Currawong posted a review of the Bluewave GET bluetooth portable receiver on Head-Fi. He appears to like the product. While I have not used this device I have acquired or trialled several other bluetooth portable receivers with mixed results. Basically, these are a convenience play. If you need to be wireless then these will work but they are bluetooth with all of its issues. This product supports all of the major protocols including AptX and AptX HD. They are missing LDAC which is a new up and coming one.
My biggest problem here is the price. At $99 – $129 you may want to think about simply investing in a good pair of wireless headphones. But if you want your LCD-2’s to be portable this would work. Kinda. It doesn’t have the power to drive anything more than the easiest to drive headphones.
Pros – Excellent sound for the money. Light. Alternative, position-adjustable clips very handy. Quick power-on. Sound quality-indicating LED. Can be paired with multiple devices. AAC, APTx and APTxHD supported.
Cons – Output power limited. USB input limited to 48k. Volume control fiddly and lacks position indicator.
Review of Bluewave Get
SeeSax posted a review of the Legend X on Head-Fi. Interestingly, this $2,299 IEM has seven drivers with a 10 way crossover configuration. A bit unusual. Read the review to see what SeeSax thought of them.
Pros – Bass of incredible control, depth and power, detailed and natural mids, articulate but smooth treble
Cons – Driver flex, case is tricky with larger cables
Review of Legend X
Joe an admin at Head-Fi posted a review of the new wireless bluetooth Porta Pro from Koss. He says that the sound image is the same as the wired model which is great. Also, Joe mentions that there are far less signal cut outs with the Porta Pro than other bluetooth headphones. Priced at $79 it is a great value for a bluetooth device.
Review of Koss Bluetooth Porta Pro
Ike1985 has a great review of the Zeus XR IEMs over on Head-Fi. Sound like some nice IEMs especially for vocals.
Pros – Smooth with high resolution, Unique 3D vocal effect, holographic stage, layering, separation and texture detail.
Cons – Bass heads may find sub bass impact a bit light.
Review of Zeus XR
EagleWings has a nice review of the EN700 Pro IEMS on Head-Fi. Since I own a pair of these earphones I can vouch for the comments in the review. I find this dynamic driver IEM to have a slight V presentation but nothing obnoxious. I would say that these IEMs are musical and bass friendly. I find that the bass in similarly priced (<$150) BA driver IEMS just don’t have sufficient bass for me.
I do own several well known IEMs in the $600-$2,500 range but I don’t take these out and about for fear something will happen to them so the EN700 Pros are my go to earphones when out of the house and frequently when lounging at home.
Enjoy the review.
Pros – Balanced Tuning, Clear Sounding, Wide Soundstage, Controlled Yet Authoritative DD Bass
Cons – Can Get a Little Bright, Stage Lacks Depth
B9Scrambler posted a review of the Cascade headphone over on Head-Fi. Sounds like it is a bit bass forward headphone. With a diaphragm of 42mm that is smaller while B9Scrambler states the headphone controls the bass well you will have to see for yourself. Many smaller diameter diaphragms have difficulty in not sounding boomy and control roll off. All in all, from the review it sounds like a great headphone that is designed for mobility.
It’s in the sweet spot for headphones ($400-$1,000) and therefore has some tough competition from the older HD-800, T1, Z7 and many others.
Pros – Amazing fit and finish – Plush sheepskin pads – Bass driven signature that doesn’t overpower – Sound stage
Cons – Concern for yolk/hanger durability – Cloth cable is just alright – Impact of dampeners minimal
Review of Cascade
Ngoshawk posted a review on Head-Fi of the new Campfire Audio Cascade headphones. Sounds like an interesting headphone but it is in a congested space being priced @ $799. This is about what you would pay for a first generation Beyerdynamic T1 or HD800. The asymmetrical attachment of the headband to the headphone appears to create a comfort issue. Being attached on only one side could create more pressure on one side of the headphone than the other. Also, to get seal you may need more pressure than a symmetrical design.
Pros – Deep lucious bass.
Right. price point to enter.
Sound befitting a flagship.
Cons – Not the most comfortable.
Treble lacked a bit of sparkle (to me).
Not much else!
Review of the CASCADE