Head Gear Reviews by GL1TCH3D
  1. AKG K551

    5.00 star(s)
    Hello Head-Fi It's been a while since I've participated here since I more or less found my end game and now I only have the urge to change my music player. Today I'll be writing about the AKG K551 headphones. In simple terms, these are superb headphones for all around use. To sumarize my points early in case you want to skip the more in depth detail: The good is that it's well balanced, it sounds natural, the pads are comfortable and offer good overall isolation. I find the soundstage superb for a closed set of headphones. The bad is that for...
  2. Jerry Harvey Audio Sirens Series Roxanne Universal IEM

    4.00 star(s)
    At the moment, I have the original pair of roxannes with the left (what I noted as defective) earpiece replaced. Upon reopening them and listening, I heard very obvious channel imbalance. With the left earpiece being stronger, more clear and with a bit better balance. The right earpiece is from an original early set. The following review is based mostly on the original pair I owned which may not be representative of the quality of the product you would be receiving now. EDIT: Why did I give this 1/2 a star? Simply because the experience with these...
  3. Grado SR-325i Prestige Series Headphones

    3.50 star(s)
    I had these for a few months before I sold it because they became unbearable to use. I tried the bowl pads and that helped with comfort but the sound became a nightmare for an audiophile so I will refrain from discussing that here. Build quality: Very solid headphones. The cable is nice and thick so I'm not scared of it breaking. The solid metal earcups are a nice touch but are also a downside. The headband is nice. Design: Cups are beautiful and shiny but paint comes off easily on the lettering. The cups are too heavy. I'm not a fan of the earcup...
  4. AKG Q701 Premium Class Reference Headphones, Quincy Jones Signature Line

    4.00 star(s)
    I owned these for a couple months before upgrading to the HD800. While using them, I used them with the ODAC+O2 combo as well as the Fiio e17. There's no doubt these are supposed to be headphones for home use. They're very open, leak sound and are just generally very large. From reviews, these are really supposed to be the stepping stone to the hd800 since they're meant to be very accurate like the HD800. I can agree with that statement. Design: The bumps on the headband are just plain stupid. Otherwise they're designed well, they fit well on my...
  5. Sennheiser MOMENTUM

    4.50 star(s)
    I paid $175 for a used pair and honestly, it was a great purchase. I already owned the ESW11LTD but I waslooking for something a bit punchier. The ESW11LTD I'd say kind of fit that criteria. Being a portable pair, I used this primarily with my iPhone 4 with EQ "Flat" Build quality: Very nice build quality to be completely honest. The metal and leather brought me back to when I had the P5. Unfortunately the sennheiser badges on either side of the earcups weren't put in properly and had gaps around them which was a bit disappointing. Design: The...
  6. Audio Technica ATH-ESW11LTD Portable Headphone Wooden Limited Model (Japan Import)

    4.50 star(s)
    I bought these to be my main portable headphones. The form factor makes it a good choice if you're not into earbuds. When folded up, is quite convenient and slides into my bag without a problem. I used these primarily with my iPhone 4 set to EQ "Flat" while going about. Design: After my experiences with my T5p I really would have liked to see removable cables but then again, AT never has removable cables for anything =/ As I said before, quite the nice form factor, easily portable. Comfort: I found these fit nicely as on-ear. My ears are quite...
  7. Beyerdynamic T5p

    3.00 star(s)
    EDIT: After trying more TOTL headphones and electrostats, I bumped the rating down. Preface: Please keep in mind I'm reviewing them for the purpose they were created. Beyerdynamic targeted them at mobile users who are looking for high end portable cans. I spend 2-3 hours on the go every day and the transit here is very loud so I need something that isolates. I also can't really be using semi-open or open backed cans in the library where I'll be distracting people. Build Quality: The build quality is VERY high in my opinion. Everything feels very...
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