Head Gear Reviews by whitemass
  1. Creative Labs Zen MX 16 GB MP3 Player (Black)

    4.50 star(s)
    I figured I'd do an off the beaten path on a device I've had since about '09/'10! I'll keep it short. It's a simple media player capable of powering budget IEMs and things of that nature. If you ever considered getting one I'd certainly recommend something to power other headphones. The things it powered without any problems that I tried were these. -Shure SRH440 -AudioTechnica ATH-IM50 -AudioTechnica ATH-M50 -KZ ATE -KZ ZST -KZ ZS3 I'm just gonna give you a rundown of my experiences with the Creative Zen MX. I use/used this sometimes when I don't...
  2. MEElectronics M6 PRO Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician’s In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables

    5.00 star(s)
    MEElectronics/MEEaudio Introduction My experience with IEMs is short lived, but I've had fair enough experience to give you proper detailing. I mainly use detachable only, and can report from multiple detach period with the M6 they don't have an issue being pulled apart.   -Details  -Sub Bass -Shiny/Glistening Highs -Detail In Mid Rhythm Section -Bass is Deep, right seal needed to achieve proper Bass Reponse. -Sparkling Shiny Highs -Acoustic Separation -Piano Detail       Driver Specs [driver type    moving coil (dynamic)] [driver...
  3. Comply T-400 Series Foam Tips (Black, 3 Pairs, Small)

    4.50 star(s)
    Small Talk Review: Ok, so under heavy construction, office work, daily use, and all the things people do, Rubber Buds have failed tons of other people. So Comply offers us their Foam Tips, with competition from others that aren't even as competitive in fair reasoning.   Sound Tampering  I found something unsuitable to a bunch of listeners, and myself included! With earphones, and IEMs with a sole signature of Warmth[Warm Bass Tone/Hot Splashy Sigs] they tend to really increase the thump, and sometimes splashy sound in these IEMs, which can...
  4. BOSE Companion 2 Series I

    4.00 star(s)
    Companion II Series I - King of $100 & Under Richness?   With Bose being well known, and being a household name in today's audio world, there's been a lot of hit and miss.  Bose has also made big mistakes. *Cough* QC15-QC25 *Cough*   Though I think they're definitely a choice for the Two Speakers, & One Amp application.   Bellowing Lows, & a textured Bass thump through these very thoroughly. Unfortunately, we see the loss of a lot. Mids are great, Detailed, & Forward. Bounded to beat most in their range. My issue with the Bass was it's...
  5. MDR-XD 150 W weiß

    2.50 star(s)
    MDR-XD-150BK Easily said, the Black Version.   #BIGBASS Before we get started.   Descriptive Review!: Laid back, more like a "Cheap School" Headphone you'd see people use if you were to buy the white pair. These carry so little that you forget about them easily, easy fit for most heads.   Sound quality has a lot of play in it, it's got a Giant Emphasis on Mid Bass that can become too big at times. Temperature Signature is mainly a Relaxed Sounding descriptive. No real Warmth, and yet no room for Highs, & Brightness with how thunderous they...
  6. Sennheiser IE80

    4.50 star(s)
    IE80 - High End Earphones I think there's a point to where you draw the line for a Price Point, this goes over that boundary and breaks the rules of it's price, which is unfortunate.   I feel something in this asking price needs to meet some standards, Comfort, Unique Sound, & Build Flexibility. And I feel these don't cut it, the need to be charged within the $175-$220 range.   This will be a descriptive review!   Sound Overview: From what I've gathered, I think these are good! But the Soundstage is completely overdone for an IEM. I think...
  7. Audio Technica ATH-IM02 balanced amature inner earphone

    3.50 star(s)
    Color! Because I feel in the mood for it. No, not really, this is just for the comparison. So, Red, & Green? Red - Not For Me. Green - Solid, & something I personally like.   Comparison is going to be the first part of this review. IM50 vs IM02   IM50 - Comfort of tips, Thick Mids(Sometimes so thick sounding it they become congestive), Shell can be hard to fit in some ears - Great Upper Bass response, Highs are light(You get the required ting, without piercing through other layers), Great Vocal Iteration    Opinion?: I feel these are a...
  8. AKG K 550

    5.00 star(s)
    I've constantly said I wanted to try these. I've seen the price tag stay at $200, and it's appropriate. It's big, but has elements. It's sound is stand out, Class A, $200 Sound.   The AKG K550 I've been wanting to try these since I seen the price tag, after searching for an upgrade, looking at the MDR-7506, and seeing these side by side, the MDR-7506 is OK, but has a purpose. It's a Studio Monitor, that's it's justice. The AKG K550 is an important piece in it's price range, and it reminds us as the why the M50 lost it's reputation.   I...
  9. Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 Dual symphonic-driver In-ear Monitor headphones

    3.50 star(s)
    I can only just about use these for an hour with Silicon Tips. Tips... - Silicon only last up to an hour, they make your ears scream in pain when you take them out. - Foam Comply Tips, wash them well and they'll last you forever, keep them clean. So, the IM50: Why'd I buy them? Well... I've not used Earphones since pushing on about 2010, and I really needed something good for just laying in bed on lazy days with, if I had more money it'd have been the SE215, but I think the IM50 are gonna make me just as happy. So... Bed...
  10. Sony MDR-MA100 Over the Head Style Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    Sony MDR-MA100 Quick Notes "I feel these are an important staple in the world of "Lower End Headphones". They truly show that price means nothing." Cons - "Cans do feel cheap, and sound cheap when you jangle them around in your hands, you can tell they're built cheap." Pros -  "Despite suffering a jangling sound from twisting them left and right, and a few slams if dropped."   Sound Quality, & What You Get for $20 So, it's fair to assume that a lot of people outside Head-Fi would make the average comment in saying that "$20 is probably...
  11. SoundMAGIC HP150 Premium Full Size Folding Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    So, I constantly hear of headphones being bragged about. And as I always say, Headphones are like personalities, the most richest man could find the cheapest thing is best for him.   I've only Trial Tested these, I borrowed them from a buddy who works at a local guitar shop. To say in the $150 range these are stellar is near close to an understatement. And frankly, they're definitely a Full Size I've finally heard the Bass done properly on.   So, Overview?  At first, I'd no clue of Soundmagic, and their reputation. So, sure. I was very unsure...
  12. Takstar Pro 80

    5.00 star(s)
    Takstar Pro80 This is a common reference headphone that has been made by several others. But from what I've studied, and heard from others, the drivers inside are actually a Takstar Driver that isn't like it's clones.   If you're fond of the M50, MDR-7510, then read along.   This is not a detailed review, but will contain strong points. Soundstage in these are ok, compared to it's Open Designed brother. You receive a package containing the following. - Tight Bass - Bright Melting Highs - M50 Style Bass Done Right - Slight Beyerdynamic...
  13. JVC HA-S680 Over Ear Headphones

    5.00 star(s)
    JVC HA-S680 This isn't a detailed review.   If you are still an S500 user and prefer it's sound, get the S600, to see why, read below. I'm still kinda shocked nobody has voided people from these.   Burn In Times & Changes If you don't believe in Burn In, ignore this. But be aware you're missing out.   These cans can't be burned in by just listening sessions, Constant Burn In required. 10h Mark: Bass will loosen a bit, headphone sounds more spacey. 12h Mark: A little change, Mids were getting lost in the Lows, but the famous S500 Shiny...
  14. Incipio f38 Headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    Incipio F38 Remember the famous budget cans, the RP-HTF600? They we're great once modded, and so are these!   So let's talk.   This won't be a Super Detailed Review. Overall Sound: Highs are detailed, and YES this is colored, but not the same way that the HTF600 was. If you remember, the HTF600 had a very shaded sound to the cymbals, detailed in violins, drums were kind melty, but who knows. The F38 pays a ton of attention to drums, vocals are clear, and as I said about the M2X, they come off very playful. Psychedelic music would...
  15. Audio Technica ATH-M2X Mid-size open-back headphones

    4.50 star(s)
    REMEMBER! No elitists aloud here. Headphones are objects with personality! The richest people can enjoy the cheapest headphone just because it provides the sound he's looking for, has the highs he likes, or just fits his personality.   Quick Personal Overview -Detail is great for $20. -Vocals come off as "cute", not serious. -Clean Drums, not for people searching for genuine sound. -Very Fun. -Headphones detach in certain areas, but can be put back together. Besides that, be careful. -Electronic Music comes out in detail, not the whole...
  16. Sennheiser HD 558

    4.50 star(s)
    When looking at a headphone, you almost always forget that the more pretty, or whatever in may be that wins you over in this case, that headphone, it has a sibling. This is the brother of a widely loved, and chosen as best for $200 bang for buck headphone, the Sennheiser HD598.   If we look around the headphone, there's really no difference when they sit side by side, maybe one has a bigger logo on the opening, and you also notice a huge contrast. I'd argue that an idiot who looked at both of these would choose the 598 just because of its smooth...
  17. Sennheiser HD 598

    3.00 star(s)
    So, if you've read anything by me, good! I've used many cans. But I'll never spend over $250 on a pair of headphones. I don't feel it's necessary.    REMEMBER! Headphones Objects With Their Own Personality   On that note, let's talk Sennheiser HD598s'!   Quick Personal Overview When talking Sennheiser, it's definitely easy to say that Open Ear/Back is their profession. I've never cared for any of their Closed Back design cans. The HD598 has a personality all of its own, and definitely a unique Detail Headphone. Before I begin the review...
  18. Audio-Technica ATH-M50S

    2.50 star(s)
    Level: Amateur Mostly Experience: First Personal Pair   We can all agree it's been reviewed too much? Good. My turn please... I'm aware of the reputation these carry, how audio should sound to a newbie, and the relative price point for most people is fairly affordable. But after having such a long rep, and being the most top recommended headphone out there, I see where some things are wrong in my book, and that I, obviously as every other soon-to-be/experienced audiophile have different preferences per sound. They lack to me, but I see where...
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