Reviews by Flamess


100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Foldable, Portable design. Glowing highs and bright treble. Durable build.
Cons: Ear-cups very small, may be uncomfortable for people with big ears. lacking in lows. The cable appears to be fragile.
Before starting this review, I would like to thank Edifier USA for providing me this review sample! I am not being paid to write this review. This review is purely my honest opinion.
The Edifier H650 Headphones are enjoyable budget headphones that provide a nice, fun sound. They have a small and sturdy portable build; I would definitely recommend these for your kids!
About the company: Edifier is a company that specializes in premium sound systems. Edifier was originally founded in 1996 in Beijing, China by a group of enterprising music lovers, and since then has grown to being distributors in over 70 countries. Edifier designs elegant and premium-quality sound systems. Edifier is also known for owning the legendary headphone company, Stax.
Boxing and Accessories:
The boxing is nice, though nothing fancy. It is just simply a glossy plastic box. It is mainly clear, and it displays the headphones through the plastic.
There are no extra accessories; the box comes with the headphones and an instruction manual.
Build, Design and Microphonics
First, I’ll talk about the build. The build is very sturdy; the headphones themselves are clearly built to last, though I’m not sure about the thinness of the cord. The headphones are made of a hard plastic, and the headband is made out of metal. Therefore the only thing I would worry about is the thin cord. (The cord is non-removable, which means when the cord breaks the headphones are pretty much broken.) The cord looks fragile but it should hold up. Just try not to get it tangled on an object, and you should be fine.  would say the cord length is a perfect length; not too long, not too short. Just to reiterate on the sturdiness of these headphones I even did a drop test, and the headphones came out unscathed.
Honestly, I find the design of the H650’s to be adorable. The headphones are very small and portable, not to mention they even have folding capabilities. Also, they really don’t look bad on your head. If you're wondering why I find the H650's design to be adorable, it's because of their miniature-sized ear-cups. Don’t get me wrong though, having small ear-cups isn’t a bad thing. However, with people with slightly bigger-than-average ears like myself, these will feel fairly miniscule on your ears, as if they were resting on top of them.
The main reason I am bringing up the size of these headphones right now is because I believe they would be great headphones for children, especially for these three main reasons: First of all. they have a small but sturdy build, also with a convenient folding capability for trips. Secondly, they have very small ear-cups that would be perfect for children. Lastly, they are a great entry-level headphone with amazing sound quality and decent comfort, which I will be getting into in a moment later on.
There are virtually no problems at all with microphonics. The cable is suspended from the side, coming out from one ear-cup. The cable is very thin, so it makes no noise whatsoever, even when it’s bouncing around.
Fit, Comfort, and Isolation
These headphones fit well; I have virtually no problems with them. The only thing worth mentioning is that if you have bigger-than-average ears these will be resting on the top of your ears, which could be deemed annoying for some. In my honest opinion though, even though they are incredibly small, their fit doesn't bother me too much. 
The comfort is mediocre. and is by no means uncomfortable. I could wear these for a few hours without them bothering me. Like I have almost mentioned a million times, the ear-cups are very small, so people with smaller ears might find these more comfortable than people with larger ears. The ear-pads on these headphones are a comfortable pleather. (For people who don’t know, that’s synthetic leather.) The head-band is nothing to write home about; it is an extremely thin layer of some kind of squishy silicon, and its hardly noticeable.
The isolation of these headphones is definitely an average grade, if not a little higher. These even compare to some of my more expensive pairs of headphones. I have no complaints about the isolation; even though you can hear many loud things from the outside, it reduces many of those sounds and completely shuts out many if not all of the quiet and annoying sounds like tapping or small rattling sounds. The isolation may vary from person to person depending on their ear size, in which people with larger ears will most likely have less isolation.
Sound Quality:
I am listening to these headphones un-amped, and with a regular desktop computer as well as an iPod 4th generation.
 To start off, I’d like to say that the sound is amazing for the price. The Edifier H650’s have a cheerful, bright sound. They have cheery and glowing treble. I would recommend these for non-bass oriented music-lovers. The H650's sound notably well with music mainly oriented towards highs and treble. Ex: Lindsey Stirling, Grant Bowtie, etc.
I listened from electronic music to orchestral music; and the highs sounded glorious. The H650’s truly excel in treble, which seems to be this headphone’s forte. nonetheless the cheery, upbeat sound covers up for that. The treble on these headphones is bright and heavenly, and really has the pizzazz that many people are looking for in treble and highs. The soft and quiet bass as well as the slightly recessed mids leaves a lot of room for the treble and the highs, which clearly dominate the sound of the H650’s. I can’t emphasize how great Treble/highs are on these headphones. The sound is very upbeat, light, and has a smidgen of crispness to it.
The midrange is acceptable and fairly satisfying. It is not nearly as marvelous as the highs, but nonetheless they are still good in proportion to the headphone’s cost. But overall I would call the mids decent, but not amazing. There is an iota of crispness to them. Overall, I would call the mids a bit recessed.
For me, the lows seem to be a bit lacking in the H650’s. I wouldn’t call the lows a dissatisfying experience, but more so a lack of the experience some people like to hear. It’s more by opinion if you like bassy headphones or headphones with good treble; because some people love the one and don’t mind the absence of the other. If you are a bass-head I wouldn’t candidly recommend the H650's. These headphones lack in bass quantity, but nonetheless I can hear it ever-so-softly; it is subtle and has quickness to it. Despite what I have been saying, don’t let the lack of lows discourage you from getting these headphones, because I feel like the treble covers-up for the colorless and lackluster lows. 
The Edifier H650's have an average soundstage. it is not incredibly spacious like some other headphones are; most of the sound is light, and is on the surface, you could say. I wouldn’t describe it as airy. These don't sound as natural as they could, but for their price range I think they are doing just fine. I would depict the perceptive distance as relatively close and soft.
The Edifier H650’s strong suit seems to be treble. The highs are amazing, and the mids are a bit recessed but are decent, though the low-end seems to be vapid and lackluster. The bass quantity lacks very much, though it still can be faintly heard. I would describe the bass as soft and quick. The soundstage is average; there isn’t much perceptive distance between my ears and the sound of these headphones. (I wouldn’t call them “airy”.) The overall sound is bright has a nice crispness to it. 
As a side note, these would not benefit from amping; and EQ’ing is fairly unnecessary. 
IMG_0170.jpg look at those beasts 

Helpful Specs.
  1. Foldable? Yes.
  2. Removable Cable? No.
  3. No Inline controls.
  4. Headphone Type: On-ear
  5. 40mm Neodymium magnet driver
  6. Channels: Stereo
  7.  Frequency Response : 20Hz~20KHz
  8. Impedance : 32 Ohm
  9.  Sound Pressure Level : 103dB
  10. Connector : 3.5mm stereo
  11. Cable Length : 1.3M
Overall, I believe the Edifier H650’s are amazing for their price range, and easily beat most of the headphones in its price range. These have a great sturdy build, and easily can withstand a good thrashing. They fit O.K. for adults, but I believe they would best suit children because of their small, durable design. The ear-cups are very small, so people with bigger ears might experience more discomfort than people with smaller ears. The ear-cups are a nice pleather material, and the headband is made out of stainless steel, and the material under that is extremely thin, squishy silicon. The isolation is definitely respectable for the H650's price range. Note that isolation may vary by ear size. The sound quality by far is best thing about these headphones. The H650's emphasize bright, glowing treble. The highs have fascinating, glowing sound; and the mids are reasonable, but they are still a bit recessed. There is an absence of the low-end; the bass quantity is low, but you can still hear it thumping soft and quick. The soundstage is soft and perceptively sounds close to your ear. Overall, the Edifier H650's are definitely a positive experience.
My name is Cody, and I hoped you enjoyed my review! A special thanks to Thomas from Edifier USA for providing me with the Edifier H650's so I could bring you guys an honest, thorough review. If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to leave a comment down below! 


100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Price, Build Quality, Ease of controls, Drives an impacting bass; and improves mids considerably. Quality audio playback, and 24 hour battery life.
Cons: Doesn't help highs improve.
The Fiio E07K Andes DAC and Headphone amplifier is a must have for a beginning audiophile. The quality outweighs the price. It has great value and is a great buy for a powerful, and casual portable amplifier. Also the fact that the amp has a built in DAC for quality audio playback is pretty awesome as well. I will talk about all the positives and negatives about this amp in it's sound quality, build, etc.
The Fiio Company: Fiio is a China-based company that specifically produces headphone amplifiers. Fiio is a very popular company among audiophiles. The most popular amp by Fiio is the Fiio E6, a mini-amplifier that is bought by both regular consumers and audiophiles alike.
The key things you should know is that this is a DAC and a headphone amplifier in one. The DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) is what changes the computer's 1's and 0's to analog (audio, in this case). This provides the "upscale" in your audio format. Basically, a DAC is used with the goal in mind to get the original, best sound quality out of an audio file. One positive about this amplifier is that it has up to 24 hours of battery life when fully charged. Another positive is that the amplifier gives the headphones more driven power, and allowing them to hit all of the frequencies with ease. To have both the DAC and the amplifier in one under $100 is quite remarkable. Now to talk about all the audio benefits; I feel like the bass is the most impacted area when it comes to this amp. The bass is deep and impacting. (It's not overboard with bass though, so don't worry about that.) In addition to deep bass, this amp drives the mids to a completely new other level. The mids are perfect, and are just what they needed to be. I was also very satisfied in the warm, clear sound that this headphone amp produced. 
It doesn't do much improve the highs. As I said this amp features more of warm sound signature. There's not much "sparkle". However I think this amp thrives without "twinkle" or "sparkle". It's really just based on preference; but I am a kind of person likes a smooth, warm sound signature with a little bit of bass, which this amp particularly thrived in.
The Build:
The build quality is purely sleek. A brushed metal look encases the E07K, and there is a glass front with an crystal clear OLED screen. All of the inputs are positioned reasonably. It is comparably sized to an average smartphone. This makes the size pretty beneficial in the aspect that you can strap it to the back of your smartphone when you are out and about and you're listening to music.. It is a pretty sturdy amp as well. Not the glass doesn't appear like it could break like mere iPhone screen glass. (It seems pretty tough.) The amp does not appear bulky or nerdy at all; in fact it looks pretty cool with the glass/metal build. I'm very glad I didn't buy just a big bulk of plastic. I very much enjoy the look and the feel of this amp and its controls.
Specs. (For those analytical people...)
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Output Power:
250 mW @ 16 Ω
220 mW @ 32 Ω
36 mW @ 300 Ω

Output Impedance: 0.3 Ω
Gain: Switchable between 0, 6, 12 dB
Bass Boost Range: -10 dB to 10 dB
Input Sensitivity:
0 dB @ 2.75 V
6 dB @ 1.38 V
12 dB @ 690 mV

Overall, I think it was a great buy! You can't really go wrong with it. It does great with powering ohm-heavy headphones; and it drives an incredible impacting bass. (For those bass-lovers out there..) I personally love the nice, warm sound signature, and would definitely recommend this amp to a friend. Simply, it just does a fine job at getting an overall better sound quality. The build of it is sturdy, and it's just the right size to be a portable amplifier. Not to mention it's design is pretty cool. I give this amp a 9.5/10, I deducted it half a point because of the amp not improving the highs to the extent that I wanted it. However, it was hardly noticeable with all the other fine sound quality features it portrayed.
My name is Cody, and I hoped you enjoyed my review! If you have any questions/comments feel free to comment down below! 
I have been using it(sparingly) with my iPod Classic G6. At first, I didn't notice much difference
in sq, but after a while the bass seemed to be more plentiful. Made my A151's much warmer and
improved (imo) the bass response. Interestingly, my Andes appeared to have died. Would not hold a charge, display would not appear, etc. Decided to give it a last shot, took it out of its
box, turned it on and everything works. Hope it stays alive, as I rather like it.


100+ Head-Fier
Pros: good sub-bass you can feel, very crisp and clear. Interchangable parts, good build and very fashionable.
Cons: Sol republic cables can break easily and are near 20$ to replace.
These are a great entry/mid level pair of headphones. I think any mainstream person should give them a try because of their reasonable good sound quality, (Much better than mainstream Monster headphones, and for a much better price!) And their cool style. I will go over the headphones in-depth, concerning the sound quality, comfort, isolation, and build, etc. I will write this review mainly to the regular consumers. 
Introduction - About the Company
Sol Republic is a global electronics consumer company. Sol Republic was founded in 2011, by 3 men named Scott Hix, Seth Combs, and Kevin Lee. SOL is an acronym which means "Soundtrack of Life". It's meaning is that the company strives to offer quality headphones for people from any lifestyle.
Firstly, you guys should know that the Head-Fi link is linked to the wrong pair of Sol Republic headphones. The REAL Sol Republic Tracks are only 60-70$, which is incredible value for all the benefits that you can make out of these headphones. These being more mainstream than other "audiophile" headphones, I expected them to be more expensive. However, compared to all the Monster brand headphones, these are a steal for their price, and for their price they actually provide reasonably well sound quality, with other benefits I will name later in the review. So overall, their value is awesome and I feel like you get a good pair of headphones out of what you pay for.
The build of these are incredible. I can't stress enough how sturdy and durable these headphones are. You can bend the head-band perfectly straight horizontal and it won't even show any signs of breaking. Yeah, that's pretty amazing. The body of the headphones are made of a hard plastic, and the ear-cups are a plastic-leather type material. You could drop these headphones to the ground and have nothing happen to them. But, something to note, the sides are sleek and seem like it could be scratchable, so you should be aware of that. Also The headphone's parts are interchangeable, which means if you break it you can easily buy a replacement. There is one flaw, however, and this is the cables. The cables are easily breakable and I have seen many people complain about their cables breaking and them having to buy a 15-20$ replacement cable. This is why you shouldn't fiddle or play with you Sol Republic cables, they are fragile. I admit, I did that quite a lot; I would roll it in my fingers, twirl it in my fingers, etc. And I ended up paying for it. So now you know, be careful with your Sol Republic cable. 
Boxing & Accessories
The Tracks boxing isn't too fancy, but it is relatively nicely packaged up. The cover looks cool also. The Tracks will be packaged in Pieces, and you will have to manually put it together. (The headphones themselves are lying parallel to each other, and the headband is above them. The cord is wrapped up and in more packaging.) Also, the Tracks come with a leather carrying pouch.
Sound Quality
The sound quality is something that mainstream people can enjoy much more than audiophiles. After all, once you go audiophile, you never go back, right? This is more than average good sound to the average person. and don't let me talking about the sound this way push you away from getting these, hear me out. The sound of these headphones are purely fun, and punchy. The highs are great, but the mids on these are a bit dark and muddy. The mids aren't completely terrible, but they don't really have the "pizzazz" that most people look for. The treble is fairly good. Now, to the bass. Wow, for their price, these headphones have an incredible amount of sub-bass. (By the way, amping these headphones is unnecessary, it won't make much of a difference.) If you're wondering what sub-bass is, sub-bass is the bass that you can feel. The Sol Republic Tracks sport a quick, punchy bass on the surface that you can feel; not that broad, boomy, muddy bass that many mainstream headphones have. 
Now, talking about the sound-stage: These headphones don't have much depth to them, everything is on the surface. This is why I said that audiophiles wouldn't appreciate them; because they are a bit on the flat side. However, towards the regular consumer, no difference would be heard. (It's true, they were my first pair of good-quality headphones, and I really didn't notice or care until recently when I compared them to one of my Audio Technica headphones.) I say all this because I believe both audiophiles and regular consumers will stumble upon my review. So, remember, these are flat sounding. Next, I will compare these to the Beats Solos, a big mainstream headphone.
Beats Solos vs. Sol Republic Tracks - Firstly, the Sol Republic Tracks have an obvious price advantage to the Beats Solos. Tracks are nearly 90$ cheaper then the Solos. Now that that's out of the way, lets compare build and sound quality. The build for Beats Solos is a cheap plastic. This is one of the places where Beats gets the most hate, especially by mainstream people. Unlike Sol Republic Tracks, Beats don't have interchangeable parts, so if you break the cord, you break the whole thing. If you break the headband, you break the whole headphone. Beats have a very weak headband that is prone to snapping--Which I have already seen with three of my friend's Beats. However, comfort-wise I think the Solos and Tracks are neck and neck. They both have nice, plastic leather ear cups. The rest, comes down to the sound quality. Beats are renowned by mainstream people for their bassy headphones. The Beats Solos and the Tracks have very different types of basses. Beats Solo's bass is a bit more darker and muddier, while Tracks have clear, punchy bass. The Beats Solos may have a bit more of bass quantity than the Tracks, but it shouldn't make much of a difference. The Beats Solos have a little bit more depth in sound, however, they extremely lack in treble. Their highs don't compare to the Sol Republic Tracks either.
Overall, with no biases, I think Sol Republic Tracks wins over Beats Solos. The price and build quality of the Tracks was a deal-breaker, and the overall sound quality of both headphones is somewhat similar, the beats being a little better in that they have more depth. However it is too small of a difference to be a deal-breaker.
Fitting and Isolation:
First I'll talk about the fitting of these headphones, then later in this I will give information on it's isolation.
The fitting for these headphones are great. You can't really go wrong with these. The ear-cups are soft on your ears; you could wear these for hours upon hours with your ears getting fatigued. There is very little pressure put on your head, which makes them very, very comfortable to listen to music on. You can adjust your headphone to literally any size you want; using Sol Republic's unique headband adjuster. (It truly is a unique idea, there are no headphones like it with that kind of adjustment.) Overall I give Sol Republic 9/10 in comfort, which I believe would be one of the very positive things about these headphones. 
The Isolation is quite well. Leakage is also minimal. I think it is very adequate to be used on planes or other means of travel. You can hear any little things that are happening, and if somebody is talking to you their voice will be muffled. Surprisingly these have much more isolation than my over-the-ear Audio Technica headphones. You shouldn't have to worry about hearing background noise unless you are in an extremely noisy environment.
Helpful Specs:
Headphone Type: On-ear
Channels: Stereo
Wires: 3.5 mm stereo connection
Cable Type: Y-Cable
Removable Cable?: Yes.
Interchangeable Headband?: Yes.
Inline Controls: Volume, Mute, Microphone.
These headphones are great for the average consumer looking for a cheap pair of headphones that has great audio quality, amazing comfort, and an awesome build that consists of interchangeable parts. They are very customizable; As in you can buy just about an color head-band or cord to match your style. They are also sound-isolating. Not to mention, these are very fashionable headphones. I confidently say that anybody will enjoy these as they take steps into the better audio-quality world. 
My name is Cody, and I hoped you enjoyed my review! If you have any questions/comments feel free to comment down below! 
If you guys any question about these headphones/about this review, leave a question in the comments! :)