Head Gear Reviews by killeraxemannic
  1. HiFiMAN RE-00

    5.00 star(s)
    Ok so you know when there is a product out there that is just ridiculously well priced? Like you almost feel like you are taking advantage of some loop hole in the system that makes you feel bad for anyone else that doesn't use it? That would be the RE-00's. The RE-00's are spectacular sounding.... Heck if these were $100 bucks I would be writing the same review.    Lets jump right in to the sound... My benchmark for headphones is the HD650's. That's the best I own and have lots of experience with them. I tend to feel that the 650's sound correct...
  2. Sennheiser G4ME ZERO Over-Ear Gaming Headset

    5.00 star(s)
    I made a huge mistake when I got these.... First thing I did was plug them into my phone and try to listen to some music... Bad idea! This is one of those headphones that I wouldn't even listen to until after 50 or so hours of burn in. The sound signature of these is specifically designed for gaming. Before burn in there is a very strong harsh and unpleasant spike in the upper mids. After burn in everything smooths out but there is still an upper mid bias. Why though? For the glory of gaming of course!!! To me these seem to have a fairly close to...
  3. Sennheiser G4ME ONE Over-Ear Gaming Headset

    4.00 star(s)
    I tired these for a while as a friend owns them. I have the Game Zeros and I actually like those a bit better than these. These game ones sound closest to my HD555's for gaming. They have a fairly flat and neutral sound with a decent little bass hump that makes explosions sound good in games. Being open back they inherently have a good sound stage and are pretty decent at placing enemies. They however sound a little bit veiled. Everything sounds pretty flat and nothing really pops out at you. All the details are there but you have to hunt for them a...
  4. Audio Technica ATH-AD700

    3.00 star(s)
    These were one of my first tries to get in to the audiophile headphone world and they were not a good choice. When I first got them I enjoyed the sound but as I got further along I realized that just too much of music was missing with these. Anything in the lows and lower mids is not there. High detail is great but I just can't enjoy music if part of it is missing due to the headphone I am using. They do have a really wide open soundstage which makes them really good for gaming and positioning in games. They are also good for movies for the same...
  5. Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    I found these for a great price used and couldn't pass them up because I am going on a long flight soon. The noise canceling in these is incredible as most have said. Any sound that drones on or rumbles or is generally steady and unpleasant goes away with the flick of a switch. My first test for these was my lawnmower. They can kill the sound from it to a point where it is only a very low easy to ignore sound. Music will completely drown it out. Second test was inside a data center at work. These can almost completely kill the sound from the data...
  6. Rockit Sounds R-50

    2.00 star(s)
    I ordered these biased on the excellent reviews they received here on headfi. If you listen to anyone listen to me. These headphones sound BAD and just plain wrong. I have tried these from 2 sources now. First was my Sound Blaster Z... Completely unusable when connected to it. The highs are so harsh and sibilant that they make everything seem unpleasant tinny and just awful. Cymbal crashes will make you cry in pain, Voices will sound shrill and like nails on a chalkboard and the bass is just gone. Not there in the slightest. Completely and totally...
  7. Skullcandy Fix In Ear Headphone With 3 Button Remote - White / Chrome

    2.00 star(s)
    Ok where to start... I picked these up on sale for 20 bucks. I expected a bit from them since Skullcandy says they are worth $69.99. Let me tell you they are absolutely not worth that.... The monoprice 8320's sound much better than these so imho they are worth about 5 bucks.    The bass is distorted and boomy. It overpowers everything and it is not clean at all. You can't even hear drum beats... All you hear is a boom where a nice solid tight drum hit should be. This ruins any clarity that you would be able to hear in any song.    The mids are...
  8. Fanny Wang 2003 Headphones 2000 Series

    2.00 star(s)
    A buddy of mine found a pair of these at microcenter for $30 on a crazy close out deal. The retail for these is $250. I borrowed them from him to test them out and give them a review and all I can say is they weren't even worth the 30 bucks.    The first fundamental problem with these is they have an amplifier built in. That's great but it's not clean at all. You can hear the distortion it causes in the bass when you turn it on. You can also hear the bass rattle the plastic in the headphones on some tracks. The headphones have pass through but with...
  9. Asus XONAR DG CMI8786 Sound Card

    2.50 star(s)
    I had this card for a while and it did a decent job powering my AKG K550's and my Ultrasone 650Pros. I could always tell there was more to be had from them though. The sound was good but a tad muddy on the bass end and a tad clipped on the high end.    After 6 months I got static output from the front panel and had to unplug it. After 10 months of ownership the card would output high pitched hissing noises at all times through headphones or speakers.    I cannot recommend this card with the time it lasted me   Replaced it with a Creative Sound...
  10. Creative 70SB150000000 Sound Card

    5.00 star(s)
    I got this sound card to replace my Asus Xonar DG which died on me. The difference in sound quality between this card and the Asus is quite noticeable. Much more clarity and crispness in the high end. Bass seems punchier and more detailed. Power output seems like it is much better as well as I don't have to turn my headphones up as much as before.    The software that comes with it is great. I love the ability to switch between speakers and headphones with the click of a button. No unplugging. I am also a avid PC gamer and the scout mode for video...
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