Head Gear Reviews by voja
  1. HIFIMAN DEVA

    4.00 star(s)
    You are probably familiar with Hifiman, as it is one of the largest manufacturers of orthodynamic (planar-magnetic) headphones. Whether it’s the budget-friendly Sundara, the mid-range Arya, or the flagship Shangri-La, you should have heard about Hifiman by this point. Hifimans roots go all the way back to 2005, when Dr. Fang Bian opened Head-Direct (Hifiman before the name was changed to “Hifiman”). With over 15 years of existence, Hifiman had more than enough time to play around and see what works, and what doesn’t. Hifiman managed to put out a...
  2. SIVGA Phoenix - wooden flagship dynamic driver headphone

    4.50 star(s)
    Sivga is no stranger to make good headphones at a great value, and they did not break that tradition with the brand new Phoenix. With the more-mainstream success of their planar-magnetic P-II, Sivga is surely building a name for themselves. I am really hoping to see this company enter the mainstream market. Being a company that is dedicated to details and high quality products (no matter the budget), it was nice to see that they followed the same fashion with their brand-new product. Metal and wood has been the standard that Sivga has followed even...
  3. TRI I3

    4.50 star(s)
    With the many brands in the Chinese audiophile market, KBEAR is one that I would pay special attention to. You may be more familiar with their single dynamic in-ear monitor - Diamond, or perhaps their F1 balanced armature model. One model which you should pay closer attention to is the TRI i3 - a hybrid setup that features three drivers; hence the name TRI i3. I found the combination of the three drivers to have quite a performance. Let’s clarify what type and size of drivers it is using: A single 10mm planar magnetic driver + an 8mm Composite...
  4. SIVGA SV004 - wooden budget-friendly headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    Wood, nice big carrying case, semi-open, budget? That’s Sivga - a rising brand which originates from China. Many are familiar with Sivga because of their flagship P-II planar magnetic headphone. Some may associate their company with Blon or SendyAudio, they share similar design. SV004 is an entry-level headphone which they offer, but it is much more than your average budget headphone set. Unboxing expereince - One thing which I didn’t expect from a budget set was an unboxing experience which SIVGA offered. Well designed packaging which meets the...
  5. KBEAR Diamond i1

    3.50 star(s)
    KB EAR, or KBEAR as many call it, is a quickly growing Chinese company which specializes in In Ear Monitors. Whether you are a new-comer to the IEM market or a close follower, KBEAR Diamond should ring a bell. A single dynamic driver, to be exact, an 8.5 mm driver with a Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coated diaphragm. But does it shine bright like a diamond? An interesting thing about single dynamic driver IEM’s is that they can very well outperform a hybrid with multiple drivers. This comes at no surprise, because quantity never equaled quality. This...
  6. HIFIMAN RE-600S V2

    4.00 star(s)
    Re-600s is an updated version of the older RE-600 which released back in 2013. Re-600s released in 2014, and then in 2017 Hifiman released Re-600s V2 in 2017. If you are following me, I will be reviewing the RE-600s V2, which is an earphone from Hifiman’s “Premium” line of products. It retails originally retailed for $200, and as of today (June 7th) you can get it on Hifiman's official store for $74.90. You may be wondering how the three releases differ from each other, and it’s not that complicated. The original RE-600 (2013) featured a balanced...
  7. Blon BL05

    2.00 star(s)
    Introduction- We are all familiar with Blon’s BL-03, a much anticipated in ear monitor from last year. Does Blon-05 live up to the hype of it’s previous generation, the well hyped Blon BL-03? Blon BL-03 itself was a very controversial IEM in the market, you either loved it or hated it. One thing which I know for sure, is that Blon-03 required some some serious time investment to make it suit you. Did Blon-05 follow the same path? Photo reference: original package contents of Blon BL-05 Unboxing experience- We are...
  8. Jade Audio EA3

    4.00 star(s)
    EA3 is an IEM from the brand Jade Audio (a sub-brand of Fiio). EA3 features a hybrid setup: 1BA (Knowles 33518) + 1DD (13.6mm with polymer diaphragm). Disclaimer: This item has been sent to me through Jade Audio’s EA3 Review Tour, free of charge. I was required to write an honest review and not overstate the advantages. Everything said in this review is my opinion and how I feel about the EA3, I had no external/outside influence on my opinion. Design: EA3 features a stunning design. You have to give them credit for the beautiful shell and...
  9. Sennheiser HD 598

    4.50 star(s)
    The Sennheiser HD 598 is an entry-audiophile headphone from the well-known German manufacturer, Sennheiser. In the sub-200 USD category it's a king of its own, and this is how many people perceived them as for years. If you catch these at a discounted price, they are a steal. It truly is a great overall choice, it's non-fatiguing, very comfortable and enjoyable to listen to. Build quality Judging its build quality by the price I managed to get them at (~€140), the build quality IS something to write home about. Sennheiser made sure to use sturdy...
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