Currawong posted a great written and video review of the new HD800S headphones on Head-Fi. Very detailed and a good comparison with the HD800. I have read a number of reviews and am sticking with my original HD800.
Chris Martens has a review of the X1 IEM over on HiFiplus.com. It’s a nice IEM, very light and compact with a pleasant sound signature. I purchased one as part of Echobox’s Kickstarter campaign for ~$79. If memory serves me. The current listed price is $199 which I think is a challenge since there are so many great hybrids in the sub-$150 range.
Jude has a video review of these three IEMs from Campfire Audio over at Head-Fi.
Hisoundfi posted a great review over on Head-Fi of Noble Audio’s Katana IEM. This along with other reviews place the Katana amongst the top of IEMs available today. As a K10U owner, the differences sound interesting but not worthy of an upgrade from the K10. I’ll make a note to take a listen of the Katana at the next meet.
Pros: Incredible combination of detail and musicality, Extension and transients, Meticulous design, Excellent co-flagship option along with Noble K10
Cons: TOTL asking price (worth it if you can swing it), Unforgiving with poor recordings/sources, Not for those looking for warm and smooth sound
Jackpot77 posted a review on Head-Fi of the the quad BA driver IEM from Vibro Labs.
Pros: Excellent sub-bass detail, no mid-bass hump, smooth non fatiguing signature, great treble extension, engaging midrange, unusual tuning
Cons: Midrange could sound a little recessed for some, tuning won’t be for everyone
gerelmx1986 posted a review of the XBA-Z5 on Head-Fi.
Pros: Build, Sound quality, detacheable cables, balanced-audio capable
Cons: None so far but expected a sturdier transport-case
Jude has posted his video preview of the 2016 CanJam @ RMAF over on Head-Fi. The link is below:
Hisoundfi posted a review of these IEMs on Head-Fi. From this and a few other reviews it sounds like this IEM has some bass. Maybe too much for some.
Pros: Big bass and fatigue free sound, Solid and secure fit, Easy to drive, Very natural midrange
Cons: Will be too bassy for some, Lacking refinement and detail, Cable jack doesn’t work with some phone cases