Head Gear Reviews by intlsubband
  1. Sennheiser HD 800 S

    5.00 star(s)
    First, I would like to thank White Lotus and Sennheiser Australia for including me in the Australian review tour!     Background:   If you’re reading this review, I would imagine that you already know all about the Sennheiser HD-800S. The company’s new top-of-the-line production dynamic-driver headphone is an update of the veteran HD-800, which has long been considered the “king of clarity”.   While I only have limited experience demoing the original HD800 in the past, I have been using an HD-650 for many years. Other headphones I used for...
  2. FiiO X7

    4.50 star(s)
    First, I wish to acknowledge that I received a demo unit as part of the Australia and New Zealand world tour. I wish to thank FiiO and Brooko for organising the tour, and for allowing me to demo the unit. It should be noted however that there was no expectation communicated for this to influence the review in any way.   This review is divided to 2 main parts: Physical appearance / UI, and the sound quality. The main device used for comparison is the Astell & Kern AK100ii, which has been my main portable DAP in the last year, and occupies a similar...
  3. FiiO X5 2nd gen Premium Hi-Res DAP

    4.00 star(s)
    Introduction   Disclosure: I received a demo unit of the FiiO X5ii as part of an “Australian tour”. I’d like to thank Brooko for organising the tour and including me in it.   Background   10 years ago, shortly after it was released, I bought the iPod video 60gb, and it fundamentally changed the way I consumed music. I used it (and its larger capacity relatives) constantly for the next 8 years. The ease of use and the UI was incredible, as were the many playback features.   Then, early in 2013, I decided to finally take the leap and get a new...
  4. JVC Kenwood Victer stereo headphones HA-SZ2000 japan import

    4.00 star(s)
    Here's a mini review for all those who are interested in these headphones but don't listen predominantly/ mostly to hip-hop. This is the first time I'm writing a headphones review, so it might not get as detailed as some of the other ones on this forum, but hopefully it'll give you an idea of the pros and cons of these headphones.   I listen to quite a few different genres, so I thought I'll add my 2c. I got interested in the JVCs because I wanted to add a good bassy headphone to my collection, I have some very good headphones which I thoroughly...