HiFiChris posted a review on Head-Fi of the Westone 4R IEMs. I am very surprised that this is the first review of the Westone since starting this site. These were one of the first IEMs I purchased when I started getting back into IEMs. I still use them regularly today and love them.
Pros: superb resolution, very wide soundstage, quick bass, comfort, case, accessories, cable, relaxed presentation if you’re into that
Cons: soundstage has got about no depth, 5 kHz dip makes the presentation very relaxed, sound signature not for everybody, short memory wire
Westone 4R Review
Another review of the Meze 99 Classics has been posted on Head-Fi by Defiant00. This headphone is getting a number of postive reviews. I have actually seen it twice in the wild. Both were in airports.
Pros: Bass, impact, fun sound signature, great build quality.
Cons: Vocals a bit recessed, small earcups, microphonic cable.
Review of the Meze 99
Lieven has a review of the Monk earbuds on Headfonia. Apparently, these are great earbuds and they only cost $4.99.
Review of the Monk
Sophonax has a review of the OPPO PM-1 headphones on Head-Fi.
Pros: Clean, clear, and warm sound; forward midrange; good bass extension; non-fatiguing treble; outstanding build quality; great overall design
Cons: Slight lack of treble extension; heavier than most dynamic ‘phones; a little pricey
Jackpot77 has a review of the Nighthawk on Head-Fi.
Pros: Natural presentation, exceptional clarity, realism, comfort, immersive sound signature, lack of fatigure
Cons: May not be suited to those who like extreme treble sharpness
Moedawg140 has an extensive review of the RIVA S bluetooth mobile speaker on Head-Fi. One of the interesting differentiators between RIVA S and other bluetooth speakers is that if you happen to have two RIVA S speakers you can dedicated each RIVA S unit to a channel. Thereby, creating a true stereo effect. It has all of the other features you would expect in a higher end mobile speaker including iOS remote control apps (Android coming), speakerphone capability and >10 hour battery time.
Review of the RIVA S
Peter Pialis has posted a review of these IEMs over on Headphone.guru. He loves their price performance. At only $50, these dynamic driver IEMs provide a nice “fun” U shaped sound signature. Read the rest of Peter’s review by clicking the link below:
Icons IEM Review