Head Gear Reviews by cs098
  1. Skullcandy Aviator Headphone Black, One Size

    4.50 star(s)
    To be honest I’m usually a bit iffy about mainstream headphone. Not because they are inherently worse than their audiophile counterparts or are overpriced (case in point, the headphone I’m reviewing today) , but I generally don’t like the styling and typical sound signatures of such headphones. But with the aviators at 31 cad, I just couldn’t resist picking one up. Unboxing Pros:Carrying case with cloth, nicely designed box Cons: Sleeves hard to take off                                                                           The packaging...
  2. Beyerdynamic T90 Premium Stereo Headphone

    4.50 star(s)
      Some say the t90 is 95% of a t1. And while the t1 is easily the better can and the t90 does fall short of being a totl headphone. It’s pretty close, and definitely has the potential to be your end game headphone.   Unboxing Pros: Simple minimal packaging, comes with a carry case, no annoying plastic to throw out Cons: Lack of accessories, said case isn’t portable   While it lacks a lot of accessories,  the fact  it comes with a useful carrying case is a plus that many other headphones don't even have. Other than that easy to unbox and no...
  3. Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
      The Sennheiser HD 650, quite possibly most popular can in head fi. While IMO it doesn't live up to the hype, at it’s price point it’s the easy listening headphone to beat. Though the older HD600 is possibly the better option as it's cheaper and more balanced.   Unboxing Pros: comes with a box, and a ¼ to ⅛ inch adapter Cons: box too huge, lack accessories   Nothing much to say except taking off the gray  textured wrapper is a tad annoying, but I do appreciate the adapter. Often you have to buy that separately.   3.5/5   Burn in...
  4. Grado Reference RS2 Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    *note this is actually a rs2e review* Shame head fi doesn't have a product page for it*     Don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure this is the cheapest wood headphone you can buy (well maybe the OG rs2). And it's beautiful. But does it sound as good as it looks?  TLDR: Yes it does, but not for all genres and not at high volumes.   Unboxing Pros: Simple packaging, easy to unbox Cons: Pizza box!!!, not many accessories   Ah the classic grado pizza box. Maybe it’s ridiculous, but it’s easy to unbox and that’s pretty much what you should expect...
  5. AKG K845 Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    Take the well received Akg K545, and add 50 dollars for a mic, amp, nfc, battery and Bluetooth capability. Is it worth it? TLDR, if you don’t have an amp and/or want bluetooth, put this in your top three to consider at the 200 - 300 dollar price point. So in short, yes.   Unboxing Pros: Simple minimal packaging, easy to unbox Cons: Lack of accessories   Yeah it’s nothing to write home about, easy to unpack but all you get is the can itself, a micro usb to usb adapter and a headphone cable plus some pamphlets. No carry bag, no wall wart. There...
  6. AKG K99 Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    *note the one I have are the new perceptions not the old ones, not sure if there's a difference other than a logo change* These cans are pretty under the radar, but if you can get them for a cheap price (I paid 50 bucks CAD for these)  and you have an amp or a good dac, then they may surprise you. They are semi open, but leaks like a open can without the soundstage those types of headphones have. Still pretty good for the price however. And don't let the loudness fool you, without an amp, they sound thin, muffled and lacks bass, not pleasing at...
  7. AKG K271 MKII Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    I wanted to love these, and I kinda did, but only for classical and jazz.  Everything else though was boring to listen to and can sometimes get a bit bright. Also still has that closed sound, but then again it's a closed can. I know I know, it's more for tracking rather than for entertainment. But there are still some stuff to love about the sound. If you only listen to jazz and classical and need isolation, these are pretty good and do deserve the praise some people give it. But if you want something more well rounded, then you should look...
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