Beyerdynamic's Amiron Wireless

I was very happy to finally get something for review from Beyerdynamic - I rarely review headphones from companies whose specific purpose is neutrality, particularly in the portable market. The Amiron Wireless is a classically utilitarian execution of Beyerdynamic’s house sound; the headphone is generally neutral, although the highs are somewhat bright, particularly in this closed context. However, for the mixer-on-the-go or the classical-music-fan or those that simply prefer uncolored sound, these are a very solid option.

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iFi's xDSD

It has always proved exciting for me to receive an email from iFi, and the same held true when they reached out to me regarding their new xDSD portable DAC/amplifier. This entry to the market seems to seek to directly compete with offerings from similar boutique audio companies, like the Chord Mojo, which I reviewed many months ago. Regrettably, the device has since left my hands, so I won’t be able to do a direct comparison. However, continue we must.

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Sony's MDR-1000X

Sony sent me their reasonably new portable offering, the MDR-1000X. It occupies a section of the market that is relatively saturated at this point, although the man contenders right now are Bose's QC 35 and Sennheiser's PXC 550, both of which I have to hear. These make a great bang-for-the-buck in the wireless, over-ear, noise-cancelling category, and man was that a lot of words to get out. They've got a killer, unique feature-set that offers great ease-of-use, with a sound that falls right in line.

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Impressions: Sony's MDR-1000X

One of many headphones in the "wireless, over-ear, noise-cancelling" category, I just received the Sony MDR-1000X the day I'm writing this. I've spent the last few hours with them, and although much more exhaustive testing will be conducted and called for, they've been very fun thus far.

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