Reviews

Galaxy Buds are a Samsung User’s Best Buddies

If you haven’t poked your head out of the audiophile bubble in a while, I can fill you in on what’s going on in the normie world of consumer headphones in two words: true wireless. While we were arguing over what kind of cables we pair with our favorite flagship IEMs, the general population has been adamant about losing wires altogether. Now Samsung and AKG enter the arena with their Samsung Galaxy Buds. Front and...

RHA TrueConnect vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Review

Finally, true wireless technology is starting to sound good and work reliably. But the great ones remain expensive. RHA and Samsung are two of the few brands that offer solid quality true wireless earbuds under $200. And many reviews have already been written about both, the Galaxy Buds and RHA’s TrueConnect. So, this review is for the folks who are already familiar with at least one of these models but can’t pull the trigger. Which...

Apple AirPods 2 Review

Even some of Apple's most loyal customers love to hate Apple. Besides the frustration of all proprietary crap they impose on us, Apple consistently produces reliable products with great design that are impossible to resist.  In short, their #winning becomes annoying. And the AirPods are no exception. What sound quality and improvements can you expect from Apple’s latest AirPods? Let’s take a look in this Apple AirPods 2 Review. Apple AirPods 2 Review FIT The...

Abyss Diana Phi Review

I recently tested the Abyss Diana. And despite its serious price tag, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the sound signature. But now Abyss has released the Diana Phi, which sells for a cool 4 grand. Boasting the ultimate in luxury with primo sound quality, these cans have to be good. So, what can you expect from this very pricey lady? Let’s find out in this Abyss Diana Phi Review. Abyss Diana Phi...

Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sony WH-1000X M3 Review

Lately, the competition between Bose and Sony has turned into a bloodbath. It used to be that no one could touch Bose in terms of noise-cancellation. But Sony has raised its game in that category, making the choice between their best noise-cancelling headphones a tough one. Which headphone better suits your taste and listening style? Let’s find out in this Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sony WH-1000X M3 Review. Bose QuietComfort 35 II vs Sony...

Strauss & Wagner SI201 Earphones Review

Can’t find the white adapter thingy for your iPhone? Check your Xanax drawer or the container labeled, “Misc. Crap.” Sometimes it’s hard being an iPhone user with all the proprietary nonsense imposed on us. And don’t quote me, but I’ve heard the latest iPhone doesn’t even come with a 3.5mm adapter. So, I’m staying away from Apple on principle, and finding better alternatives to the earbuds they sell. Strauss & Wagner offers buds with a...

Campfire Audio Polaris Review

Campfire has just released it’s newly redesigned Polaris. The Polaris has always been a best-seller in the company’s line-up, falling in the middle price range and offering a fun and energetic sound signature for today’s most popular genres. Will the Polaris suit your listening style? Let’s find out in this Campfire Audio Polaris Review. Campfire Audio Polaris Review IN the BOX FIT You may notice that the shells on the Polaris are a little smaller...

Campfire IO Review

If you’re a sick audiophile like me, you may have been drooling over the prospect of owning the Andromeda for months. And then your read your sad bank statement and remember you have to pay out of pocket to get that mole removed. Hmm. Is cancer even that bad? Well, Campfire claims it has something for folks with college loans who deserve better sound than the Comet. The much anticipated IO is finally here. Is...

Warm and Fat – Westone B50 Review

This week, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to check out the newest from Westone, the Westone B50! I am a big fan of Westone’s W-Series, so I was super curious to try out this new flavor of Westone. But does this pick from the B-Series hold up to my high expectations? Let’s take a closer look with this Westone B50 Review! Warm and Fat - Westone B50 Review In the Box -Westone...

Westone B30 Review

Westone wants to send some love to all the bass-heads out there. (Especially to closeted bass-heads who are too ashamed to come out). Certainly, if you love a rich low-end, you’re going to fall for Westone’s new B Series. The other day, I checked out the B50. And besides the W40, it’s the most fun I’ve had listening to pop on a Westone model. So, how does the more affordable, B30 stack up? Let’s find...

Cleer Flow Headphones Review

We all appreciate a clear flow. But good sound is important too. This is why I was so pleased to find such a uniquely named headphone on my desk this morning. At under 300 bucks, these noise-cancelling headphones are cheaper than Sony’s now famous, WH-1000. Does the Cleer Flow come close to the effectiveness of the more celebrated noise-cancelling models on the market? And how does my pharmacist feel about it? And what can you...

AAW Ash IEM Review

My first introduction to AAW was at CanJam when I listened to the Canary. It had great skills, for sure. But what impressed me the most was how memorable and full of personality the sound signature was among the sea of other IEMs at the show. So, I was very interested to see what AAW could come up with in the under $1000 range. At $799, these buds are around 200-300 bucks cheaper than more...

Dunu Falcon-C Review

Dunu has become a well-known brand when it comes to high-quality IEMs for relatively affordable prices. The Falcon-C is one of Dunu’s top-selling IEMs on the market. What can the company offer for around 200 bucks? Let’s find out in this Dunu Falcon-C Review. Dunu Falcon-C Review IN the BOX FIT No problems here. You can expect a good seal with effective sound isolation. The shells are relatively small, and although they are more edged...

64 Audio U12t vs 64 Audio tia Trio Review

We’ve had some folks write in, asking us about the differences in sound between the 64 Audio U12t and the tia Trio, since they’re both priced in the same ballpark. Much has already been written about these two models. So, this review is for those who are already familiar with at least one of these IEMs, but are hesitant to make the commitment. Which sound signature suits your taste and application? Let’s find out in...

Sennheiser HD 300 Review

Sennhesier engineers must be taking a lot of Ritalin lately because they’ve just released a freqload of affordable, great quality in-ear and over-ear headphones. The over-ear HD 300 is only 50 bucks. What can you expect from Sennheiser at this price point? Let’s find out in this HD 300 Review. Sennheiser HD 300 Review FIT I actually found the HD 300 a little comfier than the HD 400 S. The earpads feel chubbier and softer...