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  1. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'BossHiFi B8'

    Don't have AKG371. B8 definitely isn't a bassy headphone, it has a good high quality bass with a light mid-bass boost:
  2. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'FiiO BTR3K-FiiO brand new balanced high-fidelity bluetooth amp'

    Yes, it will still improve the sound quality over SBC or AAC, there just will be less details due to higher compression.
  3. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'Takstar GM200'

    Microphone on GM200 is slightly better (gives a darker background). Crosstalk level is acceptable, but nor a zero.
  4. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'Takstar GM200'

    For metal and other complicated/fast music, the bottleneck isn't GM200 - it's the sound chain. Using "Khadas Tone Board" as a DAC and O2 as an amp, will show the true speed and accuracy of GM200.
  5. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'Takstar GM200'

    If your GM200 doesn't have the bass ports, it's fake: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/takstar-pro-82-gm200-review-impressions-and-discussion-thread.849965/page-211#post-15365939
  6. BenF

    Review by 'BenF' on item 'Takstar GM200'

    Fake or preproduction GM200 - stay away!!! Finally, a full review of Takstar GM200! I will be comparing to its predecessor Pro 82s and it's OEM counterpart - MH751. They come in a thin box, without the famous Pro 80/82 case: GM200 is a gamer-oriented headphone, so it adapts a bit more...
  7. Takstar GM200

    Takstar GM200

    A bass-heavy version of the famous Takstar Pro 82, providing great bass response all the way down to 20Hz. The bass is very close to Fostex TH900 MK2 in both quality and quantity. Perfect comfort for long listening and gaming sessions. Features: • Ø40mm NdFeB driver unit features high...
  8. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'BossHiFi B8'

    Mainly because stores that used to sell it stopped, and the weird name changes -"Blon", "OOTDTY". Feedback still seems very good, so maybe nothing happened.
  9. BenF

    Reply to review by 'BenF' on item 'BossHiFi B8'

    The store I bought it from doesn't sell it anymore. I have a real concern that B8 may have a different driver today, it's a risk.
  10. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'Baldoor EarBell E100 MK1'

    BTW, it's 19$ now, the seller lowered the price to attract more buyers.
  11. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'Baldoor EarBell E100 MK1'

    You can read PK1 reviews - it's a 160$ universally acclaimed earbud. Then add punchier bass, lusher mids and less sibilant highs. If this doesn't make you want to buy, nothing will.
  12. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'Baldoor EarBell E100 MK1'

    Definitely E100
  13. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'Baldoor EarBell E100 MK1'

    I don't have MX985, so can't comment on it. TG-38S is the best earbud for U-shaped sound, EarBell is the best for balanced sound. Dasetn M760 is the best earbud for "mids forward" sound. They all complete each other. All of them are easy to fit.
  14. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'LHLabs Geek Out'

    40$ Dac/amp??? What's your point of reference?
  15. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'FiiO E12 Mont Blanc'

    Why just 4 stars overall, if you rated all the sections so highly?
  16. BenF

    Review by 'BenF' on item 'Xiaomi Pistons 2.0 MK301'

    I have the real version 2.0, not 2.1 (with the clip).   Build/Design: I didn't like the provided tips, used the small Sennheiser tips: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110976313070 - much better.   When I plug the Pistons into Audio-GD NFB-11.32, they sound horrible, unless I pull them back a...
  17. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'JVC HA-S680 Over Ear Headphones'

    If you like S400, you are pretty much guaranteed to like S680. The problem with SZ2000 is that it is a 350$ headphone, and in best case scenario it will sound like one. With S680 at 81$, you have an unlimited upside and you can spend the rest on a DAC/Amp or your girlfriend.
  18. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'JVC HA-S680 Over Ear Headphones'

    Oh, I see. So that's why Amazon kept marking only the red ones "Japanese import". I wonder if the same distinction exists in s680.
  19. BenF

    Reply to review by 'benf' on item 'JVC HA-S680 Over Ear Headphones'

    I never even thought about the headband until you asked, which I guess means it's pretty good. Comfort in general is a huge step up compared to S400   P.S. What do you mean by chinese/japanese pairs?
  20. BenF

    Review by 'BenF' on item 'JVC HA-S680 Over Ear Headphones'

    The review thread is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here   JVC HA-S680 is the next generation of HA-S400 and HA-S500, with the carbon nanotube technology. Just like them, it's not meant to be sold outside of Japan Nevertheless, here we...
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