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Nirvana Woman

100+ Head-Fier
These are very good headphones, they're just strangely tiresome to listen to for me, especially with less than perfect recordings. They sound really good for a while, but after some time they...
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New Head-Fier
Pros: - lightweight with low clamping force
- sounds bright and musical
- controlled, somewhat punchy bass
- somewhat flat frequency response
- Fairly easy to drive
Cons: - Hard to transport
- build quality seems cheap
- cable is low quality and tends to coil in on itself
This is my first review on this site, so if I make any errors please let me know

Build: Eh... it's cheap feeling, with plastics everywhere, making it feel flimsy. The...
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New Head-Fier
Pros: Soundstage, build quality, bass quantity and quality, value for money
Cons: Nothing at its price point
I suspect when a headphone lowers too much in price, it begins to be critisized more. This does not just happen with headphones, but with any product that has a price. It has to do with psychology...
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500+ Head-Fier
Pros: - Impeccable crafted
- Sounds very good with not perfectly recorded music
- Still highly detailed (allthough you have to focus especially in the treble)
- Voices on par with Susvara
- Never any issues with sibilance
- Bass leaves you stunned if the track calls for it (still, not 1266 dynamics)
- Least aggressive TOTL i've ever listened to which i enjoyed (the Meze Elite was even more relaxed and forgiving, but that thing was a total muddy blur and i would never recommend it for its price, it also had no dynamics)
Cons: - Heavy (but comfortable, way better than 1266)
- Really benefits from a good DAC/AMP, but doesn't seem to scale endlessly
- You may want a more aggressive headphone with normal (more) treble extension for certain genres
- ~1000Hz bump bothers me on loud volume (very rarely, but it's there) <-- This is the -0.5 point UPDATE: Reduced with fresh pads!
- You can't buy it anymore other than used and the 4z seems to not be the same (haven't heard it)
A few words before i start with the review itsself:
I owned the LCD-2f years ago and regretted selling it, it was my third hifi headphone and the second one that i truly loved (Sundara, 6XX...
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Hi was wondering which new pads your using?
Dekoni Elite Sheepskin at the moment, i also ordered the original Audeze ones, but they haven't even shipped...
I got the Audeze 2021 pads. Mids are a bit more forward and a bit airier in the treble. The bass is just a bit less deeper but details are better heard. With the older pads i felt the bass was somewhat bloomier. Overall, 2021 pads are the best upgrade to my LCD 4.

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Previously known as Wretched Stare
Pros: Organic tone and timbre, solid build and great looking. Easy to change pads, cables, and repair.
Cons: Not the most technical of closed backs, treble is average.
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Starting with the unboxing and packaging in general. The Meze 99 Classic is very well done with a nice simple but stylish box to the very efficient packing...
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Pros: Isolation
Reference tuning with a bit more bass
Reference treble
Excellent mids
Highly technical
Extremely easy to drive
Cons: Fitment
Microphonic cable
Not directly compatible with earhooks
Will not satisfy bassheads
You probably know what Etymotic and the ER4XR are, so I won't introduce them for brevity, as I'd like to keep this review short and to the point. The ER4XR is currently $300 USD in Australia...
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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Tonality
Decent bass
Decent mid
Decent highs
Cons: Small soundstage
I have hd599 SE, bought from Sennheiser outlet under 100e.

I read the reviews before mine and was suprized, I did not hear the negatives so much, well come to this later.

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New Head-Fier
Pros: The sound: 4/5
The fit and seal: 5/5
Cons: The communication
The cable
The build quality
The warranty
First and foremost, I bought the Viento-B CIEM directly from Hidition.

The whole story is available here.
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1000+ Head-Fier
Pros: Excellent detail, more bass texture, enhanced midrange
Cons: It is to tall to fit in the case
Burson kindly sent a V6 Vivid to give my honest impressions. With that out of the way I can proceed to give you my thoughts on it. The Topping D10, actually already have a socket installed for...
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@timb5881 thanks for the review... do you know the source for the USB split cable.... also.. just in case you decide you want to keep the opamp and place the cover back on then Burson makes and sells a soft riser for allowing the high opamps to lay on their sides so you can replace the chassis top...


Pros: -fit (5.6mm lip; outstanding!)
-relaxed tuning
-mid bass
-price for a 5BA set (now maybe not so competitive)
Cons: -QC (phase issues)/QA (died in less than a year)
-relaxed tuning
-treble extension could be better
-no venting (not an issue for me, but be aware)
Tips: Small silicon tips
Build: Colored resin.
Comfort: Perfection. 5.6mm at the lip.
Isolation: Fantastic.

Bass: Low sub bass, solid mid bass, BA bass, missing DD tactility and dynamics. 6/10...
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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Amazing Build quality, Very Natural and Accurate Timbre and Tone, Sublime Bass Texture, One of the Best Midrange, Huge Soundstage, Easy to Drive
Cons: Not for Bassheads, Fit Issue can be Observed for Some, Average Stock Cable


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In the ever-evolving world of IEMs and headphones, finding the perfect balance between impeccable sound...
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Beautiful writeup and beautiful picture. The SD5 looks very interesting.


500+ Head-Fier
Pros: • Very musical, natural, immersive and refined presentation.
• Sounds very natural and engaging with Instrumental-Vocal music genres like Jazz, Blues, Classical and some Old Rock.
• Great Bass.
• Sweet and Natural Vocals.
• Very natural instrument timbres and great positioning in space.
Cons: • A bit high in price.
• Need an op-amp extender to fit in some audio devices.
In my honest opinion V6 will be really great addition to any audio system, it uplifts sound quality in every aspect compared to other cheaper Op-Amps. In my case compared to OPA1656, OPA1612...
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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Resolution, soundstage, luxurious tonality
Cons: Can sound congested with heavy genres
Build & comfort
The build seems great for the price, although I can tell the plushy headband will eventually wear off and I will use a custom headband. The earcups are very smooth...
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After some mental burn in, these get five stars.
It is literally incredible how the vocals sound on these on genres like Pop, chill electronica, country, etc...

Everything blends together. The detail retrieval is amazing. I honestly hear far more details than I have been able to pick up on the HD600 or K712, all laid out in this luxurious soundstage and presentation.

These are a keeper and I am thinking about an upgrade to D9200 some day.


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Disclaimer: This unit was purchased using my own money, thus all my opinions are genuine and unbiased. Thanks

Sound signature: warm

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100+ Head-Fier
Pros: One of the best textured and defined bass rendition
Lifelike timbre
Enveloping staging and sharp imaging
Cons: Size of the shells
Nozzles don’t accommodate wider aftermarket tips
Overshadowed vocals and electric guitars
Sony needs no introduction. Being an electronics giant, they have some consumer level audio products, but also they are audio professionals with record labels, studios and such, they make some of...
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New Head-Fier
Pros: +brilliant, clear and charming sound quality both as a balanced stereo preamplifier and as a balanced headphone amplifier
+robust build quality
+inexplicable ”black magic” which brings musical details forward without any listening fatigue side effects
+may be teached to respond to IR remote control
+analog XLR input for vinyl
+plenty of coaxial/optical digital inputs
+DSP for optimizing sound balance both in preamplifier and headphones use
+DSP notch filter for headphones
+crossfeed for both headphones and loudspeakers
Cons: -no trigger output for power amp
-no unbalanced headphone output, adapter cable is awkward to use if unit is placed in a stereo rack
-front controls look messy at first sight and require deeper learning
-input selection in preamplifier use can not be remote controlled
-front controls need to be manually adjusted separately for headphones and speakers
I use the Corda Soul primarily as a preamplifier in a stereo speaker setup with Purifi-based class D power amplifier with XLR analog inputs and Swedish Marten speakers. The sound quality of Corda...
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New Head-Fier
Pros: Friendly software
Smooth navigation
DSD Support
Native third-party app support
Line-out mode
Cons: Difficult to find
Rough competition
Average power output
In May 2022, I decided to buy my first pair of IEMS, my budget range was 50-100 dollars. I was looking for a long term solution. I know there are more expensive IEMS but I was...
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New Head-Fier
A Game-Changer for Clean Power: iFi Audio iPower Station Review

The iFi Audio iPower Station is an absolute game-changer when it comes to delivering clean power to your audio devices. As an avid...
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New Head-Fier
Pros: - Good midbass amount
- Quite detailed treble
- Comfortable to wear
Cons: - Sub-bass drop off
- Upper-mid/lower treble is a bit hot
- Bass is a bit loose
This headphone has a M-shaped frequency response, with mid-bass and lower-treble most emphasized. Tone is just a bit warm but not as warm as HD650. In terms of resolving, imo it is slightly better...
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New Head-Fier
Pros: Comes with a full set of Final tips
Cons: Not a worthy purchase in the current market
Summary: Unfortunately I am way too late for this review, but thought to do it anyway as it seems to go on sale on a lot of local places. In the current market situation the only reason to...
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