Monday, 21 March 2016

Review: Verbatim Bluetooth Headphones

Firstly I would like to thank Verbatim and Publitek for loaning me this sample to review, I always try to write honest reviews, these headphones were used for a period of a couple of weeks before reviewing.


Tech Specs:
·         40mm neodymium speaker drivers
·         Frequency response: 20Hz to 18Khz
·         Sensitivity: 96 +/- 3db at 1Khz
·         Impedance: 32 Ohms +/- 15%
·         RF Range: 2402 – 2480 MHz
·         Operating distance: 10M
·         Microphone sensitivity -42+/-3db
·         Music/talk time: 20 hours
·         Battery charge time: 4 hours
·         Weight: 182 grams

MSRP: €69

Review: Verbatim High Performance Sound Isolating Earphones

Firstly I would like to thank Verbatim and Publitek for loaning me this sample to review, they explained it was a new model from a company looking to enter the Headphone market and wanted my opinion. I always try to write my honest opinion in reviews, these headphones received over 50hrs of burn-in, no differences were noted.


Tech Specs:
·         10mm speakers drivers
·         Aluminium speaker housing
·         Frequency response: 20Hz to 20Khz
·         Sensitivity: 98 +/- 3db at 1Khz
·         Impedance: 32 Ohms +/- 15%
·         Max input power: 10 mW
·         Weight: 18.5 grams
·         Total cable length: 139cm
·         Cable width: 4mm

MSRP: Around €35

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Review: The Bit Opus#1 High Res DAP

Firstly I would like to the The Bit for offering me a discount on the Opus #1 in exchange for a review, I did not receive this sample for free. I always try to write honest reviews.
This DAP has had well over 50hrs of use, no differences were noted.

Gear Used:
Opus #1 > Normal output > InEarz IE-P350 / AAW W300 / T5p 2nd Generation and more
Opus #1 > Balanced out > InEarz IE-P350 / AAW W300
Opus #1 > Optical out > Matrix Quattro II > Feliks Audio Espressivo > Fostex TH-500rp


Tech Specs:
Comprehensive list can be found on the product page

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Review: Beyerdynamic T5p 2nd Generation

These were loaned to me by Polar Audio for review, I always try to write honest reviews. These have had over 50hrs of burn-in before I received them so I do not know if they have changed in that time.

Gear Used:
The Bit Opus #1 > T5p 2nd Generation
The Bit Opus #1 > Optical Out > Matrix Quattro II > T5p 2nd Generation


Tech Specs:

Transducer type: dynamic    

Operating principle: closed  
Nominal frequency response: 5 - 50,000 Hz   
Nominal impedance: 32 Ω
Nominal SPL: 102 dB    
Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural       
Weight without cable: 350 gram
Cable: 1.40 meter, double-sided, detachable OCC 7N copper conductors, textile braided
Connection: gold vaporized mini stereo jack plug (3.5 millimeter) & 1/4 inch adapter (6.35 millimeter)
Accessory: luxury-grade hard carry case
Warranty: 5 years
MSRP: £849 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Review: iFi Audio iCan SE (more power in the same can)

Firstly I would like to thank iFi Audio for lending me this sample to review, I try to write honest reviews. This unit has had over 50hrs of burn-in, no differences were noted.

Gear used:
Dell XPS15 > Matrix Quattro II > iFi iCan SE > German Maestro GMP 400 / Fostex TH-500Rp


Tech Specs:
Specifications:
Gain:
0dB, 12dB and 24dB user-selectable
Signal to Noise Ratio:
>123dB(A)
Total Harmonic Distortion(THD):
<0.003%(400mV/150R)
Frequency Response:
0.5Hz to 500KHz(-3dB)
Output Impedance:
<1 ohm
Output Power:
>4000mW(16Ω)
Output Voltage:
>10V (>600Ω)
Input Voltage:
AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption:
< 5W idle, 12W max.
Dimensions:
158(l) x 68(w) x 28(h) mm
Weight:
216g (0.48 lbs)
Warranty period:
12 months