Category: Headphones

Eleven XI Audio Formula S Headphone Amplifier and PowerMan Review

It is recommended to place the PowerMan below the Formula S, unlike what’s depicted in the photo. I’ve reviewed quite a few headphone amplifiers last year. Including the $7,999 Woo Audio WA33 and the $15,000 Wells Audio Headtrip Reference. The centerpiece for those reviews was my reference headphone – the Abyss AB-1266 Phi. There’s a reason…


1More Quad-Driver In-Ear Headphones Review

1More is no stranger in the realm of great sounding portable audio. I’ve reviewed the fantastically fun sounding 1More Triple Driver and their 1More MK802 Bluetooth headphone (which I still use as the reference for wireless sound quality). I’m a huge fan. Something about these headphones sang to me so I just had to hear the…


Periodic Audio In-Ear Monitors – The Elemental Sound of Magnesium, Titanium, and Beryllium

I actually went to a Medical Magnet high school in Los Angeles, which focused heavily in the sciences. Although I did melt the footer off the graduated cylinder, I had a knack for chemistry and was intrigued with beautiful, and sometimes, explosive mixtures. Each element had their characteristics and their place in the world. So…


MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open-Back Headphone Review

MrSpeakers created the first 3-D printed production headphone back in 2013. I purchased the Alpha Dog and was impressed with the magic MrSpeakers’s founder, Dan Clark, was able to perform with Fostex T50RP drivers. The adjustable bass was a welcomed feature and it was the first time I’ve ever seen tuning dots (called “Doggie Treats”)….


Unique Melody Merlin V2 Hybrid Universal IEM Review

Unique Melody is a China-based company that had their beginnings in the hearing aid business. They were one of the first companies to offer re-shelling services for IEMs and soon introduced their own line of universal and custom IEMs. Most of the CIEM manufacturers were tuned towards stage and professional use so Unique Melody’s angle…


1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones Review

I reviewed the 1MORE MK802 wireless Bluetooth headphone in July and was thoroughly impressed with its wireless sonic performance and remains my reference for sound quality from a Bluetooth headphone. The earcups just need to be a bit larger but otherwise, an incredibly fun and musical headphone. When I first took a look at the packaging…


High Fidelity Cables Trinity Go Headphone Module Review

Introduction When I first heard about High Fidelity Cables’s magnetic conduction technology, my first thought was a mixture of snake oil with unicorn tears. After listening to their offerings on my own setup and a few others, I’ve capitulated. They even made it on the Discovery Channel. Now, I own many of their power products and…