Monday, 20 June 2016

Up and Running

Hi All,

I would just like to write saying I am back up and running, I apologise for the downtime. This is due to domain registration issues with google and eNom, but I have sorted it as you can see.

I have some reviews coming shortly, some Superlux, Lear, 1More and others, so stay tuned.

Also my email was down, but working again so if you tried to send me an email from between the 28th May and 20th June could you kindly resend it.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Comparison Review: Fostex T50/T40/T20rp MK3

Firstly I would like to thank Matt at SCV distribution (Fostex UK Distributor) for lending me these models for a comparison, I always try to write honest reviews. These have all been burned in, no real differences were noted.

Gear Used:
Audio Opus #1 / Dell XPS 15 > Matrix Quattro II > Matrix HPA-2C


Tech Specs:
(T20RPmk3)
Driver:    Regular Phase (or Orthodynamic)
Impedance:    50 ohm
Sensitivity:    92dB (at 1kHz, 1mW)
Frequency Response:    15Hz – 35kHz
Maximum Input Power:    3000mW
Weight:    315g
Cable:    Detachable 1/4” Stereo Phone (3m) and Stereo Mini (1.2m)

(T40RPmk3)

Driver:    Regular Phase (or Orthodynamic)
Impedance:    50 ohm
Sensitivity:    91dB (at 1kHz, 1mW)
Frequency Response:    20Hz – 35kHz
Maximum Input Power:    3000mW
Weight:    315g
Cable:    Detachable 1/4” Stereo Phone (3m) and Stereo Mini (1.2m)

(T50RPmk3)
Driver:    Regular Phase (or Orthdynamic)
Impedance:    50 ohm
Sensitivity:    92dB (at 1kHz, 1mW)
Frequency Response:    15Hz – 35kHz
Maximum Input Power:    3000mW
Weight:    315g
Cable:    Detachable 1/4” Stereo Phone (3m) and Stereo Mini (1.2m)
MSRP: £119

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Review: Matrix Audio HPA-2C Desktop Amp/DAC Combo

Firstly I would like to thank Matrix Audio for sending me this sample to review, in exchange for my honest opinion. I always try to write honest reviews, this unit received over 50hrs of burn-in before reviewing, no differences were noted.

Gear Used:
Dell XPS 15 / Audio Opus #1 > Matrix Quattro II DAC > Matrix HPA-2C
Dell XPS 15 > Matrix HPA-2C
Headphones: Fischer Audio FA-003ti W / Fostex T50rp Mk3 / Fostex TH-500rp (IEM’s more on that later)


Tech Specs:
A comprehensive list can be found on the Matrix Website: http://www.matrix-digi.com/en/specifications/102/index.html
MSRP: $289

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