Head Gear Reviews by sikki-six
  1. Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Purpleheart Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Here's my review, featuring bunch of comparisons to one of their predecessors, Denon D2000. (I've used them Fostex's mostly through Modi Multibit DAC & Lyr 2.)     My sound preferences I love some great sub-bass and lively highs to go with them. The presence region needs to be "present" and upfront (think HD600 and a little bit less 3k, maybe). My favorite full-sized headphones are an LCD-2.1             Looks, comfort, cable I don't give a hoot about bubble wrap marks. They are very, very difficult to see in my usually darkly lit...
  2. Audeze Sine

    4.00 star(s)
    Planar magnetic technology is now a thing in portable headphones too, thanks to Oppo's PM-3 and this set right here, Audeze Sine. Stylish design and quality materials are clearly a big factor nowadays also, as the prices keep going up. And I'm a big fan of pretty headphones! Unlike the Oppos, these sit on ones ears instead of over. This was the thing that gave me most pause about the model when I first heard of it. Having owned Sennheiser's standard setting HD-25 on-ear that has basically no soundstage, wonky fit and funny looks - I thought, "really...
  3. Philips Fidelio X2

    3.50 star(s)
    This is one popular set of headphones in 2016 pretty much everywhere. The X2 have often been compared to the top-class models of "mid-fi" headphones (Sennheiser HD600, HD650 etc.), but I must say, they don't quite get to that level in pure sound quality.   I listen to lots of rock, metal, punk, hip-hop and pop. I tested these through my iPod and Apogee Duet (DAC) -> Schiit Lyr 2..   Let's get into more detail with the....     PHILIPS FIDELIO X2 REVIEW  ...
  4. Sennheiser HD 600

    4.50 star(s)
    This is a classic for a good reason, it just does so much right. It basically excels at nothing (but the mids), but it's just so easy to believe in the way it represents music. It's my go-to headphone for checking out mixes and music production in general.    Here's my video-review of the HD600:     COMFORT, BUILD & CABLE They sit tightly on one's head, but the clamp is pretty much spot on - a bit tight at first, but it gets very good. These fit my big head easily. The oval-shaped earpads are some of the comfiest (Beyers are maybe even...