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

Noble Audio Encore IEM Review

cvbcbcmv has a review of Noble’s Encore on Head-Fi.  As with all of the reviews for this IEM, cvbcbcmv loves the Encore.  Click on the link below to read the entire review.

Pros – Out of this world midrange, maintains fantastic versatility from K10, universally lovable sound signature, endgame CIEM at a much lower price than its competitors

Cons – There are none

Encore review

Opus 3 Digital Audio Player Review

Joe posted a review of the Opus 3 DAP over on Head-Fi.  Sounds like a great device but it is a bit pricey and has some stiff competition at it’s price point.

Pros – Blooming bass, touch of warmth, wide and expanded staging. Long standby battery, customizable apk 3rd party apps
Cons – Trebles may be harsh at times

Lime Ears Aether IEM Review

Gearofwar posted a review of the Lime Ears Aether IEM over on Head-Fi.  The Aether is a 5-BA drivers IEM in a 1 very low, 2 low, 1 mid, 1 high BA 4-way crossover configuration

Pros: Perfectly balanced signature, well-done and beautiful treble, smooth and rich from top to bottom, most natural timbre ever heard of an iem.
Cons: None

 

Review of the Aether