Reviews

9.7
Date: Nov 5th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz S5

MP4Nation Brainwavz S5 - the name of the company's newest high-end in-ear model priced at just $99.50. The S5s use a single 10mm driver in a very small housing. They also feature a full bundle and even include a set of Comply foam tips.

9.0
Date: Oct 24th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Takstar HD5500 Headphones

Takstar is well-known for their bang-for-the-buck headphones, and today, we take a look at their HD5500s. Priced at $74.50, these headphones are for mobile users who want a solid and well-sounding pair of headphones. We take the HD5500s for a spin to see if they can live up to such expectations.

9.8
Date: Oct 6th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
HiFiMAN HE-560 Release Version

HiFiMAN's highly anticipated release version of the HE-560 gets put on the spot. It features a lot of changes that improve the sound quality; however, the beautiful teak cups are now gone in favor of more durable plastic cups.

8.5
Date: Sep 12th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz Delta In-ears

MP4Nation's newest budget-minded in-ears get put to the test. The $22.50 Brainwavz Delta in-ears feature a metal enclosure and four sets of well-performing tips, including a set of Comply foam tips. A 8 mm Ø driver allows for a very slim enclosure, which makes achieving a good and comfortable fit a breeze.

8.2
Date: Jun 23rd 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Attitude One Almaz Headset

Attitude One is a new player on the gaming scene, and today, we take a close look at their first headset, the Almaz. The Almaz can be configured to act as either a headphone or headset because of its detachable microphone and multiple cables.

9.7
Date: May 20th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
HiFiMAN HE-560 Planar Magnetic Headphones

HiFiMAN's latest high-end headphone just got put to the test. The new HE-560 features improvements across the board, both in terms of sound and comfort. Design-wise, it is a long departure from the older HE headphones since it features a suspended headband design and wooden cups.

8.9
Date: Apr 21st 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
BitFenix Flo Headset

BitFenix's first headset is a feature-packed, lightweight construction made for gaming. It features 40mm dynamic drivers, a detachable microphone, and a highly ergonomic design. We put it to the test to see how it fares against headsets from more established brands!

9.5
Date: Mar 17th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Cambridge Audio is a well-known brand in the world of HiFi. Today, we take a look at the newest addition to their extensive line-up of DACs and amplifiers. The new DacMagic XS is a matchbox-sized DAC/amp with plenty of power for normal headphones. We take it for a spin with several headphones to see how it performs.

7.6
Date: Jan 27th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Func HS-260 Gaming Headset

Func's first ever gaming headset gets put to the test. The HS-260s is Func's attempt at creating a good mid-end closed-back gaming headset. Func ships this headset with two different types of ear pads, which allows you to tailor their performance somewhat.

9.8
Date: Jan 16th 2014
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz S1

MP4Nation has been manufacturing quality budget in-ears for a while, and they hope to take a good chunk of the mid-fi earphone market with the $60 S1s. The S1s use a 10mm driver in a well-designed housing and come with a flat cable, which is neat for people on the go.

7.9
Date: Nov 29th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
MP4Nation Brainwavz HM9 Headphones

MP4Nation is well known for their budget friendly headphone lineup. These solid over-ear headphones also come with a huge bundle and are built for a life on the go. Their pre-order price of $119 makes them a good price/performance option, too.

7.9
Date: Nov 21st 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
CM Storm Pitch In-ear Gaming Headset

CM Storm is known to produce some very good budget gaming gear, and we take a look at their newest little addition today: the Pitch in-ear gaming headset. At only €29 MSRP, it comes complete with a good bundle ready for gaming on phones, tablets, and laptops .

8.1
Date: Oct 29th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
HiFiMAN RE-600 In-ears

HiFiMAN's newest high-end in-ear gets put to the test. The RE-600s are a beefed up version of the RE-400s we loved. The price has also been hiked up to $399, making it just as expensive as several great in-ears, like the UE900s. We test the RE-600s to find out whether the asking price is justified!

8.2
Date: Sep 19th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
ASUS Xonar Essence STU DAC/Amp

ASUS's most recent DAC/amp gets put to the test. This time, the Xonar Essence One gets a new little brother in the Essence STU. The new STU is a sleek-looking, small foot-print DAC/amp with excellent specs. We put it to the test to see how it measures up to other similar solutions!

8.0
Date: Aug 9th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ozone Oxygen Headset

Ozone manufactures a wealth of gaming peripherals, and today, we take a look at their brand-new set of gaming in-ears. This in-ear headset is meant for gaming on the go but can also work well with a stationary setup. We put it to the test to see how it compares to other competing products.

8.2
Date: Jul 15th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Sunrise Ray DA-P1 Headphone amplifier & DAC

Sunrise Audio's newest DAC / amp gets put to the test. The Ray DA-P1 is built with Android devices in mind and works with devices that feature USB Audio in the kernel. It is also a very capable small form factor DAC / amp that won't give you any problems with Windows.

9.5
Date: Jun 13th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
QPAD QH-90 Gaming Headset

QPAD's newest high-performance headset, the QH-90, gets put to the test. This headset features some brilliantly performing 53mm drivers and a highly ergonomic design. Priced at €99, this headset is sure to mix things up in the sub €100 price category.

8.0
Date: May 29th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Gigabyte FLY Headphones

FLY is the name of Gigabyte's first set of headphones. These supra-aural headphones only weigh 79g and feature a heavy-duty cable. Despite their low weight, Gigabyte managed to fit 40 mm drivers into the medium-sized ear cups.

8.0
Date: May 16th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Sunrise Charm3 & Dragon2 Ear buds

Sunrise is known for their high end ear buds. Today, we will take a good look at their two most recent offerings--namely, the Charm3 and Dragon2 ear buds. Both come with a big bundle and are competitively priced.

8.0
Date: May 9th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors

The flagship custom in-ear solution by Ultimate Ears gets put to the test against the best customs around. The Personal Reference Monitors target audiophiles who want a go at tuning their own custom in-ears. Almost everything is customizable, from the sound signature to the bundle.

7.5
Date: Apr 16th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
RHA SA950i On-ear Headphones

RHA's new portable on-ear headphones are put to the test. These $59.99 headphones feature an Apple i-device compatible remote and microphone, which make it great for on-the-go use. With its user-replaceable cable, you do not need to worry about the cable wearing out.

7.9
Date: Apr 5th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Ozone Rage ST Gaming Headset

Ozone's newest gaming headset dubbed Rage ST gets put to the test. The headset retails for €29.90 and is available in a lot of different colors. Unlike many lower end gaming headsets, the Rage ST has an around-ear design, which gives them an edge in terms of comfort.

8.5
Date: Mar 7th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
RHA MA350 In-ears

RHA is a headphone company which gaining more and more momentum. Today we will be taking a look at their MA350 in-ears which sell at $39.99 and pack a lot of bass and very good build quality. On top of that you get a 3 year warranty.

9.7
Date: Feb 20th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
JDSLabs O2+ODAC DAC & Headphone Amplifier

JDSLabs's O2+ODAC combination combines two designs by NwAvGuy with excellent build quality and a sturdy enclosure. The O2+ODAC sells at just $285 which, performance considered, is a bargain. We test whether this amplifier and DAC combination is really the giant slayer it is made out to be!

9.8
Date: Feb 12th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
HiFiMAN RE-400 In-ears

HiFiMAN's newest baby, the RE-400 in-ears, are put to the test. The in-ears will retail for $99, and it is clear that HiFiMAN is pulling out all the stops to regain leadership in the sub $99 in-ear segment. Packed with several new features, these in-ears are an interesting departure from previous HiFiMAN designs.