Head Gear Reviews by vaibhavp
  1. Burson Audio - Soloist SL - Headphone Amplifier

    5.00 star(s)
    This is review of mk 2 version of this amp. I bought it from directly from Burson Australia.    Ordering Experience:   Ordering experience was great from Burson. They had a clearance sale going on at that time where it was listed for $400 which is still going now. Product listing showed mk 1 but they sent me mk 2. Extra points for making me happy. I asked them what was shipping cost and they said shipping was included. I thought maybe they will use some cheap shipping method but nope. It was simply best import experience I ever had. They used...
  2. Chord Electronics Mojo

    4.00 star(s)
    Disclaimer : I received Chord Mojo for review purpose from www.headphonezone.in . I would like to thank Raghav Somani and rest of headphonezone.in team for this opportunity. I used it for a week and its already been handed over to next person in que for review purpose. I am not affiliated to either Chord Electronics or headphonezone.in and will try to present my thoughts on mojo in unbiased way as possible.   I have broken this review in sub headings of what I wanted to discuss about mojo. I will mostly be discussing about sound quality after...
  3. FiiO X7

    4.00 star(s)
    Note: I was part of X7 international tour. I thank Fiio for giving me this opportunity to test and use potentially higher end gear for 10 days time. It is on its way to next member on tour.   INTRODUCTION   I was very excited to be part of Fiio X7 international tour. However, when I learned it was going to ship with iem module, I was less than thrilled. Being mainly a full sized hp guy, I simply don't have good enough iems to test a dap that sells for $650. However, when I actually received X7 all my worries were laid to rest. IEM module drives...
  4. Sennheiser HD 700 Headphone

    4.50 star(s)
    I wanted to discuss a bit about HD700 today. I wouldnt include graphs or too much technical information. Simply the way I hear them and how I made a system around them as that is very important with HD700. So, lets get started with little details.   BUILD AND FINISH   HD700 is built very well. All sliding and rotating mechanisms work with a precision that give away its stature as second only to HD800 in Sennheiser food chain. Head band is silicone treated and gives a rubbery texture on touch. Headband padding and earpads are covered in velour...
  5. RHA T20

    3.50 star(s)
    Disclaimer   I would like to thank www.headphonezone.in for review sample. I got to listen to it for just under a week, free of charge. I will try my best to give as unbiased review as possible.   Packaging and accessories:   Packaging if iem is very high quality. It showcases included accessories very well and makes a great first impression. Literature printed on it is interesting and shows cut out view of iems which is cool. Accessories include everything you might want. A large semi hard carry case is including that holds iems comfortably...
  6. Fidue A73 Hybrid Monitor Earphones with universal single button remote and microphone

    4.50 star(s)
    Disclaimer: I would like to thank www.hifinage.com and Fidue for this review sample.I was supposed to keep it for 1 week for evaluation purpose free of charge. I am in no way affiliated to Fidue or www.hifinage.com. I will be writing this review in unbiased way as possible.   To save reader's valuable time, I have structured review a little differently than usual.   So lets see how it sounds:  ...
  7. HiFiMAN RE-400

    4.00 star(s)
    I have been using RE400 for over few months now. these are rather well known and well documented so I will only put stand out points that I think make it unique. Build: Light weight, made out of aluminium. Chord is fabric covered below y splitter. above that its plastic. no microphonics if i wear them from above my ears. Otherwise it can be bothersome. Jack is 45 degree. Overall looks solid and mine is working well without problems. Comfort and isolation: Comfort is above average. Isolation is great if I use comply tips, otherwise I think its...
  8. Logitech UE 6000

    4.00 star(s)
    So I very recently started listening to ue6000, so these are early impressions. I must say these very well match my dark sound preferences. I am enjoying these quiet a lot.   Build:   Very good looking. Though made out of plastic so not very robust construction. Will require good care.   Comfort:   They are closed back and they do get sweaty. Cups are not very big so pads or inner cloth may touch your ears. Isolation is moderate with out noise cancellation, nothing ground breaking.   Sound:   I believe they are very well tuned. Bass is...
  9. AKG K 550

    5.00 star(s)
    I have been using AKG K550 for past few weeks and enjoying them pretty well. This is my first foray into mid fi and I think its a solid contender for getting into mid fi sound especially as it has very low barrier for entry (whole setup). I am driving it with Audinst hud mini, entry level dac/amp and it drives it with authority and good clarity.   I have been using Sennheiser HD518 extensively, and have auditioned HD595 as well as HD650 before this. So thats my reference point here as HD5XX series is rather popular and what you can expect to get if...
  10. Cowon EM1 In-Earphone

    3.50 star(s)
    These in ears are as cheap as it gets and you get what you pay for. Though when compared to similarly priced in ears a few things stand out.   Build quality and looks are good. It comes with flat, relatively tangle free cord. Also its fairly resistant to micro phonics. It comes with 3 rubber tips, and I could not get perfect seal with any of them. I could hear faint noises. So its decent in that regard.   As for sound, its certainly a better option in its price range. Bass is tight and satisfying. Mids are well integrated with bass and nothing of...
  11. Sennheiser HD 518

    4.50 star(s)
    These cans offer great multilayer-ed sound especially in comparison to entry level headphones. As I am upgrading my gear in a linear fashion, my last cans are HD448 just a step below these.I believe you already have a decent idea of how these cans sound if you frequent here often, for variety sake, I will try to base review in context to my prior experience ie what such an upgrade brings to the table.   When I put these for first time, I was disappointed. After plugging in amp, they sounded as muddy as my $10 earbuds. I had heard these cans needed...
  12. Audinst HUD-mini

    4.00 star(s)
    I am new to headfi and i apologise if review is not very helpful.   This entry level dac-amp is quiet a deal from audinst.   Disclaimer: I am currently building my rig and have only entry level models, Sennheiser HD448, Audio Technica WS55 to evaluate this amp. I will update this review after using much better cans with it (will probably start a thread as am confused).   As one might expect, entry level cans sound almost same regardless source quality. As I found out, this is simply not the case with HD448 and ATH WS55 that I mentioned above...
  13. Sennheiser HD-448

    4.50 star(s)
    I am new to headfi and this is my second review. I apologize if its not very helpful.   These entry level cans from sennheiser give a good taste of their higher end models have in store. First how they sound.   These have very good mid range. Nice lush and full. Treble is slightly rolled off, giving them dark sound signature and slight sennheiser veil. It is present and clear but does not have any sparkle. This gives them a dark sound signature. Good thing is there is absolutely no hissing or sibilance present.   Bass is rather interesting. A...
  14. Audio-Technica Solid Bass Over-Ear Headphones (ATH-WS55BK)

    4.50 star(s)
    This is my first review on head-fi. Please excuse if you don't find extensive or very helpful.   First I would like to explain sound signature. I am new to this audiophile business and will try to describe sound as best as I can.   Headphones have strong and impact full bass, not overpowering, clear mids, not very detailed but decent, clear and detailed treble. I have not heard a lot of headphones that have V shaped sound signature, so can't say if its V shaped but vocals and instruments don't feel recessed or in background.   But bass and...
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