Head Gear Reviews by suman134
  1. Burson Audio Supreme Sound Opamp V6 Vivid and Classic

    4.50 star(s)
    I have reviewed the Burson Audio playmate with their V6 Vivid Super sound Op-amps few weeks ago. It is one of the best op-amps in the market and provides a comprehensive upgrade over the default NE5532 chips that comes pre installed inside the PlayMate. Just like the V6 Vivid, the V6 classics are their top of the line chips with a different type of output. In their words "The V6 Classic deviates further from its V5 foundation. With an entirely different output stage design, it is intimate, exquisite and very engaging. With the V6 Classic, Norah is...
  2. Penon Orb

    4.50 star(s)
    Just like some other Chinese stores Penon had also jumped into the IEM market a few years ago but the recently launched ORB has been making plenty of waves in the audiophile market. After the success of the Sphere which was received well both critically and commercially they had to up the ante and added an extra dynamic driver to a full range BA driver. The Penon ORB has only one color option, clear and is priced at $259. It faces tough competition from DM7, DK2001 and ISN H40. Let's find out what is so special about this piece of earphone. Get one...
  3. ISN D10

    4.50 star(s)
    With a lot of brands coming out into the IEM scene buyers have a lot of options these days and the budget to mid range price range is dominated by Chinese brands that provide excellent value for money. ISN audio made a wave with their H40 hybrid earphone, both buyers and consumers were impressed by its lower end thump and good amount details. Riding on the success of the H40 ISN audio has come up with a single dynamic driver IEM D10. It houses a 9mm dynamic driver to do all the hard work in the world of multi driver IEMs. It doesn't have any fancy...
  4. Burson Audio Supreme Sound Opamp V6 Vivid

    4.50 star(s)
    Burson playmate is a fantastic DAC/Pre amp in its own, it is one of the best sounding DAC/AMP with ESS9038 chip at the center but I still had a couple of basic complains about the imaging and stage. The mid range is like a fairytale with exceptional amount of details and clarity which is helped by the huge stage presence. There were a couple of tradeoffs too, the bass didn't had a lot of life, treble was suppressed and both were fighting for stage presence. I looked into a few possible solutions. What can I do.. I changed the input from USB to...
  5. Tansio Mirai TSMR-4 Pro

    4.50 star(s)
    There are a few Chinese brands that have left a mark in the market lately with their tuning and fantastic value propositions. Tansio Mirai or better known as TSMR has been one of them. TSMR has been very precise and careful with their earphones. The solid build quality has been consistent since their inception. They started with the TSMR 3 back in 2017 and now they have some of the best IEMs which are equipped with tuning switches to provide some variations of the base sound signature. The TSMR 4 pro is one of the most promising earphone for under...
  6. Burson Audio Playmate

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- Not all of us are aware of Burson audio. They don't push their products through fancy sellers and barely do much promotion on their own. But this is supposed to change as I have got a review unit from them. Hailing from Australia since 1996 their inception and they started their sales from 2005. Critically acclaimed by all the reviewers I personally haven't heard a lot of buzz about their products. They make In their words:- "Burson Audio is an Australian audio manufacturer making products with no op-amps and all discrete circuitry for a...
  7. AudioFly AF180 MK2

    4.50 star(s)
    Audiofly, a brand well known for its precisely tuned BA based earphones might not be making a lot of wave in the market but those who know know that what is does is rarely found in the market. They make a handful of earphones ranging grom single DD to 6 driver earphones and some hybrid earphones in-between. They very recently brought out all their earphones with a revised tuning with MK2 prefix to the names. The subordinate to their latest AF1120 mk2 is the AF180 mk2. Housing 4BA drivers per side the AF180 was their flagship a couple of years ago...
  8. BQEYZ Spring 1

    4.00 star(s)
    INTRO:- All of us who are interested in budget chi-fi earphones must have heard about BQEYZ, pronounced BQ eyes, they are one of the most popular chi-fi brands in the market. With earphones like KB100, KC2 and K2 they have a very good reputation among budget audiophiles. Most of their earphones hover in the range of $30 to $70 with a hybrid setup inside them, delivering good amount of bass, nice details and hell lot of value for money. With the Spring1 they have ventured into a considerably more expensive price bracket where none of its competing...
  9. Signature Acoustics Raven Triple-Driver Hybrid Modular Hi-Fi Audiophile Earphone

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- Signature acoustics is one of best home grown earphone brands here in India. They have mostly ventured into single dynamic driver earphones. The wooden shell earphone C-12 has been their most popular earphone and has seen many revisions to its tuning. This time around they have collaborated with an OEM and come up with two hybrid driver earphones. SA Raven and SA Ocean. Both the earphones have two Dynamic drivers and one BA driver. The SA raven is the cheaper one, priced at 2799rs. It already is one of the best value for money earphone...
  10. Penon OS849

    4.50 star(s)
    Intro:- When one buys an earphone, one always tries to enhance that by changing various things. One always looks for different things to get the best out of the earphone. We burn the earphones for hours to get some enhancements and trying various tips is the most basic of the things. What we forget most of the time is the cable. Nearly 99.9% earphones don't come with balanced cables. And most of those single ended cables are just run of the mill type basic cable. Those cables are just there for the sake of it. Even some premium brands like Custom...
  11. Signature Acoustics Elements C12 Version 2.1 High Fidelity Wooden Earphones With Mic For Android/iOS

    5.00 star(s)
    INTRODUCTION:- Signature Acoustics is one of very few Indian brands who make their own products. They mostly have entry level earphones priced in the range of $20. As of now all of their earphones are based on dynamic drivers. They are coming up with a DD + BA hybrid earphone soon. But here.. It is all about their revision of their C-12 v2.0. And can you guess the name? It is C-12 V2.1, it's an revision with better tuning and comes with the exactly same eco friendly carry package and retails at 1049rs or around $15 most of the time. It has...
  12. Custom Art FIBAE Black

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- Flat Impedance Balanced Armature Earphone, Fibae. This is what Fibae Stands for. I don’t think there is anyone in this world of audiophiles who are not aware of the Polish giant Custom Art's Fibae series of earphones. Known for their level of precision with BA based earphone, they make some of the most evolved and refined sounding earphones in the industry. Their earphones range from single BA Fibae 1 at $350 to 8 BA Harmony 8.2 for $1250. In their pursuit to achieve most out of minimal resources they came up with the magnificent Fibae...
  13. DB Monroe Pro

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- Debauche Bacchus or DB in short is one of the newest brands in the market. Targeting the mass consumer they have only one model in their artillery which has two versions. The DB Monroe V1 and V2 or say the Pro version. Both the models have exactly similar internals body and accessories, the only way to tell them apart is the Pro written on the package. I believe the difference is with the Tuning of the Drivers. Yes, drivers, it has two Dynamic drivers, the first one is an ultra thin 10mm grapheme dynamic driver, and the thin profile...
  14. Shozy & AAW POLA

    5.00 star(s)
    INTRO:- There are only a few brands in the market who maintains products in every price bracket, Shozy is one of them. Based in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, they have some of the most versatile products, starting from the new V33, their entry level iem priced at $60 to their upcoming Pola 39 at $1099, they have products for everyone. Their Pola is made with collaboration from AAW and is priced at $800 for universal and $900 for custom version, is one of the most versatile earphones in the market for its retail price. It houses one 13mm grapheme...
  15. Brainwavz B200

    5.00 star(s)
    INTRO:- Almost everyone is aware of the Brand Brainwavz. They are one of the most active and most popular brands in budget and mid range buyers. They have plenty of things in their inventory, starting from single DD priced to quad BA earphones to full size planar headphones priced in the range of $20 to $400. The Brainwavz B200 calmly lies in the mid of their product list which has a price tag of $90 and comes in two colors Cosmic Black and Stay Frosty. It has two BA driver in tweeter and woofer configuration and is a revised version of the older...
  16. Brainwavz B200 (removable cable)

    5.00 star(s)
    INTRO:- Almost everyone is aware of the Brand Brainwavz. They are one of the most active and most popular brands in budget and mid range buyers. They have plenty of things in their inventory, starting from single DD priced to quad BA earphones to full size planar headphones priced in the range of $20 to $400. The Brainwavz B200 calmly lies in the mid of their product list which has a price tag of $90 and comes in two colors Cosmic Black and Stay Frosty. It has two BA driver in tweeter and woofer configuration and is a revised version of the...
  17. NCM Bella V2

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- Nguyen Customs, the Vietnamese IEM maker has made a different name for itself within the community, they have their NCM NC5 v2 and NCM Bella leading the way for them, but they have full array of earphones, starting from single BA NC-1 to 9 driver hybrid systems the Bellas, Bellas as there is the new Bella V2, which differs to the V1 with a slightly different tuning and changes to the build. The Bella V2 is available in both custom and universal shells, prices for both options is exactly same at $1099, both can be ordered with...
  18. Shozy Pentacle ( with AAW)

    4.00 star(s)
    INTRO:- Shozy has been very busy with their products releases. They have released a handful of earphones in a short period of time and all of them are of very good for their price Bracket. They had released the Neo BG 5 with collaboration with NEO, the BG5 a 5ba earphone and is priced very competitively at $270. But shozy wanted something which is ‘’ A more premium hand-built audio solution for your daily commute''. Bettering the Neo BG 5 the come up with the Pentacle, with same number of drivers (different drivers) the pentacle has a different...
  19. Eternal Melody EM-5H

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- This review is about a brand, not much publicized, not very popular between audiophiles like us, mostly because Eternal Melody doesn’t have much exposure. They are slightly reserved with their approach, but man, do they make fantastic earphones for the price. I am reviewing their EM-5H iem. It houses 5 BA drivers, with a slightly different setup compared to the EM-5. The EM-5 has Two for bass, two for mids and one for highs. The EM-5H has one for bass two for mids and two for highs. Both have the same number of Drivers but have...
  20. Brainwavz HM100

    4.50 star(s)
    INTRO:- Most of us who are into portable gears knows about Brainwavz, they are one of the most active brands in the market with plenty of products with appeal to every type of consumers, let it be beginners, enthusiasts or analyst, they products for everyone. Their Bluetooth earphone are very popular and their BA based earphones too are very impressive. All of them were regularly updated. What they had not upgraded was their headphone lineup, the extremely popular HM5 had not seen an upgrade or successor since its inception, there were smaller...
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