Reviews

Kinera Nanna vs Imperial Nanna 2.0 Comparison Review

We’ve seen the evolution of one of Kinera’s most notable products, the Nanna, take form in its Imperial version. It came with a pretty new front plate design, and a tweaked tuning for a new sonic experience. Although both models have been viewed individually, there is the question of which IEM is better. Is the Imperial Nanna really an evolution, or is it just a fancy new repackaging? Here, we’ll compare both the original Nanna...

Erzetich Thalia Review

You don’t see many flat cup open-back headphones unless the name Grado is attached to them. Their popularity speaks for itself, but they’re not the only manufacturer brandishing flat open-backs. Erzetich might not be a name currently on your radar, but around 2019 they released the Thalia, advertised a portable dynamic headphone. Open-back and portability are rarely put together due to the nature of their sound leakage, but there is still a use for them...

What’s New About the Grado SR80x – Review

There are many ways to reignite the hype of an old classic. A few manufacturers have rereleased their products with a new color variety, or in the case of headphones, a completely different tuning. One of the most notable over-ear headphone brands today, Grado, has recently released a repackaging for a number of their popular headphones including the SR80e, now going by the SR80x. Based on my experience with the SR80e, I thought that it...

Kinera BD005 Pro Review – Hybrid IEM

Kinera is a brand I’ve had a number of experiences with. Each time I see a pair of their IEMs, I always have to try my best not to be so distracted by their captivating looks and focus on their sound. It’s what’s on the inside that matters…right? They have a fairly wide price range, their universal IEMs going from $1399 all the way down to $27. Today we’ll be looking at their BD005 Pro,...

Final Audio A4000 Review

Final Audio makes a wide array of earphones at prices anywhere from $29 to $1,999. While they may vary greatly in price, Final’s mission seems to be to uphold quality throughout. Today we’ll be looking at one of their most popular models, the A4000, which runs for $139. The A4000 has garnered a bit of buzz for its low price point and association with Final Audio’s well-respected brand, so let’s take a detailed look at...

Bowers and Wilkins PI7 Review

I was excited when Bowers and Wilkins announced that they were releasing two brand new true wireless products. Their over-ear models impressed me with their classy design and ample bass response. When the PI5 and PI7 were announced I wondered if the sound I came to admire in the PX5 and 7 would translate. If you read my review for the PI5, you’ll know that I was quite surprised by the earphone’s more relaxed sound...

iFi ZEN DAC V2 Review – Worth The Upgrade?

Recently, iFi announced that it was upgrading its popular ZEN DAC model. I’ve used the ZEN DAC as one of my go-to devices for headphone reviews, and now it’s gotten a couple of new additions. A new chipset and jitter clock are the main improvements, but these features mean a lot more to the quality of the sound than you may think. For this review, I’ve tested a few headphones using TIDAL MQA, to see...

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 Review

Bowers and Wilkins don’t have the biggest selection in the world, but each of their products has stood out in their respective markets. One market they have yet to tap into is the ever-growing world of true wireless earphones. They have released two different models to look into, the PI5 and PI7. This review will focus on the PI5, but both of these new products aim for the higher end of true wireless. The PI5...

JBL Tune510 BT Headphones Review

The JBL Tune510 BT headphones shot a thought across my mind - I am loving where sound quality is going. The standard is getting exponentially higher. At this rate, I'm going to buy one of the cheaper pairs of headphones for listening, because every day the quality seems to be getting better across the board. Giving more accessibility to nice sounding gear is always laudable. Cue the JBL Tune510's. From the staple JBL Pure Bass,...

OneOdio A70 Wireless Headphone Review

Sponsored Post OneOdio came out with their Fusion A70 Wireless Headphones. They offer a full sound without the full price. In fact, looking at the price, which reaches as low as $44.99, one quickly assumes, if not the worst, then mediocrity at the very best. OneOdio did away with any of these expectations, at a price that I don't think anyone can beat. Let's dive into the A70's. Specs & Features 40 mm speaker Impedance...

Mobi May Be the Best AI-Powered ANC Earbuds of 2021

Sponsored Post Artificial intelligence-powered active noise cancellation (ANC) is one of the hottest trends this year in headphones. Brands big and small are fighting to build the best algorithms that listen to the world around you and filter noise out.  A new pair of headphones called Mobi have risen to the top of the pack. They combine an AI algorithm with hybrid ANC technology for the smartest and most comprehensive noise cancellation ever in true...

SuperEQ S2 Wireless Headphones Review

Sponsored Post Here we are with a pair of the SuperEQ S2 On-Ear Wireless Headphones. They may not be one of the big brands, but they are making a solid effort to change that. Cue the S2. Donning a unique colorway - mint and orange - these headphones are meant for those  who wish for simplicity and ease, without the crippling price. An easy $39.99 gets you a solid pair of Bluetooth headphones, as well...

JBL Live Pro+ True Wireless IEMs Review

When one thinks of listening to music for enjoyment's sake, the first thing you think of are definitely not in-ears. Let alone true wireless in-ears. However, today I took a listen on the JBL Live Pro+ True Wireless IEMs, and I enjoyed it very much. From the countless features, to that classic JBL bass signature, I had a lot of fun with these, although at first I was very skeptical. I'll explain that in a...

Vision Ears VE 8 Universal IEM Review

Vision Ears is a beloved company when it comes to IEMs. Both performers and audiophiles can’t seem to get enough of these things, and I don’t blame them. I’ve tried out quite a few models from their VE line, including the VE 3.2, VE 5, and VE 6. I’ve found all of these had different strengths and were highly variable in their signatures. All of them felt like incredibly well made IEMs. Today, we’ll be...

JBL Club One Wireless Headphones review

  FIRST LOOK This design speaks to me. A sleek all-black wireless headphone - the JBL Club One Wireless Headphones look like something our grandkids will be wearing on their hoverbikes - and not only that, the tech behind it proves just as well.  FEATURES These headphones boast Bluetooth compatibility, active noise cancellation, and a 2 hour charge time for up to 45 hours of nonstop tunage (25 hours with the ANC). They also have...