Reviews

Strauss and Wagner BT501 vs JBL 400BT – Review

I’m back again with another comparison, this time the bout is between the Strauss and Wagner, and the JBL Live 400BT. The wireless Bluetooth headphone market is a bit crowded, so let’s try and narrow things down. In this comparison, we’re going to look at each headphone’s strengths and weaknesses. I’ve been listening to the 501s a lot, and they appear to stand tall when compared to most of its competition, but JBL is a...

Campfire Audio Andromeda 2020 Review

Campfire Audio boasts a new model for its Andromeda line. An updated design to one of their most popular earphones. Campfire Audio has set such a high standard in earphone quality, that they can only really be compared to other earphone lines made by this very brand. Against any others it would be a no-contest, Campfire Audio is the best on the market. When you’re out there looking for a persistent pair of earphones with...

Shure AONIC 50 Review

When it comes to the wireless headphone market, the expectation becomes more centered around usability than quality. How seamless can these headphones connect to my device, can I make a phone call with it? Are they noise canceling? Quality does matter, and at the end of the day, anything will sound better than my old pair of Airpods. Though I believe there’s a need for not only a quality wireless headphone but just a quality...

Stax SR-L700 Review

As my grandmother used to say, you’re not a true audiophile until you’ve tried a Stax headphone. The famous Japanese company has been around for almost 40 years, producing electrostatic headphones before any headphone company could even spell elecristatic. Compared to their pricey flagship, the SR-009, the SR-L700 is one of their more reasonably priced headphones. What can we expect in terms of sound and design at this price point? Let’s take a look in...

Sennheiser HD 350BT Review

Sennheiser’s affordable Bluetooth headphone models have been given an upgrade. The HD 350BT and HD 450BT are now replacing the HD 4.40BT and HD 4.50BTNC. Though the new models look strikingly similar to the originals, some major improvements have been made. At $120, the 350BT is Sennhesier’s new entry level Bluetooth model. What can you expect in terms of sound and design? Let’s take a look in this Sennheiser HD 350BT Review. Sennheiser HD 350BT...

ifi hip-dac Portable DAC/Headphone Amp Review

In 2020, the 4-Watt monster that is the ifi Micro iDSD Black Label is still the DAC/amp to beat when it comes to delivering raw, clean power. As a result, its manufacturer, ifi, has gained somewhat of a reputation as a portable amplification specialist. This isn't to discount its less portable, higher-end products, like the iCAN and the iDXD - but it's safe to say that portability is something they do extremely well. Now, in...

Boltune True Wireless Earbuds Review

I would have no purpose in life if I didn’t have a cheap model of true wireless earbuds to review every day. Luckily, my boss threw another pair my way this morning. The Boltune True Wireless Stereo Earbuds. At $44.99, will this TW model stand out from the crowd? Or will I be forced to throw them in the pile of other crappy earbuds I’ve reviewed over the last year? Let’s find out in this...

Otium PowerPods Review

There are literally countless true wireless earbuds on the market. But somehow, we, at HeadphoneDungeon, have managed to review every god-damn one. The Otium PowerPods. Selling for $33.99 on Amazon, are the PowerPods a major bang for your buck? Or are you going to wish you spent the cash on a bottle of okay tequila? Let’s take a look at how these earbuds perform in this Otium PowerPods Review. Otium PowerPods Review IN the BOX...

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...