Head Gear Reviews by kostalex
  1. HiFiMAN RE272

    4.50 star(s)
    Disclaimer: I've got my RE272 as a review sample for free. There are more pros and cons in my full review, like   Quote: - RE272 bass accuracy is excellent, but I like to have it perfect. - Soundstage size is good for IEM, but I like to have more.   But this is just a nitpicking, and I do not consider this as a real "negative aspects" (this is how cons are defined here in Reviews section). I rather call this "wishes".   Conclusion: I prefer RE272 over any IEM I tried.    Tried, in order of preference (not just SQ): RE262...
  2. Monster Turbine Pro Copper In-Ear Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    Pros comments Excellent tips and their choice: Tips are critical for IEMs sound and comfort and MTPC has the excellent stock tips. From numerous tips I tried, MTPC rubber tips are the most comfortable to wear and convenient to insert. The previous favorites were Sony hybrids, Shure E2c and Jays rubber tips. MTPC foam tips are also top-notch, in terms of sound, comfort and durability. Gel-filled tips look promising, but unfortunately do not fit my ears. Plenty of accessories: cases, ear tips holder, shirt clip and so on.   Best uses Portable...
  3. Sw-Xcape

    4.50 star(s)
    Disclaimer: I received review sample from Sunrise Audio for free.   Sunrise SW-Xcape   I would compare Xcape to RE0 and RE-Zero, like most did here at head-fi. And I place a conslusion first: Any day I will prefer Xcape to both RE0 and RE-Zero. Why? See the quote from my review RE-Zero vs RE0 - SS vs tubes: Quote: Both belong to those rare dynamic earphones able to compete with armature IEMs in speed, clarity and resolution. Both are on a lean side of neutrality, I would like to have more bass, but I yet to find bassier $100 IEM with...
  4. HiFiMAN 602

    4.00 star(s)
      As title said.   I love HM-602 DAC. It beats HDP, Sparrow, Pico DAC/Amp, D10. It does provide musical sound, which is closer to analog, namely to tapes / cassettes. It also does not give up to the DACs mentioned above in summary of technical terms. I mean specific SQ terms, taken by ears, not measurements.   I bear with HM-602 amp. It is good enough to not hassle with most of the portable amps. I compared it with Meier Move, which is one of the best portable amps I tried. Headphones were HD-650, RE262, KDE250, PortaGold and KSC-35km -...
  5. Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    There are some who say HD650 demands for expensive amps. I disagree, HD650 is great with lesser sources/amps and excellent with higher gear. From Hi-Fi cans I tried (DT990, DT880, HD600, AD2000, AD1000PRM, W5000, D2000, K701), HD650 is less finicky to pair, while it is on top of this heap in terms of SQ. It is also moderatley priced for Hi-Fi can, half of those mentioned above are more expensive. Add that I bought mine barely used for $150, so it is a keeper for me.   Soundstage becomes bigger with better amps, like WooAudio 3 with upgraded tubes...