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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Review: HiFiMAN RE-600 Songbird

HiFiMAN | In-Ear Monitors | $ 399.00[​IMG] HiFiMAN has always been a company that has offered great sounding IEMs at an extremely low, sometimes crazy, price. When the company announced that their new flagship would be priced at 399, 150 dollars more than the previous flagship, many people had high standards for such a mythical IEM. The RE-600 Songbird was that IEM and it offers highly improved audio over the 99 dollar RE-400. The question becomes, is it worth the high-end 399 price tag? Read on to find out…  (more…)
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Review: Braven 850 and 855S

Braven | BlueTooth Speaker | $299.00[​IMG]We first met Braven when they released the BRV-1 portable, water-resistant speakers. Since then, they have come out to release the 850 and 855S speaker systems that are designed to be larger speaker sets. They can still head out on the go, but can also stay in and be used well as a set of indoor speaker system. They have some really nice, unique features that will also set them apart from the rest as well.  (more…)
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Review: MEElectronics Metro

MEElectronics | BT In-Ear Headphones | $ 119.99[​IMG]Recently, MEElectronics has expanded their headphone collection into the BT wireless realm, many companies see this as being the future. The Metro represent the in-ear stylings that are wireless using BT 4.0 and APT-X. They actually can push out some pretty good audio overall as well.  (more…)
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