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  1. This is a bit different from the original review, addressing 4 common questions and testing with EDM music tracks. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/grado-gw-100-wireless-headphone-followup-review.4534/
  2. Grado's first wireless/Bluetooth headphone is both musical and fairly neutral. I admit to being pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. Highly recommended.http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/comm...e-review.4533/
  3. The Studio3 was sitting there at the Apple Store, looking very tempting in its impressive "special edition" packaging, and I even got a 5-minute listen to the demo unit using my own iPhone. The demo sounded kinda thick - even a bit muffled, but the extra sweetening they added on the high end made it listenable. I've had a few Bluetooth headphones now, but not a Beats wireless, so I was curious what the potential of this headphone might be for quality listening, given that I'd re-tune it a little with my equalizer. The conclusions are in the review text, but one thing I can say up front is that while they get the middle frequencies about right through their ANC-plus-Bluetooth codecs, the extreme lows seem to have excess distortion. The extreme highs fare better, but I can't judge how much negative impact the DSP's have on those highs versus how much quality if any is lost in the basic design. One issue that popped into my head while writing this review is the so-called Loudness Wars. I wonder if the trend in many new headphones to have a recessed lower treble is actually compensation for the Loudness effect, to push the strong forward voices more to the background. Pure speculation there.... http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/beats-studio-3-wireless-bluetooth-headphone-review.4516/
  4. My full review of the new Beats Solo3 "Decade Collection" headphone - likely a purely cosmetic difference from the late-2016 original Solo3. Bluetooth == yes, Noise Canceling == no. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/beats-solo3-decade-collection-bluetooth-headphone-review.4527/
  5. I got this Bluetooth IEM thrown in with a wired headphone I purchased. This has to be the first time for me that the freebie was better (by far!) than the purchase. Oh, well... http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/soundmagic-e10bt-bluetooth-earphone-iem-review.4464/
  6. The lowest-price full-size B&O Bluetooth headphone is much better than I expected it to be. I paid $300 USD for this gem, and it's so good that I have no desire to buy the more pricy models they sell. Works great on Bluetooth, and it can be used wired with a good DAC and headphone amp. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/b-o-bang-olufsen-h4-bluetooth-stereo-headphone-review.4447/
  7. This is an IEM that sounds about as good, or in some cases better, than the better IEM's that I've owned, from the RHA T20i to the Sennheiser IE800 to the Final Audio FI-BA-SS. The fact that it's Bluetooth (Qualcomm aptX) is quite a plus, although for absolute fidelity of high resolution tracks, the aptX Bluetooth rules apply. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/v-moda-forza-metallo-wireless-bluetooth-in-ear-iem-earphone-review.4444/
  8. The latest version of one of my all-time favorite headphones (v-moda M100, "King of Headphones") has returned as v-moda's second edition Bluetooth model, called (wait for it...) the Wireless 2. Simply stated, this is the best headphone they've ever made (in my opinion), playing with the same sound wireless or wired. The biggest change from the M100** besides Bluetooth is moving the strongest bass from slightly above 100 hz to below 100 hz, for much better impact and detail. The bass doesn't sound as strong as the M100, until you fire up some EDM and feel the difference. There are 2 versions with different Bluetooth codecs. **The Wireless-1 does not have the folding hinges, but the Wireless-2 does. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/v-moda-wireless-2-bluetooth-aptx-stereo-headphone-review.4443/
  9. Here's a unique little speaker, if you can believe unique in an extremely crowded field. It's a goodie. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/v-moda-remix-hi-fi-bluetooth-speaker.4437/
  10. The new Apple Airpods sound about the same as the Lightning Earpods, but are Bluetooth. I don't know how many outer-ear Bluetooth earbuds are available today, but this is the first I've encountered. The bad news, if it's taken that way, is having the Earpod sound for $160 USD, albeit it's wireless. The good news, for those who have an equalizer, is that the EQ'd sound is as good as any other Bluetooth headphone that I've optimally EQ'd. But it gets better - much better for me at least. It's like wearing nothing - no headphone on the head, and no eartips in the ear canals. It's very stable, and in this review I describe an out-of-head sensation that I don't get with any of my headphones. http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/apple-airpods-outer-ear-bluetooth-earbuds-review.4418/
  11. This headphone is very similar to the Bose QC35 Bluetooth headphone, with 3 important differences. One, the price is about 1/3 of the QC35's price, at $119 USD. Two, the Matrix3 does not have Noise Canceling, although the isolation is very good. And three, Bose pretty obviously uses a DSP along with the Noise Canceling to flatten out its response, which is fairly neutral. One of the evidences for that is the QC35's Passive mode sound, which is very similar to the Matrix3 sound (the Matrix3 sound is about the same either way). http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/community/threads/mee-matrix-3-around-ear-bluetooth-stereo-headphone-review.4409/
  12. Here is a real treat. The best overall sound I've gotten in an off-the-shelf headphone in a long time. Worth reading about: http://www.mymac.com/2016/09/1more-mk802-bluetooth-wireless-or-wired-stereo-headphone-detailed-review/
  13. Here is the best Bluetooth headphone I've used so far, and at just over $100 USD, an excellent deal. http://www.mymac.com/2016/04/puro-bt-5200-bluetooth-stereo-headphone-review/#more-21214
  14. Youtube review: http://youtu.be/-wVxk5U3ZY8 Photos: http://dalethorn.com/Photos/Leica_Dlux6/Headphone_Audioengine_B1_Receiver_01.jpg http://dalethorn.com/Photos/Leica_Dlux6/Headphone_Audioengine_B1_Receiver_02.jpg Sources: MacbookPro Retina with Portaphile Micro/PA2V2/Decware Zen Head external amps (I did not use the Audioengine B1 digital/optical out to an external DAC). Summary of process: I unpacked the B1, glanced over the booklets, set the MacBook's System Preferences/Bluetooth to 'On' and 'Discoverable', set the computer System Volume to 50 percent, set the iTunes player volume to 100 percent, connected the B1 to power** and to my favorite headphone amp with a dual-RCA to miniplug cable, and connected my favorite premium headphone. I've had a long-term concern about whether I could use Bluetooth for hi-fi listening without suffering sonic 'glitches' or interruptions. I'm not concerned any more. I carried my Mophie** pack, B1, and headphone amp into every corner of my flat, about 35 feet from the computer each direction with multiple walls between the computer and the B1, and didn't experience a single glitch. I need to mention that while the B1 worked flawlessly then, I've gotten 2 or 3 one-second glitches per 4-hour average listening session, which is typical for computer listening anyway due to the computer's constant polling for activity. **Instead of plugging the provided power cable into an AC-to-USB adapter, I plugged it into my heavy-duty Mophie battery pack, which works perfectly, and which draws very little power from the Mophie. Audiophiles who may be interested in the B1 Bluetooth Receiver, normally to drive speakers (or possibly a headphone if not convenient to run a headphone cable directly from the computer), would want to know how much quality is lost in the Bluetooth connection. As I write this I'm listening to a bit-perfect rip of Dave Brubeck's Take Five from a K2HD Sony Japanese release, using the Decware Zen Head amp and AKG K812 headphone. The K812 has some bright areas which I smooth out somewhat using the iTunes equalizer. I mention this only because I have the K812 tuned for best neutral response on my system, and I wanted to compare my "best case" sound when listening with the Macbook using an external DAC/amp, to using the B1 with the Zen Head amp. There's a noticeable difference, but I would judge it to be minor in most respects except for the upper harmonic tones, where the quality tapers off. I expected a distinct loss of fidelity over Bluetooth as compared to wired, but my experience has been very good so far. Additional audiophile note: Since experienced and expert audiophiles can often hear differences between the best DACs and amps costing thousands of dollars (and I hear many of those differences as well), someone who reads this might be aghast at the notion that the B1 can produce near-audiophile-quality sound from its DAC, let alone over the Bluetooth connection. It's better than I expected. Here's a suggestion: Listen to it with an amp and headphone (or speakers) that you're intimately familiar with, which have excellent reproduction quality, and try to pick out any particular distortions or changes in tonality. Then list those music tracks and the particulars, and I'll have a go at them myself. Whatever the final judgement, I'm satisfied that a high-quality sound is possible with the B1, especially for its intended use. The B1 Bluetooth Receiver is a very well-made aluminum box about the size of an average portable headphone amp, which makes it especially attractive to me in being able to instantly move it across a room, using the Mophie power pack, for ultimate convenience. I haven't used the digital/optical out to connect it to an external DAC, but given that it's Bluetooth, I doubt that I would need higher quality amplification than I'm already using. But the feature is there for maximum system compatibility. The Bluetooth antenna is short, but works well as described above. The RCA analog output jacks are top-quality and gold-plated, so using an interconnect cable with gold-plated RCA plugs will assure a perfect connection. I've seen, handled, and even owned a lot of gear that wasn't well made, that didn't inspire confidence even if it never failed when I had it, so it's gratifying to have a little box like the B1 that looks and feels like premium audio gear, but doesn't cost a small fortune. Pairing the B1, i.e. getting the Bluetooth connnection from the computer, was easy enough once I learned to ignore the blinking light on the front panel (which usually indicates that it's searching for a connection) and just started the music playing. As long as the computer is working properly and sending out a Bluetooth signal, the B1 should start working pretty quickly once you provide some data by playing a music track etc. I don't know why the light blinks longer than would seem necessary, but maybe it's just asking me to "get started". The accessories supplied include an AC-USB adapter, power cord, RCA interconnect cable, and a microfiber travel bag. The comments in the music tracks listed below can be compared to other users' experiences with the B1, to get an idea of how good the sound quality is with these sample music tracks. I also invite other users to list any music tracks that they've played, along with any particulars, to highlight the positive or other experiences that they've had with the B1's Bluetooth sound. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead (~1980): Strong midrange sound effects - this is a good worst-case test for resonant-type sounds in the most sensitive midrange area. Handled very well by the B1. Beethoven Symphony 9, Solti/CSO (1972): Excellent overall sound. Of special note here are the bass impacts beginning around 10:30 of the fourth movement. Those impacts are soft and well in the background, but you can feel the weight they carry with the B1. Boz Scaggs - Lowdown (1976): Very good sound quality - this is a great test for any nasality in the midrange. Handled extremely well by the B1. Cantus - Danny Boy (Traditional/Male Choral/Acapella): The B1 plays the voices with enough low end warmth and weight to sound very natural, yet there is no added emphasis of the lower register of the male voices on this track. Chromatics - I'm On Fire (Synth-Pop, female lead): This track has a good amount of space around the voice and instruments, making for a very pleasant stereo image. The voice is very good, and the tambourine sound is excellent. David Hazeltine - Fur Elise (Jazz): A very high-quality recording from HDTracks. The B1 reproduces the instruments smoothly with a spacious ambiance, but where the better amps I have reproduce the wire-brush-on-cymbal harmonics as very extended and detailed, the uppermost harmonics aren't quite as cleanly detailed with the B1. Hans Zimmer - Dark Knight-Aggressive Expansion (Soundtrack): The percussion in this track hits really hard, and the bass tones beginning around 0:45 have the ultra-deep "shuddery" kind of sound and feel that indicates a good deep-bass response. The B1 plays this music very well. Hugo Audiophile - 15-16 (Electronic): I'm not sure what the 15-16 stands for - perhaps track numbers from a CD album. The deep-bass tones that start around 33-34 seconds into the track reproduce very well with the B1. This is a great recording for evaluating whether a device's bass reproduction is accurate. Jimmy Smith - Basin Street Blues (early 60's): This track has several loud crescendos of brass and other instruments that don't sound clean and musical with some headphones. The B1 provides excellent detail. Listen particularly to the second crescendo at 15 seconds in for maximum detail effect. I'd like to emphasize that these crescendos are probably the worst-case test I have for instrument separation and detail, and the B1 plays those extremely well. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek Michigan, Aeolian-Skinner Organ (1933) - Pedal, 32', Resultant, Arpeggio: This 16 hz organ pedal tone differs from other music tones in that you won't "hear" the tone - you'll only feel it. Although most music tones have harmonics (including this one), the harmonics from this tone will be too weak to provide any "feel", so whatever you actually hear would not be part of the fundamental 16 hz tone. There are ~30 hz sounds in the outdoor environment in big cities, generated by large trucks, buses, and subway trains, and they have a quality of "rumble" that's similar to some deep-bass tones found in music. This 16 hz organ tone is easily distinguished from those sounds when compared on a headphone that has good undistorted response at 16 hz. The B1 reproduces the fundamental tone clearly enough, yet most audiophile headphones struggle with very strong ultra-low frequencies in this range. Michael Tilson Thomas - Rhapsody In Blue (20th Century Classic): Great sound and soundstage, and terrific piano playing and tone. There are some very deep bass impacts starting around 38 seconds into the 17:24 length track, and the weight of those impacts is impressive with the B1. Richard Strauss (Mester-Pasadena) - Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening) (Classical): The granddaddy of bass is in the opening 1:50 of this recording, and I've heard it only once on a large and expensive loudspeaker system in Cleveland. For most people, that experience would be indistinguishable from being in a fairly strong earthquake. The B1 provides that experience to the degree that I expect when listening with my best headphones. Scarlatti-Kipnis - Sonata in E Major K381 (Classical, Harpsichord): The harpsichord here is fairly bright and highly detailed, and the B1 renders the tones and transients extremely well. Tiger Okoshi - Bootsman's Little House (Jazz): The trumpet here is recorded fairly close up and is somewhat bright with a significant "bite". The B1's reproduction is excellent, and the close-miked piano is also a treat. For comparison, I have several Maynard Ferguson tracks that feature a similarly strong trumpet with lots of brassy bite. Trombone Shorty - Backatown (Jazz-Funk): The deep bass impacts here are strong and work very well with the horns and other instruments. The B1 delivers the impacts with decent weight and great detail, and the horns have the kind of bite that gives them a wonderfully realistic sound.
  15. SONY ZX750BN Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones with NFC, black colour Purchased 1 May 2014 from SONY store Singapore and used about 5 times. Reason for selling is that I'm not so used to having on-ear headphones. Good solid pair of headphones with noise cancelling that works well. Comes with the box and all the accessories, including a cord so you can listen to it wired. This is in EXCELLENT condition and is Like New. http://www.sony-asia...uct/mdr-zx750bn http://www.digitaltr...dphones/#!TsDEu Looking to sell around $190 but willing to listen to any offers. Just email me Thanks!
  16. WTS UE 9000 Brand new, unopened box. Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - UE 9000 - Logitech RRP $599, some bidder claimed he can find it for $499 though. looking for around $400 SOLD!!!!!!!
  17. Hi, Selling 2 sets of Sennheiser headphones in pristine working condition, lightly used. Both sets come with carrying case, all accessories provided. The PX360 BT (which is not in original box) is going for $250, MM500-X (which is in box) is going for $320. Serious offers below these prices will be considered, please feel free to negotiate. Viewing and deal can be done at City Hall or Kallang MRT. Contact Cheng 81392089.
  18. Best Sounding Audio Dock is back in the Singapore again! AUDYSSEY Audio Dock SPECIAL OFFER S$399 Payment : Cash, Visa, Mastercard SOUND DECISIONS 1 Coleman Street #04-49/62 The Adelphi Singapore 179803 Tel: (65)6733 8227 Mon - Sat: 11am - 6pm http://www.dockchallenge.com/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Technical specifications Two 4-inch long-throw woofers Two .75-inch silk-dome tweeters Two directional microphones Four separate amplifiers 200W Active crossovers with bi-amplification 30-pin dock connector Bluetooth® (A2DP) 3.5 mm line input 3.5 mm microphone output (VoIP) USB 2.0 Width: 5 inches / 13 cm Depth: 9 inches / 23 cm Height: 9 inches / 23 cm Box contents Audyssey Audio Dock Remote Control Power Cable USB Cable 3.5mm Audio Cables Made for: iPad 1, 2, 3, 4 iPad Mini (with Adapter) iPhone 5 (with Adapter) iPhone 4, 4S iPhone 3GS iPhone 3G iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation) iPod nano (4th and 5th generation) iPod classic Android, BB, Symbian, Windows 7 phones and any Bluetooth devices (audio speaker function only) - - -
  19. I won a new set of Bluetooth Wireless Logitech UE9000 headphones ( http://ue.logitech.c...adphones/ue9000 ) on the 28 Jun 2013. Box is opened and the headphones were only used for a mere 10 mins. My ears started to hurt - may be due to its inability to adapt to the active noise cancelling feature which I experienced similarly with branded headphones like BOSE QC2 (the shop accepted the return) so this is not due to this particular headphone. Unfortunately, it means that I am not able to use this headphones so I am willing to let this go at a lower price of $500 (negotiable). The retail price at the local shop is about $599. Note: I don't have receipt of the product - however, the online warranty with Logitech has not been registered yet. It comes with all the original accessories in the box. Headphones worn for only 10 mins and back into the box it went. Product Features: 1. Awesome audio quality 2. Active Noise Cancelling feature 3. Active and Passive mode (wired) 4. Robust design 5. Comfortable Circumaural (over the ear) earcups 6. Listen Through Button on Left ear cup with volume, Playback/Navigation, Phone control and Power Switch on Right For more - do check out some of the review online. Looking to let go at $500 but you can call 91004922 to discuss. Would prefer to arrange delivery around Clementi MRT / Buona Vista MRT / Jurong East MRT, Singapore. Cash on delivery.
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