Reviews

Strauss & Wagner SW-ANCBT501 Review

Smaller headphone companies are beginning to compete with major brands by trying to offer higher quality sound at more affordable prices. Strauss & Wagner is one such brand. Their noise-cancelling, SW-ANCBT501 is selling at $129. Can it compete with pricier heavy hitters? And what can you expect in terms of sound and design? Let’s take a look in this Strauss & Wagner SW-ANCBT501 Review. Strauss & Wagner SW-ANCBT501 Review IN the BOX FIT No problems...

A Review of the Sivga P-II Planar Magnetic Headphones

A Fantastic Planar Experience The Sivga P-II is a noteworthy addition to the world of open back planars. For those of you frequenting Drop.com, you may recognize their uncanny resemblance to the Blon B20. There seems to be some kind of relationship between Blon, Sendy, and Sivga. This is only speculation however, and so I can’t speak on that. What I can do is give a review of the stellar pair of cans I have...

Status Audio BT One Review

The Status Audio BT One has been making quite a splash online. And since the BT One is so well priced, not to mention cool looking, these cans certainly piqued my curiosity. What can you expect in terms of sound and design? Let’s take a look in this Status Audio BT One Review. Status Audio BT One Review IN the BOX FIT I had no problem with comfort. The earpads are soft and pudgy, and...

Ausounds AU-Flex ANC

Ausounds is a new audio company comprised of audio industry veterans. Launched in the summer of 2019 and headquartered in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Ausounds markets their products towards music creators. At the time of this writing, releases include two Airpod-style wireless earbuds, and one wireless neckband unit. The neckband unit, retailing for $199, will be the subject of this review. This is the Ausounds AU-Flex ANC Review. Ausounds AU-Flex ANC Specs...

Linsoul Shuoer H27 IEM Review

There’s been a lot of online buzz about the Shuoer H27. And I’ve never tested any IEM made by this brand, so, I decided to take these earbuds for a test drive. And then I listened to them. Does the H27 live up to the hype? Let’s take a look in this Linsoul Shuoer H27 IEM Review. Linsoul Shuoer H27 IEM Review IN the BOX FIT Although the H27 holds 3 drivers, the shell size...

Audeze LCD-1 Review

The newest edition to Audeze's Reference line-up is smaller and more affordable than any Audeze headphone that has come before it. The LCD-1 is $399, foldable, and looks very different from the original LCD-1 that debuted in 2009. Let's see what Audeze has learned after 10 years in the headphone business, in the Audeze LCD-1 Review. Audeze LCD-1 Review Design Though the name pays tribute to the headphone that started it all for Audeze, the...

Anker Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro Review

I’m starting to have nightmares about true wireless earbuds. There are so #$%^!*^ many being released, and my boss keeps throwing them on my desk for review. So, if you’re a consumer looking to buy your first pair, I imagine it's easy to become overwhelmed by all the options. Anyway, what do we have here today...The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro. What, if anything, sets these buds apart from the countless others? Let’s take a look...

Tozo T10 True Wireless Review

Taking a break from decorating the Headphone Dungeon with tinsel cables and and holly, I'm sitting down to review a new true wireless earphone - the Tozo T10.  Retailing for an affordable $49, this earphone boasts "truly authentic sound and powerful bass performance," as well as an IPX8 water-resistance rating.  But can it live up to the hype?  And is that sound worth the price? Tozo T10 True Wireless Review The T10 comes with a...

Mebuyz S2 True Wireless Review

With the holidays in full swing and every honey trying to get the Dungeon Master all up under the mistletoe, I'm ready to dive into another review.  Today's subject?  The economically priced Mebuyz S2, retailing for a wallet-friendly $49.  While I won't  even begin to pick apart that brand name, this earphone still offers some nice bells and whistles.  With an IPX5 water -resistance rating and some whopping battery life, this earphone definitely has casual...

InEar ProMission X Review

I recently reviewed InEar's ProPhile 8 Reference IEM, which is a pure, professional reference tool. Today, I listen to the ProMission X, which InEar says is "not just for the Pros... but for those who want alien sound". Given how precise and analytical the ProPhile is, just how fun can the ProMission get? Let's find out, in the InEar ProMission X Review. InEar ProMission X Review Unboxing Like the ProPhile, the ProMission comes in a...

InEar ProPhile 8 Review

This nondescript little IEM comes to us from a German company called InEar. Featuring 8 balanced armatures and a 4-way crossover, the aptly named ProPhile 8 is tuned for studio reference. The result is a ridiculously flat, no-nonsense reference tool great for mixing or mastering.  Let's take a closer look in the InEar ProPhile 8 Review. InEar ProPhile 8 Review InEar is a 'professional' audio company, not a 'pleasure' audio company. They make sophisticated in-ear...

Rademax P10 Earbuds Review

The Rademax P10 are a pair of earbuds priced at $39.99 on Amazon. The box says they are 'truly wireless' and truly, they are. But are they a bargain, or a bad deal? Let's find out in the Rademax P10 Earbuds Review. Rademax P10 Earbuds Review In-the-Box The P10 includes a charging case, micro-USB cable, and 5 silicone eartips. There is also a manual written in questionable English, and instructions on how to win a...

Amazon Echo Buds Review

Alexa is listening. And not just in your home. She wants to come with you to work, to the store and to the gym. If you’re in the mood to take her with you, you’ll probably be into Amazon’s Echo Buds. What do they offer in terms of design? And do they sound any good? Let’s find out in this Amazon Echo Buds Review. Amazon Echo Buds Review IN the BOX FIT I didn’t run...

Noble Audio TUX 5 Review

When it comes to balance, I’ve found that few IEM brands do it better than Noble Audio. In fact, they’re never released an IEM with wacky tuning. Some might argue that they don’t take enough risks. But my ears say they’ve just got good taste. The TUX 5 may be a classic example of the no-bull$%^& sound signature that Noble produces. But will it suit your needs and listening style? And will it titillate your...

iTeknic IK-BH004 True Wireless Review

With the holidays right around the corner and the Headphone Dungeon overflowing with headphones of all sorts, I've been working overtime to crank out some juicy reviews.  But today I'm taking a look at an interesting earphone, the iTeknic IK-BH004.  Featuring a true wireless design and some decent specs, this $53 earphone might appear to be just another AirPods clone.  However, the IK-BH004 packs some real punches. iTeknic IK-BH004 True Wireless Review The iTeknic IK-BH004...