New Site – Same Content

We’re moving to a new WordPress site.  Content has been migrated and it’s now up and running.  For those who are tracking this site you may need make a change in your bookmarks.

The domains point to the new site are:

hifithisweek.com

hifi-tw.com

The new WordPress site is:

hifithisweek.wordpress.com

 

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Review of the Bluewave GET Wireless Bluetooth HiFi Headphone Amplifier

Currawong posted a review of the Bluewave GET bluetooth portable receiver on Head-Fi.  He appears to like the product.  While I have not used this device I have acquired or trialled several other bluetooth portable receivers with mixed results.  Basically, these are a convenience play.  If you need to be wireless then these will work but they are bluetooth with all of its issues. This product supports all of the major protocols including AptX and AptX HD.  They are missing LDAC which is a new up and coming one.

My biggest problem here is the price.  At $99 – $129 you may want to think about simply investing in a good pair of wireless headphones.  But if you want your LCD-2’s to be portable this would work. Kinda.  It doesn’t have the power to drive anything more than the easiest to drive headphones.

Pros – Excellent sound for the money. Light. Alternative, position-adjustable clips very handy. Quick power-on. Sound quality-indicating LED. Can be paired with multiple devices. AAC, APTx and APTxHD supported.
Cons – Output power limited. USB input limited to 48k. Volume control fiddly and lacks position indicator.

Review of Bluewave Get

Review of Empire Ears’ Legend X

SeeSax posted a review of the Legend X on Head-Fi.  Interestingly, this $2,299 IEM has seven drivers with a 10 way crossover configuration.  A bit unusual.  Read the review to see what SeeSax thought of them.

Pros – Bass of incredible control, depth and power, detailed and natural mids, articulate but smooth treble
Cons – Driver flex, case is tricky with larger cables

Review of Legend X

Koss Porta Pro Wireless Bluetooth Review

Joe an admin at Head-Fi posted a review of the new wireless bluetooth Porta Pro from Koss.  He says that the sound image is the same as the wired model which is great. Also, Joe mentions that there are far less signal cut outs with the Porta Pro than other bluetooth headphones.  Priced at $79 it is a great value for a bluetooth device.

Review of Koss Bluetooth Porta Pro

Empire Ears Zeus XR Review by Ike1985

Ike1985 has a great review of the Zeus XR IEMs over on Head-Fi. Sound like some nice IEMs especially for vocals.

Pros – Smooth with high resolution, Unique 3D vocal effect, holographic stage, layering, separation and texture detail.
Cons – Bass heads may find sub bass impact a bit light.

 

Review of Zeus XR

Audeze Mobius – Campaign Extended

Audeze has announced that they are extending their Mobius Indiegogo Campaign until May 5th.   As of this blog’s publishing time, there are still 43 left at the 32% discount.  After that the price goes up $30.  There are some great threads over on Head-Fi discussing the Mobius and I will link to those in another post this weekend.  I am going to push this campaign a bit because maybe the only time you have an opportunity to own a planar magnetic headphone for under $300.  Initial reviews are placing the sound characteristics of the Mobius of the Audeze Sine and some reviews place it in the ballpark of the LCD 2.

Click on the link below to check out the campaign!

Indiegogo Link to Mobius Campaign

Simgot EN700 PRO Review

EagleWings has a nice review of the EN700 Pro IEMS on Head-Fi.  Since I own a pair of these earphones I can vouch for the comments in the review.  I find this dynamic driver  IEM to have a slight V presentation but nothing obnoxious.  I would say that these IEMs are musical and bass friendly.  I find that the bass in similarly priced (<$150) BA driver IEMS just don’t have sufficient bass for me.

I do own several well known IEMs in the $600-$2,500 range but I don’t take these out and about for fear something will happen to them so the  EN700 Pros are my go to earphones when out of the house and frequently when lounging at home.

Enjoy the review.

Pros – Balanced Tuning, Clear Sounding, Wide Soundstage, Controlled Yet Authoritative DD Bass
Cons – Can Get a Little Bright, Stage Lacks Depth