Head Gear Reviews by morethansense
  1. Wyrd USB Decrapifier

    4.50 star(s)
    I am an amateur recording engineer that mainly uses a laptop pc on location with a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20. The bus power is no doubt as noisy as a baby with a full diaper that's up way past bedtime. I use the same interface at home with monitors, etc. but I had a HUGE problem with the interface dropping out every 15 or so minutes with low latency settings in my ASIO driver selected. Long story short, this goes in the middle with stock cables (or 3 dollar ones from the local PC guy) and all my problems disappear. Hours and days connected on end...
  2. Noble 4

    4.50 star(s)
    Here are my very brief impressions after listening to this earphone for approximately 12 hours without burn in. Very early stages, I know. Sampling artists I used include John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, Brooke Fraser, Kina Grannis. Currently owned in-ears: Shure SE215 (3 years), Sennheiser IE8 (2 years), Logitech UE600 (2 years)   I purchased these in-ears as I had an increasing need for a neutral sounding set of ears which I can pair with a monitoring pack while positioning microphones for live gigs.     This in-earphone will definitely not wow...
  3. Sennheiser IE 8 In-Ear Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
        This review is written by a regular live FOH engineer who's most similar price-range in-ears are Shure SE425's.   I purchased this pair (IE8) of in-ears because they were only AUD$160 from a local eBay seller, brand new w/warranty and I was interested in other sound signatures for listening to recordings. And at the time of writing this review, I have owned them for at least two months with approx 200hrs of listening time on top of burn-in.   I listen to a lot of live recordings and performances, female vocalists, acoustic and rock. ...
  4. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface

    4.00 star(s)
    Amps are really low-noise, even when cranked up. Feels good with metal shell, but still lightweight. Halo indicators are pretty useful for general levels.   Clips easily. Max level input -3dBu means you'll probably need a DI still.
  5. Shure SRH840

    4.00 star(s)
    After burn-in and listening to them for a hundred hours or so, plus live mix time this is my perspective on their audio. Coming from Sennheiser HD280 Pros and Shure SE215s, these seem to be amazingly balanced.  They have the incredible Shure warmth and vocal clarity, but still extend their highs extensively. I have always found problem frequencies in all the other headphones I use, like the HD280 Pros have the weird 200Hz lump which is a constant annoying humming espesh during live sessions, biggest turn-off for me. But the SRH840s seem to be...
  6. Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 (980-000430)

    4.00 star(s)
    This set is in no way flat, response wise, but I bought them because I wanted to be able to watch movies with decent audio quality without headphones.    The sub is pretty decent. Too small for proper sub-bass, but bass and mid-bass are plentiful. Does tend to distort when pushed hard, and the cone on the sub is unprotected from being punctured.   Continuing on the V shaped tendencies, it does have quite a noticeable hill in the 10-12KHz area, I think just to make it sound like it has a lot of fidelity. But it isn't too harsh.   I have no...
  7. Shure SE215

    4.50 star(s)
    I use these mainly for when I'm on stage or when I'm mixing live, running around adjusting a muzo's in-ears/wedges.   These are perfect. For 100bucks anyway.   But the unique thing about these I've never experience before is that it makes me want to see how far I can turn down any track and see how far I can go before I lose those details I've never noticed before.   They simply sound capable of reproducing whatever you throw at them. Sounds are no longer squished together. I can now discern clearly what level instruments are relative to...
  8. Audio Technica ATH-CKM50A In-ear Headphones with 12.5mm Rare-earth Drivers and S/M/L earpieces, White

    3.50 star(s)
    Used these mainly for jogging. They fit great for me, a little intrusive, but they never ever came out when I ran. Great sound for the price (at the time.)
  9. Sennheiser CX 280 Ear Canel Headphones with Volume Control

    4.50 star(s)
    Wasn't impressed by the packaging or the build quality, though it was cheap, I still expect Sennheiser to have some kind of standard. A lot more went into the nice fake leather case which fits many but the biggest of iPods very nicely. The volume control is quite fluid in motion and won't move easily on accident, but both it and the Y-split are very cheap and plastic looking/feeling. Especially the clear plastic over the CX280 label. But the reliefs on each earpiece is sturdy with a slight give and the gold-plated right-angle 3.5mm plug has...
  10. Denon AH-D510R Mobile Elite Over-Ear Headphones with 3 Button Remote and Mic (Black)

    4.00 star(s)
    Full review and pictures of the NON-mic and controller version (D510) here. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/538180/denon-ah-d510