Head Gear Reviews by Soundsgoodtome
  1. Kennerton Vali

    4.00 star(s)
    Original post can be found here. These were pre-production units which took care of the rough edges and looks of the gimbles. Got the Kennerton Vali on a tour and had it for a week. Want to thank Kennerton/Fischer Audio and @grizzlybeast for making the tour happen, getting to listen to summit-fi headphones is a treat in your own home. I was able to listen to this $1K headphone for a week and was very impressed with what I heard. Kennerton is a top-tier brand of Fischer Audio, having owned one of their previous wood headphones I was interested in...
  2. beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO Studio Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    I do like this headphone quite a bit although I'll be the first to say that I have a soft spot for Beyer phones being my first taste of the audiophile world.   This is a review of a self-purchased unit; they've gone on sale here and there but like any European made phone, it seems to sustain it's MSRP longer. Of course there are an incredible amount of accessories inclded such as a hard case, extra ear pads, and extra cable which is over $100 easily when purchasing individually. My Head-fi graph ratings goes: Value 7/10 (at $600 as a...
  3. MHDT Labs Atlantis R2R NOS Dac

    4.50 star(s)
    Notes: This was copied from a comparison I've made here.    And a follow-up here.  The DAC was purchased by Luckbad and loaned to me for 2 weeks to get a good audition of the latest DAC by MHDT Labs. The purchase price shown is including a 10% discount by purchasing directly from MHDT Labs' website/email instead of E-bay, plus the $55 express shipping from Taiwan (3-4 days to USA ship time).     I've had the Atlantis DAC for about 2 weeks now on loan from @Luckbad and after giving it some time to settle (50hrs when I received it and maybe...
  4. Fostex TH-X00 Massdrop exclusive

    4.50 star(s)
      First let me start by saying thanks to Will at Massdrop for sending a review unit, not just for review but for the Seattle meet we had recently on Dec 6th, 2015. As this is a review unit, I have promised to write an honest review which allows me to keep the headphones a tad bit longer until my actual purchased unit comes in. This was a record breaking drop over at Massdrop with ~1000 units selling in 3 hours and over ~1400 on the first day. Rightfully so as this headphone offers massive value over yesteryear’s TH600/900 releases.   Many have...
  5. OPPO PM-3

    4.50 star(s)
    The PM3 is Oppo's 3rd headphone offering, a closed back planar magnetic. Thank you to @Jiffy Squid and Oppo for allowing us Head-fiers to audition these at the comfort of our own home and time, tour units are always well appreciated!! I don't own these headphones but I am now considering one in my shortlist of possibly future phones! Before the announcement of the PM1 and HA1, Oppo was an unknown brand to me. I've not even heard of their fantastically priced Blu-Ray players that cater to the videophiles as well as their cell phones that they've...
  6. Denon AH-D600

    4.50 star(s)
    The Denon AH-D600: First thing you notice when getting the headphone is it's fantastic packaging. From the outer sleeve sleeve to the actual fold box, everything speaks quality from a reputable company. In a world of packaging having as much importance as the actual product, Denon does not disappoint. Opening the package displays the beautifully crafted headphone on a silk bed, something you'd expect Sony to do and something of a throwback to the yesteryears. The cables, adapter, travel bag, and documentation are underneath the bedding and are...
  7. Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A

    4.50 star(s)
    The ESW9 are sealed African paduak wood phones with lamb skin leather pads and headband. Stainless steel for a band with plastic parts, it looks of quality with parts here and there looking compromising (plastic). Upon looking at them one wouldn’t believe that they were $450 at one point in time but like the saying, never judge a book by it’s cover, the same applies here. It is however a very attractive set of phones, gets A LOT of admiring looks when worn in public. The ESW9 has two variants, the earliest models had cherry wood and the later, more...
  8. Superlux HD-668 B

    5.00 star(s)
    Let me start by saying I don't normally write reviews on the official level, star system with graphs and all. I do look at them religiously when trying to find info on a HP, DAC, or AMP that's sparked my interest. So here I am reviewing on the Taiwanese made Superlux 668B which is quite obvious a mix of AudioTechnica's wing headband system, AKG K studio series body, with Superlux's driver. Aside from the last bit, obviously all are homages or clone of their respective brands. Not the first time one brand took from another however. With that out of...
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