Head Gear Reviews by riverground
  1. Hapa Audio KnØt IEM Cable C/S/CS

    4.00 star(s)
    Hapa Audio KnØt Review Intro Hapa Audio is somewhat of a newcomer in the audio industry as a boutique cable maker. Led by the genius of James Wong, the company is one of the most, if not the most, unique of cable makers out there. His cable design is truly something that can be compared to jewelry. From wire materials, hardware options, and braiding techniques, Hapa Audio is here to provide a truly unique experience. Today, we’re going to be looking at Hapa Audio’s flagship cable, the “Knot”. Keep reading to find out my experience with the unique...
  2. Dan Clark Audio Stealth

    4.50 star(s)
    NOTE: I just want to thank Charles over at Headfoneshop for letting me hog the Stealth for an hour. (I'll definitely come to visit you and try these again haha) To my fellow Canucks and Toronto boiz do checkout Headfoneshop when you get the chance! He has a few stuff on sale and he's an authorized dealer for Dan Clark Audio. Dan Clark Audio Stealth Initial Impressions Intro Recently, I decided to visit my local audiophile shop before going into my orthotics appointment nearby to listen to the Shure KSE1500 system once more since I miss how...
  3. Audiofly AF1120 MK2

    3.50 star(s)
    AudioFly AF1120 MK II Review Intro The AF1120 MKII is my first foray into AudioFly’s products. I’ve read about the Australian brand a few times here and there, but I’ve never had the chance to try their products until now. As you can see with the name, this is the 2nd generation of their flagship AF1120. I, unfortunately, haven’t heard the OG AF1120 but I’m sure the 2nd gen is the better of the two. The OG had a keyed MMCX connector, making it hard to use 3rd party cable offerings. But thankfully, the new lineup has normal MMCX connectors...
  4. Empire Ears ESR MKII (2021)

    4.00 star(s)
    Empire Ears ESR MK II Review Intro Let’s have a bit of an intro about the brand. The company has been around for close to 7 years. Some of you may know them by their previous moniker “EarWerkz”. In 2015, Jack Vang together with his father, Dean Vang, joined forces to create one of the best IEM manufacturers based in the US. That brand is what we now know as Empire Ears. Today, I am proud to present to you one of their latest IEMs, “The ESR MKII”. ESR stands for Empire Ears Studio Reference. The ESR is Empire Ear’s take on what an In-Ear Studio...
  5. Empire Ears ODIN

    4.50 star(s)
    NOTE: With much self debate, I finally decided to post my quick impression of both the Hero and the Odin (08/18/2020) from the EE Thread in which you can read HERE. I'll definitely write a more detailed review when I get the chance to bring the IEMs home for at least a week. Empire Ears Odin "short" Impression I usually start with introducing the brand in the first part of my reviews and impressions, but I feel like Empire Ears don’t need an introduction. They’ve been killing it for the past few years, giving us hit after hit. They have the most...
  6. Empire Ears HERO

    4.00 star(s)
    NOTE: With much self debate, I finally decided to post my quick impression of both the Hero and the Odin (08/18/2020) from the EE Thread in which you can read HERE. I'll write a more detailed review when I get the chance to have the IEMs for at least a week. Empire Ears Hero Quick Impressions I usually start with introducing the brand in the first part of my reviews and impressions, but I feel like Empire Ears don’t need an introduction. They’ve been killing it for the past few years, giving us hit after hit. They have the most expansive...
  7. DUNU LUNA

    4.50 star(s)
    DUNU LUNA Review Introduction DUNU established itself as its own brand in 2006. They may sound like a fairly young company, but the people behind the brand have been in the development and manufacturing of pro and consumer goods since 1994. With their amount of experience, impressive staff, their own high end testing equipment, production facilities, and in-house driver development, it’s no wonder they’re making quite a buzz in the audiophile world. “To innovate for music lovers” is DUNU’s mission. They highly cater to the taste of audiophiles...
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