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This is the first proper thread I am starting - it might seem a bit odd to start a collection of my reviews, but I wanted to have a central repository where I could cross reference all the comparisons I have done against similar gear in one searchable location, so a thread seemed the best way to go.
 
I plan to add links to all my reviews, with a quick list of all the gear comparisons in that review so it makes it easier to find in future. I will also be keeping a list of my top 5 favourite headphones/IEMs in the second post ("The Gauntlet"), as I plan to be standardising comparisons on any future reviews against the top 5 in my collection as well as any other gear that seems fun!
 
Please feel free to leave any comments on how to make this thread more useful - it is mainly so I can keep my notes straight, but if anyone can suggest how to make it useful for other members as well I will happily take that on board!
 
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Current Top 5 ("The Gauntlet"):
  • ​Campfire Audio Vega
  • Campfire Audio Lyra II
  • Audioquest Nighthawk
  • LZ-A4
  • Ibasso IT03
 
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​Campfire Audio Vega
 
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/campfire-audio-vega/reviews/17492
 
​Price range: $1000+
​Rating: 5 stars
​Driver type: Single dynamic driver
 
​Comparisons:
Astell & Kern AKT8IE
​Campfire Audio Dorado
Campfire Audio Lyra II
 
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Campfire Audio Dorado
 
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/campfire-audio-dorado/reviews/17720
 
Price range: $750-999
​Rating: 4.5 stars
Driver type: ​Hybrid (1 DD, 2xBA)
 
Comparisons:
Campfire Audio Vega
Ibasso IT03
​LZ-A4
​RHA CL1 Ceramic
 
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​Campfire Audio Lyra II
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/campfire-audio-lyra-ii/reviews/17402
 
Price range:​ $500-749
Rating:​ 4.5 stars
Driver type:​ Single dynamic driver
 
Comparisons:
Vibro Labs Aria
​Noble 5 (Universal)
​Astell & Kern AKT8IE
​Campfire Audio Vega
​Audioquest Nighthawk
 
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​Astell & Kern AKT8IE
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/beyerdynamic-ak-t8-ie/reviews/17542

Price range:​ $750-999
Rating: 4.5 stars
Driver type: Single dynamic driver
 
Comparisons:
Campfire Audio Vega
​Campfire Audio Lyra II
 
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​Ibasso IT03
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/ibasso-it03/reviews/17312
 
​Price range: ​$100-300
Rating: 5 stars
Driver type: Hybrid (1xDD, 2xBA)
 
Comparisons:
​Vibro Labs Aria
​Noble 5 (Universal)
 
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Vibro Labs Maya
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/vibro-labs-maya-quad-armature-in-ear-monitors/reviews/17007
 
Price range: $500-750
Rating: 5 stars
​Driver type: 4 x Balanced Armatures
 
Comparisons:
Vibro Labs Aria
​Nuforce HEM8
 
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​Vibro Labs Aria
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/vibro-labs-aria-quad-armature-in-ear-monitor/reviews/16983
 
Price range:​ $300-499
Rating: 5 stars
Driver type: 4 x Balanced Armature
 
Comparisons:
Aurisonics Harmony
Fidue A83
Vibro Labs Maya
​Nuforce HEM8
 
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Aurisonics Harmony
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/aurisonics-harmony/reviews/16799
 
Price range: $300-499
​Rating: ​4 stars
Driver type: Hybrid (1xDD, 2xBA)
 
Comparisons:
Aurisonics ASG-2.5
Fidue A83
Vibro Labs Aria
 
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​Trinity Vyrus
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/trinity-audio-engineering-vyrus/reviews/16617
 
Price range: ​$50-100
Rating: 4.5 stars
​Driver type: ​Single dynamic driver (with 7 tuning filters)
 
Comparisons:
Fidue A65
​Trinity Phantom Sabre
 
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Trinity Phantom Sabre
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/trinity-audio-engineering-phantom-sabre/reviews/16558
 
Price range: $100-299
Rating: 5 stars
​Driver type: ​Dual dynamic drivers in push/pull setup
 
Comparisons:
Mee Pinnacle P1
FLC8S
Audio Technica ATH-CKR10
Audio Technica ATH-IM50
 
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Fidue A83
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/fidue-a83-reference-class-triple-hybrid-iem/reviews/16597

Price range: ​$100-300
​Rating: 5 stars
​Driver type: Hybrid (1xDD, 2xBA)
 
Comparisons:
Echobox Finder X1
​Campfire Audio Nova
​FLC8S
 
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Nuforce HEM8
Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/nuforce-hem8-reference-class-hi-res-in-ear-headphones-with-quad-balanced-armature-drivers/reviews/16540
 
Price range: $300-499
​Rating: 4 stars
Driver type: 4 x Balanced Armature
 
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Aurisonics ASG-2.5
Campfire Audio Nova
 
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