Aune M2 32BIT DSD DAP

Faheem posted a review of the M2 DAP over on Head-Fi.

Summary:

Pros: High quality build and finish.Brilliant sound,Class-A amplifier,amazing black levels and soundstage. Super quick boot and basic but functioning UI

Cons: Lot of features lacking – DAC support , limited gapless playback , digital out , album art ,needs improvements in UI etc Battery life is mediocre.

 

Review of the M2

E-mu Teak Headphone Review

AT Khan reviewed the E-mu Teak headphone on Head-Fi.

Summary:

Pros: Price (comparatively, against competing products), Comfort, Sound Quality, Instrument Seperation, Bass, Make (Metal & Wood), Nice Soundstage
Cons: Tends towards a V-Curve, a bit fragile, yet still, Non-detachable cables (and challenging removable mods), Accessories

Review of E-Mu Teak

Empire Ears Zeus R IEM Review

Sound Eq posted a review of the Zeus R IEMs on Head-Fi.  Unfortunately, with bold statements such as “The Zeus R is the King of all iems, it does everything to perfection” included in the review you will need to take Sound Eq’s conclusions with a grain of salt.  While the statements might be true, Sound Eq has not compare against the likes of Noble or JH totl IEMS. Actually, I would disregard the conclusion and only read the listening experience portion of the review.

Summary:

Pros: amazing mids, highs and controlled bass. Great sound stage. Best sound signature I heard coming from any iem
Cons: none, how on earth can anything get better than Zeus R

Review of Zeus R IEM

 

Sony MDR-1ABT Bluetooth LDAC Headphone Review

I’ve started traveling extensively again for work and began looking for bluetooth and bluetooth/noise cancelling headphones.  I have an older Bose QC noise cancelling which does a great job cancelling jet noise but my musical requirements of a headphone have increased since I purchased these 5 years ago and they no longer satisfy me.  Actually, they are pretty poor.  After reading various recommendations I created a short list and started to listen to them.  Here is a review of the Sony MDR-1ABT headphones.  Not only do they sound great but they also have LDAC implemented.  In short, LDAC is a Sony protocol which provides greater wireless bandwidth between a bluetooth source and the headphone.  I’m only aware of it Sony headphones using it and I have paired the 1ABT to my Sony Z2 which also is LDAC enabled.  The difference between ABT and LDAC is noticeable. I picked up a used pair from Amazon for $270.

Mike Lowe has a review of these headphones on Pocket-Lint.  Below is a link to his review.

Summary:

Pros: Excellent sound quality throughout the frequency range, large and comfortable earcups good for extended listening sessions
Cons: They’re a bit too big and slip, Bluetooth version almost doubles the price tag of MDR-1A, Bluetooth playback much quieter

Here is the review of the MDR-1ABT