Head Gear Reviews by kiteki
  1. Audio-Technica ATH-ES10 EarSuit Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
      I like this headphone a lot.   My initial thoughts are... undertones of cherry walnut, infused with Goji berry from the fifth mountain of Ming valley watercrest, beckoned by the hurricane of Sakura, the tiger can't reach the candle.     Read more here - http://www.head-fi.org/t/545288/audio-technica-ath-es-10-appreciation-thread/120#post_8522317      
  2. Beyerdynamic T5p

    4.50 star(s)
      This is still my favorite headphone, when something else impresses me beyond this then I'll upgrade.   When I compared this to my Audio Technica A2000X, the A2x sounded thin and delicate, the T5p had more life, it sounds alive, the T1 is smoky and refined, STAX has a different sound, transparent.   In fairness, I listened to the A2000X a little more, so perhaps the T5p sounds very impressive, but isn't as ethereal.   It has an "r type" sound, but the bass is extremely good quality, like the rest of the frequencies.   I've heard...
  3. Sony MDR EX600

    5.00 star(s)
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  4. Etymotic Research ER4S MicroPro Reference Earphones

    4.00 star(s)
    I'd like to voice my opinion on the Etymotic ER-4PT before I pack it up (trading), I didn't really like the sound very much, but it improved significantly with a 75 ohm adaptor (which turns it into the ER-4S) and brought out it's qualities.   The ER-4S is really much more spacious and impressive, it has fantastically clear highs, I love the decay of shimmering cymbals that just extends upward. Imagine that air on every instrument, piano, vocals, there's a really nice sense of air and decay, it's also fairly accurate.   Detailed, I think lends...
  5. Sony Mdr-Ex700Lp Earbud Style Headphones (Black)

    4.00 star(s)
    I used to use the ck10 and ex700 to complement eachother as my standard IEM's, which was a nice pair of two very different IEM's, I used the ck10 much more, but I liked the sound quality of the ex700 sometimes, if you click on my username you can find my ck10 review where I compare them with certain songs and sometimes find music quite a bit more enjoyable with the ex700, factoring in price and the qualities I liked in both, I leaned more towards the EX700, and I ended up selling the ck10 to explore other IEM's and kept the EX700, and I do not regret...
  6. Audio-Technica ATH-CK10 Portable In-Ear Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    These are most likely the best IEM's you will ever find for trance, let me explain, firstly it is as if they are fine-tuned and sonically crafted for Trance and similiar genres, all the vices you heard in these IEM's in other genres suddenly become virtues and they simply come alive and you are swept away. Secondly, there is something about the sound signature in these IEM's that is trance inducing, I believe it lies in the very flat and true to life frequency response and satin smooth mids, it's like listening to water, like a band playing on a...
  7. Cowon S9 32 GB Video MP3 Player with Touchscreen (Titanium Black)

    2.50 star(s)
      [skip to the end of the review for the punchline]   I purchased one of these (the 8GB version) from ebay second hand since I'd heard so many positive things about Cowon's audio quality and my Sony NWZ-B135F/B needed an upgrade.   The previous user had had it in his possession for 5 months, at first glance it looked very nice (though a little bit larger in real life) very faint scratches on the back and the screen was perfect. I then realised the tilt-detector completely failed within an hour of use, the play/pause button was very loose...