ZMF Aeolus Headphone Review

Mysticstryk posted a review of the Aeolus over on Head-Fi (link below).  I’ll let you read the article to see if the Aeolus is worth the $1,000-$1,300 price tag.

Warning: There is some language that some may feel is “inflammatory” when mysticstryk is comparing the Aeolus to other vendor products.

Pros – Build quality
Sound
Price

Negatives – mysticstryk posted no negatives which I have to say is likely inaccurate.  I haven’t auditioned or owned a pair of headphones that didn’t have some flaw.

 

CLICK HERE for the Aeolus Review

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Cayin N8 DAP Review

Twister6 posted on Head-Fi his review of the N8 DAP.  From the unboxing photos it appears to be a very attractive digital audio player and has a plethora of cable types include. I will leave the details for you to read in the review but the fact that you have the choice of vacuum tube and solid state amplification in 3.5mm headphone output is intriguing.  The one downside is that if my math is correct the cost in US Dollars is over $3,300.

Pros – Solid State and Vacuum Tube (Korg NuTube) amp outputs, High Output mode, solid stainless-steel build, responsive interface, plenty of digital and analog outputs, selection of custom cable adapters, duplex LDAC Bluetooth support.

Cons – price, weight, touchy up/down dial, 5sec tube warm up delay (more of annoyance than Con).

CLICK HERE to read the Cayin N8 review

 

 

Review of the Campfire Audio Atlas IEM

Ngoshawk posted a review of the Atlas IEM over on Head-Fi.  This is a single 10mm dynamic driver unit priced at $1,299.  It better be outstanding for a single DD IEM at that price and from the review it sounds like it is.  Ngoshawk states that this is shaping up as a foundation shaker, much the way the Vega did not that long ago.”

CLICK HERE to view the Atlas review

Pros – Excellent fit and finish.
Fantastic bass.
Litz cable.
Quality, quality, quality.
Sound, which typifies a Flagship

Cons – Driver flex.
Fingerprint collector.
Nothing else.

Atlas specifications:

Driver: 10mm Single full range dynamic driver
Diaphragm: Plasma enhanced Chemical Vapor Depostion (C.V.D.) Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon (A.D.L.C.) Diaphragm.
Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW
Frequency Response: 5Hz–20 kHz
Impedance: 19Ω @ 1kHz
Material: Stainless steel body
Connectors: Beryllium / Copper MMCX
Cable Material: Pure Silver Litz
Cable Length: 1.2M (4 feet)
Plug: 3.5mm Gold plated

 

 

 

 

Unique Melody Announces Two New IEMs – the Maven & the Mirage

Unique Melody has posted an announcement of their two new IEMs, the Maven and the Mirage.  CLICK HERE to view the announcement.

The Melody specifications:

Frequency response range: 20Hz-25KHz
Sensitivity: @1KHz 108dB
Impedance: 26Ω
Driver Count: 11BA
Crossover: 4-way crossover system
Driver Configuration: 4 low + 2 mid range + 4 high +1 custom semi-open tuning unit

Priced at $2,000

The Mirage specifications:

Frequency response range: 20Hz-20KHz
Sensitivity: @1KHz 104dB
Impedance: 23Ω
Driver Count: 3BA
Crossover: 3-way crossover system
Driver Configuration: 1 low +1 custom open mid range +1 high

Priced at $1,000

Astrotec Delphinus 5 Review

Watermelon Boi posted a review of the Delphinus 5 IEM over on Head-Fi.  This IEM has 5 balanced armatures with 3 way crossovers- 2 low, 1 mid, 1 high, and 1 super-high.  It also uses the MMCX connector.  From the sounds of it these are very nice IEMs and are priced at around $500.

Pros – Deep/dense bass with sparkles
-Beautiful build quality
-High quality stock cable
-Pelican-style carrying case

Cons – Not meant for reverb haters
-Brightness could be a bit dark for some
-Case size could be a bit bigger

CLICK HERE to see the review of the Delphinus 5

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

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