A beautiful bronze finish gives the headphones a gleaming shine. The NE700-Ms (700s, or 700M for short) are an older pair of headphones from NUForce. NUForce has been a long time contender in the audiophile market supplying dacs, amps, and speakers. They have also found a great place in the headphone market with their highly successful NE700s. These little beauties have an eye-catching design, great audio, strong build, good comfort, and a huge bang for your buck. (more…)
Last month I reviewed the Brainwavz M3 headphones that were a great quality pair of IEMs; these were their previous flagship model. Brainwavz has plenty of models, and their low end M-series model is one that is often overlooked. The M1s are in the affordable range being just under fifty dollars. It makes me ask the question, how much quality is lost for the price? Well, read on to find out about the design, sound, build, comfort, and overall value.
When I first got my iPod Touch 4G, it was in the midst of the Retina Revolution, all the apps were beginning to shift their graphics to support the Retina display. However, no arcade kart racer apps made this switch. I found myself searching high and low for a game that looked good, but also was a fun play. Sega answered with the Sonic and Sega All-Star Racing game. The game features a classic-feeling gameplay, clean graphics, ample audio, abundant replay, and an overall big bang for your buck. (more…)
Hephaestus, son of Zeus and Hera, is the God of fire, blacksmiths, artisans, and much more. He is also the god of Volcanoes, creating a spewing flare within Italy. He holds with him the power of his hammer, anvil, tongs, and when needed, his powerful axe. DUNU, a Chinese headphone company focuses on creating affordable high-end headphones, each one relating to a Greek God or Goddess. It would only make sense that they would make one after the great Hephaestus. The DUNU DN-16, or Hephaes, offers listeners a creatively crafted design, warm inviting powerful sound, strong build, great comfort, and a huge bang for the buck. (more…)
Wood is a strong, tough, and durable material that, with the exception of heavy woods like ivory, will float on water. In the past, the best speakers have been built out of wood since they create the most natural resonance and vibrations that allow for the premium listening experience. Wood is natural, and that is why many manufacturers have gone to it, or make specific models out of wood and claim they will sound more natural. However, there are so many different pairs of headphones that promise the most natural sound, which ones sound the best? Even further, which ones offer the best designs, audio, build, comfort, and overall value. Let the battles begin!
Even through being a fairly new company to the headphone industry and iFans alike, Brainwavz have been able to make a name for themselves through their ambition to create high quality headphones at an affordable price. Brainwavz created many headphones, each better than the last. The Brainwavz M3 is Brainwavz’s old flagship model that has been de-throned by the B2. The M3 headphones offer a sleek design, good audio quality, plenty of build quality, delightful comfort quality, and an overall great bang for the buck.
Yurbuds is a company that specializes in active earphones for the on-the-go trainer. This is an area that isn’t as covered in the headphone world since not too many companies deliver headphones designed specifically for outdoor, training use. Yurbuds are designed by triatheletes for anyone who needs their music to pump them through the next mile. Do the Yurbuds have what it takes to keep up with other headphones?
PureSound is a branch of Empire Brands that specializes in making headphones for all sorts of people. Empire Brands has been around for the last 14 years. As the name suggests, PureSound is supposed to offer high-fidelity audio that doesn’t break the bank. The 10mm (PUR-1000) headphones are their best headphones they offer that MSRP at 100 dollars. The headphones offer a disappointing design, respectable audio quality, appalling build, great amount of comfort, and a decent bang for your buck.
SonoCore is a Korean-based company that has expanded into the US since 2003. They are fairly new to the audio industry, but have some ideas with plenty of potential up their sleeves. All of their current headphones, the Bryan (COA-803) and Cindy (COA-805), not only look the same, but also are driven by the same driver. They use what they call a co-axial driver that is supposed to produce powerful bass but still have great mids and highs. The Cindys offer a pleasant design, good audio quality, decent build quality, amazing comfort, and a bang for your buck.