Head Gear Reviews by stuartfang
  1. RHA S500i Ultra-Compact In-Ear Headphone

    3.00 star(s)
    The RHA S500/S500i is a surprisingly impressive IEM in a small form factor, given its many shortcomings, which I will cover in this review. The micro dynamic driver is stationed in full aluminium housings, with a combination of fabric and rubber cabling, ending in an aluminium straight plug.     Packaging and accessories are adequate; a luxurious presentation with hearty content to back up the main show. Inside, one will find a nice, foamy netted carrying pouch, shirt-clip, and 7 pairs of RHA's "dual density" silicone eartips. There are two...
  2. Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 Dual symphonic-driver In-ear Monitor headphones

    3.50 star(s)
    The Audio-Technica ATH-IM50/70 series has gained popularity and favourable reviews from members of Head-Fi, as it should. The Japanese designed 8.8mm "dual symphonic driver" proves to be more than capable for its asking price, and once again reinforces the notion that Japanese audio engineers know what they are doing. The following is an analytical review based on my experience with the ATH-IM50s.   Gallery: (ATH-IM50 with Comply memory foam tips. Notice the beautiful piano finish of the durable housing) (ATH-IM50 right unit, nude) (aware...
  3. Sony MDR EX1000

    3.00 star(s)
    The Sony MDR-EX1000 is truly a legendary IEM but in a world of its own. Not even the latest XBA, or XBA hybrid Z series could rival its intimidating large single-dynamic driver setup. (my EX1000 in its current state, after 4 long years of service, I've finally decided to sell it off to someone who would appreciate them more)   After having used it for almost 4 years, I would like to give the Head-Fi community and anyone reading this a well thought out, simple, relatively short yet heartfelt review, based purely on experience.   I purchased...
  4. Sony NWZ-A818 8GB

    3.50 star(s)
    The smallest, toughest, yet great sounding player you can buy. Though that really depends on your luck, but it can be found for as low as 20 euros on eBay, other classifieds, or your local electronic pawn shops. Having bought mine in 2008 as a birthday present, and been listening to it primarily as a main on-the-go DAP now and then, there must be some nice and critical things to be said about the A810 series.   *OTHER REVIEW'S EDIT* This player DOES support gapless playback. The other reviewer probably had an album that was ripped/downloaded with...
  5. Fostex Pm0.3 G Pare

    4.00 star(s)
         I stumbled upon these in the need of a studio monitor, when listening to the HD600 everyday for a few hours have made my head hurting and ears ringing quite often. But I live in a small college apartment with colleagues next to poor isolating rooms, so my choices were limited. The Japanese engineered Fostex company has again lived up to their name, with the Fostex PM0.3 (not just their headphones are good, ya know!). Incorporating a small and personal form factor, but not losing neutrality and sound quality (soundstage, lows-mids-highs, accuracy...
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