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
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
Jude posted his video review over on Head-Fi containing some of the equipment and software that will be at the CanJam NY show.
Link to the video
Audio123 has a review of the Earsonics ES3 triple BA driver IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review they sound like an interesting IEM to which audio123 thought were superior to the well reviewed Noble Trident. It should be noted that the ES3 is nearly 40% more expensive than the Trident.
Pros – Full-bodied presentation, Midrange, Soundstage
Cons – Accessories
Review of ES3
Blueshound24 has a review over on Head-Fi of the Focal Elear headphones. They are an amazing headphone priced right around $1,000. The characteristics of the Elear, taken directly from the review, are: “Insane slam!, startling, fast, dynamic, impact, attack, separation, textured, sweet airy treble, detailed, coherent, refined, depth, large, space of the venue, decay, flat response, presence.” Click the link below to read the entire review.
Pros – Insane slam!, startling, fast, dynamic, impact, attack, separation, textured, sweet airy treble, detailed, coherent, refined, depth, large, space of the venue, decay, flat response, presence.
Cons – The slight basshead in me might prefer a tad more bass.
Elear Headphone Review
Ryanjsoo has posted a review of the six BA driver AF1120 IEM over on Head-Fi. From the review it sounds like these are great IEMs for the money. Read the extensive review by clicking the link below.
Pros – Stunningly balanced, Exceptionally linear bass and midrange, Very detailed, Great soundstage depth and imaging, Perfect comfort
Cons – May be a bit neutral and polite for some, Thin, tangle-prone cable, Loose, keyed MMCX connectors, Sub-bass extension isn’t as exceptional as the rest of the sound
Review of the AF1120 IEM