Head Gear Reviews by cuiter23
  1. Focal XS Satellite Speakers with Dock for iPod and MP3 Players

    4.50 star(s)
    Before reading below, please check out my video review of the Focal XS 2.1 Satellites on YouTube. Please also support the channel by liking the video and sharing it with your friends! A sub won't hurt either :)       Background Information   I picked these up for around $450 CAD (Used) from Amazon.com after exchange rate and duties about half a year ago. They currently retail for $699 CAD and $599 USD although you may be able to find them slightly cheaper in the US.   I feel that Focal in many respects is often overlooked here on Head-Fi...
  2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    3.00 star(s)
    Before I get flamed by all the M50/M50x lovers out there who praise nothing but the M50s, I would just like to point out that this is my personal opinion. Although this is my personal opinion, I am sure that many people would agree with me that a couple years back, these were quite a good value for what they cost. However, with many other competitors coming out with headphones that sound better around the same price or even cheaper makes you wonder why the hype around the M50x's are still here. Maybe it's because a YouTuber with 3 Million subscribers...
  3. HIFIMAN RE300h Earphone - Audiophile Earbud

    4.00 star(s)
    First of all I would like to thank HiFiMAN for running the valentines giveaway where I was fortunate enough to win these IEMs.    Overall, I think for $49 these fit the bill quite nicely. Definitely not the best sounding nor far from the worst but fair for the MSRP.   At first, I could not get the IEMs to seal properly and I felt that the bass was lacking and contrary to what everyone reported. However, I changed the tips to some Sony ones and it made a huge difference. The sound signature changed dramatically. I will report my findings down...
  4. FiiO Andes (E07K) Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier - 96kHz/24-Bit

    3.50 star(s)
    Owned this amp for just over a year and it is wonderful for the price. FiiO is one of the few companies that openly lists all of their specs to the public. I reason I bought this was primarily to be used as a portable DAC. The Wolfson WM8740 is a very competent DAC which is found in much higher priced equipment.    Just because FiiO is a Chinese company, does not mean that the quality of the E07k Andes is poor. On the contrary, the design is very compact and the materials used mostly comprise of metal parts. The unit feels very solid in the hands...
  5. Sony XBA-4SL

    3.50 star(s)
    After picking these up from the Sony Store about a year ago, I can say that these are definitely not worth the $350-$400 price tag. Luckily, I picked them up for around $180 and to me, this seems like a more reasonable price for the XBA-4.   I really wanted to like these IEMs a lot more than I actually do. These were primarily going to be my pair for electronic music. I immediately discovered that these work extremely well with electronic house and heavy trap/bass tracks so it definitely hit the spot for me. However, outside of these genres, these...
  6. Shure SE215

    4.00 star(s)
    Before reading below, Please check out my in-depth YouTube review of the Shure SE215 as well! Please support my new channel by clicking "like" and sharing it with your friends :)     Background Information   Before I begin, I picked these up at my local music store for $99 CAD. They currently retail for $124 CAD and I believe $99 USD. Street and used prices vary widely with the SE215s.   First of all the reason I rate the SE215 4/5 stars is primarily because of the value it presents under the $100 mark. You will be extremely hard pressed to...
  7. Shure SE425 Earphone

    3.50 star(s)
    Please check out my video review of these:       (Sorry for the lack of images as I have since sold these IEMs)   Background Information:   Before I begin, I picked these up from a friend of mine for $280 CAD. They currently retail for $379 CAD and $299 USD. Street and used prices vary widely with the SE425s.   First of all, the reason I rated these 3.5/5 is because of the value it presents in terms of build quality and also accessories out of the box. It also has a great vibrant midrange. However, what is holding it back is the fact that...
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