Reviews

Grado SR80e vs SR125e: $100 vs $150

Any audiophile worth their salt will have at least heard of the Prestige Series from Grado at this point, if not own a pair outright. There have been plenty of comparisons between the SR60e and the SR80e, the two cheapest (and most popular) entries in the lineup. Not only are the sonic differences subtle, but the price difference is just $20. If you want to spend less than $100 on a pair of quality open-backs,...

Audio Technica ATH-C200BT Review

Rounding out the cheaper end of Audio-Technica's earphone catalog, the ATH-C200BT promise "powerful low frequency performance" and "specially designed sound tubes" for just $49. They've got 12mm drivers, a 9-hour battery life, and an "open style earbud" that looks like the Sith-Lord version of Apple's Airpods. Let's put 'em to the test and see what they're good for. Audio Technica ATH-C200BT Review Design The C200BT's are lightweight, grey, all plastic and rubber. They're built kind...

Final Audio D8000 Pro Edition Review

The famous Final Audio D8000 has been modified with the release of the D8000 Pro Edition. What changes have been made? And what can you expect in terms of sound and design? Let’s take a look in this Final Audio D8000 Pro Edition Review. Final Audio D8000 Pro Edition Review FIT No problems for me here. The D8000 Pro Edition isn’t incredibly light, but it avoids feeling cumbersome on the head. Though the earpads are...

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW True Wireless Review

True wireless earbuds are truly liberating. But the only thing that bothers me about true wireless technology is the short battery life. On average, you can only use them for four or five hours at a time before having to put them back in the case for charging. And the problem I have with the expensive pair that I own (I won’t name names) is that I’m constantly having to charge them. Those who share...

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Review

Watch out, Bose and Sony. The German engineers are back in town. Sennheiser has always been the leader in sound. But with respect to noise cancellation and cutting edge wireless technology, some may say that they’ve been falling behind the pack. Well, it seems that they’re done screwing around. Finally, Sennheiser has released a new and improved version of their most famous Bluetooth headphones, the Momentum 3 Wireless. What can you expect in terms of...

Audeze LCD-24 Review

Today, I got my sticky little paws on the new Audeze LCD-24. The sound and physical appearance may be familiar to many LCD owners. What did Audeze have in mind when designing these new cans? And what can you expect in terms of performance? Let’s take a little Audeze adventure on this Audeze LCD-24 Review. Audeze LCD-24 Review IN the BOX Leather conditioning cream for the earpads. Also works great on hair and sandwiches. No...

Audeze LCD-i3 vs Audeze iSine 20 Review

If you’re in the market for new IEMs but can’t decide between the iSINE 20 or the pricier and newly released LCD-i3, Audeze may soon make the decision for you. It appears that Audeze is slowly phasing out the iSINE series, though there has been no official word. That being said, if you’re already a proud owner of the iSINE 20 but are in the market for an upgrade, you may be wondering whether it’s...

Sennheiser IE80S BT Review

It's been a minute since Sennheiser has put out any new earphones.  But today, sitting on my desk, Headphone Dungeon finally has itself the new Sennheiser IE80S BT.  And this puppy is just barking for a review.  But at a whopping $499, is the sound worth the samolians? Sennheiser IE80S BT Review The IE80S BT comes in a fancy Sennheiser box that also holds a carrying case, a USB-C charging cable, and nine pairs of...

Audeze LCD-GX Gaming Headphone Review

If you’re a serious gamer, nothing gets more serious than the Audeze LCD-GX. And if you also happen to be a die-hard audiophile, then you’ll probably fall in love with these cans. That being said, I'm a big fan of Audeze's sound signature, so this review is coming from a biased perspective. Still, Audeze has certainly taken gaming to the next level since the release of the Mobius. And now, they’ve gone one step further...

Audeze LCD-i3 Review

Audeze is one of the very few headphone companies that produces in-ear headphones with an open-back design. And now, Audeze has just released the LCD-i3 to fill the gap between the iSine series and the pricey LCD-i4. What can you expect in terms of sound and build? Let’s take a closer look in this Audeze LCD-i3 Review. Audeze LCD-i3 Review IN the BOX FIT The only thing that bothered me about Audeze’s previous open-back earbud...

Meze Rai Penta vs Sony IER-M9 Review

I haven’t listened to the Sony REI-M9 in a while. And given how popular the Meze Rai Penta is becoming, I thought it would be an interesting comparison. Actually, the truth is I have nothing to do today and the bar doesn’t open till noon. So, I thought, why not. Much has already been written about both of these IEMs. So, this review is for those who are already acquainted with at least one of...

The White Headphone by Grado Review

Have you ever been so moved by a song or a record that you practically named your dog after it? Well, John Grado was so moved by the White Album by the Beatles, that he named his new headphones after them. This week I got a chance to spend some quality time with The White Headphone by Grado (technically called the WH1). So how does it sound, and will you like them? Let’s take a...

Warm and Detailed – Audeze LCD-3 Review

Audeze makes some of the greatest planar magnetic headphones out there! They have some of the biggest, most detailed soundstages out there. So what can you expect from these high-end headphones, and are they worth the money? Let’s take a closer look with this Audeze LCD-3 Review. Warm and Detailed - Audeze LCD-3 Review In the Box -Audeze LCD-3 headphones -Detachable mini XLR cable with 6.35 mm connector -Hardshell protective travelling case -Documentation Design Look...

BASSHEADS REJOICE! Empire Ears Nemesis Review

Empire Ears has a few new IEMs coming out soon! And here at Headphone Dungeon we are super excited to hear them. However, while we wait, we figured we’d revisit the brand by taking a look at the Nemesis. So what can you expect from this IEM? Let’s take a closer look with this Empire Ears Nemesis Review. BASSHEADS REJOICE! Empire Ears Nemesis Review In the Box -Empire Ears Nemesis IEMs -Detachable Effect Audio Ares...

Kinera Odin IEM Review

I quickly became a fan of this little company ever since I listened to their humbly priced Idun. Given the Idun's handsome looks, solid build, great fit, and fantastic sound for the price, I was particularly curious to see what they could offer in the higher echelon. At 800 bucks, the Odin is priced just below some of the heavy hitters out there, like the Shure SE846 and Campfire Andromeda. Can it compete with the...