Head Gear Reviews by dbsylvia
  1. Empire Ears Empire Studio Reference (E.S.R)

    4.50 star(s)
    A studio reference IEM; Ohh great it is going to be boring! Empire Ears and my ears haven't always gotten along; we've tolerated each other but haven't had many moments of enjoyment. Does the ESR change that? Disclaimer: I purchased the Empire Ears ESR used with my own funds. I was not influenced, pressured or paid to provide this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Purchase/More Information: https://empireears.com/collections/b-stock/products/esr-b-stock Specs: 3 Proprietary Empire Balanced Armature Drivers (1 Low, 1 Mid, 1...
  2. Kinera BD005 Pro

    4.00 star(s)
    Sometimes prices don't match up with build or sound quality. Most of the time this leaves you feeling disappointed or frustrated but what if there was an IEM that made you feel like you owe the manufacturer more money? The Kinera Bd005 Pro is a budget friendly IEM at $50usd but should they charge more? Sometimes a budget IEM will "scale" with higher priced source gear, which can increase their value, does the Bd005 Pro do that? Disclaimer: HifiGo provided the Kinera Bd005 Pro for review and only asked for an honest review. I wasn't...
  3. Geshelli Labs J2 DAC

    4.00 star(s)
    Over the last several years Geshelli Labs has been producing DAC and amplifiers at budget prices that far exceeded the price paid with the audio quality and enjoyment provided. Geshelli Labs also provides custom paints and acrylic face plates to match whatever you desire to add even more enjoyment to the experience. The J2 is the newest DAC from Geshelli Labs; does it follow in the steps of it's siblings or does the J2 venture down a different path? Purchase/More information: https://geshelli.com/j2...
  4. Final Audio A4000

    2.50 star(s)
    The Final Audio A4000 has been a popular discussion as of late at the audiophile community water cooler because of its soundstage, does it offer anything else? Nobody seems to be talking about the other skills that the Final A4K has to offer so I will give you some thoughts. Disclaimer: A BIG thank you to inToit Reviews for lending the Final Audio A4000 for review, greatly appreciated. Check out the links down below and give him a subscription and tell him I sent you. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhV3KByLSY2roqZ2aQ0XKg...
  5. Metal Magic Research Homunculus

    4.00 star(s)
    I want to thank Audiotiers.com, head-fi.org and Metal Magic Research for allowing me to participate in the tour of the Homunculus and Thummin. The MMR Homunculus is an experience that is both amazing but disappointing at the same time. The unboxing experience is full of wow factor and handcrafted goodness. The build quality of the Homunculus shows off the strength and beauty of titanium. The design is something from a science fiction novel. But the comfort is something of a torture device that focuses on slicing the ears slowly into spiral curls...
  6. Metal Magic Research Thummim

    4.00 star(s)
    I want to thank Audiotiers.com, head-fi.org and Metal Magic Research for allowing me to participate in the tour of the Homunculus and Thummim. The Metal Magic Research (MMR) Thummim is the most expensive IEM I have ever heard. I honestly didn’t know what to expect and I am still not sure what to think. Here is link to the Metal Magic Research page that will explain the technology of the Thummim a whole lot better than I can: https://metalmagic.co/pages/universal I am going to keep this review very short and to the point as I didn’t have a lot of...
  7. Burson Conductor 3 Reference

    4.50 star(s)
    To start off I want to thank Burson Audio and head-fi for the gear tour of the Burson Conductor 3X Performance. I reached out to Burson Audio to see if I would be able to demo one of their amplifiers and they responded by inviting me to join the gear tour. Then I was honored with the opportunity to get an extended time with the Burson Audio Conductor 3x Performance before the tour officially kicked off. So a huge thank you goes out to @Barra, Burson Audio and head-fi for this experience. I am sad to see my time with the Conductor 3XP come to an end...
  8. Vision Ears EVE20

    4.00 star(s)
    A BIG thank you to head-fi and Vision Ears and @Barra for inviting me to join the gear tour. This is an opportunity to review gear that I wouldn’t have been able to obtain financially or hear at local shops. So it is an honor to hear another high profile IEM. Here is my attempt at a review I was a little skeptical about reviewing another Vision Ears product after I was somewhat disappointed in the Elysium and VE8. Has the EVE20 made up for the disappointment? The EVE20 comes with a nice aluminum case that is well built and feels durable. Also...
  9. Vision Ears ELYSIUM

    2.50 star(s)
    Vision Ears Elysium - Review A BIG thank you to head-fi and Vision ears for inviting me to join the gear tour. This is an opportunity to review gear that I wouldn’t have been able to obtain financially or hear at local shops. So it is an honor to hear another high profile IEM. Here is my attempt at a review: This will be a short and to the point review. To be brutally honest and blunt; I am disappointed with the VE Elysium. I was disappointed that the tour kit only came with a leather case, the Elysium and a cable. I was hoping to get to...
  10. Meze Audio 99 Classics

    4.50 star(s)
    The Meze 99 Classic is a beautiful walnut wood headphone that can be purchased with either gold or silver accents, the ones we will be reviewing today are the walnut silver. Meze was kind and gracious to lend the 99 Classic to me for review, greatly appreciated. I am not being paid or influenced in any way to review the product; all thoughts and opinions are my own. Presentation, Build, Comfort: The Meze 99 Classic comes in a small,durable box that has all sorts of pictures and specs on it. The magnetic flap on the right side flips open to reveal...
  11. Empire Ears Wraith

    5.00 star(s)
    I am in a place that I have never been before and I am not sure if I belong; scared but intrigued at the same time. The Empire Ears gear tour on head-fi has been an eye opening experience for me on so many levels. I want to thank @Barra and Empire Ears for this tour and allowing me to take part in it. My experience with gear of this price point is very limited. On my YouTube channel I have reviewed a couple of iFi Audio dac/amps over 1k in price. Majority of my listening of gear over 1k has been limited to Axpona and audio meets. I have only heard...
  12. Empire Ears Valkyrie

    4.50 star(s)
    I am in a place that I have never been before and I am not sure if I belong; scared but intrigued at the same time. The Empire Ears gear tour on head-fi has been an eye opening experience for me on so many levels. I want to thank @Barra and Empire Ears for this tour and allowing me to take part in it. My experience with gear of this price point is very limited. On my YouTube channel I have reviewed a couple of iFi Audio dac/amps over 1k in price. Majority of my listening of gear over 1k has been limited to Axpona and audio meets. I have only...
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