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Brainwavz M5 Review

Brainwavz M5 Review

| September 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

The M5 is an impressive addition to the Brainwavz lineup. They won’t blow you away upon first listen, but this is the case for most neutral headphones. The M5 is technically sound across all frequencies and once they are given ample burn-in time, they sound great with all genres.

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Profile Magazine interviews Val Kolton, founder of V-Moda

Profile Magazine interviews Val Kolton, founder of V-Moda

| August 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

V-Moda has come a long way over the past few years. Since its entrepreneurial beginnings in 2006 as the maker of a single fashion-minded earphone, the company has propelled itself into a well-respected brand among consumers and audiophiles alike. Val Kolton, the owner/CEO of V-Moda (and also a DJ/producer), has been been the primary driver […]

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Support a Kickstarter: EarTop FLOW Wireless Headphone Adapter

Support a Kickstarter: EarTop FLOW Wireless Headphone Adapter

| August 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

There are plenty of wireless headphones on the market these days, but haven’t you ever wished you could turn your favorite wired pair into a wireless one? EarTop Technologies has a product in the works that may be able to do just that. Utilizing Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and apt-X wireless technologies (one of the best on […]

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Philips Fidelio X1 photos + details

Philips Fidelio X1 photos + details

| August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Philips has released several new headphones over the past year, most notably their CitiScape and Fidelio lines. The Fidelio series is aimed at audiophiles and its newest entrant, the X1, showed itself at the Hong Kong High End AV Show: The X1 will be the flagship of the Fidelio line and is expected to retail […]

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Pre-order the V-Moda VTF-100 (M-100 First-Production Run Unit)

Pre-order the V-Moda VTF-100 (M-100 First-Production Run Unit)

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The M-100 has generated quite the buzz over at Head-Fi and that buzz is being kept alive by CEO Val Kolton’s frequent updates. The latest news of the M-100 is that you can now pre-order a pre-production unit! UPDATE: Val actually stated on Head-Fi that that these are the FIRST RUN production units, not pre-production, […]

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Brainwavz M5 photo revealed, coming soon to an MP4Nation near you

Brainwavz M5 photo revealed, coming soon to an MP4Nation near you

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever since Brainwavz broke the news that they have five new headphones in the pipeline, I have been anxiously awaiting more information. They have satisfied about 5% of that curiosity with a photo of the M5 in its packaging: The photo was posted on their Facebook page with the caption, “Hello world. Brainwavz M5 almost […]

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Best DAC/Amp Combos

Best DAC/Amp Combos

| August 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

For those new to the world of high-end audio, DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and amplifiers are external audio components that bypass the built-in (and often low quality) sound card of your current system be it laptop, mp3 player, or otherwise. To put it simply, they have the ability to bring the sound quality of your headphones […]

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Heir Audio releases their first universal-fit IEMs

Heir Audio releases their first universal-fit IEMs

| August 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Heir Audio is a custom-fit IEM company who has made the foray into universal fit IEMs. The wooden-plated 3.Ai and 4.Ai are their two new models and are actually universal-fit equivalents of the 3.A and 4.A. They come priced in at $299 and $399 respectively, $50 cheaper than their CIEM alternatives. Both earphones feature real […]

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Boomphones Phantom on preorder in the US

Boomphones Phantom on preorder in the US

| August 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Remember those headphones with built-in loudspeakers we saw back April? Well they are now up for pre-order in the US. The Phantom is the company’s first “headphone speakers” and they are available in white or black for $149. If you pre-order, you will get free shipping, a free Boomphones t-shirt, and early access: your headphones will […]

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Brainwavz M1 Review

Brainwavz M1 Review

| July 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

A laid-back headphone with a spacious sound. It does not isolate very well but this is a tradeoff for good instrument separation and a deep soundstage. The M1 pairs best with “smooth” music such as soft indie rock. Because of their small form factor, they are incredible for sleeping in.

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