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I-MEGO Maze headphones review

on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Headphones, Reviews

Listening to music is big business. And judging by the amount of advertising I see, you need the proper listening devices, with the right amount of flash and style to be able to get the best out of your listening experience. At least that’s what the high-end headphone market want you to believe. Enter theRead More…

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VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones review

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

I’m not normally a fan of over the ear style headphones because they feel a little too isolating and usually aren’t that comfortable to me. When the VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones were offered to me to review, my first thought was to offer them to Bill H. or the rest of the Gadgeteer team, butRead More…

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Focal Spirit Classic and Professional headphones review

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Focal (pronounced foe-kal) may not be a name consumers are familiar with, but they should be. Focal is a French maker of high-end (expensive) speakers. Their award-winning design and sound are famous among the upper-crust audiophile crowd. The Focal Grande Utopia EM speakers look like nothing else and their $180,000 per pair price looks likeRead More…

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amp review

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Whenever I try to explain what a digital audio converter (DAC) does and why it’s a cool thing to have, I almost always get that “deer in headlights” look. Then – if they’re still listening – I tell them the cost of this cool DAC. That’s when the look changes to “are you nuts?” Sheesh,Read More…

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Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphone review

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The release of the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones was a shot across the bow to other headphone makers that the high-end audio industry had woken up and taken notice of a coming trend in personal listening. That trend has now become a wave as other high-end speaker makers have followed B&W’s lead. We areRead More…

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SuperTooth Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headset review

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

If you are an old timer like myself (allegedly born, not hatched in the 60′s) then you probably remember early personal headphones. You know the ones, that were called “cans”, I guess because the looked like two cans on your ears. The ones with the coiled cords and the big plugs that went into your phonographRead More…

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LSTN The Troubadours headphone review

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Recently, I had fun reviewing two very different headphones made primarily of wood: the premium Meze 73 Classics and the budget Griffin WoodTones. Each had their pros and cons, and it was hard to tell if the wood — as cool as it is — had any real effect on the sound. As I saidRead More…

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Phiaton Bridge MS 500 headphones review

on Saturday, December 28th, 2013

It seems that many (not all) headphones fall into two categories; those that look fashionable and sound not so great and those that sound great, but you’d wouldn’t want to be seen in public wearing them. Then there is Phiaton. Their headphones and earphones are pure eye candy. Nothing looks like them, and while someRead More…

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Velodyne vFree On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones review

on Sunday, November 24th, 2013

As our society becomes more and more mobile – and wireless – headphone makers are stepping up and providing consumers with choices. Some of those choices are a new breed of Bluetooth headphones that provide a freedom that could only be imagined just a few years ago. Velodyne – famous for subwoofers – now offersRead More…

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Griffin Technology WoodTones headphone review

on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The Griffin Technology’s WoodTones headphones remind me of our local weatherman. How’s that for a comparison? Seriously, I have been reviewing many headphones in many price ranges, with the sweet spot at about $100-150. Expensive enough to sound good, yet not so expensive that you have to mortgage the house. And therein lies the problem. SoRead More…

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Meze 73 Classics headphone review

on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Over the past few months, I’ve been using and testing the Meze 73 Classics headphones. Meze is a relatively new company, and they have a niche that a few – but not many –  headphone makers have: their headphones are made out of wood. While that’s becoming more common, Meze strictly uses ebony wood, whichRead More…

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NuForce NE-700M Headset earphones review

on Saturday, October 5th, 2013

I’ve been a little unfair to NuForce regarding their NE-700M Headset earphones. You see, I received them last spring, and I haven’t done a review until now. One of the reasons is that other headphone and earphone companies have been releasing whiz-bang models almost weekly, and NuForce just kinda got pushed aside. Released a few monthsRead More…

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I-MEGO THRONE Poison and Gold Headphones review

on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

In order to stand out in today’s crowded headphone market, you really need a sound or a look – or both. Otherwise, you’re just one of many and not particularly memorable. I-MEGO must realize that, because they have produced some very original-looking headphones called THRONE. I’m not sure where that name came from, but OldRead More…

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Just Mobile HeadStand Headphone Hanger review

on Sunday, August 25th, 2013

With all the headphones I’ve reviewed, I’ve never had a place to hang the phones, until now. Just Mobile – an award-winning maker of aluminum accessories – has come out with their version of a headphone hanger, the HeadStand. The HeadStand has one purpose only; a place to hang your over-ear or on-ear headphones. That’sRead More…

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Velodyne vTrue headphones review

on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Recently, I reviewed Velodyne’s fun vPulse earphones. They stood out for their accurate bass – and why not? Velodyne became famous for subwoofers, so if they can’t get the bass right, who can? When I had to chance to review Velodyne’s full-sized vTrue headphone, I was curious to find out if bass is handled as wellRead More…

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MEElectronics Air-Fi Runaway Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with hidden microphone review

on Friday, August 2nd, 2013

I’ve likened my daughter’s treatment of headphones and earphones to the treatment the gorilla gave the American Tourister luggage in that 1971 commercial – only her equipment doesn’t hold up to the treatment as well as the luggage did.  She’s gone through a plethora of wired headphones and earbuds over the years, and the pointRead More…

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RHA MA150 Earphone review

on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

After spending some time with the super-affordable MA150 earphones from RHA, I realized that this is going to be a short review. Why? Because I’ve already reviewed them. Well, that’s not entirely true, but these mini marvels are practically identical to the more expensive RHA MA350 and MA450i earphones. The cheaper MA150s are the redneckRead More…

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V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Headphone review

on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

It’s always interesting when V-MODA unleashes a new headphone. The original LP Crossfade was V-MODA’s ambitious – and successful – entry into the ever-competitive world of headphones. Its sibling, the Crossfade M-80, was a smaller – and better sounding – headphone.  (See the Related Links for reviews of those headphones.)  Their newest model is quiteRead More…

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Jabra Revo Headphones review

on Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The name Jabra should be common to anyone who uses their smartphone as an extension of themselves. They have been making wireless headsets for years and have developed a well-deserved following. Recently, Jabra has jumped into the highly competitive headphone arena with the Vox earphones and Revo (wired and wireless) headphones. This review will coverRead More…

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NuForce HP-800 headphone review

on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Can a headphone ever be too comfortable? Or too smooth sounding? These are unusual questions to consider when reviewing headphones, but that’s how I felt listening to the NuForce HP-800. Maybe NuForce has achieved a near perfect balance between comfort, price, and sound. Or have they? NuForce has created some unique products that fill specificRead More…

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Munitio SV Earphone Mobile Performance Earphones review

on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The market is flooded with all sorts of quality, mid-range priced earphones. It seems that every brand has its gimmick, including the company that sent me their latest headphone to review. Munitio may be better known for their 9mm shell casing and bass-boosted earphones, but the SV Mobile Performance Earphones have a more traditional look,Read More…

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Vox amPhones AC30 headphones review

on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

I love to play electric guitar. I love to turn my amp up not to 10, but to 11 (some may get the reference). But what happens when you live in a small house and your housemates don’t have the same opinion of the rock god-like skills you possess? The amPhones AC30 headphones from VoxRead More…

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Soul SL150CB Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Headphone review

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

When I review headphones or earphones, I love to be surprised. Soul Electronics can best be described as hip hop star Ludacris’s answer to Dr. Dre’s Beats lineup of bass monsters. Soul has a good selection of headphones, earphones in many price ranges. This review will cover the SL150CB Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Headphones. That’s aRead More…

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XTZ Earphone-12 review

on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The majority of earphones today are just that – earphones. However, some audio companies have recently been creating music player apps that are tuned specifically for their particular earphone. When I first got a glimpse of the new EarPhone-12 from XTZ, I wondered if their digital sound processing (DSP), developed in conjunction with Dirac Research,Read More…

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Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headset review

on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headset is a versatile Bluetooth/wired headset that aims to cover all the bases for your music and voice needs. All of this capability is provided in a “flip-up” ear-piece design to allow for more compact transportation, to boot. The tradeoff here is going to be the weight/size of the headset. SinceRead More…