  3. Knowledge Zenith (KZ) ZEX

    3.50 star(s)
    KZ ZEX Review Tl;dr : 20 USD. U-shaped signature. Rolled off sub-bass with mid bass focus but doesn’t texture well. Lean tonality. Vocals are presented well. No upper midrange thinness. Treble extended until borderline, exhibits air well but can be detached from the signature and loud with certain tracks and albums. A bit of background and disclaimer: KZ Audio sent this KZ ZEX as a unit to review and evaluate, rest assured they won’t influence my review. I hope my criticisms can be used to improve KZ’s future releases and current ones, and guide...
  4. See Audio Bravery

    4.50 star(s)
    See Audio Bravery Review Tl;dr : 4 BA setup, 279USD. Warm U-shape with great tonality. Bass is extended linearly, midrange is smooth and warm, and treble is extended with a balance of smoothness and definition. An all-rounder with my music library. Excellent value for your money with stock tips and cables coming from Azla and Hakugei. I love it! A bit of background and disclaimer: See Audio sent this Bravery as a tour unit to review and evaluate, rest assured they won’t influence my review. I hope my criticisms can be used to improve See Audio’s...
  5. TForce Audio Yuan Li

    4.00 star(s)
    TForce Yuan Li Review Tl;dr : 1DD setup @ 120 USD. Warm-ish, neutral-bright signature. Fast and visceral bass, smooth and intimate midrange, well extended treble. A bit unforgiving on some badly recorded tracks. A bit of background and disclaimer: TForce Audio sent this Yuan Li as a tour unit to review and evaluate, rest assured they won’t influence my review. I hope my criticisms can be used to improve Tforce’s future releases and current ones, and guide some curious consumers. You can buy the Yuan Li @ HiFIGO! I'm also new on reviewing so...
  6. BGVP NS9

    3.50 star(s)
    BGVP NS9 Review Tl;dr : 170usd, 2dd 7ba setup with tuning nozzle options. Signature can be an L-shaped or a V-shaped depending on the filters used. Unashamedly bassy and warm. Midrange a bit veiled with leaking bass. Decent treble extension although lacking air. Good imaging and separation. There’s a QC issue about unit variants and design issue about the nozzle filters that prevents me from suggesting this. A bit of background and disclaimer: BGVP gave me the opportunity to try the NS9 through a review circle tour; rest assured they won’t...
  7. See Audio Yume/Anou

    3.50 star(s)
    Seeaudio Yume Review Tl;dr : 170usd, 1dd 2ba setup. Sports the Harman Target 2020 tuning. Lacks in midbass slam, only sub bass focus like Harman does. Has a dry tonal presentation. Mids are lean and detailed though lacks in body for some instruments. Vocal performance is excellent. Treble performance is very good although lacking a bit of air. Imaging and separation are excellent but lacks in soundstage width. Overall, it’s a bit boring for my tastes. A bit of background and disclaimer: Seeaudio gave me the opportunity to try the Yume through a...
  8. KB Ear KS1

    3.50 star(s)
    Kbear KS1 Review Tl;dr : 1DD setup. Safe V-shaped tuning with a cool/dry tonality. Bass is plenty boomy and midrange sunken with voices not rendered properly. Highs are well controlled and extend without sibilance. It pairs well with warm and smooth sources. Very easy to drive. A bit of background and disclaimer: KBear gave me a large discount for my unit, rest assured my opinions are not influenced by them, I hope my review can guide Kbear on their products, and guide some curious consumers. Check them out if you wanna buy those pairs @ Lazada...
  9. CVJ CSE

    3.50 star(s)
    CVJ CSE Review Tl;dr : Lean. Has a shouty upper-mid and treble performance. Bass is surprisingly good and well detailed but those glaring issues just outweigh it. One thing that saves it for me is how it plays some electronic tracks well, a very specialized IEM for me. A bit of background and disclaimer: CVJ sent me two samples to review and evaluate, rest assured they won’t influence my review. I hope my criticisms can be used to improve CVJ’s future releases and current ones, and guide some curious consumers. I'm also new on reviewing so please...
  10. CVJ Mirror

    4.00 star(s)
    CVJ Mirror Review Tl;dr : Nice pair with a signature that has a flat and smooth yet detailed treble and excels in separation, deceptively looks like a KZ/TRN but the sound signature shows otherwise. Has a tough competition from other brands. Good value for your money nonetheless. I still prefer a more coherent signature. A bit of background and disclaimer: CVJ sent me two samples to review and evaluate (this and the CSE with the review coming in a few weeks!), rest assured they won’t influence my review. I hope my criticisms can be used to improve...
  11. Tin Hifi T2 Plus

    4.00 star(s)
    Tin T2 Plus Review Tl;dr : It’s good! Almost a bit boring for my taste but might be amazing for neutral and midrange-loving folks. Watch out for the MMCX issues. A bit of background and disclaimer: Keephifi gave me a heavy discount for these in exchange for a review. They have been nice with the shipping and processing, and the items arrived after a month here in the Philippines. You folks said I can be honest and I'll definitely be honest about it! I'm also fairly new on reviewing so please tell me your criticism or inputs about it! I'm happy to...
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