HiFiMAN HE-1000 v2: unboxing and first impressions

Getting the HE-1000 v2 required some skill, bad luck and good luck. In the recent HiFiMAN HE-1000 International Photo Contest our photo took top place, which won us an EF-6 amplifier. We were stoked. However, when that EF-6 came, there was something wrong with it. It is also the case that HiFiMAN didn't have an... Continue Reading →

Zeus-XR and Effect Audio Leonidas – unboxing

Here are some unboxing shots from my most recent acquisition: a set of custom Empire Ears Zeus-XR, and an Effect Audio Leonidas upgrade cable to go along with it. Both of these excellent items were won as part of a giveaway by @Jack Vang and the team at Empire Ears over on the Head-Fi forums,... Continue Reading →

TheBit Opus #3: Refined Korean Metal, Unboxing

I like the Opus #3. A lot. But since my review will be following this post in not too much time. I'll let you get a look at some unboxing shots first. These pics include images of the custom Dignis leather case made for the Opus #3. I hope you like 'em. The leather case... Continue Reading →

Trinity Phantom Hunter – unboxing pictures

UPDATE 21/05/17 - new comparison pictures added against various IEMs (Campfire Vega, Andromeda etc) After one of the most awaited (to put it mildly) product launches on the Head-Fi forums, the Trinity Audio flagship 5-driver IEM (the Phantom Hunter) is now starting to arrive in mailboxes around the globe. If you are one of the many... Continue Reading →

Blue Ella – unboxing

Some unboxing shots from my upcoming Blue Microphones Ella headphone review... http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o701/Jackpot77/Blue%20Ella/IMG_20170507_160519111_HDR%20-%20watermark_zpsdkdba2wc.jpg    

Unboxing: Double Helix Cables Symbiote SP V3 OCC Silver Type 4 Litz IEM Cable 8-braid

Peter Bradstock of Double Helix Cables doesn't bullshit. He just makes awesome cables from the most conductive materials available. He uses OCC and Type 4 Litz because these improve sound not because they look fancy. Peter is super refreshing to talk to. He doesn't sell snake-oil, he just sells well-made (in the USA) cables that... Continue Reading →

Unboxing: Simgot EN700 BASS

Simgot is a new entrant into the budget department, and I'm already impressed with the fit and finish of their latest offering. Due to busy schedule, I haven't gotten too much listening time in with these guys yet, but like most headphones now, they sound good. I gave them some run-in, which was recommended by... Continue Reading →

Audio Primacy – sub £1000 IEM shootout

Question: What would any self respecting audio reviewer do when they find themselves in possession of a little free time, a camera, a working set of ears and a handful of the best IEMs in the £1000 or under price bracket? Answer: Organise a shootout, of course! The write-ups will be coming over the next... Continue Reading →

Unique Melody Miracle V2 – unboxing

Just a few unboxing shots from my upcoming Unique Melody Miracle V2 review - full writeup with comparisons to follow shortly:  

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