Cinder posted a review on Head-Fi of the new NightOwl from Audioquest. This ostensibly is a closed version of the NightHawk. However, the NightOwl is priced significantly more than the NightHawk at $699. Unfortunately, this review had no comparisons with other headphones. I’ll hunt down other reviews which have comparisons and link them below.
Pros: Very good 3D-audio placement, lots of detail retrieval, great extension on both ends, eco-friendly packaging, great case, comfortable, classy look
Cons: Expensive, only comes with one cable
Review of NightOwl
Gerelmx1986 has posted a great review of the MDR-Z7 headphones over on Head-Fi. These are great headphones which compete well with those exceeding $1k. The MDR-Z7 list price is under $700 but you can frequently find them used for around $500. I purchased a refurbished pair from a vendor on Amazon for around $300.
Pros: warm n´smooth Sound quality, soundstage, Build quality, comfortable, balanced capable
Cons: Poor isolation
Review of MDR-Z7
San Man has posted a review of the Galaxy V2 IEM from Rhapsodio over on Head-Fi.
Pros: Musical, more balanced, more forgiving, very accurate reproduction of music
Cons: Enclosure is heavier and slightly larger than the V1, tip rolling required to get the right seal
Review of the Galaxy V2
Redcarmoose has a review over on Head-Fi of the RM305M IEM. It’s a budget IEM. What can I say? The shipping may cost more than the $10 IEM.
Pros: Revolutionary Aluminum Construction Elements Creating A Dynamic Listening Experience
I suspect that the cons are a bit more than Redcarmoose has stated.
Review of the RM305M IEM
PinkyPowers posted a review of the Cayin i5 DAP over on Head-Fi.
Pros: Outstanding value for such a package. Soothing, robust sound. Gorgeous, high-quality build. Leather case.
Cons: One microSD slot. Unfinished firmware. A few bugs.
Review of the Cayin i5
Jerry Harvey has announced a new series of universal fit IEMs, the Performance Series. These have 3d printed shells based on the tens of thousands of custom IEMs they have made over the years.
The link below takes you to the announcement on Head-Fi:
JH Audio Performance Series
Jude has a video review of these three IEMs from Campfire Audio over at Head-Fi.
Campfire Audio IEM Reviews