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  1. dalethorn

    Grado GW-100 Bluetooth Headphone followup review

    This is a bit different from the original review, addressing 4 common questions and testing with EDM music tracks. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/grado-gw-100-wireless-headphone-followup-review.4534/
  2. dalethorn

    Grado GW-100 Wireless/Bluetooth Open-Back Stereo Headphone review

    Grado's first wireless/Bluetooth headphone is both musical and fairly neutral. I admit to being pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. Highly recommended. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/grado-gw-100-wireless-bluetooth-stereo-headphone-review.4533/
  3. dalethorn

    V-MODA Wireless-2 Codex Headphone (new item) review

    Ostensibly the same edition as my previous purchase in matte black, I ordered the white version with custom "Immortal Angel" shields for a few reasons - to test the codecs against the black version, check for sample differences and add a new video, and run the music tests with my standard set of...
  4. dalethorn

    V-MODA Crossfade2 Wireless (Codex Edition) Headphone review

    The v-moda Wireless 2 Codex Edition is the latest Bluetooth model, following on the build and sound of the v-moda M100. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/v-moda-crossfade2-wireless-codex-edition-headphone-review.4531/
  5. dalethorn

    AudioQuest NightOwl Audiophile Stereo Headphone review

    The NightOwl has great potential in having tonality superior to most non-premium or non-audiophile headphones, but the frequency response tuning needs a good bit of tweaking... http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/audioquest-nightowl-audiophile-stereo-headphone-review.4528/
  6. dalethorn

    Beats Solo3 'Decade Collection' Bluetooth Headphone Review

    My full review of the new Beats Solo3 "Decade Collection" headphone - likely a purely cosmetic difference from the late-2016 original Solo3. Bluetooth == yes, Noise Canceling == no. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/beats-solo3-decade-collection-bluetooth-headphone-review.4527/
  7. dalethorn

    Shinola Canfield On-Ear Stereo Headphone Review

    The Shinola Canfield On-Ear is a small headphone of very modest sonic quality, but with an awesome aesthetic and build quality. I report the sound with a moderate level of EQ tweaking, and it is excellent. Some audiophiles don't believe that EQ will make a headphone sound better, which is all...
  8. dalethorn

    Focal Listen Pro Stereo Headphone Review

    This recent model from Focal was supposed to replace the Focal Spirit Pro as far as I know. Physically I'd agree - the Listen Pro is much nicer in that respect, but sonically no.... http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/focal-listen-pro-stereo-headphone-review.4523/
  9. dalethorn

    Beats Studio 3 Wireless/Bluetooth Headphone review

    The Studio3 was sitting there at the Apple Store, looking very tempting in its impressive "special edition" packaging, and I even got a 5-minute listen to the demo unit using my own iPhone. The demo sounded kinda thick - even a bit muffled, but the extra sweetening they added on the high end...
  10. dalethorn

    Blue Microphones Ella Planar Stereo Headphone review

    I bought the Ella because it looked very futuristic, extremely well built, had planar drivers, and the minimal reviews and comments didn't scare me off. While that doesn't sound terribly exciting, my review doesn't rave about this headphone either, because the price is high ($700 USD) and the...
  11. dalethorn

    Senal SMH-1200 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphone review

    Here is a headphone that gave me way more than my money's worth - a good neutral and detailed studio monitor that retails for $150 USD. Highly recommended. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/senal-smh-1200-closed-back-studio-monitor-headphone-review.4460/
  12. dalethorn

    German Maestro GMP-160 Lightweight Stereo Headphone review

    This German Maestro GMP-160 is, in terms of materials and construction, by far the cheapest headphone I've ever owned. Nonetheless, with some treble reduction**, the sound is surprisingly good. Even the Tutt-Keltner drum improvisation is sharp and detailed. The question I have is whether the...
  13. dalethorn

    SoundMagic P55 'Vento' Portable Stereo Headphone review

    Just a small excerpt from the below review: "This is a beautifully-made headphone with sound that for most users will be thrilling, in a word. I have a recording of a 16 hz organ pedal from the Kellogg Auditorium, which not only plays with serious impact on the Vento, but the 16-cycle analog...
  14. dalethorn

    B&O (Bang & Olufsen) H4 Around-Ear Bluetooth Headphone review

    The lowest-price full-size B&O Bluetooth headphone is much better than I expected it to be. I paid $300 USD for this gem, and it's so good that I have no desire to buy the more pricy models they sell. Works great on Bluetooth, and it can be used wired with a good DAC and headphone amp...
  15. dalethorn

    V-MODA Wireless 2 Bluetooth (aptX) Stereo Headphone review

    The latest version of one of my all-time favorite headphones (v-moda M100, "King of Headphones") has returned as v-moda's second edition Bluetooth model, called (wait for it...) the Wireless 2. Simply stated, this is the best headphone they've ever made (in my opinion), playing with the same...
  16. dalethorn

    Audio-Technica A1000z Around-Ear Studio Monitor Headphone review

    It was my good luck to get another Audio-Technica headphone for review this month, on loan from MyMac for a couple of weeks. To be honest, I like most headphones I do get, since I choose only those that interest me. That said though, this A1000z is one of the better bets in a more-or-less...
  17. dalethorn

    Audio-Technica ESW990h On-Ear Wood-Earcup Stereo Headphone review

    Listening to the $350 Audio-Technica ESW990h wood-earcup headphone has been my most pleasurable hi-fi experience in a long time. The $1000 Focal Elear could have been even better if it weren't so recessed. Even though the ESW990h doesn't have quite the Elear's detail (when the Elear is EQ'd)...
  18. C

    Custom headphone cables in the UK!

    There is a lack of custom headphone cable producers in the UK market and I aim to fix that! Neutrik jacks (in 3.5mm, 6.3mm, RCA and XLR, as well as 2.5mm, MMCX and SMC) and Canare Star Quad ensure high quality components, while the pictures speak for themselves when it comes to craftsmanship...
  19. dalethorn

    Apple Airpods Outer-Ear Bluetooth Earbuds review

    The new Apple Airpods sound about the same as the Lightning Earpods, but are Bluetooth. I don't know how many outer-ear Bluetooth earbuds are available today, but this is the first I've encountered. The bad news, if it's taken that way, is having the Earpod sound for $160 USD, albeit it's...
  20. dalethorn

    Focal Elear Around-Ear Open-Back Stereo Headphone review

    Here's the Elear - for my purposes, the best sound I've heard, but your mileage may vary according to your treble preferences and which amp you use. Due to the large impedance spike around 40-50 hz, the power demand could weaken the deep bass somewhat, if your amp isn't up to it. The $1000...
  21. dalethorn

    MEE Matrix 3 Around-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphone review

    This headphone is very similar to the Bose QC35 Bluetooth headphone, with 3 important differences. One, the price is about 1/3 of the QC35's price, at $119 USD. Two, the Matrix3 does not have Noise Canceling, although the isolation is very good. And three, Bose pretty obviously uses a DSP...
  22. dalethorn

    Klipsch Support (headphones)

    I tried to get earpads for the Klipsch Image One headphone, and opened a support ticket. Today, they sent me an email asking if my address listed was correct. I replied YES. Then I got a rejection that their email was a "No Reply". So I called Klipsch support and waded through a hellish...
  23. dalethorn

    Thinksound On2 On-Ear Wood-Earcup Stereo Headphone review

    Here is a very, very nice on-ear wood-earcup headphone from Thinksound. I previously reviewed their On1 headphone and Rain2 IEM. This time around, the On2 has a much better non-glossy wood finish, and I suspect better drivers, since the clarity is phenomenal. It isn't the easiest thing to...
  24. dalethorn

    1More MK802 Around-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphone review

    Here is a real treat. The best overall sound I've gotten in an off-the-shelf headphone in a long time. Worth reading about: http://www.mymac.com/2016/09/1more-mk802-bluetooth-wireless-or-wired-stereo-headphone-detailed-review/
  25. dalethorn

    Puro BT5200 On-Ear Bluetooth Stereo Headphone review

    Here is the best Bluetooth headphone I've used so far, and at just over $100 USD, an excellent deal. http://www.mymac.com/2016/04/puro-bt-5200-bluetooth-stereo-headphone-review/#more-21214
  26. dalethorn

    FS: Headphones and one camera.

    Items ship to continental U.S. only, Paypal only. Shipping to Eastern U.S. included - Western U.S. add $25. Headphones used for testing only, like new. Camera is like new, all original packaging like new. Grado PS1000e, $1175. Beyer DT-1770 with Cardas cable, $475. B&O H6 Blue Stone ed...
  27. dalethorn

    Master & Dynamic MH30 Luxury On-Ear Stereo Headphone review

    The MH30 is a work of art and metal, and I find it very charming... http://rockgrotto.proboards.com/thread/11087/master-dynamic-luxury-stereo-headphone
  28. K

    Headphone Survey

    Hey guys, We are students from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. As part of our consulting project we are conducting a short consumer survey on headphones (should take around 7 mins to complete) It would be great if we could get feedback from you guys, especially those of...
  29. dalethorn

    MEElectronics HT-21 On-Ear Portable Stereo Headphone review

    Here's a very small on-ear headphone you can probably enjoy with no need for bass, treble, or any other adjustments. $19 USD - ridiculously good - say no more.... http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/meelectronics-ht-21-on-ear-portable-stereo-headphone-review.4348/
  30. dalethorn

    Creative Aurvana Live Around-Ear Stereo Headphone review

    Here's a headphone I had on my wishlist for ages, but if I knew how it really sounded, I could have skipped it. Anyway, here it is, for better or worse: http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/creative-aurvana-live-around-ear-stereo-headphone-review.4347/

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