Head Gear Reviews by thatBeatsguy
  1. Brainwavz Koel

    4.00 star(s)
    Brainwavz has been hard at work over the past year, having released the HM100 headphones, the BLU-300 Bluetooth earphones, and the Zeta budget earphones over the past 12 months. But we are reviewing none of those today – instead, we'll be taking a look at their latest release, the Koel. Priced at 60 dollars, these earphones are meant to be an entry point into Brainwavz' acclaimed balanced armature line. Given their reasonable price point, will they be a solid gift to give this holiday season? Let's find out. TL;DR: If you take the time to look past...
  2. Mee audio Pinnacle P2 High Fidelity Audiophile In-ear

    4.50 star(s)
    Two years ago, I reviewed the P1, MEE Audio's first attempt at a high-end flagship. It stood as the culmination of their experience and expertise in engineering and manufacturing. It was – pun intended – the pinnacle of their capabilities, and it remains the best earphone I have ever reviewed to this day. A year later, they released a new model. This new model, the Pinnacle P2, was not the P1 successor some of us had expected. This was instead a takedown model, an earphone that lowered the cost of entry into the Pinnacle experience. Priced at half...
  3. KZ ZS10

    4.00 star(s)
    Not too long ago, an earphone design arms race reached a fever pitch. This race challenged IEM designers to cram as many drivers (speaker units) as they could into a single earpiece. This resulted in such incredible earphones as the JH Audio JH16 (with 8 drivers per side) and the Noble Kaiser 10 (with 10 drivers per side). That arms race has since waned, but it has no doubt cemented the idea that more drivers equal better performance. The question is, why would you need so many drivers in a pair of earphones? The principle behind that is similar to...
  4. MEE Audio BTC1

    3.50 star(s)
    TL;DR: It’s not the best by any means, but the BTC1 ensures your M6 PRO will live on in a world without the headphone jack. Back in September of 2016, the iPhone 7 was revealed to the world. Along with it came an ominous declaration: "The headphone jack is dead." Since then, all iPhone audio was delivered either through their speakers or through wireless headphones (or through a silly and overpriced dongle, but that's besides the point). This move didn't really bother me, but the fact that just about every major smartphone manufacturer have done the...
  5. MEE Audio M6 Pro Generation 2

    4.50 star(s)
    The MEE Audio M6 has grown quite a bit over the years. It started out as an affordable, sport-oriented earphone dubbed the Sport-Fi M6, which was later retooled and released as the M6 PRO, marketed for performers and musicians. The success of the M6 PRO eventually led to the release of the M7 PRO, a higher-end pro audio model with a hybrid two-driver design. That's quite a legacy for a 30 dollar earphone. Earlier this year, MEE Audio made some tweaks to both variations of the M6 and released them as second-generation models, effectively extending...
  6. Xiaomi Capsule

    3.00 star(s)
    Intro Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has, since their inception, a proven track record of providing well-specced gadgets at very competitive prices. Though their earphone lineup is easily outclassed by many other brands both within and outside China, they still have a sizeable following, and I am one of those followers. In fact, their second-generation Piston earphones were one of the first earphones I reviewed over the course of this so far four-year journey. Hence why we will be looking at one of their latest offerings, the Xiaomi...
  7. KZ ATE In-Ear Monitors

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro TL;DR: The KZ ATE sings loud and proud for such a cheap IEM. Despite that, they're one of the most aggressive sounding IEMs I've come across, for better or for worse. Chinese manufacturer KZ is to headphones what Oppo or Huawei means to cellphones – cheap, of a decent quality, and Chinese. KZ was one of the first who came into the audiophile market riding the wave of distributor-sellers bridging the gap between Eastern manufacturers and Western consumers. They have seen become a staple recommendation for audiophiles with not much cash to...
  8. Macaw T60

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro TL;DR: The Macaw T60 is not a particularly amazing IEM. That is, until you factor in the low, low price of $20, at which point it becomes one of the best bargain Bluetooth IEMs on the market. In many markets, there is no denying the significant presence of Chinese brands that compose the bulk of its products – and the audio industry is no exception. However, what I feel is unique about the audio industry is the rather broad acceptance of these brands in consumer and critic circles. Brands like HiFiMAN and FiiO have maintained a solid...
  9. Brainwavz B200

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro TL;DR: The Brainwavz B200 exceeds expectations with its flagship IEM status, providing an excellent all-around package that embodies the very best of Brainwavz. Brainwavz has long been known for being a manufacturer that consistently releases great-sounding, high-quality earphones at price tags that won't break the bank. This combination has been the core of every Brainwavz release since the very beginning. But what if they decide to take all of that experience and channel it into a set of truly extraordinary earphones? That, my friends, is...
  10. Brainwavz BLU-Delta Bluetooth Earbud Wireless Noise Isolating Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro TL;DR: The Brainwavz BLU-Delta adds Bluetooth functionality to an already-excellent IEM, creating what I would say is a stroke of genius. Over the past years we’ve covered both of Brainwavz’ prime Bluetooth earphones – the BLU-100 and the BLU-200. Knowing this, Brainwavz gave me the opportunity to have a listen at yet another wireless offering, albeit this time, the product in question is a bit different. This, my readers, is the Brainwavz BLU-Delta – essentially the Brainwavz Delta turned into a Bluetooth-capable, battery-powered cyborg of...
  11. Brainwavz Krudul Duo Earphone Storage Management System Hanger

    4.00 star(s)
    TL;DR: Though its price tag is a bit hard to justify, the Brainwavz Krudul Duo is a versatile earphone storage solution that you will want if you need one. Before I begin I would like to thank Pandora at Brainwavz for providing a review sample of the Brainwavz Krudul Duo. I am not directly affiliated with Brainwavz or any of its staff beyond my role as a reviewer, nor was I paid in any form to write this review. All opinions and photos in the review are explicitly my own unless otherwise specified. Finally, please take the following opinions...
  12. Brainwavz BLU-200

    3.50 star(s)
    Intro   TL;DR: It's a solid Bluetooth IEM that does the job, but its hyperactive, in-your-face sound signature leaves me reaching for its more laid-back predecessor.   Before I begin, I would like to sincerely thank Pandora at Brainwavz for providing a review sample of the Brainwavz BLU-200 in exchange for my honest opinion. I am neither affiliated with Brainwavz or any of its staff, nor was I paid to write this review. All opinions and photos shown in this review are my own unless otherwise specified. Finally, please take the opinions...
  13. MEE audio Pinnacle P1 High Fidelity Audiophile In-Ear Headphones with Detachable Cables

    5.00 star(s)
    Intro TL;DR: They’re no Noble Kaiser 10s, but at this price, they might as well be. They’re the absolute greatest earphones I’ve ever heard so far. Before I begin, I would like to sincerely thank Mike at for sending me the Pinnacle P1 in exchange for my honest opinion. Please note that I am neither affiliated with or any of its staff, nor am I being paid to write this review. All opinions and photos shown in this review are my own unless otherwise specified. Finally, please take the opinions expressed here with a grain of salt. Thanks...
  14. Alpha & Delta D2

    3.50 star(s)
    Intro     TL;DR: The Alpha & Delta D2 provides an aggressive, basshead-friendly twist to the budget sport IEM format that may or may not be a good thing.   Before I begin, I would like to sincerely thank Teo at Lend Me Ur Ears for providing a review sample of the Alpha & Delta D2/m in exchange for my honest opinion. I am neither affiliated with LMUE, Alpha & Delta, or any of its staff, nor was I paid to write this review. All opinions and photos shown in this review are my own unless otherwise specified. Finally, please take the opinions...
  15. Brainwavz XFIT XF-200 In-Ear Sport Monitors

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro   TL;DR: The Brainwavz XF200 is, in and of itself, an excellent sports IEM that will go the extra mile with you and then some.   Before I begin, I would like to sincerely thank Pandora at Brainwavz for providing a review sample of the Brainwavz XFit XF200 in exchange for my honest opinion. I am neither affiliated with Brainwavz or any of its staff, nor was I paid to write this review. All opinions and photos shown in this review are my own unless otherwise specified. Finally, please take the opinions expressed here with a grain of salt...
  16. Superlux HD 381

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro     TL;DR: The Superlux HD381F is an IEM that pops tags with its exceptional sound quality in its cheap-looking and completely unassuming package.   Before I begin, I would like to first thank George at Gearbest.com for providing a review sample of the Superlux HD381F in exchange for my honest opinion. I would like to clarify that I am neither affiliated with Gearbest or any of its staff, nor am I being paid to write this review. All opinions expressed and all photos taken in the following review are strictly my own unless...
  17. MEElectronics M9 Classic Hi-Fi Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro   TL;DR:The M9 Classic is overall one of the best budget IEM packages ever. I don’t think I need to say more.   First of all, I would like to personally thank Mike at MEElectronics for providing the M9 sample for review. Apologies if the review process took much longer than expected – a lot of things got in the way which considerably slowed down the process. Hopefully I get to make up for that with this review. As always, all opinions expressed in the following review are strictly my own unless otherwise specified, and much be taken with...
  18. Brainwavz Hybrid Memory Foam Earpad - Black PU/Velour - Suitable For Large Over The Ear Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Intro   TL;DR: The Brainwavz Earpads are one of the best replacement earpads available on the market today – and for good reason.   Before I begin, I would like to sincerely thank Pandora at Brainwavz for providing the HM5 Leather and Hybrid earpads in exchange for my honest opinion. Please note that I am neither affiliated with Brainwavz or any of its staff, nor am I being paid for writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own unless otherwise specified, and all photos in this review were taken by me. Finally...
  19. Xiaomi Mi Hybrid Earphone In-Ear Headphones Multi-unit Circle Iron Mixed Piston Earphones Silver Color

    3.50 star(s)
    Intro Before I begin, I would like to sincerely thank George at Gearbest.com for providing the Xiaomi Hybrid you see in this review in exchange for my honest opinion. Please note that I am neither affiliated with Gearbest or any of its staff, nor am I being paid to write this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own unless otherwise specified, and all photos in this review were taken by me. Finally, please take my following opinions with a grain of salt. Thanks!   Not long after the release of the Pistons 3.0, everyone on the...
  20. KZ ED9 Tunning Nozzles In-Ear Headphones

    3.50 star(s)
    Intro   One of the myriad of IEMs from the brand I most love to hate, the KZ ED9 offers an otherwise excellent budget package were it not for its manufacturer’s poor (if not outright lack of) quality control.   Before I begin I would like to thank George at Gearbest.com for providing the review sample of the Xiaomi Pistons 3.0 shown in this review. Please note that I am neither affiliated with Gearbest or any of its staff, nor am I being paid for writing this review. Unless otherwise specified, everything you see written in this review are my...
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