The Ultimate Ears UE9000 are the current top-line circumaural headphones from Logitech, the brand many professional musicians go to for custom earphones. Selling for a street price of above S$400 in Singapore, I got a review unit along with the UE900 IEM earphones to test…

The Ultimate Ears 900 is the current top-of-the-line consumer earphones from Logitech. There is a high regard for the UE brand among the professional musicians. With a street price of above S$400, I could not resist getting the review unit to test for myself. Is…

I just spent last evening indulging in Chris Botti in Boston 2008 live concert. It’s a great performance, and an even better recording of the event. What I like about the recording is that the editor did not quite clean up the audio track into perfection, such…

2013 in Summary

December 30, 2013 0

2013 has been another year of gadget reviews, a slight drop in numbers compared to 2012. This is within my expectations, because I am trying to balance my increase workload on my full-time career. In fact, I was impressed at how many reviews I have accomplished…

Sony has been aggressive in their product innovation these days. I do not know of any other company that creates diversely refreshing products. From Wi-Fi camera lenses, waterproof smartphones, to smartwatches and microUSB flash drives, Sony now has Walkman headphones with built-in speakers. 2 models…

If you are an active sports person who needs music for your workout, then you should be looking at the Jabra Sport Wireless+. Retailing at S$148, this Bluetooth headset connects to your device to play your favourite music. In the absence of your music device,…

Of late, I have received numerous PR email invitations to review their audio products. Sadly I am unable to accept all their offers because of time constraints, so I have to be picky in selecting the products that I feel have greater appeal to my…

RHA MA350 Earphones

March 24, 2013 0

RHA is a humble audio company based in Glasgow, UK. They recently launched their award-winning earphones in the US, Australia, and Singapore Apple Store. I received a review unit MA350 from them so that I can share with the local folks on my impressions. The…

I was recently introduced to SOL REPUBLIC headphones when I was invited to the Singapore launch of tokidoki and TKDK headphones. tokidoki (“sometimes” in Japanese) is a Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand created in 2005 by Italian artist Simone Legno. A key-selling feature of SOL REPUBLIC headphones is its…

The Jabra REVO corded, REVO Wireless and VOX are Jabra’s latest music line of stereo headphones. To differentiate from the competitors, Jabra‚Äôs new headphones are built to withstand physical abuse in unique designs and interactive features. Jabra REVO – shared key features and specifications: High…

The Sony MDR-1R has been aggressively compared to the MDR-Z1000. Since I have the Z1000, I asked Sony to pass me a review unit of the MDR-1R and listened for myself. And after several rounds of comparison, it is hard for me to clearly name…

Apple EarPod Review

September 30, 2012 0

All new iPhone 5 comes with the new EarPods which Apple claims spent 3 years in R&D. It is indeed a radical design, somewhat common sensical, if you ask me, that the speaker driver outlets ought to face towards the ear canal instead of against…

Accutone has been designing and producing professional headset solutions for call centers, offices, enterprises and SOHO. Now they started venturing into professional stereo headphones for mass-market consumers. In this review, I tested the PISCES BAND and TAURUS. They are both rated “Class B” which are…

Want to win a pair of Sony XBA-1 headphones? Read on! Balanced Armature driver has been around for decades. While it is not a new audio technology, not many headphone manufacturers use this type of drivers. The advantages compared to the dynamic drivers are size,…

Jabra brand is synonymous with premium handsfree solution for mobile devices. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Jabra is offering the HALO2 at a special price of S$125 (usual $148) till 14 Feb 2012. I received a review unit last week, which allows me to try the…

On 14 June 2011, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific officially launches the new high performance monitor series headphones – the MDR-EX1000, MDR-EX600, MDR-EX510SL, MDR-EX310SL, as well as the flagship professional studio monitoring headphones, MDR-Z1000. On the same day, Waggener Edstrom (PR agency for Sony) couriered me…

My Sennheiser eH2200 headphones of almost 10 years broke down on me. Due to Mayenne’s rough handling of the detachable cable jack, one side of the headset lost its signal. The headphones was the main reference source for my audio mixing all these years. The…