Head Gear Reviews by yuriv
  1. Samsung AKG OEM In Ear Headphones

    4.00 star(s)
    This isn't really a formal review. It's just a fitting place to post my experience with the product so that I can link to it in forum discussions without having to retype the same comments over again. I suppose it kinda sorta works as a review. It used to be $99? The EO-IG955 is the earphone that originally came bundled with the Samsung Galaxy S8. It's also sold as a separate product, retailing for around 100 USD. Samsung acquired Harman and its subsidiaries, including AKG, who was responsible for tuning the EO-IG955's sound. The retail box...
  2. Moondrop Crescent

    4.00 star(s)
    Ok, it's sort of like a review. But not really. Technically it is? Moondrop Crescent frequency response I think it sounds good. I hear the canal resonance a little over 7 kHz, because I can’t insert it much deeper with the stock tips. I tried to match this with my measurement. The peak doesn’t sound as severe to me compared to what’s in the graph. You can determine where you’re hearing the resonance with a sine sweep. I created one that can be manually controlled: the link is in my sig. It also has a filter that can help determine the peak’s...
  3. Jaybird X3

    4.00 star(s)
    I didn’t see a review of this old item or a suitable thread in the equipment forums, so I’m posting this here, mostly so I can have links to information for at least two conversations I’m having, without having to retype the same post. The content might be of interest to existing Jaybird X3 owners anyway. This thing has been out for a while now, and it has been reviewed many, many times. For the most part, the reviews have been positive. The Jaybird X3 has been discontinued and replaced with the waterproof X4. This write-up is mostly for holding...
  4. Sony MH755

    4.00 star(s)
    “The correlation between price and sound quality is close to zero and, slightly negative: r = -.16 (i.e. spending more money gets you slightly worse sound on average).” Sean Olive was referring to the chart below when he wrote that in his blog: Source: http://seanolive.blogspot.com/2017/02/twirt-337-predicting-headphone-sound_17.html Let’s be fair here. They rate an IEM’s sound quality by how closely its frequency response follows their target curve. We also don’t know how they chose the models in the chart. They certainly don’t include the many...
  5. Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter

    4.00 star(s)
    The 2018 iPad Pro lost the headphone jack but gained a USB-C port. Apple thinks that these new iPads ought to be used with Bluetooth headphones, so they sent Airpods to the bigger tech sites and YouTube channels along with the review units. Like it or not, wireless headphones are the future. But are still times when you want to use wired headphones. For example, if you want to use the iPad as an electronic musical instrument, you’ll want to use a wired connection for its low latency. Bluetooth headphones are tens, if not hundreds of milliseconds...
  6. EarStudio ES100

    4.00 star(s)
    Unless otherwise noted, I’m writing about my experience with firmware version 1.3.2 and iOS control app version 1.7.2 - 1.7.5. I first wrote about my experience with the ES100 and firmware version 1.2.1 in this thread, with some basic audio measurements. I’ve been using the ES100 on and off for the last few months, and I’ve been keeping notes. I put together my observations here. Radsone EarStudio ES100 with Sony MH755 I picked up the Radsone EarStudio ES100 back in May because it gives my portable devices a system-wide equalizer. If iOS and...
  7. Jabra Elite 65t

    4.00 star(s)
    Every once in a while, the Jabra Elite 65t’s price drops down to $130, maybe lower. It happened during the two-week return period that I had them, so I asked Best Buy to match Amazon. The product page doesn't call these sport earphones, but the specs say they have an IP-55 rating, so I gave them a try. I guess they want to reserve the sport designation for the more expensive Elite Active 65t. I returned the Jaybird Run after 14 days and decided to keep these Elite 65t instead. Price was a factor in the decision. The Jabra Elite 65t How they work...
  8. Jaybird Run

    3.00 star(s)
    The prices of these things have been fluctuating at Amazon. I asked Best Buy to match the price when it was down to $135. Early reviews were pretty negative because of Bluetooth connectivity problems. I guess they’ve had some time to make fixes with firmware updates. There haven’t been any connection problems for me, so far. The earpieces stay put when I’m running. That’s what they were designed for, after all. Also, there hasn’t been a problem with jerky movements like cleans, snatches, burpees, and box jumps. I haven’t tried them with handstand...
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