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oBravo Cupid

oBravo Cupid

Overview oBravo is a boutique headphone company, so far their main focus were high end IEMs using their patented AMT driver technology. The Cupid is their entrance into a more budget range with a hybrid dynamic driver and planar tweeter IEM. This is a re-tuned unit representing the final product sent by Audio Concierge. In the box IEMs 2.5mm OCC litz cable balanced cable 3 pairs of silicone eartips 2.5mm to 4.4mm adapter 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter Production model supplied by…

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Tin HIFI P1

Tin HIFI P1

Overview The P1 is a new flagship offering from Tin HIFI, now well known for their great budget offerings such as the T2 or T3 which I’ve reviewed recently. This time however, it parts from the previous design consisting of a balanced armature and dynamic driver and moves towards a much more rare design in the IEM world, a planar driver.  In the box IEMs 1.2m 3.5mm copper cable 6 pairs of silicone tips 2 pairs of foam tips Case…

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Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Overview The ATH-ADX5000 is the flagship open back headphone from Audio-Technica. As on of their top end models it is hand assembled in Japan. It features a 58mm Tungsten coated diaphragm driver.  In the box Carrying Case 1/4″ 3m cable  Headphones Paperwork Build quality and accessories Build quality is very impressive, the headphones feel super light and yet extremely sturdy, the magnesium frame provides enough rigidity to not feel flimsy. The pattern on the cups has no sharp edges, all the…

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Sennheiser HD800s

Sennheiser HD800s

Overview The HD800s is the flagship open back headphone from Sennheiser being the successor of the HD800. It features a 56mm dynamic driver housed in a very light body. This unit was sent to me by a friend and has since been returned. In the box Headphones 3m 1/4″ Cable 3m XLR Balanced Cable Warranty Information guide book Soft pouch for the cables Build quality and accessories Let’s start with the packaging, the headphones come in a premium feeling box with soft…

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SuSy Dynalo Mk2

SuSy Dynalo Mk2

Overview The SuSy Dynalo mk2 is a well regarded DIY balanced class A headphone amplifier. This unit was made and sent over for an unbiased review by Alex and has now been sent back. Build quality Very good, the case feels extremely sturdy and well built, all cutouts are well aligned, and the inputs and outputs are using very high quality connectors. The volume knob is one of the most satisfying ones to use I’ve tried, it feels sturdy and…

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Sennheiser HD660s

Sennheiser HD660s

Overview HD660s is the newest addition to the Sennheiser HD600 line, while also being the most expensive of them all. Because of the legacy of the HD600 this is a headphone a lot of people were looking forward to hearing.  In the box HD660s Headphones Display box 6.35mm  OFC cable 4.4mm OFC cable Paperwork Build quality and accessories Build quality of the headphones themselves is very good, everything feels solid from the hinges to the plastic cups and the outside…

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Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee

Massdrop x Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee

Overview Massdrop (currently Drop) collaborated with Sennheiser to create an entry level open back headphones. It borrows the design of the Sennheiser HD580 Jubilee (which then became HD600) while being price fairly low in comparison of the HD600 lineup. In the box HD58X Headphones 3.5mm OFC Cable ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter Build quality and accessories Build quality feels good however the materials used feel average at best. The plastic feels cheap, the grills don’t feel premium as on higher…

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Tin HIFI T3

Tin HIFI T3

Overview The T3 is a newer version of the well regarded T2 from a Chinese company Tin HIFI, it uses a single 10mm dynamic driver for the lows and a single balanced armature for highs inside of a machined metal body.This unit was sent from Linsoul in return for a unbiased review. In the box IEMs 8 Core cable 2 pairs of foam tips 6 pairs of silicone tips Paperwork Build quality and accessories The build quality is solid, the…

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Ikko OH1

Ikko OH1

Overview IKKO is one of the new players in the audio world, the OH1 is their first IEM. It features aKnowles 33518 and 10mm polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm dynamic driver in a dual configuration enclosed in a full metal shell.This unit was provided by IKKO in return for an unbiased review. In the box IEMs OFC silver-plated 2 pin cable 3 pairs of “vocal” eartips  3 pairs of  “balanced” eartips Pouch Warrant/paperwork Build quality and accessories The OH1 is built…

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Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z

Audio-Technica ATH-A2000Z

Overview The ATH-A2000Z is one of the “High-Fidelity” closed back headphones from the Japanese company Audio-Technica. It features a 53mm dynamic driver hidden behind titanium cups. This unit was lent to me by a friend and is now back to its owner.  In the box Headphones Paperwork Build quality and accessories The build quality is very good but the cups do feel like they would scratch fairly easily (the unit I’m reviewing had a few scratches). The pads are quite…

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