Head Gear Reviews by Leonardo Drummond
  1. Jerry Harvey Audio Sirens Series Roxanne Custom IEM

    5.00 star(s)
        INTRODUCTION As most of you should now, the Roxanne sits at the top of JH Audio’s line-up at 1.649 dollars, sporting 12 balanced armatures per ear in a three way configuration, the freqphase technology, passive bass control on the cable and the optional carbon fibre shell, at 500 dollars.   It brings, therefore, all the expertise that the maker has acquired over the last years.         PHYSICAL ASPECTS One of the things that surprised me when I saw the Unique Melody Mentor demo for the first time was how small it was for something that...
  2. Grado HP-1000

    5.00 star(s)
      INTRODUCTION First of all, excuse my English if you find any mistakes – I'm not a native speaker.   I suppose these don’t need much introduction. They were the first Grados – all made by Joe Grado himself –, and are usually regarded as some of the best headphones ever made. Even by today’s standards they are a reference for neutrality.   Three variations were produced: HP1s (with polarity switch), HP2s (without polarity switch) and HP3s (without polarity switch and more tolerant driver matching). There were also at least two cables used during...
  3. Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV

    5.00 star(s)
    I’ve always been curious about the Audio-Technica woodies, and recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the latest one, the W3000ANV, thanks to an audiophile friend in Brazil.     PHYSICAL ASPECTS   I’m slightly on the fence here. In terms of appearance this headphone is spectacularly pretty and luxurious. The wood is extremely tasteful but discreet, since there’s a thick layer of varnish and a burgundy paint, that seem to mask a little bit of the wood’s natural grain.   My slight reservations are towards the fact that, apart from...