Review of the RHA T20 IEM

McSchnauze posted a review of the T20 on Head-Fi.  The T20 $189 single dynamic driver with dual coils. The link to the review is below.

Pros – Warm yet detailed. Lively/Energetic. Lush & Natural… almost analog-like.
Cons – Bass can be too prominent. On most tracks, just above-average soundstage.

 

Review of T20

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

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

Review of Advanced Alpha – Planar Magnetic Headphone

HiFiChris posted a review of the Advanced Alpha planar magnetic headphone over on Head-Fi.  From the review it sounds like it is generally similar to the HE-400 but with subtle differences.

Pros – •balanced sound
•fast, tight, deep extending bass
•good resolution and separation
•soft pads
•self-adjusting headband
Cons – •only a short cable comes included
•some people might find the clamping force a bit strong
•a bit more upper treble linearity wouldn’t hurt
•removing the ear pads, one can accidentally remove the protective mesh in front of the planar driver

Review of Advanced Alpha

Sennheiser 660S Headphone Review

DarKu published a review of the Sennheiser 660S headphone over on Head-Fi.  This is a replacement for the 600/650.  This is another in the increasing round of incremental improvements on venerable headphones from Senn and others.  From the review it appears that the 660S is comparable more to the 600 than the 650 with the biggest improvement in the bass response.  The challenge is whether the incremental improvement is worth an 80-90% increase in price?  The 660S is on Amazon for $499 with the 650 at $300 and the 600 at $260.  Just like the HD-800 and Beyerdynamic T1 the originals might be the way to go and save the money for other gear.

Pros

– High comfort, solid construction and durability
– Good tonal balance, rich and full of substance
– Balanced frequency response, nothing stands out too much
– Airy presentation that leads to good holography
– Let the veil be lifted! Good riddance to muddy and veiled sound
– High level of detail retrieval for the price category it belongs
– Back in black matte paint

Cons

– Shy sub-base
– Slight distortion on sub and mid-bass
– Medium size soundstage

Review of 660S