Review of DUNU DK-3001 Hybrid IEM

George Dobrescu posted an extensive review of the DK-3001 over on Head-Fi.  From the review it sounds like a great 3BA/1dynamic driver IEM.  Priced around $500, it is middle of the road for a quad-driver IEM.

Pros – Relaxed Signature, Smooth Sound, Strong Bass, Large Soundstage, Good Instrument Separation, Good Comfort, Large Number of Accessories Included, Useful Carrying Case, Great Value, Musical, Romantic, Natural
Cons – A tad too polite for metal music, The sound Might be too relaxed for some.

Review of DK-3001

Schiit Lyr 2 Review

Army-Firedawg posted a great written and video review of the Ly2 amplifier over on Head-Fi.  I’m certain you will enjoy the thorough review and as a bonus there are others on the same page just below Army-Firedawg’s review.

Pros – Incredible price/quality sound, solid build, great looks, plenty of power
Cons – No balanced outputs, stock tubes drastically hold back what amp is capable of.

Review of Lyr 2

 

Noble Katana & Encore IEM SALE!

Bangkokkid (Brannon) just announced a 45th anniversary Noble Audio sale over on Head-Fi.  Take 20% off all universal IEMs.  If you purchase a universal Katana or Encore you get a free “legacy” Savant IEM as well!  Now this is a deal!!  20% off a Katana and a free $599 Savant.

Anniversary Announcement

Etymotic ER4-XR & ER4-SR IEM Review

Lieven posted a review of the newish ER4-XR and SR IEM over on Headfonia.  They have a bit of a bass boost from the original ER4-S.  Read the review of the for your by clicking the link below.  Personally, I’m sticking with my 2003 ER4-S and if I need more bass I’ll EQ it.   Interestingly, the original S and P models are going for about the same price as the XR and ST models.

Review of new ER4

Meze 99 Neo Headphone Review

Hisoundfi has a great review of the Meze 99 Neo on Head-Fi.  This is the follow on to the original Meze 99 Classic.  The primary difference between the two headphones is with the material used to make them.  The Classic uses a wood cup versus plastic for the Neo.  There are likely some tuning adjustments as well.  From the few reviews of the Neo I have read there appears to be a slight tilt to the Classic with folks liking the original a bit over the Neo.  Try them out at a meet and see for yourself.

Pros – Classics-like performance at a cheaper asking price, Black and chrome aesthetic looks sharp, Nice cable options and travel case, musical sound signature works with many genres
Cons – Not for those who want neutral and airy sound, Mid-bass can be overwhelming depending on the track that’s playing, Headband microphonics

Review of Meze 99 Neo

Hifiman RE-600S IEM Review

Ryanjsoo has a review of the latest iteration of the HifFiman RE-600 on Head-Fi.  From the review the RE-600s appears to be a worthy successor to the 600 and can be found for less than have the price of the original.  Read the extensive review by clicking the link below.

Pros – Linear tuning, Fantastic fit and comfort, Great isolation, Sharp imaging, Clean midrange, Nice bass extension
Cons – Treble not aggressively detailed, Stiff non-removable cable, May be too mellow for some

Review of the RE-600S