Empire Ears Zeus XR Review by Ike1985

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

Audeze Mobius – Campaign Extended

Audeze has announced that they are extending their Mobius Indiegogo Campaign until May 5th.   As of this blog’s publishing time, there are still 43 left at the 32% discount.  After that the price goes up $30.  There are some great threads over on Head-Fi discussing the Mobius and I will link to those in another post this weekend.  I am going to push this campaign a bit because maybe the only time you have an opportunity to own a planar magnetic headphone for under $300.  Initial reviews are placing the sound characteristics of the Mobius of the Audeze Sine and some reviews place it in the ballpark of the LCD 2.

Click on the link below to check out the campaign!

Indiegogo Link to Mobius Campaign

Simgot EN700 PRO Review

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

Campfire Audio Cascade Review

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

Review of the Campfire Audio CASCADE Headphones

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.
Excellent fit-n-finish.
Sound befitting a flagship.
Cons – Not the most comfortable.
Treble lacked a bit of sparkle (to me).
Not much else!

Review of the CASCADE

Audeze Mobius Review

Jude posted a video review of the upcoming Audeze Mobius headphone on Head-Fi. While the Mobius is targeting gamers they appear to have the same, similar or in the ballpark planar magnetic core as the EL-8.  However, according to the review it holds up against its peers when justing using it as a standard headphone.  The Mobius has a usb-c connection with converting cables and a boom-mic included.  It is also bluetooth and supports LDAC for all of the Sony fans out there.  For the PC gamers it supports 7.1 surround with head tracking.  Sounds like an interesting HP.  Another interesting thing is that it is being sold pre-release on the Indiegogo platform. Apparently, to generate interest pre-release and to fund the manufacturing run-up costs.  Slated for a June/July release the pre-release price is $269.  That is 32% off the expected retail price of $399.

 

Review of Audeze Mobius

Link to Indiegogo Mobius Campaign

CanJam Singapore 2018 Review

Jude has posted his review of CanJam Singapore on Head-Fi.  As it typical at the Singapore event there will be great stuff to hear. Maybe I will bump into you as we try to hear the new Focal gear.

Singapore CanJam Review