Head Gear Reviews by kman1211
  1. M&O MOOH-BE00BT - Beryllium Acoustic

    5.00 star(s)
    M&O MOOH-BE00BT Disclaimer: This is a review unit from Tom Wang from M&O Electronics, thank you. This review is over the Beryllium Acoustic Bluetooth Headphone from M&O, also known as the M&O MOOH-BE00BT. This is my first review of a headphone with wireless capabilities, so this review will have a wireless/portability section added to it that I don't normally do. These headphones have actually quite surprised me, they sound better than their price suggests and their extra fuctionality as a bluetooth headphone makes it even more impressive...
  2. Meze 99 Neo

    4.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer: This is a review of a review unit of the Meze 99 Neo's. Meze 99 Neo Review The Meze 99 Neo is quite and attractive looking headphone that actually sounds quite nice as well. It's an excellent choice for a portable headphone and is best suited for electronic, energetic, and modern music genres as it has a slightly v-shaped sound in my honest opinion. I had two other headphones to compare the Neo's with, but not going to directly compare them much sound wise as the other two are open-backs and much more expensive than the Neo's but I...
  3. Beyerdynamic DT 480

    5.00 star(s)
    Beyerdynamic DT 480 - 25 ohm(with some mods)   This is a review of the Beyerdynamic DT 480, I believe the only other headphone that shares a driver with the DT 48, the original dynamic headphone. A headphone famed for it's transients, lack of grain, and detail but also quite mixed among people. I bought the DT 480 because I wanted a piece of headphone history, a headphone using a similar driver to the original dynamic driver and didn't want to deal with the horrible clamp and comfort of the DT 48. When first putting this headphone on in stock form...
  4. Meze Audio 99 Classics

    4.50 star(s)
    Meze 99 Classics Review   The Meze 99 Classics was sent to me as part of the review tour. Impressions of the headphone are based on a week of use. They are a headphone I've been curious about trying and seeing how they sound, the Meze 99 Classics sounded better than I ever expected. I tried the Meze on a variety of gear from my Sony UDA-1, Project Sunrise III(Toshiba D-getter 12AU7 tubes), Hifiman EF2A(6A5K GE tubes), Creative E5, and straight out of the iPad. The headphones I owned at the time of having the Meze 99's in house were the Audioquest...
  5. Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Overview:   The Sennheiser HD 650 is a headphone I've owned more than once and always seem to go back to and a headphone I'm very familiar with and have tried on countless different systems from low-end to summit-fi. In terms of systems I've owned, I mainly used them on mid-fi gear. This is a headphone I have owned 3 times now, because I always found something I liked about it, but there are a few issues that ultimately have caused me to let this headphone go in the past, and the only reason I currently own them is due to getting them from a...
  6. Sound Blaster E5 - 24-bit/192kHz High-Resolution USB DAC & Portable Headphone Amplifier

    4.00 star(s)
    Creative Sound Blaster E5 Review    Disclaimer: This is a review unit I received from Creative Technology Ltd.   The Creative E5 is a portable DAC/AMP with tons of connectivity. I mainly used the device as a portable device with my iPad Air 2 connected via bluetooth, connected to my Lenovo Y50 laptop via USB or Bluetooth, or to my desktop connected via optical being used as a DAC for the Schiit Lyr 2. The device was mainly used with the Audioquest Nighthawk, but I also used the Beyerdynamic DT 150 and AKG K712 Pro extensively on the unit.   Features...
  7. AKG K712 Pro

    5.00 star(s)
    AKG K712 Pro Review   This is a review I have put off for a long time, I've owned the AKG K712 Pro for about a year now and have tried it on numerous systems. The source is a variety of uncompressed music files on the computer playing through Foobar2000. I'll try to keep this review short and simple, may try to update it later. To put it simply, the K712 is my favorite headphone I currently own, edging out the HD 650, HD 600, and DT 150.   The system consists of:   Schiit Lyr 2(high gain) w/ '89 Amperex Fat Bottle(Voskhod Rocket) silver shield...
  8. beyerynamic DT 150 Compact Closed Headphone (250 Ohms)

    5.00 star(s)
    The Beyerdynamic DT 150 is one of those headphones that for some reason is overlooked and ignored despite being one of the best mid-tier headphones one can buy regardless of open or closed. It's likely a couple factors relating to their very utilitarian appearance and the fact they aren't as easy to find find as Beyers other offerings. It's a shame these don't get much attention because these are in my honest opinion Beyerdynamic's best offering in the mid-tier range and may be Beyers very best closed-back overall. I'm going to explore in the review...
  9. Sennheiser HD-545

    4.00 star(s)
    Sennheiser HD 545   I purchased these roughly 20 year old headphones around the same time I bought my AKG K712 Pro for $75 and because of that they never got as much use as they should. This is the first headphone I've owned of the Sennheiser HD 600 family, there are some notable differences in aesthetics and drivers, these are 150 ohm headphones instead of 300 ohms, the parts seem to be fully interchangeable with the HD 600/650s though. Now I am starting to spend more time with these headphones and they slowly became my second favorite headphones...
  10. Hifiman EF2A Usb Headphone Amplifier

    4.50 star(s)
    Hifiman EF2A Review   Overview: This is my first headphone amp review and I'm just going to review the amp section of this headphone amp as the DAC is nothing special, a bit better than most computer or portable device DACs but is easily outclassed by any decent dedicated DAC or soundcard. I've had this amp for a while and I tried it with a variety of AKGs, Senns, Beyers, as well as a few other miscellaneous headphones. I fell in love with this amps sound from the get go and it was my first desktop amp. This is an amp I have owned twice, the first...
  11. Sony MDR-MA900 Over the Head Style Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Sony MDR-MA900 Review   In the past I compared the Sony MDR-MA900 to the then similarly price AKG K612 Pro. I'm doing this review because I have the MA900 in my possession for a certain amount of time and I came to a better understanding exactly why I felt the way I do about the MA900 compared to the K612. I currently use the K712 as my main headphone but it is quite different sounding than the MA900 and I feel the MA900 is better compared to my HD 545 and K612 than the K712. The systems I am reviewing the headphones on is the HRT Music Streamer II+...
  12. AKG K612 PRO Reference Studio Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    This is a brief review of the K612 Pro, to my ears it's my favorite and the best headphone under $200. I'm using a Hifiman EF2A as an amp and an ASUS Xonar DX as a DAC.   Build Quality: The K612 is a well-made headphone and feels solid in my hands. Only gripe is the cable isn't detachable but it's not really something I'm worried about as the cable quality is good and I take good care of my headphones.   Comfort: This headphone was comfortable from the beginning to me but the stiff pads did bother me after a bit. A few weeks of use and the pads...
  13. Sony MDR-MA300 Over the Head Style Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to headphones and audio, so forgive me if I'm not good at reviewing or explaining things. The Sony MDR-MA300 is a surprisingly good headphone for a really cheap price. I bought them for comfort reasons and the fact they are open, but I couldn't find much on them in terms of audio quality so I was taking a chance with these. Turns out they beat my expectations in terms of audio quality and they are very comfy.   I have been using these with my FiiO E11 on high power and high gain. I find I quite like their...
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