Head Gear Reviews by Ultrazino
  1. InEar StageDiver SD-3

    4.50 star(s)
    Full review here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/664229/review-inear-stagediver-series
  2. Sennheiser IE800

    3.00 star(s)
    I like the IE 800. I like *uncomplicated* earphones, those you can easily insert without searching the perfect fit to quickly enjoy music. I'm a fan of the build quality and the nice leather pouch. The earphone sits hardly noticeable in the ear canal and the sound is airy and effortlessly reveals smallest details from its digital source. Yet the small housing blows out an incredibly strong bass that distracts but not overshadows. Sonic flaws can be reduced by low volume.   However, I cannot accept the IE800 as reference. Introduced as in-ear...
  3. Klipsch Image ONE Premium On-Ear Earphones

    3.00 star(s)
    My first impressions were simply horrible! The bass quantity is way too much. So in the following review I will have equalized the iPod app in iOS 4.3 with the "less bass" option.   Build quality: Rubbery plastic, fake leather, fake chrome made out of plastic, ... typically made/designed in America! Nice looks at first, but cheap materials on closer looks. The design is a cross of Phiaton's PS320 and Bose's On-Ear. It's not too bad, but it's still very far from anything high quality or luxurious. The cable feels nice and the plastic buttons...
  4. Sennheiser CX 500 Lightweight Portable Gaming Headphone

    2.00 star(s)
    I got these for cheap and they were my first pair that I didn't buy randomly. I read a review in which they were praised as a great IEM, even for the launch price of $ 150. Turns out Sennheiser bribed the magazine (there's no other way)!   Comfort is okay, the cable feels good but is highly microphonic. Even wearing the CX-500 over-ear doesn't help enough.   Audio quality is all muddy bass. There's nothing to it. A warm sound, exaggerated bass, colored mids, bad highs ("Tsh" instead of a "Tz" sound with hi-hats), poor resolution (everything...
  5. Hippo VB

    4.00 star(s)
    These were recommended to me in the forum when I was searching for a "warm comfortable IEM". Eventually I got them from the sale/trade forum in a "like new" state.   The build quality is quite poor on these. The dirt filter on the left nozzle was misplaced slightly, not fully covering the nozzle. This could be easily fixed by slightly elevating it with a needle. Also, one of the bass filters came off (or was never fully on) which is also very easily fixed. However, it's recommended to take a thorough look at them before trying them out, as...
  6. Bose® On-Ear Headphones

    2.00 star(s)
    The Bose was a gift from my wife, which, at first, I gladly accepted. But the sound dissapointed after some while.   Putting these on my head, I couldn't believe the comfort. They are very light and the ear cushions are soft as a cloud. The ear cushions somehow suck onto the ear resulting in a better isolation than with some IEMs I've tried. I've fallen asleep many times forgetting I'm wearing them. I also wore them in loud places without having music playing. I then noticed the strong microphonics which are actually rare for a headphone. It's not...
  7. Ultrasone HFI-780

    4.00 star(s)
    I really love these 'phones due to their bright sound, extended treble and punchy bass. The frequencies range from a very deep sounding sub-bass to almost harsh highs, which to me sound very sparkling, though. Whenever I wear these headphones I never have the feeling that the sound is altered and they feel very natural to me. With warmer sounding cans like the Beyerdynamic, I have the feeling that I cut myself from real life and I can easily tell if somebody is talking to me. With the HFI-780, outside noise could just as well be part of the...