Head Gear Reviews by ostewart
  1. xDuoo TA-26

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank xDuoo for sending this sample for review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: JDS Labs Element II (DAC mode) > TA-26 (stock) > Mainly German Maestro GMP400 (alongside Audeze LCD-X and others) Tech Specs: Tubes - Preamplifier: 6N8P / Buffer: 6N5P Input: 1x Stereo RCA Outputs: 1x Jack 6.35mm headphone output + 1x Stereo RCA Output power: 500mw @ 600/300Ω Frequency...
  2. Thieaudio Legacy 2

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Linsoul for this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: iBasso DX200 / JDS Labs Element II > Legacy 2 Tech Specs: Sensitivity (1KHz): 108dB Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz Impedance (1KHz): 32Ω Driver: Knowles 29689 + 10mm Beryllium Noise Isolation: 26dB Earphone connector: 0.78 2pin Plug: 3.5mm Cable: 1.2m Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories...
  3. Kinera BD005 Pro

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank HiFiGO for sending this sample for me to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: Pixel 3a / iBasso DX200 > BD005 Pro (Silicone tips) Tech Specs: 3D Printed Earpieces 9.2mm Beryllium Diaphragm Dynamic Driver Unit Custom tuned 30095 series high-frequency BA driver 2-Pin 0.78mm Connectors Impedance: 26Ω Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-20kHz Sensitivity: 108±2dB...
  4. SIVGA Phoenix - wooden flagship dynamic driver headphone

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Sigva for sending me this sample for review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: PC > Topping D90 > Topping A90 > Phoenix Tech Specs: Style: Over-Ear Transducer Type: Dynamic Driver Driver Diameter: 50mm Sensitivity: 103 dB±3 dB Impedance: 32Ω±15% Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz Plug: 3.5mm Cable Type: Removable 3.5mm Color: Zebrawood Weight: 296g Packaging...
  5. Thieaudio Legacy 4 Universal IEM

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Linsoul for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: iBasso DX200 > Legacy 4 Topping D90 / A90 > Legacy 4 Tech Specs: Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz Monitor Plug: 3.5mm Connecto: 0.78mm 2PIN Sensitivity: 108±0.5db Impedance: 9.4Ω Noise isolation: 26dB Detachable cable: 120cm Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The Legacy 4 come...
  6. HIFIMAN DEVA

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank HiFiMAN for sending me the Deva for review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: Pixel 3a > Deva (bluemini) PC > JDS Labs Element II > Deva (wired) Tech Specs: Frequency Response : 20-20kHz Impedance : 18Ω Sensitivity : 93.5dB Weight : 360g Socket : TRRS 3.5mm Bluemini Battery Life : 7-10 Hours (Bluetooth); 4-5 Hours (USB DAC no charging) Bluemini Codecs : LDAC...
  7. Tripowin TC-01

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Linsoul for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: iBasso DX200 > TC-01 Tech Specs: Mode: Tripowin TC-01 Sensitivity: 104dB SPL/mW Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz Impedance: 16ohm Noise isolation: 26dB Cable length: 1.2m Plug: 3.5mm Connector: 0.78mm-2Pin Tripowin TC-01 Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The TC-01 comes in a...
  8. HIFIMAN TWS800

    4.50 star(s)
    Firslty I would like to thank HiFiMAN for sending me the new TWS800 for review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: Pixel 3a > TWS800 (Silicone Tips) Tech Specs: https://store.hifiman.com/index.php/tws800.html Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The TWS800 come in a fairly basic box with the model pictured on the front and information about the IEM’s on the back. Open the box and...
  9. CTM (Clear Tune Monitors) CE320

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Clear Tune Monitors for sending me this sample, it’s been a while since I’ve had one of their products. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: iBasso DX200 / JDS Labs Element II > CE320 (silicone tips) Tech Specs: Input Sensitivity – 124db-SPL @ 1mW Freq Response – 20 Hz to 16 kHz Speaker – Triple Balanced Armature Impedance – 20 ohm @ 1 kHz Noise Isolation – -26dB...
  10. Topping A90

    5.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Topping for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: Keces S3 / Topping D90 > A90 > HiFiMAN HE6 SE / German Maestro GMP400 / Various IEM Tech Specs: http://www.tpdz.net/productinfo/472128.html MSRP: $499 Packaging, Accessories and Build Quality: The A90 comes in a similar box as the D90, it's a simple black affair with very good...
  11. Xduoo XD-05 Plus

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank xDuoo for sending me this sample, it has been a while since I last reviewed one of their products. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective finding Gear Used: PC > XD05 Plus > HiFiMAN HE-500 / various IEM's Pixel 3a > XD05 > HiFiMAN HE-500 / various IEM's Tech Specs: Compliant operating systems: Windows XP/7/8/10, Mas OS X, IOS, Android DAC chip: AK4493EQ USB chipset: XMOS XU208 Output...
  12. Topping D90

    5.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Topping for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: TV > D90 (optical) > Rotel RB-06 > B&W 606 PC > D90 USB > Keces S3 > HE-500 / HE6SE Pixel 3a (LDAC) > D90 > Rotel RB-06 > B&W 606 Tech Specs: http://www.tpdz.net/productinfo/398270.html Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The D90 comes in the new style of Topping packaging...
  13. DUNU DK-2001

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Dunu for sending this sample to review, they were the first company I ever wrote a review for and it's been a while since I last reviewed a product of theirs. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: JDS Labs Element II > DK-2001 iBasso DX200 > DK-2001 Tech Specs: Net weight: 14 g Frequency response: 5 hz - 40 khz Impedance: 13 Ω Sensitivity: 109 ± 2 db at 1 khz...
  14. Moondrop Starfield

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank HiFiGo for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: iBasso DX200 > Starfield Tech Specs: Driver: Carbon Nanotube diaphragm-10mm Dual cavity dynamic driver Detachable cable standard: 24AWG Litz 4N OFC 1.2M Cable Interface: 0.78 2pin interface Sensitivity: 122dB/Vrms(@1khz) Impedance: 32Ω±15% (@1khz) Frequency response: 10Hz-36000 Hz...
  15. HIFIMAN SUNDARA

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Mark at HiFiMan for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: YULONG DA10 / DAART Aquila / Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ > Sundara Tech Specs: Frequency Response: 6Hz – 75kHz Impedance: 37 ohms Sensitivity: 94 dB Weight: 372 g http://store.hifiman.com/index.php/sundara.html Packaging, Build quality and Accessories: The Sundara come in a...
  16. HIFIMAN HE6se

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank HiFiMAN for sending me this sample to review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: Yulong DA10 > HE6SE Keces S3 > HE6SE Keces S3 > Keces E40 > HE6SE Tech Specs: Frequency response : 8Hz – 65KHz Impedance : 50 Ohms Sensitivity : 83.5 dB Weight : 502g MSRP: $1799 https://hifiman.com/products/detail/294 Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The HE6SE come in...
  17. SHUOER TAPE

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank Linsoul for sending me the Tape to review. I had not heard of Shuoer before but the Tape seemed to be getting some attention so I was looking forward to checking them out. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: Audio Opus #2 > Tape JDS Labs Element II > Tape Tech Specs: Driver Configuration – Low-voltage Electrostatic Dynamic Driver Sensitivity – 104dB/mW Impedance...
  18. Singxer SDA-2

    4.50 star(s)
    Firsty I would like to thank Singxer for sending me this sample for review. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: PC > SDA-2 > HiFiMAN HE500 / multiple IEM’s / Final D8000 and more. TV > SDA-2 > Rotel RB-06 > B&W 606 Tech Specs: Sample rate supported by each input interface: PCM: 44.1KHz,48KHz,88.2KHz,96KHz,176.4KHz,192KHz,352.8KHz,384KHz DSD: 2.8 MHz (DSD64) – DoP,native 5.6 MHz (DSD128) –...
  19. Kinera Tyr

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank HiFiGo for sending me this sample. *disclaimer: This sample was provided for the purpose of writing a review, no incentive was given to write a favourable review. All opinions expressed are my own subjective findings Gear Used: JDS Labs Element II / Audio Opus #2 > Tyr Tech Specs: Impedance: 16Ω Earphone sensitivity: 105 dB Frequency range: 20-20000Hz Earphone plug: 3.5mm Cable Length: 1.2m±5cm MSRP: $29 Buy Now Packaging, Build Quality and Accessories: The Tyr come in the normal Kinera box which is small yet...
  20. HIFIMAN Jade II Electrostatic Headphone and Amplifier

    4.00 star(s)
    Firstly I would like to thank HiFiMAN for sending me the Jade II system on loan for the purpose of this review. I have less experience with electrostat systems than anything else, but I have heard a few. Due to this, sadly I do not have another amp/energiser on hand to test just the Jade II headphones with. Gear Used: Topping DX7 Pro / Singxer SDA-2 > XLR out > Jade II Tech Specs: Frequency Response: 7Hz-90kHz Bias Voltage: 500V-650V Headphone Weight: 365g (12.9oz) Amplifier Weight: 6.5kg (14.3lb) Amplifier Dimensions: 276 x 270 x 116mm (10.9″...
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