Head Gear Reviews by gikigill
  1. FiiO X5 2nd gen Premium Hi-Res DAP

    3.50 star(s)
    Firstly a big thanks to Brooko and Fiio for providing me the X5ii for review. I am not affiliated or been financially compensated for the review.   I have had a plethora of DAPs for review in the past couple of months so this provides an excellent base to work off and judge the relative strengths and weakenssess of the X5ii.So without much ado, lets dive into it.   The package was very simple but smart and had all the necessary cables and other accoutrements   The FiioX5ii retails at USD$349 and the accessories and the build quality feel pretty...
  2. Brainwavz BLU-100 Bluetooth IEMs

    4.00 star(s)
    Review for the Brainwavz Blu-100   Firstly a big thanks to Audrey and Brainwavz for providing me the Blu-100 for review. I am not affiliated or been financially compensated for the review except the earphones.   I was contacted by Audrey as always for a review and received these shortly after. The package was great as usual for Brainwavz with a set of Complys,   multiple tips and the famous Brainwavz hard case is a nice touch as always.   These retail at $40 although thats hard to predict if you look at the accessories and the packaging.These...
  3. Sennheiser Urbanite XL Black Over-Ear Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
      Firstly Thanks to Sennheiser Australia and White Lotus for being kind enough to organize a tour for the Urbanite Xls in Australia. I already own the HD-25ii,CX685 and in the line for Momentum In-Ears to give a frame of reference. No, I am not a fan of the HD800, prefer the HE-6/TH900.     Packaging: As always Senn gives a big box which is necessary to fit these. Its very high quality and reflects the pedigree and the price. The headphones come with a nylon bag to carry these around and that's about it. While a bit lacking for the price, the...
  4. RHA T10i

    4.50 star(s)
        Is being a Jack of all trades and Master of none really a bad thing?           Firstly thank you to RHA and Lin0003 for organizing the tour of the T10i as this was one IEM I was anticipating hotly after owning the MA750 and loving its sound. RHA has been impressive so far so the T10i carries a huge burden on its steel shoulders. So without much ado lets get into the review.   Packaging: Great as always with RHA and reminiscent of the MA750. Nice big box with plenty of tips and the three filters that lead me to the days when a...
  5. Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    Review for the Brainwavz S5.   Firstly a big thanks to Audrey and Brainwavz for providing me the S5 for review. I am not affiliated or been financially compensated for the review except the earphones.   I was contacted by Audrey to review these and received a package very quickly after our communication on Headfi. The package was very simple but smart and had all the accessories and even a set of Complys which is a great inclusion. The hard case is a nice touch too as it provides someplace to tuck these away and the flat cable ensure they stay...
  6. FiiO X5 High-res Portable Music Player

    4.50 star(s)
    Hello everyone, My late review of the X5 due to PC issues.     Headphones used: AD900X, MDR-F1, HD25-ii, JVC SZ2000, Fischer FA-011, JH16 and FXZ200.     To start with, no pictures since they were all lost along with the review so I will keep it short and sweet.     To begin with, the player feels sold and well built compared to the X3 and should be able to hold its own against the rest of the DAP bunch.   The buttons feel well built and nice to the touch although the wheel could use a more rigid gearing compared to the one it has now as...
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