Review: Velodyne vQuiet

Velodyne | Over-Ear Headphones | $ 299.99

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For the past three decades, Velodyne has proved themselves to be very strong in the sub-woofer business.  Although they have sub-woofer roots, Velodyne has recently ventured into the headphone business and have since created a large line of headphones covering: in-ear, on-ear, and over-ear headphones.  The Velodyne vQuiet Headphones are their over-ear active noise canceling entry into this line of audio products.   (more…)

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Review: EOps Tech NoiseZero 02+

EOps Tech | On-Ear Headphones | $ 129.95

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EOps Tech isn’t the most well-known headphone company out there.  To be honest, I hadn’t heard of them before these headphones, the O2+.  What sets these apart from other on-ears?  They use Comply foam for their pads.  Comply is the company that makes foam tips for in-ears, their foam being used with on-ears hasn’t been heard of.  So, how do the pads fare in terms of comfort?  How do they sound?  Well read on to find out.   (more…)

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Review: Misfit Shine

Misfit Wearables | Activity Tracker | $ 119.95

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With the introduction of the iPhone 5s, a M7 chip was shown to the audience.  The chip was said to be the end all of fitness trackers as it allowed the iPhone itself to become a fitness tracker.  That hasn’t stopped companies from coming out with new fitness trackers.  Misfit Wearables comes out with Shine, a crowdsourced activity tracker that hopes to be able to track your movements; even in areas where the iPhone can’t.   (more…)

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Review: Bowers & Wilkins P7

Bowers & Wilkins | Over-Ear Headphones | $ 399.99

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Bowers & Wilkins (B&W for short) has been a company that markets to the highest end and highest markets.  From their line of Maserati Speakers, to their already known headphone line, they are known in the audio world.  The P7 represents B&W’s newest flagship model, placing it a tier above the already popular P5.  Unlike all their previous headphones, however, the P7 represents their first over-ear headphone.  This was a bold step forward that paid off as the P7 combines the beautiful aesthetics that are unique to Bowers & Wilkins, along with powerful audio that will suit consumer and audiophile alike.   (more…)

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Review: NAD VISO HP50

NAD | Over-Ear Headphones | $ 299.00

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It’s not everyday that you get to put on a pair of headphones that fits snug and comfortably while sounding stupendous.  NAD’s VISO HP50, designed by Paul Barton, the mastermind behind the PSB M4U series headphones, offers a bunch of perks with it both sonically and non-sonically.  The design is truly unique and looks gorgeous while the 3D soundstage and layering created by the drivers, NAD calls this RoomFeel, adds nice depth to an otherwise closed headphone.   (more…)

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Review: iPhone 5s – A Couple Weeks with a New Phone

Apple | Smartphone | $ 199.00

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It’s been a long 7 years since Apple released the first iPhone, known back then as just iPhone, today as iPhone 2G (or 2.5G).  Seven years has passed and Apple has developed a brand new iPhone, the 5s, as they do every year.  The 5s marks a couple firsts for Apple: the first major OS design change, the first finger print sensor in an iPhone, the first smartphone with 64-bit computing.  Many of these changes have been said to be gimmicky, but how do they actually rate in real world use?   (more…)

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Review: DIY Amplifier by MIU, the MRC

MIU Audio | Headphone Amplifier |

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Headphone amplifiers are starting to really get pushed by some more mainstream companies nowadays, V-Moda being the main example with their Vamp line of portable amplifiers.  However, if you dig deeper into the amplifier world, you’ll find that there is a huge slew of amps that fall under just about every category.  The MIU MRC  is a DIY amplifier that doesn’t come assembled.  It requires some soldering skills and can become a very fun DIY project if you need something to keep your hands busy.  (more…)

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Review: MEElectronics A151p

MEElectronics | In-Ear Monitor | $ 79.99

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MEElectronics really has established themselves as a company that can produce IEMs that sound great without the need to break the bank.  The A151 is a classic MEElectronics model, one that I previously reviewed.  The A151p is the mic’d version of the IEM.  For whatever reason, some of the issues I had with the original seem to have disappeared despite being the very same IEM.  The A151p proves to be a sonically strong IEM with its sweet signature

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Review: Brainwavz HM9

Brainwavz | On-Ear Headphone | $ 149.99

Brainwavz has always been a good company to find great IEMs for low prices.  They have taken a few steps into the headphone business as well, their HM5 being well accepted and a great studio monitor, but not quite too portable.  The HM9 is Brainwavz’ newest flagship headphone that fixes the portability issue and offers a nice sound signature as a whole.  (more…)

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Review: Cambridge Audio Minx Go

Cambridge Audio | Bluetooth Speaker | $ 149.00

While all the wireless speaker creators are out creating rugged, water resistant speakers to tout durability, Cambridge Audio decides to go a different route.  Create a design that looks great indoors, on a desk, but also small enough to be portable on the go.  This is definitely a good change from the rugged designs that have almost become cliché.  (more…)

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